Latest Predator News - 2017

March 4th 2017 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.78 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.78 has been released. This major update includes a new protocol while enhancing 9 existing protocols.

Refer to the the following improvements:

  • Adds Modbus TCP protocol
  • Adds Notes per device for implementation documentation
  • Adds multiple spindle support for MTConnect v1.3
  • Adds OPC UA tag browser
  • Improves Secure Siemens compatibility with more machine OEMs
  • Improves Text protocol usage and processing
  • Improves MTConnect custom tag processing
  • Improves OPC UA processing
  • Improves Microsoft Access protocol to simplify queries
  • Improves Microsoft SQL protocol to simplify queries
  • Improves Oracle protocol to simplify queries
  • Improves Fanuc Robot protocol to support v8.30146 firmware
  • Improves download packaging

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.78 of Predator CNC Service from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator CNC Service should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

February 19th 2017 - Predator PDM v11.0.167 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.167 has been released. This minor new release includes several enhancements.

Refer to the the following improvements:

  • Adds History Report filter dialog within View Vault
  • Improves PDM APIs when used with Predator DNC
  • Improves Importing new vault items to support statuses
  • Improves LogOut toolbar button for better security
  • Improves International Language Resource loading
  • Fixed a bug when renaming a file that is checked out
  • Fixed a bug with Part Serial number wizards
  • Fixed a bug with the New Work Center wizard

NOTE: Predator PDM v11.0.167 has a known bug with FLM licensing with Windows 10 PCs.

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.167 of Predator PDM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator PDM should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

February 5th 2017 - Predator MDC v11.0.216 is updated

Predator MDC v11.0.216 has been updated with the following minor improvements:

  • Fixed a missing English resource
  • Fixed an install bug with the MDC API help file

February 3rd 2017 - Predator PDM v11.0.162 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.162 has been released. This major new release includes hundreds of new features and enhancements.

Predator PDM v11 Software Overview

Refer to the the following major improvements:

  • Adds Complex Vault support
  • Adds Sign Off and Recent History reports
  • Adds Filter By and Expand All functions
  • Adds File List view vs. Tab view
  • Adds Next and Previous file functions
  • Adds Release Vault Item shortcuts
  • Adds Navigate to Source and to Reference functions
  • Adds Save As and Move functions
  • Adds Undo Checkout function
  • Adds Unreleased and Password vault options
  • Adds Delete if Released and Read Only vault options
  • Adds Multiple ECN options
  • Adds Rename file wizard
  • Adds Machines per PC wizard
  • Adds Shop Floor Vault Item File Copy dialog
  • Adds Part Serial Numbers - Enterprise Only
  • Adds Custom Fields - Enterprise Only
  • Adds Manufacturing Requirements - Enterprise Only
  • Adds Quality Requirements - Enterprise Only
  • Adds New Events Touch - Enterprise Only
  • Adds New Multiple Monitor support
  • Adds New Toolbar buttons
  • Adds Complex Predator Passwords - Enterprise Only
  • Adds Active Directory Password support
  • Adds Microsoft Access 2016 and 2013 support
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2014 support
  • Adds Oracle 12 support
  • Adds Windows 2016 Server support
  • Adds Windows 2012 Server support
  • Adds Windows 10 support
  • Adds several new command line options
  • Adds New Importing components
  • Improves PDM APIs
  • Improves Shop floor View
  • Improves Get, Check In and Check Out dialogs
  • Improves History and User reporting
  • Improves New, Edit and Revise vault item wizards
  • Improves Release and Rollback vault item wizards
  • Improves Change Manufacturing Status wizard
  • Improves Change Quality Status wizard
  • Improves Permissions and Working folders
  • Improves CFR21.1 support
  • Improves New and Edit User wizards
  • Improves New and Edit Vault wizards
  • Improves Vault Viewing with several new options
  • Improves Importing components and attachments
  • Improves Select PC per Machine wizard
  • Improves Performance
  • Improves International Language Resources
  • Improves Online Help
  • New Install

NOTE: Predator PDM v11.0.162 has a known bug with FLM licensing with Windows 10 PCs.

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.162 of Predator PDM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator PDM should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 29th 2017 - Predator MDC v11.0.216 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.216 has been released. This minor release adds several new features and enhancements.

Predator MDC v11 Performance Ranking Charts

Refer to the the following improvements:

  • Adds Windows 2016 Server support
  • Adds Dynamic Measurement Dimensions to Event Trend Charts
  • Adds Dynamic Part changes to Event Trend Charts
  • Adds Scale to Latest option to Event Trend Charts
  • Adds Importing Command style Measurement Dimensions
  • Improves View Machine with current operation
  • Improves Event Trend Chart to plot gaps vs. zero
  • Improves Event Trend Chart with Shifts
  • Improves Event Trend Chart dialog
  • Improves Machine Timeline Chart dialog
  • Improves Machine Timeline Chart with Shifts
  • Improves New Events Touch dialog with Custom Commands
  • Fixes a bug with Adding View Machine to Favorites
  • Fixes a bug with Machine Timeline Chart with Yesterday
  • Fixes a bug with FLM licensing on most Windows OSes

NOTE: Predator MDC v11.0.216 has a known bug with FLM licensing with Windows 10 PCs.

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.216 of Predator MDC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 of Predator MDC should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 28th 2017 - Predator MDC Executive v11.0.11 is released

Predator MDC Executive v11.0.11 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Windows 2016 Server support
  • Adds Oracle support
  • Adds Integrated Windows Authentication support
  • Adds Predator permission support
  • Adds all new installation
  • Improves documentation
  • Fixes a bug when installing on multi-drive PCs

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.11 of Predator MDC Executive from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 of Predator MDC Executive should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 24th 2017 - Predator Travelers v11.0.7 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.7 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Windows 2016 Server support
  • Improves installation
  • Improves missing resources dialog
  • Improves splash screen for multiple DPI settings
  • Fixes a bug with FLM licensing on most Windows OSes

NOTE: Predator Travelers v11.0.7 has a known bug with FLM licensing with Windows 10 PCs.

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.7 of Predator Travelers from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 of Predator Travelers should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 9th 2017 - New! Predator Local Service

Predator Software announces a new onsite service available in 55 US and Canadian cities. Predator Local Service is available for the following:

  • Add a CNC machine, PLC or robot to an existing system
  • Troubleshoot a problematic CNC machine, PLC or robot
  • Predator application training

Customers can purchase a day of Predator Local Service from our ecommerce site via buy now call 503-292-7151 press 3 for scheduling or to check availability.

January 7th 2017 - Predator Software supports Windows 2016 Server

Predator Software announces support for Windows 2016 Server with the release of version 11 Predator applications. However, deployment of Windows 2016 Server must include an extensive review of device drivers. Device driver compatibility with Windows 2016 Server is very limited at this time. This situation will improve though out 2017 and we will update the downloads page with the details.

January 4th 2017 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.67 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.67 has been released. This minor update adds a few features and improves several existing protocols:

  • 40 New Fanuc Variables
  • 40 New Okuma Variables
  • New MTConnect URL Browser
  • New non-Administrator mode for the Manager
  • Improved MTConnect support for override tags
  • Improved MTConnect execution tag support
  • Improved MTConnect controllermode tag support
  • Improved Secure HID™ communication protocol
  • Improved trace logging within the Fanuc protocol
  • Improved tray application
  • Improved version logging
  • Fixed a bug with testing and environment variables
Predator CNC Service software

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.67 of Predator CNC Service from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator CNC Service should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.