Predator MDC v10 Release History

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Version 10 Improvements & Bug Fixes

February 17th 2016 - Predator MDC v10.0.216 is released

Predator MDC v10.0.216 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • New Work Center filtering with Machine Timeline Charts & slide shows
  • New Cost Center filtering with Machine Timeline Charts & slide shows
  • New Machine Type filtering with Machine Timeline Charts & slide shows
  • New Report Type filtering with Machine Timeline Charts & slide shows
  • New 30s database timeout with Machine Timeline Charts & slide shows
  • Includes PMDATA7.DLL v10.0.154
  • Fixed PMDATA7.DLL bug - Operation not allowed when object is closed

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.216 of Predator MDC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator MDC should contact their local Predator VAR or Mike Sizemore at mikes@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

August 21st 2015 - Predator MDC v10.0.214 is released

Predator MDC v10.0.214 has been released. This new version makes the following improvements:

  • Improved PMDC10.exe install making all non MDC apps optional
  • Improved MDC performance with all MDC links
  • Improved Trend Analysis Chart's tool tips
  • Improved OEE display when OEE can't be calculated

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.214 of Predator MDC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator MDC should contact their local Predator VAR or Mike Sizemore at mikes@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

July 21st 2015 - Predator MDC v10.0.212 is released

Predator MDC v10.0.212 has been released. This new version fixes two bugs:

  • Fixed a rare bug when weekend shifts span midnight
  • Fixed a bug with the Machine Timeline Chart using Yesterday with shifts that span midnight

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.212 of Predator MDC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator MDC should contact their local Predator VAR or Mike Sizemore at mikes@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

June 22nd 2015 - Predator MDC v10.0.211 is released

This new version fixes a single bug that only occurs if multiple shifts per machine were assigned within a week but only a single shift was assigned per machine per day. This is a rare condition and to the best of our knowledge was only affecting one customer. Customers running Predator MDC v10.0.209 do not need to upgrade to v10.0.211 unless they are experiencing problems with shift assignments.

March 31st 2015 - Predator MDC v10.0.209 is released

This new version makes the following improvements:

  • Improved -repair command line argument to support large databases
  • Fixed a bug with Fix Data Collection Errors when selecting part numbers

February 11th 2015 - Predator MDC v10.0.206 is released

This new version improves the Machine Timeline Chart and fixes a setup time bug. During a source code consolidation effort with v10.0.204 we accidentally introduced a bug with tracking setup time which may result in excessive setup time at some customers. The bug is specific to the case when a Cycle Start, Teardown Start or Machine Downtime Start follows a Setup Start. If Setup End commands are used the bug will not be encountered. Customers running Predator MDC v10.0.204 should upgrade to v10.0.206 as soon as possible to properly track new setup time. Within Predator MDC v10.0.206 we added a new command line option called -repair that provides a wizard to automatically go back in time and repair and fix excessive setup times caused by build 204. Step through the following process to repair an existing database:

1. Stop the Predator MDC Service
2. Uninstall Predator MDC v10.0.204
3. Install Predator MDC v10.0.206
4. Run Predator MDC v10.0.206 via the following command line

pmdc.exe -repair

5. Logon to Predator MDC
6. A repair dialog will show the number of setup time records to repair
7. Click Ok to fix all setup time records

January 6th 2015 - Predator MDC v10.0.204 is released

This new version fixes the following two bugs:

  • Fixed a bug with Fix Data Collection Error Wizard with User Downtimes
  • Fixed a bug within Predator MDC Service with User Downtimes

January 1st 2015 - Predator MDC v10.0.203 is released

This new version makes a few improvements while fixing several bugs. This latest release makes the following improvements:

  • Added support for 41 additional international Windows locales
  • Improved 10 international resources
  • Improved missing resource dialog and logic
  • Fixed a bug with Fix Data Collection Errors
  • Fixed a bug with View OEE Status

November 1st 2014 - Predator MDC v10.0.202 is released

This new version makes a few improvements while fixing several bugs. This latest release makes the following improvements:

  • Improved Online Help with new and improved topics
  • Improved MDC Service performance
  • Improved MDC Service shift processing and automatic importing
  • Improved automatic incrementing of alphanumeric revisions
  • Improved fix data collection errors
  • Improved delete machine wizards with more errors when deletes fail
  • Improved French, German, Japanese and Italian language support
  • Improved Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish language support
  • Improved SetupMDC.exe automatic Windows OS detection
  • Added a new -ignorestartup command line option for debug purposes
  • Fixed a MDC Service bug with backwards time reporting
  • Fixed a bug with several report and chart filter dialogs
  • Fixed a bug while resizing favorites to zero
  • Fixed a bug when adding view customer status to my favorites
  • Fixed a bug when adding downtime summary reports to my favorites

July 15th 2014 - Predator MDC v10.0.193 is released

This new version makes a few improvements while fixing several bugs. This latest release makes the following improvements:

  • Added typing non-visible PCs in the Select PCs per Machine wizard
  • Improved all dashboards sorting, refresh and active component filters
  • Improved fixing errors within the Fix Data Collection wizard
  • Improved the Delete Collected Data wizard
  • Improved international language resources
  • Improved the performance of the Predator MDC Service
  • Improved Predator MDC standard edition reports to match licensing
  • Improved My Favorites when permissions prevent access
  • Fixed several bugs with the Fix Data Collection wizard
  • Fixed a rare processing bug within the Predator MDC Service
  • Fixed the MDC Service bug introduced with v10.0.185

April 14th 2014 - Predator MDC v10.0.181 is released

This new version makes a few improvements while fixing a couple of bugs. This latest release makes the following improvements:

  • Added support for fixing downtime reasons in the Reprocess wizard
  • Added support for fixing scrap reasons in the Reprocess wizard
  • Added drilldown to Trend Analysis Charts to My Favorites & Slide Shows
  • Added v3.5 of the .Net runtime Installer
  • Added v7.6.6 of the Sentinel Protection Installer to the install
  • Improved online help with additional topics and updates
  • Fixed a bug with View Measurements
  • Fixed a bug with the Reprocess wizard

February 26th 2014 - Predator MDC v10.0.177 is released

This new version improves lots of features while fixing a number of bugs. This latest release makes the following improvements:

  • Added manual font size adjustments for My Favorite Charts
  • Added RulerFontSize for Automation files, slide shows and My Favorites
  • Improved View Job Status display on different screen resolutions
  • Improved New Measurement Dimension wizard
  • Improved Edit Measurement Dimension wizard
  • Improved Hours Summary Chart Title
  • Improved Cycles and Parts Chart Title
  • Improved Trend Analysis Chart Title
  • Improved Custom Commands within New Events
  • Improved refresh performance with New Events
  • Improved New Events to allow 2 second refresh rates
  • Improved the Machine Dashboard to allow 2 second refresh rates
  • Improved dashboard resizing and layout with different sizes
  • Improved Online help with additional examples and new topics
  • Improved Predator MDC Service with new configurable transaction logs
  • Improved Predator MDC Service with faster transaction performance
  • Improved View Machine Status performance
  • Improved View OEE Status performance
  • Improved Report Machine Status performance
  • Improved Predator MDC Service to allow only one instance per network
  • Improved Predator MDC Service with improved error handling
  • Improved Windows's Event reporting
  • Improved real-time processing when shifts span midnight
  • Fixed a bug with help button/F1 issues on several dashboards
  • Fixed a rare bug with Fix Data Collection errors
  • Fixed a bug to allow closing several dashboards via the File menu
  • Fixed a bug to allow Select Criteria on all reports
  • Fixed a couple of bugs with the Machine Timeline chart
  • Fixed a bug with saving the Show Idle Time option

November 11th 2013 - Predator MDC v10.0.167 is released

This new version adds several new features while fixing a number of bugs. This latest release makes the following improvements:

  • Added real-time log option to Predator MDC Service
  • Added 4 new quick pick date ranges to the Machine Events report
  • Added importing machine parts per hour for standard times
  • Improved Predator MDC Service to be common with current beta v11
  • Improved Predator MDC Service Manager to support new features
  • Improved Fix Data Collection wizard to automatically fix more errors
  • Improved real-time data summarization to create less records
  • Improved real-time data summarization when shifts span midnight
  • Fixed a bug with Machine Timeline Chart
  • Fixed a bug with negative time
  • Fixed a bug with Machine Downtime chart's legend with show cost
  • Fixed a bug with Machine Time & Cost chart and multiple parts per job
  • Fixed a bug when deleting part numbers within the Job wizard
  • Fixed a bug with permissions and View Machine Status

September 1st 2013 - Predator MDC v10.0.161 is released

This new version makes the following improvements:

  • Improved Demo mode with support for more records
  • Improved New Machine Service Summary wizard
  • Improved Online Help
  • Improved MDC APIs by eliminating a dependency with PMDATA7.dll
  • Fixed a few bugs with the Machine Timeline Chart
  • Fixed a bug with the Finish Job wizard
  • Fixed a bug with MDC APIs and 64 bit Windows OSes

June 16th 2013 - Predator MDC v10.0.158 is released

The following improvements have been made:

  • Added support for Windows 8
  • Added support for Microsoft Access 2013
  • Added support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Added support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express
  • Added option to toggle display of Status Display
  • Improved several Performance Ranking charts
  • Improved My Favorites
  • Improved Online help
  • Improved pimportworksheet.xls
  • Fixed a bug with Machine Service Chart and Machine Service Report

May 14th 2013 - Predator MDC v10.0.156 is released

This new version improves all charts with a new Chart Zoom feature via CTRL+Left mouse and pressing the R key to return to the previous view. In addition, the Machine Timeline chart has been significantly improved. Specifically the following improvements have been made:

  • Improved CSV importing of commas and double quotes
  • Improved Machine Timeline Chart with new command filter
  • Improved Machine Timeline with CTRL+Left and CTRL+Right tooltips
  • Improved Machine Timeline with better event display and tooltips
  • Improved My Favorites to honor more chart options
  • Improved Event Time Analysis chart to default to drilldown style
  • Eliminated Trend Analysis chart combinations that are not feasible
  • Improved MDC APIs to have a v10 specific reference
  • Non script IDEs need to update to the new MDC API object reference
  • Improved Splash screen display for specific screen resolutions
  • Improved upgrade dialog to eliminate virtual network IDs
  • Improved English, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese and Turkish languages
  • Improved Polish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese languages
  • Improved online help with more topics and fixed a number of help IDs
  • Fixed a bug with function keys and the New Event dialog
  • Fixed a bug when switching between multiple databases

March 17th 2013 - Predator MDC v10.0.147 is released

This new version makes the following improvements:

  • Added a new Filter By button in the Status Display
  • Added multiple machines within the Machine Timeline Chart
  • Added Custom commands within the Machine Timeline Chart
  • Added Next and Previous sets to the Machine Timeline Chart
  • Added new machine filters to the Machine Timeline Chart
  • Improved View Machine Status to honor the new Filter By button
  • Improved View OEE Status to honor the new Filter By button
  • Improved Chart titles to be easier to read
  • Improved Performance Ranking Charts
  • Improved English language resources
  • Fixed a bug with Machine Timeline Charts in My Favorites & slide shows
  • Fixed a bug with selecting jobs with Productivity Summary Chart
  • Fixed a bug with multiple simultaneous API logon calls

September 17th 2012 - Predator MDC v10.0.135 is released

This new version fixes the following bugs:

  • Fixed a bug with My Favorites
  • Fixed a bug with Add to Automation
  • Fixed a bug with Performance Ranking Charts
  • Fixed a bug with Trend Analysis Charts
  • Fixed a bug with the -password command line argument
  • Fixed a bug importing duplicate work centers & cost centers
  • Fixed a bug importing duplicate machine types & report types

September 9th 2012 - Predator MDC v10.0.133 is released

Predator MDC provides new data collection, dashboards, reports and charts providing additional insight into your manufacturing operations with enhanced data collection and machine monitoring. Significant new features include:

  • New French, German, Polish and Turkish language support
  • External configurable resources
  • New Cost Center & Work Center components
  • New Machine Type & Report Type components
  • Inprocess Inspections
  • Thousands of New Reports
  • Hundreds of New Charts
  • 13 New Dashboards
  • My Favorites
  • New CNC Service
  • Improved OEE Support
  • Improved MDC Service
  • Importing 29 component attachments
  • 3 New command line arguments
  • 100+ New permissions
  • New MDC APIs
  • Oracle 11g Express support
  • Improved Windows 7, Vista and 2008 Server support

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