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About Paul Gimbel

Paul, Business Process Sherpa, was the founder of the Design Automation and Business Process groups within Razorleaf. Paul plays a unique role within Razorleaf as both a member of the senior management team and feet-on-the-streets consultant. A degreed mechanical engineer, Paul became enticed by the technology in 3D MCAD and eventually founded a SolidWorks reseller that grew for ten years into one of the largest in the Eastern U.S. Along the way, working with hundreds of companies to streamline their design practices has intensified Paul’s focus into the use of technology to improve Engineering design and other business processes.

Cascading Delete in Normalized Databases

Avoid duplicating data and maintain data integrity with the cascade option in SQL - the ability to delete or update all the way down the chain, removing or updating records in child tables when the parent table is modified. This feature can save you time when cleaning up your database and guarantee that your data remains accurate and relevant.

Click Counting in UX and DriveWorks Form Design

Thoughtless Gestures: Click Counting in UX and DriveWorks Form Design

Throughout my decades of Sherpa trials and tribulations, I’ve become known for many “Sherpaisms,” those sayings that when uttered make people say ‘Oh, I know who taught you that.” Many years ago, at DriveWorks World […]

DriveWorks Awards for Best Features and Functions

Well, it’s that time again, Awards Season. Time for the countdowns, the lists, the star-studded celebrity presentations, and after parties. OK, well, given the current world situation, I guess we get an article instead. Welcome to the first-ever Razorleaf Drivie Awards, celebrating the features and functions that have revolutionized the way that we use DriveWorks on a daily basis.

Getting the Most from DriveWorks Controls

You do it every day. You go into the Form Designer. You insert a bunch of text boxes and check boxes and combo boxes and picture boxes and list boxes and any other boxes you can think of. You move them around, resize a bit, and there you are. Stop right there, and your forms may just be ugly enough to win an award at DriveWorks World. In this article, we’re going to take a look at what else can be done with controls to make your forms more intuitive, easier and faster for your users.