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What Is Engineering Technology Management (a.k.a EngOps & DevOps)? Is It Right For You?

When it comes to IT solutions, most mid-market manufacturing companies rely on one of two options. They have a dedicated in-house IT team, or an outsourced IT managed services provider (MSP). But manufacturing companies who care about product development and...

Five Reasons to Use SolidWorks PDM in the Cloud

Tired of dealing with in-house PDM issues, unreliable VPN connections, and struggling with remote file access? Perhaps you're looking for a solution that addresses your company's specific needs. Look no further: SPK and Associates SolidWorks PDM in the Cloud presents...
Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 2

Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 2

As I noted in "Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 1" there are 10 best practice principles associated with Continuous Integration and in this previous article, we looked at the first three. For part 2, we pick up where we left off and talk about principles...

Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 1

Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 1

Continuous Integration is a leading software development methodology whereby new development is constantly being submitted and tested against the main body of work. The goal being rapid feedback on incremental changes, resulting in lower maintenance costs and higher...

The Difference Between Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

The Difference Between Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

If you've spent any significant amount of time in the world of DevOps and Agile software development practices, you've likely encountered the terms Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD). For several years, I've had these terms thrown around me...

Integrity to Windchill Integration: A Product Demo

Integrity to Windchill Integration: A Product Demo

In a previous blog article I discussed, at a high level, the Integrity to Windchill integration for PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager. Now that we have seen some of the context of how the Integration is supposed to work, I thought it would be a good idea to actually...

SilkTest Integration with PTC Integrity Test Management

SilkTest Integration with PTC Integrity Test Management

Overview In this blog post and video, Carlos Almeida explains how to launch SilkTest Classic or Open Agent test cases from within PTC Integrity (now PTC Windchill RV&S).  Pass/Fail verdicts are automatically captured and reported within Integrity Test Session.

How to Create Your Own Custom Queries with PTC Integrity

How to Create Your Own Custom Queries with PTC Integrity

Often times when I am using PTC Integrity (now PTC Windchill RV&S), I am performing the same or similar tasks over and over again. By default, PTC Integrity offers you something called your Quick Query where you can save a query and run it over and over again. But...

Mobile CAD Applications – Ready for Primetime?

Mobile CAD Applications – Ready for Primetime?

One of the main reasons people purchase a smartphone is to have information at their fingertips. Does that apply to the world of CAD applications? The answer is very dependent on what you want to actually do with this data. Do you want to design a complex...