2018 Predator News

November 15th 2018 - Predator MDC v11.0.289 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.289 and Predator MDC Service Manager v11.0.19 have been released. These releases adds several new features while fixing a few bugs:

  • Adds Predator MDC Service Manager v11.0.19
  • Adds version number details to Predator MDC Service Manager
  • Adds support for unlimited events in Machine Timeline Chart
  • Adds Machine Timeline Chart updates after current downtime changes
  • Improves "User Group" label width in the Assign Permissions dialog
  • Improves Machine Timeline Chart in the Oracle edition
  • Fixes a bug within Predator MDC Service Manager in the Oracle edition
  • Fixes a bug within the database login tab when switching Oracle hostnames
  • Fixes a bug in New Events Touch when re-assigning a downtime in Oracle

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.289 of Predator MDC from our ftp 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.

November 14th 2018 - Predator PDM v11.0.211 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.211 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds default refresh rate for New Events Touch in Predator PDM Enterprise
  • Improves "User Group" label width in the Assign Permissions dialog
  • Fixes a bug within the database login tab when switching Oracle hostnames
  • Fixes a bug in New Events Touch when re-assigning a downtime in Oracle

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.211 of Predator PDM from our ftp 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.

October 30th 2018 - Predator MDC v11.0.287 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.287 and Predator MDC Service v11.0.71 have been released. These releases adds several new features while fixing a few bugs:

  • Adds optional password requirement for New Login time
  • Adds optional Automatic Cycle Start/End with Good/Scrap Part
  • Adds support for up to 99,999 part quantities in the Job Report
  • Adds Time column sorting in View Machine Status
  • Adds Esc key support in Machine Timeline Charts
  • Adds 30 example downtimes for review and optional import
  • Improves Enter key use in New Events Touch
  • Improves Machine Timeline chart display with huge datasets
  • Improves View Part Serial Number window
  • Improves Importing Part Serial Numbers
  • Includes Predator MDC Service v11.0.71
  • Fixes a bug with Part Serial Number Report in the Microsoft SQL Server edition
  • Fixes a memory leak in Machine Timeline Chart
  • Fixes an intermittent crash when exiting Predator MDC

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.287 of Predator MDC from our ftp 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.

October 15th 2018 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.31 is released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.31 has been released. This new v11 release primarily improves backplotting. Refer to the following specifics:

  • Adds warnings to licensing when UAC is enabled
  • Improves International resources
  • Improves trace output for complex troubleshooting
  • Removes parameterized Oracle queries within the Enterprise edition
  • Fixes a bug importing component type attachments within the Enterprise edition
  • Fixes a bug with the user and user group reports - Oracle only within the Enterprise edition
  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.248 for 30+ backplotting improvements

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.31 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.

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October 14th 2018 - Predator Tracker v11.0.66 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.66 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds warnings to licensing when UAC is enabled
  • Improves International resources
  • Improves trace output for complex troubleshooting
  • Removes parameterized Oracle queries
  • Fixes a bug importing component type attachments
  • Fixes a bug importing report types
  • Fixes a bug with the user and user group reports - Oracle only

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.66 of Predator Tracker from our ftp 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.

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October 14th 2018 - Predator Travelers v11.0.16 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.16 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds warnings to licensing when UAC is enabled
  • Improves International resources
  • Improves trace output for complex troubleshooting
  • Removes parameterized Oracle queries
  • Fixes a bug importing component type attachments
  • Fixes a bug importing report types
  • Fixes a bug with the user and user group reports - Oracle only

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.16 of Predator Travelers from our ftp 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.

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October 14th 2018 - Predator MDC for Android supports Oreo

Predator MDC for Android v11.0.3 supports Android v8 and v8.1 this is commonly known as the Oreo release from Google.

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October 13th 2018 - Predator License Utility v11.0.8.1 is released

Predator License Utility v11.0.8.1 has been released. This release makes the following fixes:

  • Official v11 release
  • Adds v11 history web page
  • Adds support for international date formats
  • Improves Online Help

Customers can download v11.0.8.1 of the Predator License Utility from our ftp site at any time.

October 12th 2018 - Predator PDM v11.0.208 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.208 has been released. This release makes the following fixes:

  • Adds support for nested levels of release vault item shortcuts
  • Adds shop floor dialog for barcode and QR code scanning of released asset numbers
  • Adds -ViewVaultAssetDialog command line argument
  • Adds warnings to licensing when UAC is enabled
  • Adds support for database servers in different timezones
  • Adds initial loading feedback for huge quantities of parts and jobs
  • Improves touch screen support within the New Events Touch dialog
  • Improves multiple time zone support for the New Events Touch dialog
  • Improves font sizes, proportions and performance to New Events Touch
  • Improves International language support
  • Improves Online Help

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.208 of Predator PDM from our ftp 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.

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October 12th 2018 - Predator MDC v11.0.283 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.283 and Predator MDC Service v11.0.69 have been released. This minor update fixes a compatibility problem with Predator PDM and Predator DNC that was accidentally introduced with v11.0.282 of Predator MDC. In addition, it improves our international language support.

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.283 of Predator MDC from our ftp 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.

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October 11th 2018 - Predator Armor Enclosures include Magnetic Mounting

Predator Armore Enclosures include magnetic mounting

Predator Armor enclosures now include magnetic mounting as a standard feature. Previously magnetic mounting was an extra cost option. Traditional mounting brackets are still included for those folks that do not want to use magnetic mounting.

Customers can order almoust any Predator Hardware item with a Predator Armor Enclosure. Customers can contact us at sales@predator-software.com for more details and pricing.

October 6th 2018 - Predator MDC v11.0.282 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.282 and Predator MDC Service v11.0.68 have been released. These releases adds a number of additional timezone improvements to support customers that require the Predator database to be hosted in a different timezone than the manufacturing plant(s). The following functions have been improved to support this implementation method:

  • Predator MDC Database Service
  • Advanced Machine Connection processing
  • View > Shop Floor Layout
  • Chart > Cycle Time Analysis
  • Chart > Idle Time Analysis
  • Chart > Event Trend
  • Chart > Shifts per Machine
  • Report > Machine Events
  • Report > Command Summary report

In addition, the following other improvements have been made:

  • Adds \Time, \ShortTime and \Since variables to Shop Floor Layouts
  • Adds Event duration within Event Trend pop-ups
  • Adds Indeterminate part number to pre-mature cycle starts
  • Adds Indeterminate part number to pre-mature good parts
  • Adds Indeterminate Part Number to pre-mature scrap parts
  • Improves Cycle Time to Idle Time Analysis Chart transitions
  • Improves Idle Time to Cycle Time Chart transitions
  • Improves New Events Touch refresh performance
  • Improves Advanced machine connection startup processing
  • Improves Event Trend chart dialog's ability to restore previous values
  • Improves International resources
  • Includes Predator MDC Service v11.0.68
  • Fixes a bug with the Machine Events Report in the Access edition
  • Fixes a bug with the Command Summary Report in the Access edition

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.282 of Predator MDC from our ftp 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.

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October 5th 2018 - Manufacturing Day at Predator Software

Today Predator Software hosted a Manufacturing Day 2018 Open House event. 22 students from Aloha High School participated in a learning competition featuring Predator Virtual CNC and G code.

Manufacturing Day 2018 at Predator Software

We are very proud of all of their efforts, especially the winning team's Chevy CNC logo program. Everyone at Predator Software enjoyed working with the students from Aloha High School. Go Warriors!

September 26th 2018 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.248 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.248 is released. This update makes the following 30+ minor improvements:

  • Adds Multiple prefix and suffix definitions for external subs
  • Adds Warnings to licensing when UAC is enabled
  • Adds G20 and G21 support to Fanuc 0T default reverse post
  • Adds G10.9, G107 and G07.1 support to Fanuc 30iM default reverse post
  • Adds G43.1 and G43.4 support to Fanuc 30iM default reverse post
  • Adds Cylindrical interpolation to Fanuc default reverse posts
  • Adds G43, G100 and G101 support to Haas default reverse posts
  • Improves Macro definitions to be more flexibile
  • Improves Automatic ignore option
  • Improves M98P#Q# with sequence numbers
  • Improves Shopfloor mode
  • Improves Command line operation
  • Improves External sub program searching
  • Improves M30, M02 or end of program operation
  • Improves Tab order within several dialogs
  • Improves Full circle interpolation support
  • Improves Fanuc style G98/G99 support
  • Improves Polar interpolation
  • Improves Fagor G36 support
  • Improves Fagor G90 and G91 pocket cycles
  • Improves Cutter compensation
  • Improves Backplot display
  • Fixes a bug with Undefined tool number
  • Fixes a bug with UI memory leak
  • Fixes a bug with changing font sizes in Errors panel
  • Fixes a bug with labels
  • Fixes a bug with M0 and M1
  • Fixes a bug with Save Job As
  • Fixes a bug with Lathe STL holders

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.248 of Predator Virtual CNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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September 25th 2018 - Predator MDC v11.0.279 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.279 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds touch centered dialogs to New Events Touch
  • Adds warnings to licensing when UAC is enabled
  • Adds initial support for database servers in different timezones
  • Adds initial loading feedback for huge quantities of parts and jobs
  • Improves font sizes, proportions and performance to New Events Touch
  • Improves trace output for complex troubleshooting
  • Improves saving multiple bitmaps in slide shows
  • Improves Online Help
  • Removes parameterized Oracle queries
  • Fixes a bug with the MDC API QueryMachineStatus
  • Fixes a bug importing component type attachments
  • Fixes a bug importing report types
  • Fixes a bug with the user and user group reports - Oracle only
  • Fixes a bug with Production Trend Analysis Charts

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.279 of Predator MDC from our ftp 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.

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September 23rd 2018 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.117 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.117 has been released. This minor update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Trace Log option within the Help menu
  • Adds Append option to the Fanuc Backup protocol
  • Improves Spindle Load option in the Fanuc Focas protocol
  • Fixes a bug with the Part Counter option in the Fanuc Focas protocol

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.117 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.

September 15th 2018 - International Manufacturing Technology Show 2018

Predator Software at IMTS 2018

IMTS 2018 broke records for attendence, number of exhibitors and booth space. We want to thank all of the customers, visitors, resellers and partners that visited and supported us at this year's IMTS. Everyone enjoyed re-connecting and establishing new opportunities.

September 10th 2018 - IMTS 2018 Day One

Today is day one of IMTS 2018 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. This six day show is open until Saturday September 15th. We look forward to seeing you at the Predator Software booth number 133355 in the East building.

September 6th 2018 - IMTS 2018 Setup

Predator Software setup at IMTS 2018

Lots to do before the start of the show. We are making good progress getting setup for IMTS 2018. See everyone soon.

August 26th 2018 - Predator PDM v11.0.204 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.204 has been released. This release makes the following fixes:

  • Improves Multiple monitor support in New Events Touch - Enterprise only
  • Improves Multi-Event support in New Events Touch - Enterprise only
  • Improves Trace output for complex troubleshooting
  • Improves Online Help
  • Removes parameterized Oracle queries
  • Fixes a bug when integrated with SAP CAMS
  • Fixes a bug importing component type attachments
  • Fixes a bug with editing manufacturing & quality statuses - Oracle only
  • Fixes a bug with the user and user group reports - Oracle only
  • Fixes a spelling error within the background image

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.204 of Predator PDM from our ftp 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.

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August 20th 2018 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.113 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.113 has been released. This minor update makes the following improvements:

  • Improves Modbus protocol with additional data types
  • Increases Modbus address ranges up to a maximum of 999999
  • Adds Microsoft Access file confirmation
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server connection confirmation
  • Adds Oracle connection confirmation
  • Fixed a bug with null, no value or empty table queries

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.113 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.

August 7th 2018 - Predator MDC Executive demo - Public Service Announcement

On August 1, Predator's MDC Executive demo vm running in the cloud was attacked by ransomware. This attack exploited Microsoft Windows Server via a form of denial of service. The attack was not 100% successful and service was restored later that day. Predator Software implemented increased security measures to improve our defenses. The stand alone vm that was attacked solely existed for demo purposes, was not a member of any Predator network, and did not contain any customer data or Predator data.

July 26th 2018 - Predator Tracker v11.0.65 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.65 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Operation History report
  • Adds External Edited Component report via Predator PDM
  • Adds Editing Kit Number details within View Kit Number
  • Improves Editing Kit Number details after kits have been assembled
  • Improves Online Help
  • Fixes a bug when creating a kit with numeric only tool & gage numbers

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.65 of Predator Tracker from our ftp 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.

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July 25th 2018 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.29 is released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.29 has been released. This new v11 release primarily improves backplotting. Refer to the following specifics:

  • Adds Single quote characters within filenames for reference attachments within Enterprise edition
  • Improves Predator Editor License Manager when UAC is enabled
  • Fixes an install bug with license registry keys
  • Fixes a bug with View Components within the Enterprise edition
  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.238 for 45 backplotting improvements

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.29 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.

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July 24th 2018 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.238 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.238 is released. This update makes the following minor improvements:

  • Adds Dynamic Work Offset G code support
  • Adds Mirroring support via G100 and G101 to Haas default reverse post
  • Adds Replace function for constants within the reverse post
  • Improves External sub program searching
  • Improves Deep zoom operation
  • Improves restarting a solid simulation
  • Fixes a bug with G53 and rotary axis interpolation
  • Fixes a bug with the RunMacro function within the reverse post processor
  • Fixes a bug with stock selection

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.238 of Predator Virtual CNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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July 22nd 2018 - Predator Travelers v11.0.15 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.15 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Single quote characters within filenames for reference attachments
  • Improves Tab order in some wizards
  • Improves Online Help
  • Fixes an install bug between Predator Travelers v11 and Predator Virtual CNC v11

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.15 of Predator Travelers from our ftp 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.

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July 21st 2018 - Predator MDC v11.0.274 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.274 has been released. This release makes the following bug introduced in the previous version:

  • Fixes a bug with Predator MDC group by menus

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.274 of Predator MDC from our ftp 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.

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July 20th 2018 - Predator MDC Export Service v11.0.0.26 is released

Predator MDC Export Service v11.0.0.26 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds JSON support
  • Improves performance
  • Fixes a bug with custom command data
  • Fixes a bug with initial machine status

Customers can contact Predator Software at sales@predator-software.com for details and pricing.

July 14th 2018 - Predator Tracker v11.0.63 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.63 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Editing Kit Number details after kits have been assembled
  • Adds Single quote characters within filenames for reference attachments
  • Improves Tab order in some wizards
  • Improves Multiple line addresses in Purchase Request Report
  • Improves Multiple line addresses in Quote Request Report
  • Improves View Components with Release Vault Item Shortcuts
  • Improves Online Help

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.63 of Predator Tracker from our ftp 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.

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July 13th 2018 - Predator MDC v11.0.273 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.273 has been released. This release makes the following fixes:

  • Adds Last 10, 12, 16, 18 and 24 hours to the Machine Timeline Chart
  • Adds Last 10, 12, 16, 18 and 24 hours to the Event Trend Chart
  • Adds Single quote characters within filenames for reference attachments
  • Improves New Events Touch dialogs to scale automatically for high resolution tablets
  • Improves Tab order in some wizards
  • Improves View Components with Release Vault Item Shortcuts
  • Improves Online Help
  • Fixes a bug with Command Analysis Report
  • Fixes a bug with MDC API for Custom End Events

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.273 of Predator MDC from our ftp 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.

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July 12th 2018 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.237 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.237 is released. This update makes over 35 improvements. Refer to the following:

  • Adds Axis order verification via parameter CHECK_AXIS_ORDER
  • Adds Duplicate axis verification via parameter CHECK_AXIS_DUPLICITY
  • Adds Bar feeder looping main support via parameter BARFEEDER_NTIMES
  • Adds RPT support within Fagor 8050T reverse post processor
  • Improves Zoom and Deep Zoom operation
  • Improves Save As to automatically replace the current CNC program
  • Improves Save As to automatically switch to the new job
  • Improves Initial tool display
  • Improves Medium speed simulation
  • Improves Stock selection
  • Improves Rotary axis simulation
  • Improves Transparency display and performance
  • Improves Material shininess display
  • Improves Lathe thread display in Animation style windows
  • Improves Lathe tool display to reference upper and lower turrets
  • Improves Lathe stock cuttoff processing
  • Improves Lathe collision detection
  • Improves Lathe roughing cycles
  • Improves Millturn CNC support
  • Improves Fanuc turning cycle support
  • Improves Okuma turning cycle support
  • Improves File Menu to be easier to use
  • Improves File overwrite prompting
  • Improves Reverse post processing of complex templates
  • Improves APTCL support, error handling and ISO 4343 compatibility
  • Improves Siemens 840D support of G33
  • Improves Fagor pocketing cycle support
  • Improves New job wizard to automatically use the default machine
  • Improves Deleting all breakpoints
  • Improves External sub program search order
  • Improves APTCL support and documentation
  • Improves Online help
  • Improves Installation
  • Fixes a bug with tool inspection
  • Fixes a bug with the [Exclusive] reverse post section
  • Fixes a bug with external sub display within the CNC Panel

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.237 of Predator Virtual CNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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July 11th 2018 - Predator PDM v11.0.198 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.198 has been released. This release makes the following fixes:

  • Adds Asset number column to five PDM reports
  • Adds Single quote characters within filenames for vault item attachments
  • Adds Single quote characters within filenames for reference attachments
  • Adds -PDM command line option to simplify licensing
  • Improves New Events Touch dialogs to scale automatically for high resolution tablets
  • Improves Vault Item Delete wizard
  • Improves Tab order in a number of wizards
  • Improves Deleting vaults within the Edit vault wizard
  • Improves Revision report layout
  • Improves View Components with Release Vault Item Shortcuts
  • Improves View Vault refresh with Show on Shop Floor toggle
  • Improves Trace output for complex troubleshooting
  • Improves Online Help
  • Fixes a bug with several Online Help IDs
  • Fixes a bug trying to release a vault item when the tree is collapsed
  • Fixes a bug displaying * vs. @ in the tab name in shop floor views

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.198 of Predator PDM from our ftp 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.

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July 10th 2018 - Predator Touch HMI v11.0.8.3 is released

Predator Touch HMI v11.0.8.3 has been released. This minor upgrade makes the following improvements:

  • Adds \FileNameOpen prompt for a filename only return value
  • Adds \FileNameSave prompt for a filename only return value
  • Improves Documentation

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.8.3 of Predator Touch HMI from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Touch HMI should contact us at updates@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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June 23rd 2018 - International Women in Engineering Day

A nod to the achievements of all women engineers the world over, along with encouragement for women training to become engineers. Enjoy your day and everyone at Predator Software salutes you.

Women in Engineering

June 21st 2018 - Predator Software looses power

During a severe thunderstorm, lighting struck a utility pole a couple of blocks away. Predator Software limped along on battery power for the day and this web site was offline for approximately 24 hours. Fortunately, power and internet access were restored in short order.

Lightning Storm June 21st 2018

May 25th 2018 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.28 is re-released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.28 has been re-released with 15+ backplotting and verification enhancements via v11.0.0.225 of Predator Virtual CNC.

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.28 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.

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May 25th 2018 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.225 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.225 is released. This update makes a number of improvements. Refer to the following:

  • Adds Mitsubishi common turning and milling reverse post processors
  • Adds Round boring bar display
  • Improves 4 axis arc interpolation display
  • Improves Spindle selection
  • Improves Multiple CNC program processing
  • Improves Offset support when changing between lathe/turret and mill/spindle
  • Improves Scanning CNC programs with thread cycles
  • Improves the Fagor 8050M reverse post processor
  • Improves Collision detection
  • Improves Register display
  • Fixes a bug with Multiple STL stocks and fixtures
  • Fixes a bug with Show Design within CAD Compare
  • Fixes a bug with Local variable assignment
  • Fixes a bug with Program Origin gnome and manual rotations
  • Fixes a bug with NCI style 20007 record processing
  • Fixes a bug with Offsets when D and H registers are missing

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.225 of Predator Virtual CNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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May 24th 2018 - Predator Touch HMI v11.0.8.1 is released

Predator Touch HMI v11.0.8.1 has been released. This minor upgrade makes the following improvements:

  • Added support for read only .INI files
  • Added \A1 through \A9 command line variables
  • Improved Documentation
  • Fixed a bug with launching Predator Touch HMI applications that start with an uppercase A

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.8.1 of Predator Touch HMI from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Touch HMI should contact us at updates@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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May 23rd 2018 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.109 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.109 has been released. This minor update makes the following improvements:

  • Includes Predator Secure OPC v11.0.0.23
  • Improves OPC DA server compatibility with Predator Secure OPC
  • Improves Installation of C++ redistributables for all Secure applications
  • Improves Splash screen
  • Improves Digital I/O Override with Fanuc Focas
  • Improves Program Override with Fanuc Focas
  • Improves Variable Override with Fanuc Focas

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.109 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.

May 22nd 2018 - Predator Import Service v10.0.0.57 is released

Predator Import Service v10.0.0.57 is released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves processing performance
  • Improves help about

Customers on software maintenance can contact us at updates@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 16th 2018 - Predator MDC v11.0.272 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.272 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Fixes an intermittent bug with Machine Time and Cost Chart footer
  • Fixes an intermittent bug with Machine Downtime and Cost Chart footer

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.272 of Predator MDC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact us at updates@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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May 14th 2018 - Predator MDC v11.0.271 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.271 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Improved Performance with View Machine Status and Last Cycle Time
  • Fixes a bug with View Machine Status and Microsoft Access
  • Fixes a bug with View Machine Status introduced with build 269

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.271 of Predator MDC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact us at updates@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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May 9th 2018 - Predator MDC Export Service v11.0.0.23 is released

Predator MDC Export Service v11.0.0.23 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Improves OPC UA memory usage
  • Fixes an Ethernet timeout memory leak

Customers can contact Predator Software at sales@predator-software.com for details and pricing.

May 8th 2018 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.28 is released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.28 has been released. This new v11 release primarily improves the upgrade process for v10 customers while also improving backplotting. Refer to the following specific improvements:

  • Improves backplotting within demo mode
  • Improves splash screens
  • Improves creating and upgrading peditor.ini
  • Improves International Resources
  • Resets demo mode to 50 lines to match Predator Virtual CNC
  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.221 for backplotting

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.28 of Predator CNC Editor from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator CNC Editor should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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May 2nd 2018 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.221 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.221 is released. This update makes almost 40 improvements. Refer to the following:

  • Adds G98 support to Fanuc_0_M.rpi
  • Adds Fanuc K register support with drill and arc cycles
  • Adds Fanuc M98 sub program calls with P, Q & L registers
  • Adds RVP code 7800 for disjoint stock rotation
  • Adds Automatic extensions with most command line arguments
  • Adds Demo command line argument
  • Improves Wire EDM RVP support
  • Improves Animation of arc interpolation
  • Improves Lathe tool changes
  • Improves Lathe tool CW vs. CCW verification
  • Improves Machine simulation collision detection
  • Improves APTCL output
  • Improves RVP processing for Wire EDM
  • Improves Wire EDM taper motion
  • Improves Saving JPGs
  • Improves Unit display within Job properties
  • Improves Error dialog
  • Improves Changing machines within Job properties
  • Improves Adding and removing CNC files
  • Improves Scanning of CNC programs
  • Improves Fanuc semicolon support
  • Improves Chuck and Barfeeder support
  • Improves Deep Zoom support
  • Improves Sectioning of Animation models
  • Improves Predator CNC Editor Backplotting
  • Improves Command line operation
  • Improves Gnome display
  • Improves Menus within Editor and Shopfloor modes
  • Improves Heidenhain and Siemens inch example machines
  • Improves the .OCX for OEMs
  • Improves CAD Compare image quality
  • Improves Fanuc style R planes in modal cycles
  • Fixes a bug with tool preview within Job properties
  • Fixes a bug with G60 after circular interpolation
  • Fixes a bug with inspection and slant angle lathes
  • Fixes a missing Heidenhain_TNC530_MM machine file
  • Fixes a bug with inspection
  • Fixes a bug with Design mode within CAD Compare
  • Fixes a bug with Fanuc G40 cutter compensation

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.221 of Predator Virtual CNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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May 2nd 2018 - Predator MDC v11.0.269 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.269 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Performance Ranking Charts to the Predator MDC edition
  • Adds Trend Analysis Charts to the Predator MDC edition
  • Adds Last Cycle option to View Machine Status
  • Adds Uppercase processing for automatic Job, Part and Operation creation
  • Improves International Resources
  • Improved Online Help
  • Fixes a bug with international currency symbols on charts

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.269 of Predator MDC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact us at updates@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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May 2nd 2018 - Predator PDM v11.0.194 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.194 has been released. This release makes the following fixes:

  • Improves International Resources
  • Improved Online Help
  • Fixed a bug with New Vault Item
  • Fixed a bug with New Manufacturing and Quality Status

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.194 of Predator PDM from our ftp 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.

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May 1st 2018 - Predator Tracker v11.0.62 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.62 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds importing Operations and Operation Attachments
  • Improves International Resources
  • Improved Online Help
  • Improves Install to make .Net Runtime optional
  • Improves Install to make Sentinel Protection Driver optional

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.62 of Predator Tracker from our ftp 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.

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May 1st 2018 - Predator Travelers v11.0.14 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.14 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves International Resources
  • Improved Online Help

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.14 of Predator Travelers from our ftp 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.

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April 7th 2018 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.25 is released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.25 has been released. This new v11 release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Configurable File Extensions
  • Adds Automatic Sequence Number option
  • Adds Compare Current to Disk
  • Adds New Installation
  • Adds Active Directory Password management within Enterprise edition
  • Adds Encrypted Password command line option
  • Adds Always Uppercase option
  • Adds Animation style Backplotting
  • Adds Animation+Wireframe style Backplotting
  • Adds Templates for Fagor, Fanuc, Haas, Heidenhain, Okuma & Siemens
  • Adds Windows 2016 Server support
  • Adds Windows 10 support
  • Adds Oracle 12 support
  • Adds Predator Virtual CNC v11 which includes significant improvements
  • Improves Predator Virtual CNC user interface for backplotting
  • Improves Format Strings within Enterprise edition
  • Improves User Report within Enterprise edition
  • Improves Recent File list
  • Improves New and Edit Template wizards
  • Improves Importing within Enterprise edition
  • Improves View Components within Enterprise edition
  • Improves Online Help

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.25 of Predator CNC Editor from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator CNC Editor should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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March 28th 2018 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.106 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.106 has been released. This minor update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds 5 digit macro variable support to Fanuc Focas
  • Adds \LongYear and \ShortYear variables to URI
  • Adds \LongMonth and \ShortMonth variables to URI
  • Adds \LongNamedMonth and \ShortNamedMonth variables to URI
  • Adds \LongDay and \ShortDay variables to URI
  • Adds \LongNamedDay and \ShortNamedDay variables to URI
  • Improves Text from 20 to 50 tags and threshold tags
  • Improves width of device list
  • Fixed a bug with Secure Siemens

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.106 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.

March 22nd 2018 - Predator FLM download update

The Predator FLM v11 application download has been updated with v7.6.9 of the Sentinel Device Drivers. Previously, it included v7.6.6 of the device driver.

March 16th 2018 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.208 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.208 is released. This update several improvements. Refer to the following:

  • Improves APTCL output
  • Improves RVP processing for Wire EDM
  • Improves Wire EDM taper motion
  • Improves saving JPGs
  • Improves unit display within Job properties
  • Fixes a bug with tool preview within Job properties

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.208 of Predator Virtual CNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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March 7th 2018 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.204 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.204 is released. This update makes a number of improvements. Refer to the following:

  • Adds Mouse wheel support to tool preview
  • Adds Unit display within Job Properties
  • Adds Tool shank color support
  • Adds Editor sub folder to improve backplotting
  • Adds Drill cycle flags for tap, left_tap, hipeck and retractstop
  • Improves Tool preview with Job Properties
  • Improves ATPCL output
  • Improves MasterCAM NCI output
  • Improves SurfCAM INC output
  • Improves Maximum number of tools in the display from 32 to 256
  • Improves Demo jobs
  • Improves Incompatible/bad G code warnings
  • Improves Flip part with Animation
  • Improves Tool holder display
  • Improves Shopfloor mode
  • Improves Automatic unit conversion
  • Improves Tool colors and tool holder colors
  • Improves Command line arguments to support dash vs. forward slash
  • Improves Fanuc_16_TA machine
  • Improves Fanuc G28 support
  • Improves Fanuc G17 and G18 arc display with tool center backplot
  • Improves Scanning CNC programs with no extension
  • Improves Integration with the Predator CNC Editor
  • Improves Fagor lathe support
  • Improves Heidenhain Cycle 254
  • Improves Lathe finishing cycles
  • Improves Backplotting
  • Improves Online Help
  • Fixes a bug with Fanuc G20 and G21
  • Fixes a bug with Zoom Fit after panning
  • Fixes a bug with reprocessing
  • Fixes a bug with turning small arcs
  • Fixes a bug with loading a new job while rendering the current job
CNC Lathe Turning

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.204 of Predator Virtual CNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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March 6th 2018 - Sentinel Device Driver v7.6.9 update

The following three application downloads have been updated with v7.6.9 of the Sentinel Device Drivers. Previously, they included v7.6.6 of the device drivers.

  • Predator PDM v11
  • Predator Tracker v11
  • Predator Travelers v11

March 1st 2018 - Predator PDM v11.0.184 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.184 has been released. This release makes the following fixes:

  • Fixes a bug with online help searching
  • Fixes a bug when multiple lists are used within a vault

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.184 of Predator PDM from our ftp 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.

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February 1st 2018 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.183 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.183 is released. This update makes a number of improvements. Refer to the following:

  • Adds overwrite prompting during install
  • Adds automatic critical file backup during install
  • Adds default machine component color of Aluminum
  • Adds Re-Install Examples option
  • Adds Fagor G08 Arc tangent to previous move support
  • Adds Fagor G09 Arc by three points support
  • Improves Fagor reverse posts
  • Improves Fagor scaling function
  • Improves focus with complex tabbed dialogs
  • Improves home position with active rotary compensation
  • Improves lathe booleans
  • Improves combining Rotation and mirroring functions
  • Improves Siemens ATRANS with polar coordinates
  • Improves Siemens SUPA support
  • Improves Siemens reverse posts
  • Improves Siemens lathe rounding and chamfering
  • Improves external editor support
  • Improves Windows registry processing
  • Improves inch to metric unit conversions
  • Improves T0 support with Fanuc reverse posts
  • Improves Heidenhain leanin/leadout with polar coordinates
  • Improves demo jobs
  • Fixes a bug with bad lathe drill definitions
  • Fixes a bug with external CNC files
  • Fixes a bug when switching tools
  • Fixes a bug with M06 support in lathes
  • Fixes a simulation bug before first tool change
  • Fixes a bug with Job properties after deleting a CNC program

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.183 of Predator Virtual CNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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January 31st 2018 - Predator MDC v11.0.265 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.263 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds overwrite prompting during install
  • Adds automatic critical file backup during install
  • Improves View Machine Status's Refresh button
  • Improves refreshing New Events Touch window
  • Improves refreshing all View Component Status windows
  • Improves deleting a machine
  • Fixes a bug with build 263 with initial user password creation
Predator MDC Software

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.265 of Predator MDC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact us at updates@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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January 31st 2018 - Predator PDM v11.0.183 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.183 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds overwrite prompting during install
  • Adds automatic critical file backup during install
  • Improves refreshing Enterprise's New Events Touch window
  • Improves Error message with missing vault item components
  • Fixes a bug with build 182 with initial user password creation

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.183 of Predator PDM from our ftp 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.

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January 31st 2018 - Predator Tracker v11.0.61 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.61 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds overwrite prompting during install
  • Adds automatic critical file backup during install
  • Improves deleting a machine
  • Fixes a bug with build 59 with initial user password creation

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.61 of Predator Tracker from our ftp 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.

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January 31st 2018 - Predator Travelers v11.0.12 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.12 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds overwrite prompting during install
  • Adds automatic critical file backup during install
  • Improves deleting a machine
  • Fixes a bug with build 11 with initial user password creation

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.12 of Predator Travelers from our ftp 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.

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January 21st 2018 - Predator PDM v11.0.182 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.182 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds support for mixing Windows Pro and Home editions
  • Adds support for non-domain PCs to connect to domain hosted vaults
  • Improves Trace logs with domain details
  • Improves Show on Shop Floor menu toggle
  • Improves Show on Shop Floor with -ViewVaultItemDialog command line
  • Improves View vault performance
  • Improves Expand All performance within View vault
  • Improves Importing attachment performance
  • Improves Viewing vault item shortcuts
  • Improves Error messages with -ViewVaultItem command line
  • Improves New Events dialog within PDM Enterprise
  • Improves Tab order within many wizards
  • Improves Delete machine
  • Improves Initial licensing to require Administrator permissions
  • Improves Logins to require Administrator permissions for PC options
  • Fixes a bug with logins
  • Fixes a bug with changing Predator passwords
  • Fixes a bug with View vault wizards after collapsing the tree
  • Fixes a bug with editing vault items

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.182 of Predator PDM from our ftp 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.

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January 21st 2018 - Predator MDC v11.0.263 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.263 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves Event Trend charts with 120, 30 & 15 second frequencies
  • Improves Event Trend charts with single events
  • Improves Machine Downtime & Cost charts with Microsoft Access
  • Improves Command Analysis Report to display hours vs. days
  • Improves Command Analysis Report to include current events
  • Improves Tab order within many wizards
  • Improves Delete machine
  • Improves Licensing to require Administrator permissions
  • Improves Logins to require Administrator permissions for PC options
  • Fixes a bug with logins
  • Fixes a bug with changing Predator passwords

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.263 of Predator MDC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact us at updates@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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January 20th 2018 - Predator Tracker v11.0.59 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.59 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves Tab order within many wizards
  • Improves Delete machine
  • Improves Initial licensing to require Administrator permissions
  • Improves Logins to require Administrator permissions for PC options
  • Fixes a bug with logins
  • Fixes a bug with changing Predator passwords

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.59 of Predator Tracker from our ftp 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.

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January 20th 2018 - Predator Travelers v11.0.11 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.11 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves Tab order within many wizards
  • Improves Delete machine
  • Improves Initial licensing to require Administrator permissions
  • Improves Logins to require Administrator permissions for PC options
  • Fixes a bug with logins
  • Fixes a bug with changing Predator passwords

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.11 of Predator Travelers from our ftp 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.

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January 19th 2018 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.173 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.173 is released. This update makes a number of improvements. Refer to the following:

  • Adds Pinch to zoom option
  • Adds Machine unit conversion
  • Adds Optional unit conversion to jobs
  • Adds Leadin and leadout warnings
  • Adds Register style cutter compensation to Heidenhain
  • Adds Overwrite prompts during install
  • Adds NCI support for turning
  • Improves Animation style rendering
  • Improves Heidenhain block repeat cycle
  • Improves Heidenhain tool call
  • Improves Fagor pocket cycle
  • Improves Fanuc G71 style lathe cycle
  • Improves Pattern cycle
  • Improves Circular pocket cycle
  • Improves STL file rendering
  • Improves Lathe chuck jaw simulation
  • Improves Cutter compensation
  • Improves Job version checking
  • Removes Re-licensing requirement after re-installing
  • Fixes a bug with loading J2T files

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.173 of Predator Virtual CNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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January 17th 2018 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.103 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.103 has been released. This major update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds High speed query option to all protocols
  • Adds Fanuc Focas v4.7
  • Adds Secure Siemens v11.0.22
  • Improves ModBus from 20 to 50 coil & register inputs
  • Improves JSON from 20 to 50 tags and threshold tags
  • Improves XML from 20 to 50 tags and threshold tags
  • Improves OPC from 20 to 50 tags and threshold tags
  • Improves OPC UA from 20 to 50 tags and threshold tags
  • Improves Secure OPC from 20 to 50 tags and threshold tags
  • Improves Microsoft Access from 20 to 50 tags and threshold tags
  • Improves Microsoft SQL Server from 20 to 50 tags and threshold tags
  • Improves Oracle from 20 to 50 tags and threshold tags
  • Improves Secure HID from 20 to 50 tags
  • Fixed a bug with IP address and port processing in Secure OPC
Predator CNC Service software

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.103 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 14th 2018 - Predator Software acquires OmegaPost

Predator Software announced the acquisition of OmegaPost, a 2-5 axis post processor from CAMCAD Technologies. OmegaPost was designed to simplify the generation of advanced CNC syntax and requirements.

Predator Software will integrate OmegaPost technology within its existing shop floor applications. In addition, OmegaPost will relaunch as Predator CNC Post. Predator Software will assume responsibility for existing customers’ software maintenance and technical support.

“We are excited about investing in CNC post processing and expanding our suite of shop floor control applications,” said Jim Abbassian, Predator Software President and Co-Founder. “Predator Software is a good fit and we are looking forward to seeing the integration within the Predator SFC family,” said Don McKillop, CAMCAD Technologies President and Founder.

About CAMCAD Technologies

CAMCAD Technologies Inc. is a privately held company based in Winter Springs, FL that specializes in consulting, training for advanced CAM applications, contract CAM Programming, and CNC post processer development. For more information contact alison@camcadtech.com

January 12th 2018 - Predator MDC Export Service v11.0.0.21 is released

Predator MDC Export Service v11.0.0.21 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds custom command(s) support

Customers can contact Predator Software at sales@predator-software.com for details and pricing.