2020 Predator News

February 17th 2020 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.306 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.306 is released. This minor update makes the following fixes:

  • Adds support for duplicate cycle profile labels
  • Adds pocket sense support for Fagor G87 circular and G88 rectangular pocket cycles
  • Adds new Predator Virtual CNC icon to the download package
  • Improves secure download dialog within the download package
  • Improves Fagor lathe roughing cycles to be two point cycles
  • Fixes a bug with compensating the first position within a lathe roughing cycle
  • Fixes a bug with the STL2SLD utility and how headers are created

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.306 of Predator Virtual CNC from our web site. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

February 3rd 2020 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.154 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.154 has been released. This minor update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds an automatic rollback option with Fanuc 31i and 32i CNCs with the Fanuc Focas protocol
  • Fixes an install bug with the reported version number within Control Panel | Programs and Features
  • Fixes a bug with MDC Enterprise/# for Oracle licensing

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.154 of Predator CNC Service from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator CNC Service should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 13th 2020 - Predator DNC v11.0.1.274

Predator DNC v11.0.1.274 has been released. Refer to the following for a complete list of improvements:

  • Adds Ethernet support for Mitsubishi 800 series CNCs via FTP
  • Adds support for blank lines within the Fanuc Focas terminator
  • Adds more detail to FTP errors 150, 226 and 250 within the FTP server terminator
  • Adds Ethernet support for Mazak Smooth C CNCs via FTP
  • Adds FTP commands XCUP, XCWD, XMKD and XPWD to the FTP Server Terminator
  • Improves FTP server terminator support for APPE and REST commands
  • Fixes a bug with closing Receive from CNC commands using XModem
  • Fixes a bug with the .INI files for Microsoft Excel and Access Links/li>
  • Includes Predator CNC Editor v11.0.42 - Learn more
  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.243 - Learn more

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.1.274 of Predator DNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator DNC should contact their local Predator VAR or Predator Software at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 12th 2020 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.42 is released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.42 has been released. This makes the following improvements:

  • Improves the Upgrade dialog to include the current serial number, access code and FLM settings
  • Improves online help
  • Fixes an install bug introduced in build 41 creating new Text Documents via Windows right mouse menus
  • Fixes a bug with -editor, -express and -light command line options

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.42 of Predator CNC Editor from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator CNC Editor should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 1st 2020 - Windows 7 support is ending on January 14th 2020

As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. This means that computers running on Windows 7 will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. To avoid these risks, Microsoft and Predator Software both recommend upgrading to Windows 10.

Customers that subscribe to Premier Predator Support and elect to stay on Windows 7 will remain supported by Predator personnel. For example, we still support Predator applications on the Windows Vista platform even though Microsoft ended extended support back on April 11th 2017.

Customers on software maintenance can download v11 of Predator applications from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator applications should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 1st 2020 - Windows 2008 Server support is ending on January 14th 2020

As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 2008 Server. This means that computers running on Windows 2008 Server will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. To avoid these risks, Microsoft and Predator Software both recommend upgrading to Windows 2019 Server or Windows 2016 Server.

Customers that subscribe to Premier Predator Support and elect to stay on Windows 2008 Server will remain supported by Predator personnel. For example, we still support Predator v10 applications on the Windows 2003 Server platform even though Microsoft ended extended support back on July 14th 2015.

Customers on software maintenance can download v10 and v11 Predator applications from our ftp site at any time. Customers running older Predator applications should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.