2020 Predator News

June 30th 2020 - Predator RCM v11.1.9.42 is released

Predator RCM v11.1.9.42 has been released. This minor update makes the following improvement:

  • Fixes a bug with intermittent processing of tool loading

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.1.9.42 of Predator RCM from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator RCM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

June 28th 2020 - Predator DNC v11.0.1.442

Predator DNC v11.0.1.442 has been released. Refer to the following for a complete list of improvements:

  • Adds Log radio button to display the Machine Log within the text viewer
  • Improves Real-time screen updates/scrolling when transferring CNC programs
  • Improves Installation to use existing Predator Software folder location definition
  • Fixes a bug with the machine log not updating in real-time when the focus doesn't change
  • Fixes a bug with the machine's status icon operating intermittently
  • Fixes a bug with viewing files within a live folder

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.442 of Predator DNC from our web 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.

June 27th 2020 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.158 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.158 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds up to 50 tags within the Siemens OPC UA protocol
  • Adds up to 50 threshold tags within the Siemens OPC UA protocol
  • Improves Secure Cincinnati CM100 protocol's internal buffer sizes to support more tags
  • Improves Secure Gerber protocol's internal buffer sizes to support more tags
  • Improves Secure HID protocol's internal buffer sizes to support more tags
  • Improves Secure OPC protocol's internal buffer sizes to support more tags
  • Improves Secure Siemens protocol's internal buffer sizes to support more tags

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.0.158 of Predator CNC Service from our web 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.

June 18th 2020 - Predator MDC v11.0.309 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.309 has been released. This release improves some inconsistencies with Production % and Scheduled Production % calculations. Refer to the following specifics:

  • Improves Machine Time and Cost charts from one to two decimal places of precision
  • Improves Production Trend Analysis chart's calculation of Scheduled Production %
  • Improves Production Trend Analysis chart's calculation of Quality % to default to 100% vs. 0%
  • Improves Hours Summary chart's calculation of Production %
  • Improves Performance Ranking chart's calculation of Production % and Scheduled Production %
  • Improves Trend Analysis chart's calculation of Production % and Scheduled Production %
  • Improves Trend Analysis chart's calculation of Quality % to default to 100% vs. 0%
  • Improves Online Help's calculation topic

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.309 of Predator MDC from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

June 10th 2020 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.47 is released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.45 has been released. This major release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Error message when a bad pathname is specified within a command line argument
  • Improves error handling with specific math operations
  • Improves error handling with CNC wizards such as Insert Triangle
  • Improves Automatic template switching when spaces are used
  • Improves Function availability to align with the published feature grid
  • Improves the -express command line argument to align with the published feature grid
  • Improves language resources
  • Fixes a one time bug that displayed a Jet Database error on startup
  • Fixes a bug with Insert Triangle with specific side and angle cases
  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.421 for 50+ backplotting improvements - Learn more

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.47 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.

June 9th 2020 - Predator PDM v11.0.236 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.236 has been released. This minor release fixes one bug:

  • Fixes a bug with the Full Screen Attachment function when viewing a reference style attachment

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.236 of Predator PDM from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator PDM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

June 8th 2020 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.421 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.421 is released. This major update focuses on improvements in APTCL, MasterCAM NCI, Okuma, OpenGL, Siemens and SURFCAM INC support. Overall, it makes 50+ improvements refer to the following details:

  • Adds new Predator Virtual CNC icon
  • Adds hundreds of new HTML standard colors for 1600+ total colors and materials
  • Adds APTCL 2 parameter style CUTTER support
  • Adds Ignoring of v12 reverse post functions automatically to support reverse post sharing
  • Adds Okuma style dual rotary table directional sense G and M code configuration
  • Adds Okuma style math functions for DROUND, DFIX and DFUP
  • Adds Okuma style CNC recognition within the Scan button
  • Improves Okuma Lathe support with an improved default reverse post processor
  • Improves Okuma Mill support with an improved default reverse post processor
  • Improves 40 default tool colors for APTCL, NCI and INC file formats
  • Improved 40 default tool colors after Scanning a CNC program
  • Improves APTCL support with an improved default reverse post processor
  • Improves APTCL and APT/ISO exporting of very small numbers
  • Improves Chuck clamp and unclamp simulation
  • Improves Circular interpolation simulation for smoother tool animations
  • Improves Deep Zoom to better support manual transformations
  • Improves Deep Zoom with backplot enabled
  • Improves Default ATPCL and Okuma machine definitions
  • Improves Default tool colors for better contrast versus the rapid color
  • Improves Default stock shapes when scanning CAM style files
  • Improves Duplicate G and M code reverse post processing error detection
  • Improves Exporting and compatibility with APTCL, MasterCAM NCI and SURFCAM INC files
  • Improves Inspection of torus features on lathe parts
  • Improves Job properties ability to automatically determine APTCL, MasterCAM NCI and SURFCAM INC file formats
  • Improves Job properties dialog to disable the UI when processing very large CNC programs
  • Improves Lathe display of off-center solids
  • Improves Lathe tool holder default widths
  • Improves Level of detail within the Predator Dynamic Graphics engine
  • Improves Memory allocation for Solid models
  • Improves OpenGL clipping planes in a few specific situations
  • Improves Realism of existing colors
  • Improves Reverse post processor support of optional hex notation
  • Improves Reverse post processing of strings
  • Improves Several minor reverse post processing errors
  • Improves Scanning SURFCAM INC files
  • Improves Scan CNC File logic to not override a machine when selected by the user
  • Improves Scan CNC File logic to improve Predator Header processing
  • Improves Shading and rendering logic within the Predator Dynamic Graphics engine
  • Improves Spindle details when scanning CAM style files
  • Improves SURFCAM INC verification and simulation to operate the same as G code and APTCL
  • Improves Tool Offset processing within tool change blocks
  • Improves Inspection to better support manual transformations
  • Improves X-Section to better support manual transformations
  • Improves Siemens CYCLE800 parameter support of rotary axis sequence
  • Improves Siemens common reverse posts
  • Fixes a bug with SIEMENS MCALL support
  • Fixes a bug to prevent saving of setup data to an APTCL, MasterCAM NCI or SURFCAM INC file
  • Fixes a bug with APTCL CUTTER parameters corner radius and tool height values
  • Fixes a bug with Flip part when then Animation model is enabled
  • Fixes a bug with Job setup and properties when it is a SURFCAM style INC based job
  • Fixes a bug with SURFCAM plunge arc records within an INC file
  • Fixes a bug with X-Section after closing a deep zoom window

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.421 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.

May 29th 2020 - Predator PDM v11.0.235 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.235 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds 10+ new icons for custom commands
  • Adds Collapse All function within View Vault and View Released Vault
  • Adds Double click option for toggle all within View Vault and View Released Vault
  • Improves Expand All function within View Vault and View Released Vault
  • Improves Report header within the Vault Item Files report
  • Improves Existing icons for custom commands
  • Improves Language resources
  • Fixes a bug in Select Quality or Manufacturing Status per User or User Group when unchecking the clear option
  • Fixes a bug in shop floor views when an old name only style list item is used

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.235 of Predator PDM from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator PDM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 20th 2020 - Predator Express 4 Port DB25 hubs are end of lifed

Predator Express DB25 style 4 port hubs have been end of lifed. Unfortunately, they are no longer manufactured and our inventory has been exhausted. DB9 style Predator Express hubs are still available and are currently in stock.

May 15th 2020 - Predator PDM v11.0.234 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.234 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Vault Item Report with support for all attachments and shared files with multiple filtering options
  • Improves Shared file tooltips within View Vault
  • Improves English language resources
  • Fixes a bug with the Status Report intermittently returning multiple rows
  • Fixes a bug with creating a new network folder within the New or Edit Vault wizards

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.234 of Predator PDM from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator PDM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 14th 2020 - Predator Express 8 Port DB25 hubs are end of lifed

Predator Express DB25 style 8 port hubs have been end of lifed. Unfortunately, they are no longer manufactured and our inventory has been exhausted. RJ45 and DB9 style Predator Express hubs are still available and are currently in stock.

May 13th 2020 - Predator RCM v11.1.9.38 is released

Predator RCM v11.1.9.38 has been released. This minor update makes the following improvement:

  • Fixes a bug with processing duplicate requests to move a pallet
  • Fixes a bug that intermittently prevented a machine from processing the next job

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.1.9.38 of Predator RCM from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator RCM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 9th 2020 - Predator RCM v11.1.9.37 is released

Predator RCM v11.1.9.37 has been released. This minor update makes the following improvement:

  • Fixes a bug with processing Fanuc Robot alarms in certain cases

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.1.9.37 of Predator RCM from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator RCM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 8th 2020 - New Predator DVD Installer

Predator DVD v11 Installer

Predator Software has released a new Predator DVD Installer. This all new Windows Autorun compatible DVD installer makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Responsive design support similar to the Predator website
  • Adds new Predator Software logo
  • Adds Window resize, minimize and maximize functions
  • Adds support for a wide range of screen resolutions and orientations
  • Adds tool tips for every install
  • Adds support for Predator RCM
  • Adds support for Predator CNC Service
  • Adds support for Predator MDC Executive
  • Adds support for Predator Touch HMI
  • Adds support for Predator Ethernet Tester
  • Adds support for Predator Fanuc Focas Tester
  • Adds support for Predator Import Utility
  • Adds support for Predator License Utility
  • Adds support for Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server - 32 Bit
  • Adds support for Sentinel SIM Driver
  • Adds build number and release date
  • Improves Predator Express, Flex, Flex/2 and Flex/N Driver Installation
  • Improves Predator contact details including social media links
  • Improves Windows OS support
  • Removes references to the fax number and ftp site which are no longer online

May 5th 2020 - Predator FLM v11.0.0.2 download update

Predator FLM v11.0.0.2 application download has been updated with the addition of the Microsoft .Net Framework version 3.5 as an installtion option for older Windows OSes.

May 4th 2020 - Predator DNC v11.0.1.381

Predator DNC v11.0.1.381 has been re-packaged to add an installation option for version 18.3 of the Microsoft TLS 1.2 compatible database drivers.

April 29th 2020 - New Predator Premier Support Agreement

Predator Software has released a new Premier Support Agreement ("PSA"). This new agreement defines how Predator and Predator Resellers will support and service customers via Premier Support services. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Adds support for Predator Firmware within Licensed Software
  • Adds clarity for Predator Resellers, customer sites, standard fees, offsite storage and after-hours support
  • Adds options for development licenses and test licenses
  • Adds dedicated section for what is not included with Predator Premier Support
  • Adds new Predator Software logo
  • Adds references to our 5 Year Warranty
  • Improves definitions of responsibilities of Predator, Predator Resellers and End Users
  • Improves technical support service descriptions
  • Improves time per case and escalation to engineering
  • Improves definition, scope and general sections of the agreement
  • Improves overall readability, consistency and increased font size
  • Changes the agreement's county jurisdiction to match Predator Software's current address
  • Removes references to the fax number and ftp site which are no longer online

The complete agreement is available via PDF upon request from our web site at any time.

April 28th 2020 - Predator DNC v11.0.1.381

Predator DNC v11.0.1.381 has been released. Refer to the following for a complete list of improvements:

  • Adds TLS 1.2 support to all Predator MDC for SQL Server Links
  • Adds TLS 1.2 support to all Predator PPM for SQL Server Links
  • Adds support for blank lines within the Fanuc Focas Terminator
  • Adds Fanuc Filenames with spaces to underscores automatically within the Fanuc Focas Terminator
  • Adds blank file support to the File Write Terminator
  • Improves Online Help
  • Improves Search and Replace Link's log output
  • Improves real-time screen updates/scrolling when displaying CNC programs
  • Fixes a bug with spelling in a connection message within the FTP Server Terminator
  • Includes Predator CNC Editor v11.0.45 - Learn more
  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.306 - Learn more

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.381 of Predator DNC from our web 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.

April 23rd 2020 - 5 Year Warranty for Predator USB SIMs

Predator Software announces that all Predator USB SIMs include a 5-Year warranty. This new 5-Year warranty period will be extended to include Predator USB SIMs previously purchased. Learn more

April 17th 2020 - Predator Virtual CNC v11 supports nVIDIA's 442.74 drivers

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.306 supports the nVIDIA QUADRO 442.74 driver release. This improved nVDIDIA graphics driver adds performance improvements while fixing several bugs. Support for a wide range of nVIDIA QUADRO graphics cards are included within nVIDIA's 442.74 release. Learn more

Predator Virtual CNC v11 supports nVIDIA QUADRO 442.74 drivers

NOTE: Laptop owners should always use graphics drivers provided by the laptop manufacturer.

April 16th 2020 - Predator Virtual CNC v11 supports AMD's 20.Q1 drivers

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.306 supports the AMD Radeon Pro 20.Q1 driver release. This improved AMD graphics driver adds performance improvements, adds new features and fixes several bugs. Support for a wide range of AMD Radeon Pro graphics cards are included within AMD's 20.Q1 release. Learn more

Predator Virtual CNC v11 supports AMD Radeon Pro 20.Q1 drivers

NOTE: Laptop owners should always use graphics drivers provided by the laptop manufacturer.

April 15th 2020 - Predator PDM v11.0.232 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.232 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds automatic unzip option when attaching vault items
  • Adds automatic drag and drop unzip option when attaching vault items
  • Improves install and uninstall to support unzip components

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.232 of Predator PDM from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator PDM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

April 8th-9th 2020 - Predator Software looses internet

Predator Software lost internet access at 4:45pm on April 8th due to our ISP having line equipment problems within our industrial park. We were able to restore Internet access, our web site and phone system at 7:45am on April 9th.

Lost Internet Access April 9th 2020

April 8th 2020 - Predator License Utility v11.0.20.6 is released

Predator License Utility v11.0.20.6 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds new Predator Software icon
  • Adds Run as Administrator button and tool tips
  • Adds Request License button to simplify requesting a license
  • Adds -trace command line option for advanced troubleshooting
  • Improves display of version numbers for demo licenses
  • Improves display of Virtual CNC product listings
  • Improves Online Help
  • Improves Online Help dialog

This is a free utility and customers can download v11.0.20.6 of the Predator License Utility from our website at any time.

April 7th 2020 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.156 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.156 has been released. This minor update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds new Predator CNC Service icon
  • Adds real-time log displays per device within the Predator CNC Service Manager
  • Adds real-time log display of the main CNC Service
  • Fixes a bug with refreshing the main form when there was no mouse movement

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.0.156 of Predator CNC Service from our web 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.

April 6th 2020 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.45 is released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.45 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves the Database tab within the Logon dialog in the Enterprise editions
  • Improves Online Help

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.45 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.

April 5th 2020 - Predator MDC v11.0.308 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.308 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves the Database tab within the Logon dialog
  • Improves the Predator MDC Service Manager database connection wizard step
  • Improves Online Help

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.308 of Predator MDC from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

April 4th 2020 - Predator PDM v11.0.231 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.231 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves the Database tab within the Logon dialog
  • Improves Online Help

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.231 of Predator PDM from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator PDM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

April 3rd 2020 - Predator Tracker v11.0.77 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.77 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves the Database tab within the Logon dialog
  • Improves Online Help

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.77 of Predator Tracker from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Tracker should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

April 2nd 2020 - Predator Travelers v11.0.23 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.23 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves the Database tab within the Logon dialog
  • Improves Online Help

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.23 of Predator Travelers from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Travelers should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

April 1st 2020 - On the lighter side

Social Distancing at Predator Software during COVID-19

Social distancing is alive and well at Predator Software. Morgan, Jim, Jennifer and Cheryl have been keeping the essential gears moving at the office while everyone else works from home. Those with fashion sense will notice that we are modeling the latest in homebrew masks courtesy of Jennifer's participation in Seamstresses Union Local 162. Masks are available on request with choices of Oregon Plaid or Oregon Wildflower ;-)

March 26th 2020 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.44 is released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.44 has been released. This makes the following improvements:

  • Adds new Predator CNC Editor icon
  • Adds Prompt to optionally repeat an import within the Enterprise editions
  • Adds Automatic sorting of importing components within the Enterprise editions
  • Adds Database selection within the Logon dialog in the Microsoft SQL Server edition
  • Improves International language resources
  • Improves pimportworksheet.xls
  • Improves Database connection messages in the Microsoft SQL Server edition
  • Improves Wait for CNC within the Send to CNC wizard for USB to Serial devices
  • Fixes a bug with error messaging when importing component attachments within the Enterprise editions

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.44 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.

March 24th 2020 - Predator MDC v11.0.307 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.307 has been released. This version makes the following improvements:

  • Adds new Predator MDC icon
  • Adds Prompt to optionally repeat an import
  • Adds Automatic sorting of importing components
  • Adds Database selection within the Logon dialog in the Microsoft SQL Server edition
  • Adds Database selection within the Predator MDC Service Manager for Microsoft SQL Server
  • Improves International language resources
  • Improves pimportworksheet.xls
  • Improves Database connection messages in the Microsoft SQL Server edition
  • Fixes a bug with error messaging when importing component attachments
  • Includes Predator MDC Service Manager v11.0.24

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.307 of Predator MDC from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

March 22nd 2020 - Predator License Utility v11.0.20.2 is released

Predator License Utility v11.0.20.2 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves display of long Windows version and build numbers
  • Improves copyright details
  • Improves Online Help
  • Fixes a bug with copying and pasting MAC address conversions

This is a free utility and customers can download v11.0.20.2 of the Predator License Utility from our website at any time.

March 21st 2020 - Predator PDM v11.0.229 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.229 has been released. This version makes the following improvements:

  • Adds new \MachineNotes custom command line variable
  • Adds new Predator PDM icon
  • Adds Prompt to optionally repeat an import
  • Adds Automatic sorting of importing components
  • Adds Database selection within the Logon dialog in the Microsoft SQL Server edition
  • Improves shopfloor view defaults and resizing to favor content display
  • Improves vault performance when read only access is provided
  • Improves International language resources
  • Improves pimportworksheet.xls
  • Improves Database connection messages in the Microsoft SQL Server edition
  • Improves Vault security when the -RemoteConnection option is used
  • Improves Vault cache logic
  • Improves trace mode details
  • Fixes a bug with toggling Show on Shop Floor with component reference attachments
  • Fixes a bug with enabling the Back button within the Release wizard when there are no custom fields
  • Fixes a bug with importing shared file notes
  • Fixes a bug with displaying online help within the Status Report wizard
  • Fixes a bug with error messaging when importing component attachments
  • Fixes a bug when a user logs in without any user or user group permissions

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.229 of Predator PDM from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator PDM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

March 20th 2020 - Predator Travelers v11.0.22 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.22 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves prompt to optionally repeat an import to a Yes or No style
  • Improves International language resources
  • Improves pimportworksheet.xls

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.22 of Predator Travelers from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Travelers should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

March 18th 2020 - Predator Tracker v11.0.76 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.76 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds new Predator Tracker icon
  • Adds Prompt to optionally repeat an import
  • Adds Automatic sorting of importing components
  • Adds Importing of Gage Calibration Dimensions
  • Adds Importing of Tool Rework Dimensions
  • Adds Database selection within the Logon dialog in the Microsoft SQL Server edition
  • Improves Online help
  • Improves International language resources
  • Improves pimportworksheet.xls
  • Improves Database connection messages in the Microsoft SQL Server edition
  • Fixes a bug with error messaging when importing component attachments
  • Fixes a bug when a user logs in without any user or user group permissions

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.76 of Predator Tracker from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Tracker should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

March 12th 2020 - Predator Travelers v11.0.21 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.21 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds new Predator Traveler icon
  • Adds Prompt to optionally repeat an import
  • Adds Automatic sorting of importing components
  • Adds Database selection within the Logon dialog in the Microsoft SQL Server edition
  • Improves Online help
  • Improves International language resources
  • Improves pimportworksheet.xls
  • Improves Database connection messages in the Microsoft SQL Server edition
  • Fixes a bug with several context sensitive help topics
  • Fixes a bug with error messaging when importing component attachments

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.21 of Predator Travelers from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Travelers should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

February 29th 2020 - Predator Web Server Update

The Predator Web Site has been upgraded with a new server which improves security, performance and adds some new features. All Predator downloads will be completed via https and will no longer be offered via ftp.

February 27th 2020 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.155 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.155 has been released. This minor update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Automatic alternative part counter to the Fanuc protocol

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.0.155 of Predator CNC Service from our web 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.

February 23rd 2020 - Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2019 is now included

Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2019 and Microsoft SQL Server Express 2019 is now included with the latest v11 releases of the following Predator applications, APIs and utilities:

  • Predator CNC Editor Enterprise for SQL Server
  • Predator CNC Service - SQL Server Protocol
  • Predator Database Tester
  • Predator DNC - SQL Server Objects
  • Predator DNC Enterprise - SQL Server Objects
  • Predator MDC Express for SQL Server
  • Predator MDC for SQL Server
  • Predator MDC Enterprise for SQL Server
  • Predator PDM for SQL Server
  • Predator PDM Enterprise for SQL Server
  • Predator RCM Express
  • Predator RCM
  • Predator Tracker for SQL Server
  • Predator Travelers Express for SQL Server
  • Predator Travelers for SQL Server

NOTE: With the release of Microsoft SQL Server 2019, Microsoft has unbundled Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. The latest version of Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio is 18.4 and must be downloaded separately.

February 22nd 2020 - Predator MDC v11.0.306 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.306 has been released. This version makes the following improvements:

  • Adds TLS 1.2 support to all Predator MDC for SQL Server editions
  • Adds TLS 1.2 support to the Predator MDC API
  • Adds TLS 1.2 support to the Predator MDC Service Manager
  • Adds preference for 32bit and 64bit Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server to all Predator MDC editions
  • Adds preference for 32bit and 64bit Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server to the Predator MDC API
  • Adds 64bit v18.3 of Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server to the install
  • Adds new Predator MDC icon to the download package
  • Adds configurable MDC API user via the Predator MDC Administrator
  • Adds new MDC API method udtLogon.LogOnAPIUser
  • Improves International language support
  • Improves secure download dialog within the download package
  • Improves the re-install process
  • Fixes a bug sorting work centers within the Edit wizard
  • Includes Predator MDC Service Manager v11.0.23

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.306 of Predator MDC from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

February 21st 2020 - Predator PDM v11.0.226 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.226 has been released. This version makes the following improvements:

  • Adds TLS 1.2 support to all Predator PDM for SQL Server editions
  • Adds TLS 1.2 support to the Predator PDM API
  • Adds preference for 32bit and 64bit Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server to all Predator PDM editions
  • Adds preference for 32bit and 64bit Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server to the Predator PDM API
  • Adds 64bit v18.3 of Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server to the install
  • Adds new Predator PDM icon to the download package
  • Adds configurable PDM API user via the Predator PDM Administrator
  • Adds new PDM API method udtLogon.LogOnAPIUser
  • Improves Check In wizard color highlighting
  • Improves International language support
  • Improves secure download dialog within the download package

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.226 of Predator PDM from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator PDM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

February 20th 2020 - Predator Tracker v11.0.75 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.75 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds TLS 1.2 support to Predator Tracker for SQL Server
  • Adds TLS 1.2 support to the Predator Tracker API
  • Adds preference for 32bit and 64bit Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server to Predator Tracker
  • Adds preference for 32bit and 64bit Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server to the Predator Tracker API
  • Adds 64bit v18.3 of Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server to the install
  • Adds new Predator Tracker icon to the download package
  • Adds configurable Tracker API user via the Predator Tracker Administrator
  • Adds new Tracker API method udtLogon.LogOnAPIUser
  • Improves International language support
  • Improves secure download dialog within the download package
  • Improves the re-install process
  • Fixes a bug sorting work centers within the Edit wizard

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.75 of Predator Tracker from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Tracker should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

February 19th 2020 - Predator Travelers v11.0.19 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.19 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds TLS 1.2 support to both Predator Travelers for SQL Server editions
  • Adds TLS 1.2 support to the Predator Travelers API
  • Adds preference for 32bit and 64bit Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server to both Predator Travelers editions
  • Adds preference for 32bit and 64bit Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server to the Predator Travelers API
  • Adds 64bit v18.3 of Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server to the install
  • Adds new Predator Traveler icon to the download package
  • Adds * style automatic formatting to part numbers
  • Adds * style automatic formatting to part and operation revisions
  • Adds * style automatic formatting to kit, tool, gage, insert and cutter numbers
  • Adds configurable Traveler API user via the Predator Traveler Administrator
  • Adds new Traveler API method udtLogon.LogOnAPIUser
  • Improves International language support
  • Improves the performance of automatic formatting
  • Improves the ability to change format strings
  • Improves secure download dialog within the download package
  • Improves the re-install process
  • Fixes a bug sorting work centers within the Edit wizard

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.19 of Predator Travelers from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Travelers should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

February 18th 2020 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.43 is released

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

  • Adds TLS 1.2 support to the Predator CNC Editor Enterprise for SQL Server
  • Adds preference for 32bit and 64bit Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server for Predator CNC Editor Enterprise editions
  • Adds 64bit v18.3 of Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server to the install
  • Adds new Predator CNC Editor icon to the download package
  • Improves secure download dialog within the download package
  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.306 for 17 backplotting improvements - Learn more

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.43 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.

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
  • Adds new register r_drill for Fagor K values within drill cycles
  • Improves secure download dialog within the download package
  • Improves Fagor lathe roughing cycles to be two point cycles
  • Improves lathe chuck rotations
  • Improves lathe finish profile when multiple lathe roughing cycles are used
  • Improves lathe roughing profiles when there are multiple valleys
  • Improves lathe roughing pre-finish pass and feed rate support
  • Improves lathe roughing start point error detection
  • Improves reverse post pattern processing when a multi-pattern ends with a fixed pattern
  • Fixes a bug with offset changes independent of a tool change
  • Fixes a bug when simple lathe holder and STL options are enabled
  • Fixes a bug with Fagor milling rectangular and circular pocketing cycles with rapid plane changes
  • 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 web 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 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 web 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 web 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 web site at any time. Customers running older Predator applications should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.