1-888-310-4540 (main) / 1-888-707-6150 (support) info@spkaa.com
Select Page

Integration and Workflow

How to Create Easy Engineering Design Automation Fixes

In one of our recent articles, we highlighted opportunities for automation, specifically for MCAD (mechanical computer-aided design) and PDM (product data management) activities in your organization. In this next installment, we hope to provide you with other examples...

Managing PTC Integrity Licensing (Windchill RV&S)

When licensing your Windchill Requirements Validation & Source (RV&S) server, there are a few options for purchase or implementation.  Many readers may recognize Windchill RV&S as the latest version of PTC Integrity -- or, if you have worked in software...
Seven Attitude Hacks for Better IT Service

Seven Attitude Hacks for Better IT Service

Attitudes are important things -- they are the lens through which we filter everything life throws at us, and they can either be the secret to our success or our undoing. We've all heard the stereotype that says IT professionals have bad attitudes, and maybe your own...

Why an Automated Development Process Benefits Developers

Why an Automated Development Process Benefits Developers

Automated development, rather than just automated builds, offers a more holistic approach to automating the development process including building, testing and deployment. It is the cornerstone of Continuous Integration (CI). CI uses a model of small incremental...

How to Create a Silent Installer for ANSYS 14

How to Create a Silent Installer for ANSYS 14

I'm a huge fan of automation, especially when it comes to installing software. With a simple one-click solution, you can setup software on a user's workstation with little or no impact on your work load. In fact, you don't even need to do the installation -- users can...

A Brief History of Automated Builds

A Brief History of Automated Builds

Almost every programming book starts with an example of a small program which can be compiled from the command line using a simple call to the compiler with maybe a few flags. Known as “Hello World”, the few lines of code needed to output the text is almost universal....

Gain Greater Control Over Windows Disk Defragmentation with Defraggler

Gain Greater Control Over Windows Disk Defragmentation with Defraggler

This week we have a look at an alternative to Windows Disk Defragmenter. Piriform has a number of Windows utility offerings, among which is Defraggler. Defraggler has the following capabilities, a number of which are not available with the Windows default utility. 1....

Outsource Your System Administration to Set Your Engineers Free

Outsource Your System Administration to Set Your Engineers Free

The inquisitive nature of engineers, which makes them so good at designing, developing and building products, can also lead them to become distracted by other “interesting things” like managing the very systems and tools that allow them to do their engineering....