2019 Predator News

November 19th 2019 - Predator DNC v11.0.1.220

Predator DNC v11.0.1.220 has been released. This release makes a number of improvements to the Predator DNC Service. Refer to the following for a complete list of improvements:

  • Adds support for the FTP command APPE within the FTP Server terminator
  • Adds the option to filter and create custom views for Predator DNC Service within the Windows Event viewer
  • Adds the ability to uninstall the Predator DNC Service while it's running
  • Improves installing and uninstalling Predator DNC Service
  • Improves the readability of messages within the Windows Event Viewer
  • Improves the user interface when starting Predator DNC when the Predator DNC Service is already running
  • Fixes an install bug with the Send and Receive Translate Links

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.1.220 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.

November 12th 2019 - Predator Import Utility v11.0.36 is re-released

Predator Import Utility v11.0.36 has been re-released. This re-release makes the following improvement:

  • Changes the default install folder to c:\predator software\utilities

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.36 of Predator Import Utility from our ftp site at any time.

November 9th 2019 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.39 is released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.39 has been released. This update focuses on improving backplotting. Refer to the following specifics:

  • Improves Editing File Extensions under Windows 10
  • Improves International resources
  • Fixes a spelling error within the install
  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.176 for backplotting improvements - Learn more

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.39 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.

November 6th 2019 - Predator MDC v11.0.302 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.302 has been released. This version makes the following improvements:

  • Adds * style automatic formatting to job and part numbers
  • Adds * style automatic formatting to part and operation revisions
  • Improves International language support
  • Improves the performance of automatic formatting
  • Improves the ability to change format strings
  • Improves text display within the progress status bar
  • Fixes a New Good and Scrapped Count Event permissions when set independently
  • Fixes a bug with Downtime Summary reports to prevent duplicate subgroup selection
  • Fixes a bug sorting work centers within the Edit wizard
  • Fixes a bug editing downtimes previously assigned to the legacy Both style

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.302 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 3rd 2019 - Predator Touch HMI v11.0.9.3 is re-released

Predator Touch HMI v11.0.9.3 has been re-released. This re-release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves the default example HMI
  • Improves the PDF documentation
  • Fixes an installation bug

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.9.3 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.

November 2nd 2019 - Predator Tracker v11.0.74 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.74 has been released. This major update focuses on improving automatic formatting and working with kits. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds * style automatic formatting to kit, tool, gage, insert and cutter numbers
  • Adds * style automatic formatting to kit, tool and gage serial numbers
  • Adds * style automatic formatting to job, part, material and purchase request numbers
  • Adds * style automatic formatting to part and operation revisions
  • Adds * style automatic formatting to tool and gage IRR numbers
  • Adds View > Kits menu to simplify viewing kit serial numbers
  • Adds View > Tools menu to simplify viewing tool serial numbers
  • Adds View > Gages menu to simplify viewing gage serial numbers
  • Adds Add Existing Tool right mouse menu within View Tools
  • Adds kit number and kit serial number columns when viewing gage serial numbers
  • Adds kit number and kit serial number columns when viewing tool serial numbers
  • Improves the Receive Purchase Request wizard to validate formating of tool and gage serial numbers
  • Improves International language support
  • Improves the performance of automatic formatting
  • Improves the ability to change format strings

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.74 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.

November 1st 2019 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.152 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.152 has been released. This minor update makes the following improvements:

  • Improves crash recovery within the Heidenhain protocol
  • Fixes a problem with the Okuma THINC 9 protocol introduced with v11.0.0.149

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.152 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.

October 27th 2019 - Predator DNC v11.0.1.192

Predator DNC v11.0.1.192 has been released. This release makes a number of FTP improvements. Refer to the following for a complete list of improvements:

  • Adds support for Mazak Smart CNC's use of non-standard CWD FTP commands
  • Adds support for the comma character within Remote Autoname created files
  • Adds the new v11 style text viewer to live folders
  • Includes Predator CNC Editor v11.0.39 - Learn more
  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.176 - Learn more
  • Fixes a bug with the FTP Server terminator that was crashing during offline startups
  • Fixes a bug displaying the FTP port number in the logs when set to a port other than 21

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.1.192 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.

October 17th 2019 - Predator Tracker v11.0.73 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.73 has been released. This release focuses on improving the View Kit from Tool Dialog. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds Automatic sorting by kit number within the View Kit from Tool Dialog
  • Adds optional sorting by any column within the View Kit from Tool Dialog
  • Adds International language support to the View Kit from Tool Dialog
  • Fixes a bug with New Purchase Request when adding items after deleting all items

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.73 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.

October 8th 2019 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.176 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.176 is released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Complex tool holder support to Lathe Turbo model
  • Adds Transparency support to Lathe Turbo model
  • Adds Independent lathe tool holder selection
  • Adds Lathe turret support to Lathe Turbo model
  • Adds r_Haas_TypeII register within the reverse post
  • Adds r_turn_cycle_X_roughallow register within the reverse post
  • Adds r_turn_cycle_Y_roughallow register within the reverse post
  • Adds r_gencycle_feed_plunge register within the reverse post
  • Adds Haas lathe maximum spindle speed G26 support
  • Improves Performance of Animation models
  • Improves Display of Animation model transparency
  • Improves Macro Variable display to clear after restart vs. program end
  • Improves Lathe Turbo model with certain mill tool shapes and model restarts
  • Improves Lathe Turbo model with manual part rotations and positions
  • Improves Lathe Turbo model to support start angle when threading
  • Improves Lathe Turbo model to respect solid edge preference
  • Improves Lathe cycles to support complex feeds and speeds
  • Improves Tool holder display and collision detection
  • Improves Lathe window titles
  • Improves Lathe cycles support of prefinish passes
  • Improves Performance of Lathe Solid models
  • Improves Reverse post processing error messages
  • Improves Lathe cycle verification and simulation
  • Improves Support for multiple feed rates within a single lathe cycle
  • Improves Complex lathe roughing cycles with multiple pockets
  • Improves Siemens CYCLE95 feed rates and rounding support
  • Improves Custom tool shape profile support
  • Improves Lighting dialog
  • Removes Automatic STLFix desktop shortcut from the install
  • Fixes a bug with Animation+Backplot
  • Fixes a bug with last error register
  • Fixes a bug within Fanuc lathe cycle G70 after a G71 or G72 cycle
  • Fixes a bug with multiple pockets within a lathe cycle
  • Fixes a bug with complex toolholders

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.1.176 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.

October 3rd 2019 - Predator Touch HMI v11.0.9.3 is released

Predator Touch HMI v11.0.9.3 has been released. This minor upgrade makes the following improvements:

  • Adds equal character support to button text
  • Adds \A1 through \A9 variable support to UNC pathnames within argument functions

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.9.3 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.

October 1st 2019 - Predator MDC Export Service v11.0.0.45 is released

Predator MDC Export Service v11.0.0.45 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds MTConnect Agent/Adapter for Predator MDC v11
  • Adds MTConnect version 1.4 support
  • Adds MTConnect current method. For example, http://localhost/machine name/current
  • Adds 10+ MTConnect tags

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

September 30th 2019 - Predator Software supports Windows 2019 Server

Predator Software announces support for Windows 2019 Server with the latest version 11 releases of Predator applications. However, deployment of Windows 2019 Server must include a review of device drivers. Device driver testing and compatibility with Windows 2019 Server is still ongoing. This situation will improve though out 2019 and we will update the Downloads page and Windows Requirements page with details.

September 29th 2019 - Predator Flex/N Driver v4.8.488

Predator Flex/N Driver v4.8.488 has been released. A new Predator Flex/N Hub Secure RealPort Installation document is now available. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Adds support for Windows 2019 Server
  • Adds TLS, Transport Layer Security, version 1.2 support
  • Maintains backwards compatibility with TLS version 1.1 and 1.0

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v4.8.488 of the Predator Flex/N driver from our ftp site at any time.

September 15th 2019 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.149 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.149 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds an Okuma THINC 21 protocol to support v1.21
  • Adds support for Okuma Grinders within the Okuma THINC 21 protocol
  • Verifies installation compatibility with older Windows versions such as Windows XP

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.149 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 14th 2019 - Predator RCM v11.1.9.22 is released

Predator RCM v11.1.9.22 has been released. This updates includes the following enhancements:

  • Adds additional snap points to the main window
  • Improves snapping of child windows to the main window
  • Improves the display of chuck numbers within the Presetter module
  • Improves the processing of multiple unload requests
  • Improves the Fanuc Mill machine status after clearing a machine alarm
  • Improves Fanuc Robot status when the robot is powered down while connected
  • Improves saving tool offsets within the Mega Tool Rack module
  • Improves cell locking when the magazine is the load magazine position

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.1.9.22 of Predator RCM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator RCM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

August 30th 2019 - Predator RCM v11.1.9.21 is released

Predator RCM v11.1.9.21 has been released. This updates includes the following enhancements:

  • Adds Put All Jobs in Queue right mouse menu
  • Adds Place All Jobs On Hold right mouse menu
  • Improves the Log Viewer to maintain the selected row after clearing a filter
  • Improves identification of duplicate robot tasks when placing an item
  • Improves the Makino module's use of digital I/O
  • Improves the Fanuc Mill module's use of digital I/O
  • Improves the Fanuc Lathe module's use of digital I/O
  • Improves docking of panels to the main window
  • Fixes a bug with the Mazak Mill module and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Fixes a bug displaying the estimated time within the Presetter application

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.1.9.21 of Predator RCM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator RCM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

August 29th 2019 - Predator Touch HMI v11.0.9.2 is released

Predator Touch HMI v11.0.9.2 has been released. This minor upgrade makes the following improvements:

  • Adds \Folder support when selecting a folder is desired
  • Improves documentation with additional examples

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.9.2 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.

August 27th 2019 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.147 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.147 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Improves reading strings within the Modbus protocol
  • Improves the trace option when troubleshooting
  • Improves digital signing of the .MSI file
  • Fixes a bug with CR and LF output from Digital I/O within the Fanuc Focas protocol
  • Fixes a bug with the Oracle database connection within the Oracle protocol
  • Fixes a bug with the Protocol Tab messages when testing

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.147 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 25th 2019 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.38 is released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.38 has been released. Refer to the following specifics:

  • Adds support for filenames that end with a space
  • Adds -O command line option in addition to the existing -o
  • Improves Editing File Extensions
  • Fixes a bug with opening read only files
  • Fixes a bug with the -o read only command line option
  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.121 for backplotting improvements

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.38 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.

August 14th 2019 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.121 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.121 is released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Siemens Sinumerik CYCLE93 lathe groove cycle support
  • Adds Siemens Sinumerik CYCLE94 lathe undercut cycle support per DIN 509
  • Adds Siemens Sinumerik CYCLE95 lathe roughing cycle support
  • Adds Siemens Sinumerik CYCLE96 lathe thread undercut cycle support per DIN 76
  • Adds Siemens Sinumerik CYCLE97 lathe threading cycle support
  • Adds Siemens Sinumerik CYCLE98 lathe multiple thread cycle support
  • Adds Siemens Sinumerik chamfer support via CHR=, CHF= and ,C
  • Adds Siemens Sinumerik rounding support via RND=, RNDM= and ,R
  • Adds support for lathe chamfer and rounding within lathe cycles
  • Adds 7 new lathe cycle error messages
  • Improves existing lathe warning messages
  • Improves Fanuc G73/G75 lathe cycle support
  • Improves lathe cycles with cutter compensation support
  • Improves lathe cycles with very complex profiles
  • Improves Siemens Sinumerik 840D reverse post
  • Improves Fanuc 16i TA reverse post
  • Improves Installation processes when updating an existing installation
  • Fixes several minor lathe cycle bugs

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.1.121 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.

August 3rd 2019 - Predator PDM v11.0.221 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.221 has been released. This version makes the following improvements:

  • Adds always on display of vault item asset numbers
  • Adds manufacturing status control of editing vault items
  • Adds quality status control of editing vault items
  • Adds -IgnoreStartup command line option to override View Vault
  • Improves the Attach Files wizard to optionally work with Pending vault items
  • Improves finding of vault items by asset number
  • Improves vault loading status
  • Improves English language resources
  • Improves shopfloor browsing to be identical to engineering browsing
  • Improves re-install process
  • Improves API installation
  • Fixes a bug sorting work centers within the Edit wizard
  • Fixes a bug displaying a blank dialog after importing vault items

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.221 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.

July 15th 2019 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.146 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.146 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Predator MDC Adapter 3G (Third Generation) protocol
  • Improves Digital I/O re-connection logic on Fanuc Focas protocol
  • Fixes a bug with Enterprise/16 licensing

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.146 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.

July 14th 2019 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.78 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.78 is released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds automated versioning of critical files
  • Improves processing of lathe arcs
  • Improves in-process inspection of partial models
  • Fixes a bug with global and local variables within the same CNC program
  • Fixes a bug with 360º arcs
  • Fixes a bug with saving binary STL files within the STLFIX utility
  • Fixes a bug when combining Fanuc G52, G2 and Radius style programming

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.1.78 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.

July 13th 2019 - Predator Tracker v11.0.72 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.72 has been released. This release focuses on improving the checkin and checkout processes. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds New Department button to Check In and Check Out dialogs
  • Adds New Location button to Check In and Check Out dialogs
  • Adds New Group button to Check In and Check Out dialogs
  • Adds New Machine button to Check In and Check Out dialogs
  • Adds New Job button to Check In and Check Out dialogs
  • Adds New Part Type button to Check In and Check Out dialogs
  • Adds New Part button to Check In and Check Out dialogs
  • Adds New Operation button to Check In and Check Out dialogs
  • Adds Part type and part number selection with new job number creation
  • Adds Part type and part number selection after job number selection
  • Fixes a bug with Report > Checked Out > By Operation resource

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.72 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.

June 29th 2019 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.145 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.145 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Improves Advanced Machine connection processing with 9 protocols
  • Improves Error logging with 9 protocols
  • Requires Predator DNC or Predator MDC v11 or v10
  • Fixes a bug with licensing with certain port numbers

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.145 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.

June 17th 2019 - Predator DNC v11.0.1.62

Predator DNC v11.0.1.62 has been released. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Improves FTP server terminator with Unix sub folder support
  • Fixes a bug with Fanuc Focas installation
  • Fixes a bug with UNC paths and Windows service operation

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.1.62 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.

June 16th 2019 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.143 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.143 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds support for IP address verification with the Modbus protocol
  • Adds support for IP address verification with the OPC UA protocol
  • Adds support for IP address verification with the OPC protocol
  • Fixes a bug with IP address verification with the Fanuc Focas protocol
  • Fixes a bug with digital I/O and macros after recovering from a no response with the Fanuc Focas protocol

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.143 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.

June 11th 2019 - Predator MDC Export Service v11.0.0.43 is released

Predator MDC Export Service v11.0.0.43 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds tag subscription support to the OPC UA protocol
  • Adds UserAccessLevel permission per node within the OPC UA protocol
  • Adds AccessLevel permissions per node within the OPC UA protocol
  • Improves time stamps to honor the server location vs. UTC+0
  • Fixes a bug with the Planned and UnPlanned downtime within OPC UA, JSON and XML protocols
  • Fixes a bug that advertised a Teardown_Type tag it should have remained Teardown_Time within OPC UA, JSON and XML protocols

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

June 8th 2019 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.141 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.141 has been released. This update focuses on improving the MTConnect and OPC UA protocols. Refer to the following details:

  • Improves support for Tool Number within the MTConnect protocol
  • Improves support for Rapid Override within the MTConnect protocol
  • Improves OPC UA tag reading to be independent
  • Improves OPC UA error handling
  • Fixes a bug with MTConnect and extra \13\10 on custom tags and threshold tags
  • Fixes a bug with OPC UA and extra \13\10 on some tags

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.141 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.

June 5th 2019 - Predator MDC Export Service v11.0.0.42 is released

Predator MDC Export Service v11.0.0.42 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds tag description attribute to all OPC UA tags
  • Adds a new Status_Date tag to OPC UA, XML and JSON protocols
  • Improves the output of several tags within OPC UA, XML and JSON protocols
  • Improves the output so null tags are exported as empty within XML and JSON protocols
  • Improves the output so machines are exported in numerical order within XML and JSON protocols
  • Restores the tag name to Status vs. StatusEnabled
  • Removes the unused Stop_Time field from OPC UA, JSON and XML protocols
  • Fixes a bug with the Part_Number tag within the OPC UA protocol

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

June 4th 2019 - Predator DNC v11.0.1.51

Predator DNC v11.0.1.51 has been released. This release fixes a few issues and includes some new features and improvements. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds Mitsubishi EDM support via Ethernet
  • Adds a Browse button to the Command Line Link
  • Adds ignoring of sub calls within comments when when dripfeeding via the Single File option
  • Adds automated versioning of critical files
  • Improves FTP server terminator with Unix directory compatibilty
  • Improves the maximum number of nested levels when dripfeeding via the Single File option
  • Improves maximum number of CNC programs from 100 to 1000 for Receive from CNC via O9999
  • Fixes a bug with the Browse button within the FTP Server terminator
  • Fixes a bug with the Browse button within the File and Sub Program link
  • Fixes a bug with upgrading Predator DNC v9.0 and older PXPs
  • Fixes a bug with Secure DNC's reported version number within the log file

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.1.51 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.

May 25th 2019 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.139 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.139 has been released. This update improves the Modbus protocol. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds support for Modbus High|Low and Low|High style strings
  • Adds timeout support within Modbus
  • Fixes a bug processing Modbus holding registers

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.139 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 24th 2019 - Predator RCM v11.1.9.12 is released

Predator RCM Software

Predator RCM v11.1.9.12 has been released. This major new version includes hundreds of new improvements in machine tending and robotic manufacturing automation. The following major new features are highlighted:

  • Adds parts only and tool only style machine tending cells
  • Adds configurable big button HMI to run robot and CNC machine programs
  • Adds configurable big button HMI for robot digital I/O
  • Adds generic digital I/O only machine interface for part washers, test stands and other equipment
  • Adds optional operator electronic signatures for CFR21.11 and other compliance requirements
  • Adds optional active directory integrations for passwords
  • Adds display of user login and access level display in the statusbar
  • Adds FastTrack support for part and tool based cells
  • Adds FastTrack support for tool based cells
  • Adds optional ERP and MES integration and validation
  • Adds optional bar code scanning of paper based travelers and routers
  • Adds Mitutoyo CMM inspection module
  • Adds Acsys laser marker module
  • Adds part drawer material handling module
  • Adds advanced digital I/O based part drawer material handling module
  • Adds operator override for scrap parts
  • Adds optional common scrap reasons integration with Predator MDC
  • Adds option to maintain lot control of production manufacturing
  • Adds Fanuc CNC mill and lathe modules
  • Adds tripple gripper support to the Fanuc robot module
  • Adds Mazak CNC mill and ATC modules
  • Adds Fanuc robot looping main style robot automation and programming
  • Adds Fanuc robot UOP style operation and programming
  • Adds parts feeder style material handling module
  • Adds manual assembly station module
  • Adds Mega tool rack magazine module
  • Adds optional job setup automation which runs prior to production
  • Adds optional near end of job to improve machine tending performance
  • Adds Heidenhain CNC mill module
  • Adds chuck names to chucks
  • Adds support for 3 and 4 chucks per machine
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012 and 2008 support
  • Adds log file viewer application
  • Adds several robot, CNC machine and other tester applications
  • Adds several new PDF documents for different aspects of machine tending and automation
  • Improves software installation
  • Improves robot gripper design and user interface
  • Improves Job Queue play, pause and stop design and operation
  • Improves robot queue design and operation
  • Improves cell configuration and setup wizards
  • Improves online help

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.1.9.12 of Predator RCM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator RCM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 14th 2019 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.138 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.136 has been released. This update simplifies MTConnect configurations while also making a number of MTConnect improvements. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds PowerState support to MTConnect version 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3
  • Adds Line Power State support to MTConnect version 1.4
  • Adds Control Power State support to MTConnect version 1.4
  • Adds Functional Mode support to MTConnect version 1.3 and 1.4
  • Adds Diameter/Radius Offset support to MTConnect version 1.4
  • Adds Length Offset support to MTConnect version 1.4
  • Adds Work Offset support to MTConnect version 1.4
  • Adds End of Primary Bar support to MTConnect version 1.4 and 1.3
  • Adds End of Auxiliary Bar support to MTConnect version 1.4 and 1.3
  • Improves all four Equipment Modes to be High/Low style tags
  • Reduces Windows Installer requirements
  • Fixes a bug in build 136 where testing a MTConnect v1.3 device would crash the manager
  • Fixes a bug in build 135 with the new MTConnect tags were also added to other protocols

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.138 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 12th 2019 - Predator CycleLock v5.10C is released

Predator CycleLock v5.10C has been released. This version makes the following improvements:

  • Includes support for one CycleLock expansion module
  • Adds support for integrated Predator MDC Adapter option
  • Adds support for Predator Light Tower expansion option
  • Adds additional error handling

Customers on software maintenance can download v5.10C of the Predator CycleLock firmware from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v4 or older of Predator CycleLock firmware should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

NOTE: Predator firmware updates require a Project Loader application and should only be performed by experienced field service personnel.

May 12th 2019 - Predator EditLock v5.10E is released

Predator EditLock v5.10E has been released. This version makes the following improvements:

  • Includes support for one EditLock expansion module
  • Adds support for integrated Predator MDC Adapter option
  • Adds support for Predator Light Tower expansion option
  • Adds additional error handling

Customers on software maintenance can download v5.10E of the Predator EditLock firmware from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v4 or older of Predator EditLock firmware should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

NOTE: Predator firmware updates require a Project Loader application and should only be performed by experienced field service personnel.

May 11th 2019 - Predator MDC v11.0.299 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.299 has been released. This version makes the following improvements:

  • Improves Status Display resources
  • Improves Online help
  • Fixes a bug with selecting performance metrics using the keyboard

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.299 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.

May 10th 2019 - Predator Touch HMI v11.0.9.1 is released

Predator Touch HMI v11.0.9.1 has been released. This minor upgrade makes the following improvements:

  • Adds \FileOpen and \FileSave support to the ProgramWait command
  • Adds Combining \A1 - \A9 variable support with \FileOpen and \FileSave variables
  • Adds \FileNameOpen and \FileNameSave support to the ProgramWait command
  • Improves Documentation

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.9.1 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.

May 9th 2019 - Predator License Utility v11.0.9.1 is released

Predator License Utility Software

Predator License Utility v11.0.9.1 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds new user interface design
  • Adds Administrator only operation
  • Improves Copyright details
  • Improves Online Help
  • Improves manifest from an external file to embedded

This is a free utility and customers can download v11.0.9.1 of the Predator License Utility from our website at any time.

May 7th 2019 - Predator DNC v11.0.0.26

Predator DNC v11.0.0.26 has been released. This release fixes a few issues and includes updates to the latest Predator CNC Editor. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds redistributable requirement for the DMG Mori terminator
  • Improves identical folder and filename conflict identification
  • Includes Predator CNC Editor v11.0.37
  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.289
  • Fixes a bug with Predator CNC Editor license management during installation

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.26 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.

May 4th 2019 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.37 is released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.37 has been released. Refer to the following specifics:

  • Improves International resources
  • Improves Save As to honor configurable file extensions
  • Improves Installation processes when updating an existing installation
  • Improves File Open to remember the last folder
  • Improves Copyright to 2019
  • Fixes a bug with the Editor License Manager
  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.289 for backplotting improvements

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.37 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.

May 4th 2019 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.289 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.289 is released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Fixes a bug with Fagor G66 support
  • Fixes a bug with turning motion

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.289 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.

May 4th 2019 - Predator Travelers v11.0.18 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.18 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves International resources
  • Improves Installation processes when updating an existing installation
  • Improves Copyright to 2019
  • Fixes a bug with importing inspection attachments

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.18 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.

May 3rd 2019 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.136 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.136 has been released. This minor update makes the following improvements:

  • Fixes a bug with the Execution tag in MTConnect 1.3

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.136 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 3rd 2019 - Predator Tracker v11.0.68 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.68 has been released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves International resources
  • Improves Installation processes when updating an existing installation
  • Improves Copyright to 2019
  • Fixes a bug with the Gage List report
  • Fixes a bug with importing tool, cutter and insert material references

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.68 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.

May 2nd 2019 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.135 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.135 has been released. This minor update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Setup ID support to MTConnect version 1.4
  • Adds Materials support to MTConnect version 1.4
  • Adds Equipment_Mode support to MTConnect version 1.4
  • Adds Maintenance ID support to MTConnect version 1.4
  • Fixes a bug with Operator ID support in MTConnect 1.4 and 1.3
  • Fixes a bug with emergency stop support in MTConnect 1.4 and 1.3
  • Fixes a bug with \LongMonth within Text protocol
  • Fixes a bug when pathnames contained variables within Text protocol

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.135 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 1st 2019 - Predator PDM v11.0.217 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.217 has been released. This version makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Tabbed File Select option to shop floor views
  • Adds tool tips per file to shop floor views
  • Adds F10 and F11 keyboard shortcuts for next and previous file
  • Improves Installation processes when updating an existing installation
  • Fixes a bug introduced with build 215 with language resources
  • Fixes a bug introduced with build 215 with Multi Event processing
  • Fixes a bug with assigning default color for New Events Touch

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.217 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.

April 27th 2019 - Predator MDC v11.0.298 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.298 has been released. This version makes the following improvements:

  • Adds \LastCycleTime variable to Shopfloor Layouts
  • Adds \Downtime variable to Shopfloor Layouts
  • Adds Color Downtime option to Shopfloor Layouts
  • Improves Installation processes when updating an existing installation
  • Fixes a bug introduced with build 297 with Multi Event processing
  • Fixes a bug with assigning default color for New Events Touch

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.298 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.

April 25th 2019 - Predator PDM v11.0.216 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.216 has been released. This version makes the following improvements:

  • Improves Copyright to 2019
  • Includes PMDATA7 v11.0.76
  • Fixes a bug introduced with build 215 with resource strings

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.216 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.

April 25th 2019 - Predator MDC v11.0.297 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.297 has been released. This version makes the following improvements:

  • Improves MDC Service performance of good parts, scrap parts and custom commands
  • Improves Copyright to 2019
  • Includes PMDATA7 v11.0.76
  • Fixes a bug introduced with build 296 with resource strings
  • Fixes a rare bug with MDC Service and Microsoft SQL Server

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.297 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.

April 22nd 2019 - Predator MDC v11.0.296 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.296 has been released. This version makes several improvements to New Events Touch. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds 4 integration options to New Events Touch when combined with PDM Enterprise
  • Improves New Events Touch's machine pulldown
  • Improves New Events Touch's refresh button
  • Improves New Events Touch with Multi Event
  • Improves International Resources
  • Improves Refreshing while zoomed in a Machine Timeline chart
  • Fixes a bug with Multi Event usage w/New Events Touch
  • Fixes an overflow bug with Machine Timeline Chart

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.296 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.

April 21st 2019 - Predator DNC v11.0.0.24

Predator DNC v11.0.0.24 has been released. This release fixes several bugs and packaging issues that were found after the initial release. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds XModem label reminders to not use software flow control
  • Adds .NET framework v4.5.2 install option
  • Improves filename support within the DMG Mori Terminator
  • Improves FTP Server support to automatically recover from unexpected disconnects
  • Improves XModem reliability
  • Fixes several bugs with the DMG Mori terminator
  • Fixes a bug with default extensions and Microsoft Open and Save dialogs
  • Fixes a bug with Command Timeout Link
  • Fixes a bug with Fanuc Focas driver installation
  • Fixes a bug with DMG Mori driver installation

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.24 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.

April 21st 2019 - Predator v11 app support for XP & 2003 Server has ended

Predator Software ends primary application support for Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server with the latest version 11 releases. Customers are strongly encouraged to upgrade to newer editions of Microsoft Windows. Customers that do not wish to upgrade to newer editions of Microsoft Windows can continue to run version 10 of Predator applications and continue to receive support from Predator Software. This change in policy affects the following Predator applications:

  • Predator CNC Editor v11
  • Predator CNC Service v11
  • Predator DNC v11
  • Predator FLM v11
  • Predator MDC v11
  • Predator PDM v11
  • Predator Tracker v11
  • Predator Travelers v11
  • Predator Virtual CNC v11

Microsoft ended extended support for Windows XP on April 8th 2014. In addition, Microsoft ended extended support for Windows 2003 Server on July 14th 2015. Predator Software has maintained support for both Windows operating systems for an additional four or five years. However, .NET framework requirements have forced us to end support for Windows XP and 2003 Server with the latest releases of Predator version 11 applications.

Support for Windows XP and 2003 Server is not ending for the following:

  • Predator License Utility
  • Predator Secure v11 applications
  • Predator Testers
  • Predator Touch HMI v11

NOTE: The above applications are designed to run on older and newer Windows operating systems.

Learn More

April 20th 2019 - Predator PDM v11.0.215 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.215 has been released. This version makes the following improvements:

  • Adds 11 custom command variables
  • Adds 4 integration options to New Events Touch within PDM Enterprise
  • Adds DecodeAttVariable method to the PDM APIs
  • Improves New Events Touch's machine pulldown within PDM Enterprise
  • Improves New Events Touch's refresh button within PDM Enterprise
  • Improves New Events Touch with Multi Event within PDM Enterprise
  • Improves International Resources
  • Improves Online Help
  • Includes Predator PDM API v11.0.18
  • Fixes a bug with Multi Event usage w/New Events Touch within PDM Enterprise

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.215 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.

April 19th 2019 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.132 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.132 has been released. This minor update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Fanuc 32 specific processing to the Fanuc Focas protocol
  • Fixes a bug with \ShortDay and \ShortMonth variables within the Text protocol
  • Fixes a bug with JSON to eliminate an extra CRLF
  • Fixes a bug with MTConnect so Line is an altternate for LineNumber

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.132 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.

April 18th 2019 - Predator MDC Export Service v11.0.0.39 is released

Predator MDC Export Service v11.0.0.39 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Improves automatic initial certificate creation to support daylight savings

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

April 7th 2019 - Predator MDC for Android supports Android Pie

Predator MDC for Android v11.0.3 supports Android v9 which is commonly known as the Pie release from Google.

Learn More

April 3rd 2019 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.131 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.131 has been released. This minor update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Line Label support to MTConnect version 1.4
  • Adds Work Holding ID support to MTConnect version 1.4
  • Adds Operator ID support to MTConnect version 1.4
  • Adds 5 Digit macro variable support to Fanuc Backup

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.131 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 20th 2019 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.129 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.129 has been released. This minor update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds MTConnect version 1.4 support
  • Improves Empty state support in all custom tag protocols
  • Improves the logging of custom macro availability in Fanuc Focas protocol
  • Removes MTConnect version 1.4 specific details from MTConnect version 1.3
  • Fixes a logic bug with the End state in all custom tag protocols

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.129 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 15th 2019 - Predator DNC v11.0.0.22

Predator DNC v11 Release History

Predator DNC v11.0.0.22 has been released. By design, this release is intended to improve overall communications with Ethernet based CNCs, CMMs, 3D Printers, Robots and PLCs. New Ethernet based Predator Secure DNC technology has been developed to support a wide range of Windows based devices. New Ethernet based Predator Secure PLC technology has been developed to support a wide range of OPC DA based devices. Improvements to FTP, Fanuc Focas and a number of other objects have been updated. Finally, an updated user interface is also included. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds 3D Printer support
  • Adds PLC support
  • Adds Windows 10 support
  • Adds Windows 2016 Server support
  • Adds Microsoft Access 2016 support
  • Adds Microsoft Access 2019 support
  • Adds Microsoft Excel 2016 support
  • Adds Microsoft Excel 2019 support
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2016 support
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express support
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2017 support
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express support
  • Adds Oracle 13 support
  • Adds Huge File support
  • Adds Predator Secure DNC support
  • Adds Predator Secure PLC support
  • Adds DMG Mori Seiki MAPPS Ethernet support
  • Adds Fanuc Focas Data support
  • Adds Cognex Dataman bar code reader support
  • Adds Cognex MX bar code reader support
  • Adds Danobat Fanuc Ethernet support
  • Adds Device Write support
  • Adds New File Transfer viewer
  • Adds Default Toolbar Layout option
  • Improves CNC, Robot, CMM and test stand support
  • Improves User Interface
  • Improves Fanuc Focas support
  • Improves FTP Client support
  • Improves FTP Server support
  • Improves COM Port HSM support
  • Improves Predator MDC for Access links
  • Improves Predator MDC for SQL links
  • Improves Predator MDC for Oracle links
  • Improves Floating Network Licensing
  • Improves Online Help
  • Improves Predator CNC Editor v11 Bundle
  • Reduces download size by 102MB

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.22 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.

March 14th 2019 - Predator PDM v11.0.214 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.214 has been released. This version fixes several Predator PDM Enterprise only bugs that were introduced with the previous v11.0.213 release. Refer to the following details:

  • Improves Error handling with loading a file
  • Includes PMDATA7.dll version 11.0.75
  • Fixes a bug with the Part Start dialog
  • Fixes a bug with the Job End dialog with the Access edition
  • Fixes a bug with Setup Start processing with the SQL Server edition

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.214 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.

March 13th 2019 - Predator MDC v11.0.294 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.294 and Predator MDC Service Manager v11.0.22 have been released. This version fixes several bugs that were introduced with the previous v11.0.292 release. Refer to the following details:

  • Improves Machine Timeline Charts with really large datasets
  • Improves Data Collection Error processing
  • Improves Data Collection Error Counts
  • Includes PMDATA7.dll version 11.0.75
  • Includes Predator MDC Service Manager v11.0.22
  • Fixes a bug with Predator MDC Service Manager
  • Fixes a bug with the Part Start dialog
  • Fixes a bug with the Job End dialog with the Access edition
  • Fixes a bug with Setup Start processing with the SQL Server edition
  • Fixes a bug importing reason code attachments

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.294 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.

March 11th 2019 - Predator MDC Export Service v11.0.0.37 is released

Predator MDC Export Service v11.0.0.37 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Certificate validation messaging to trace output to OPC UA
  • Adds IP and port configuration to OPC UA

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

March 8th 2019 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.128 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.128 has been released. This minor update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Automatic alternative part counter to the Fanuc protocol
  • Adds End state to the JSON protocol
  • Adds End state to the Microsoft Access protocol
  • Adds End state to the Microsoft SQL protocol
  • Adds End state to the MTConnect protocol
  • Adds End state to the OPC DA protocol
  • Adds End state to the OPC UA protocol
  • Adds End state to the Oracle protocol
  • Adds End state to the Secure OPC protocol
  • Adds End state to the Secure Siemens protocol
  • Adds End state to the Siemens OPC UA protocol
  • Adds End state to the Text protocol
  • Adds End state to the XML protocol

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.128 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 7th 2019 - Predator MDC for Android update

Updated part numbers for Predator MDC for Android and Predator MDC Enterprise for Android have been released. Refer to the following:

Part # Descriptions
20561920 Predator MDC Enterprise Android for SQL Server
20562920 Predator MDC Android for SQL Server
20581920 Predator MDC Enterprise Android for Oracle
20582920 Predator MDC Android for Oracle

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

March 7th 2019 - Predator File Parser v11.0.0.9 is released

Predator File Parser v11.0.0.9 has been released. This new command line Windows based Predator application is bundled with professional onsite services to simplify custom processing of CNC programs, CMM programs and other manufacturing files.

For example, the Predator File Parser can be used to convert CNC programs from one machine type to another. Another example is to modify CNC programs automatically for laser tool measuring within a tool change cycle. Another example would be processing ERP or MES data extracts prior to importing into the Predator database. Refer to the following main features:

  • Script host for vbscript
  • Single and multiple file support
  • Sub folder support
  • Binary and ASCII file processing
  • Per byte, character, line and file processing

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

March 6th 2019 - Predator Import Service v10.0.0.62 is released

Predator Import Service v10.0.0.62 is released. This minor release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds an Always option to control processing
  • Adds an Always with Archive option to control processing
  • Improves logging of archive bit
  • Fixes an intermittent crash bug

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

February 23rd 2019 - Predator PDM v11.0.213 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.213 has been released. This release primarily improves the New Events Touch dialog within the Enterprise edition. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds Require password confirmation before Logon Start event option
  • Adds Require jobs to be released to the shop floor option
  • Adds Finish Jobs automatically with Job End event option
  • Adds Release Jobs automatically with Job Start event option
  • Adds Customer and Part Type filters to the Job Start dialog
  • Adds Filtering based on the current job to the Part Start dialog
  • Adds -RemoteConnection vault option for testing
  • Improves PDM APIs to support source asset numbers for released vault items
  • Improves Editing jobs, even after they have been started
  • Improves Viewing Cutter and Insert Materials
  • Improves Online help
  • Includes PMDATA7.dll version 11.0.73
  • Includes PPDMAPI.dll version 11.0.17
  • Fixes a bug in displaying certain Job numbers within Edit Job with multiple parts
  • Fixes a bug importing cutter and insert material attachments

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.213 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.

February 19th 2019 - Predator MDC v11.0.292 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.292 and Predator MDC Service Manager v11.0.21 have been released. Job management has been significantly enhanced with this release. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds Require password confirmation before Logon Start event option
  • Adds High speed part processing within a single cycle option
  • Adds Require jobs to be released to the shop floor option
  • Adds Finish Jobs automatically with Job End event option
  • Adds Release Jobs automatically with Job Start event option
  • Adds Customer and Part Type filters to the Job Start dialog
  • Adds Filtering based on the current job to the Part Start dialog
  • Adds UnRelease Job wizard
  • Adds UnFinish Job wizard
  • Adds Predator MDC Service Manager v11.0.21
  • Adds Online help to the Predator MDC Service Manager
  • Adds History to creation of new jobs, parts and operations via the MDC Service
  • Adds History to release and finish processes via the MDC Service
  • Adds UnFinish and UnRelease right mouse menus to View Jobs
  • Improves Swiss and automatic style machine support
  • Improves Editing jobs, even after they have been started
  • Improves Finish Job wizard to default to quantities collected
  • Improves Predator MDC permissions
  • Improves Fix Data Collection wizard to display better details
  • Improves Fix Data Collection wizard to fix more errors automatically
  • Improves Data collection error counts
  • Improves User downtime processing
  • Improves Online help
  • Includes PMDATA7.dll version 11.0.73
  • Fixes a bug in displaying certain Job numbers within Edit Job with multiple parts
  • Fixes a bug in processing user downtime errors

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.292 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.

February 17th 2019 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.127 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.127 has been released. This minor update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Fanuc 31 specific processing to the Fanuc Focas protocol
  • Adds High and Low style C string support to the Modbus protocol
  • Adds Address support to 99999 to the Modbus protocol
  • Improves Xpath support to MTConnect v1.1, v1.2 and v1.3
  • Improves Error handling to MTConnect v1.1, v1.2 and v1.3

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.127 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.

February 15th 2019 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.36 is released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.36 has been released. This new v11 release primarily improves backplotting. Refer to the following specifics:

  • Improves Default font to Courier New
  • Fixes a bug with the read only Compare view
  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.288 for 60+ backplotting improvements

Customers on software maintenance can download v11.0.36 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 14th 2019 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.288 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.288 is released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Horizontal scrolling for several panels
  • Improves Axes gnome driven rotations
  • Improves Stock rotation buttons
  • Improves Default light colors
  • Improves Stock preview to support textures
  • Improves Stock preview of selected component
  • Improves Turning repeat cycles
  • Improves Turning cycle support
  • Improves Saving the Predator Header
  • Improves Edit Preferences dialog
  • Improves Exporting Jobs with multiple CNC programs
  • Improves Exporting file error reporting
  • Improves Exporting DXF files
  • Improves General error reporting
  • Improves Resources to be more consistent
  • Improves Online Help
  • Fixes a bug with stock rotation preview
  • Fixes a bug with displaying some tooling details
  • Fixes a bug with tool names
  • Fixes a bug with very small cutter oompensated arc turning motion

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.288 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.

January 30th 2019 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.286 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.286 is released. This update primarily focuses on improving the Predator Header. Within this update over 50 improvements have been made. For the details refer to the following:

  • Adds FA and NF Predator Header commands for flute angle and number of flutes
  • Adds SRD and SRH Predator Header commands for shank recess diameter and height
  • Adds a STLH Predator Header command for STL based mill and lathe holders
  • Adds HR and HTIPD Predator Header commands for extension radius and tip diameter
  • Adds TA and TS Predator Header commands for turret angle and station
  • Adds a HA Predator Header command for lathe holder angle
  • Adds HW and HH Predator Header commands for lathe holder width and height
  • Adds HX and HZ Predator Header commands for lathe holder X and Z axis clearance
  • Adds TPX, TPY and TPZ Predator Header commands for lathe turret position offsets
  • Adds X and Z Predator Header commands for lathe X and Z offsets
  • Adds Copy and Paste of more than 256 characters within a CNC program
  • Adds OPEN and CLOSE alias options for UNCLAMP and CLAMP manual operations
  • Adds Special character filename support to Save Header
  • Adds Tool and fixture drawings to online help
  • Adds Tool color support to Setup Sheets
  • Adds Job Name support to Setup Sheets
  • Adds Exit confirmation when the Alt+F4 shortcut is used
  • Improves Alt+Key menu keyboard shortcuts
  • Improves Tool tips for some of the toolbar buttons
  • Improves the size of part and stock images within Setup Sheets
  • Improves the automatic filname within Setup Sheets
  • Improves Register display to support 5 and 6 digits
  • Improves Micro machining support
  • Improves Wireframe inspection and selection with multiple models
  • Improves STL fixture collision detection
  • Improves large STL stock and fixture support
  • Improves CNC program examples with better Predator Headers
  • Improves Inverse time feed rates
  • Improves Clamp and Lever automatic fixtures
  • Improves XYZ gnome display with multiple views
  • Improves Saving more options within the Predator Header
  • Improves Cursor focus with Search, Goto and Replace dialogs
  • Improves Scanning CNC programs
  • Improves the Default machine to default.mch within the default folder
  • Improves Multiple demo CNC program Predator Headers
  • Reduces demo mode prompts
  • Removes the ability to create a Job file without a .job file extension
  • Fixes a bug that prevented disabling backstep
  • Fixes a bug with Fanuc G53
  • Fixes a bug with Setup Sheet creation
  • Fixes a bug with certain work and cutter compensation combinations
  • Fixes a bug with multiple CNC program style jobs
  • Fixes a bug with CW and CCW verification

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.286 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.

January 29th 2019 - Predator MDC Export Service v11.0.0.35 is released

Predator MDC Export Service v11.0.0.35 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Trace Log option within the Help menu
  • Adds Missing manifest file to the install
  • Improved logging of IP binding errors
  • Improved logging of DNS errors
  • Improved DNS permissions
  • Improved Save flag within XML and JSON protocols
  • Improved Part Name text within OPC UA, XML and JSON protocols
  • Fixed a intermittent SQL crash error
  • Fixed an OPC UA configuration bug
  • Fixed a logging bug

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

January 5th 2019 - Microsoft SQL Server 2017 support

The following version 11 Predator applications officially supports Microsoft SQL Server 2017 and Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Express:

  • Predator CNC Editor Enterprise
  • Predator MDC Express
  • Predator MDC
  • Predator MDC Enterprise
  • Predator PDM
  • Predator PDM Enterprise
  • Predator RCM
  • Predator Tracker
  • Predator Travelers Express
  • Predator Travelers

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

January 4th 2019 - Microsoft Access 2019 compatibility

The following version 11 Predator applications are compatible with Microsoft Access 2019:

  • Predator CNC Editor Express
  • Predator CNC Editor
  • Predator CNC Editor Enterprise
  • Predator MDC Express
  • Predator MDC
  • Predator MDC Enterprise
  • Predator PDM
  • Predator PDM Enterprise
  • Predator Tracker
  • Predator Travelers Express
  • Predator Travelers

NOTE: Microsoft Access licenses are not required to run the Access version of Predator applications.

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