2020 Predator News

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 2019 - 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 ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator CNC Service should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 13th 2020 - Predator DNC v11.0.1.274

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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