Latest Predator News - 2013

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

Predator MDC v10.0.167 has been 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 & show cost
  • Fixed a bug with Machine Time and Cost chart & multiple parts per job
  • Fixed a bug when deleting part numbers within the Job wizard
  • Fixed a bug with permissions and View Machine Status

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.167 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.

September 30th 2013 - Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.59 is released

Predator CNC Service is a Windows service designed to monitor Ethernet based CNC machines, robots and PLCs in real-time 24x7x365. This latest release makes the following improvements:

  • New 65 page reference manual available
  • Added new spindle load monitoring to the Fanuc protocol
  • Added machine alarm bypass within Okuma protocol
  • Added new tray icon and tool tip display of the version number
  • Added new application icon
  • Improved Okuma protocol connections for better reliability
  • Improved Fanuc feed rate compatibility
  • Improved Fanuc spindle speed compatibility
  • Fixed a bug with initial rapid override reporting in the Fanuc protocol
  • Fixed a licensing bug within the Okuma protocol
  • Fixed an issue of blank lines within the Okuma Test dialog

Customers with Predator MDC software maintenance can download v10.2.0.59 of the Predator CNC Service 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.

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

Predator MDC v10.0.161 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

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.161 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 29th 2013 - Predator PDM v10.0.209 is released

Predator PDM v10.0.209 adds support for Windows 8, Access 2013 and SQL Server 2012. Predator PDM significantly improves performance while increasing capacity and adding a few features. 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
  • Improved CSV importing of commas and double quotes
  • Improved View Vault load performance up to 100 times faster
  • Improved performance when deleting a vault item
  • Improved shared file support
  • Improved upgrade dialog to eliminate virtual network IDs
  • Improved import worksheet
  • Improved online help
  • Improved Splash screen display for specific screen resolutions
  • Improved English, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese and Turkish languages
  • Improved Polish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese languages
  • Improved Get within View Vault
  • Improved Demo mode
  • Increased the maximum number of vault items to 2 billion
  • Fixed six bugs detailed within the readme

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.209 of Predator PDM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator PDM should contact their local Predator VAR or Mike Sizemore at mikes@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

August 4th 2013 - Predator RCM v10.0.3.12 is released

Version 10 of Predator RCM provides manufacturers the ability to automate a cell of CNC machines with or without a robot. Predator RCM v10 provides more flexibility, reliability and tighter integration with Predator MDC, Predator Virtual CNC and Predator CNC Editor. Significant new features include:

  • New Predator RCM Express application
  • Improved Job List Manager
  • Cell Configuration wizard
  • Improved Magazine and Job queues
  • Log Viewer application
  • Light Tower option
  • External Rotary Table option
  • Carousel Magazine option
  • Improved Pallet support
  • Improved Robot support
  • Improved Machine configuration option
  • New Install
  • New Demo mode
  • New Windows Vista, 7 and 2008 Server support

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.3.12 of Predator RCM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running an older version of Predator RCM or CellMaster should contact their local Mike Rogers at miker@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

July 3rd 2013 - Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.242 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.242 makes the following improvements:

  • Added R_MODALITY parameter for circular interpolation
  • Improved support for Fagor 8050 and 8025 series
  • Fixed a bug with saving job properties
  • Fixed a bug with the machine properties
  • Fixed a bug with the activex control

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.1.242 of Predator Virtual CNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact their local Predator VAR or Mike Sizemore at mikes@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

June 19th 2013 - Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.238 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.242 makes the following improvements:

  • Added support for Windows 8
  • Added material textures for stock, fixtures and machine components
  • Added 50+ new material textures for wood, stone, metal and marble
  • Added tool highlight when selected within Job properties
  • Improved scanning of CNC programs
  • Improved Online Help
  • Improved Demo mode
  • Improved cycle time calculations
  • Improved cutter compensation
  • Improved circular interpolation
  • Improved G28 support
  • Improved OpenGL support and defaults
  • Improved tool flute angle display
  • Improved tool verification cutting vs spindle direction
  • Improved performance with multiple views
  • Improved REFPOINT support from 4 to 32 positions
  • Improved Error dialog
  • Improved chip removal with better selection highlighting
  • Improved machine setup with new STL file removal via the spacebar
  • Improved lathe cuttoff cycle support
  • Improved lathe backplotting support
  • Improved solid model performance and accuracy
  • Improved graphics rendering performance
  • Improved reverse post error messages
  • Improved automatic highlighting of the CNC program
  • Improved low memory warning/resource detection
  • Improved dynamic rotation within the Animation model
  • Improved Error dialog with new Edit button

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.1.238 of Predator Virtual CNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact their local Predator VAR or Mike Sizemore at mikes@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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

Predator MDC v10.0.158 adds support for Windows 8, Access 2013 and SQL Server 2012. Specifically 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

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.158 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.

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

Predator MDC v10.0.156 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 for 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

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.156 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.

March 17th 2013 - Predator PDM v10.0.198 is released

Predator PDM v10.0.198 improves support for complex machines or a cell of machines from a single PC with improved support for multiple clients. Specifically the following improvements have been made:

  • Improved -viewvaultasset command line
  • Improved -viewvaultitem command line
  • Improved -viewSAP command line
  • Fixed a bug with View Released Vault
  • Fixed a bug with multiple simultaneous API logon calls

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.198 of Predator PDM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator PDM should contact their local Predator VAR or Mike Sizemore at mikes@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

March 5th 2013 - Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.203 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v10 is officially released. The following major improvements have been made vs. version 9. Refer to the following:

  • Official v10 Release
  • New Predator Virtual CNC Express licensing
  • New User Interface
  • New Integrated Editor
  • New installation
  • Improved Online Help
  • Improved Reverse Post Processor
  • Improved lathe cycle support
  • Improved lathe tooling
  • Improved demo mode
  • Improved lathe cycle support
  • Improved Heidenhain support
  • Improved breakpoints and debugging of complex CNC programs
  • Improved examples

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.1.203 of Predator Virtual CNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact their local Predator VAR or Mike Sizemore at mikes@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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

Predator MDC v10.0.156 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 for 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

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.156 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.

February 15th 2013 - Predator FLM v10.0.0.1 is released

Fixes a rare issue with automatic startup on Microsoft 2008 Server within a secure VLAN enviroment. Predator FLM v10.0.0.1 now requires Microsoft .NET version 4 runtime.

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.0.1 of Predator FLM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator FLM should contact their local Predator VAR or Mike Sizemore at mikes@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

February 2nd 2013 - Predator PDM v10.0.196 is released

Improved creating new vault items. Fixed a bug with sorting and reporting within View Vault.

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.196 of Predator PDM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator PDM should contact their local Predator VAR or Mike Sizemore at mikes@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 17th 2013 - Predator PDM v10.0.191 is released

Predator PDM Enterprise has enhanced the shopfloor dialogs with New Machine Events and Tracker style Check In and Out dialogs. In addition, the following improvements have been made:

  • Added -UNRELEASED to change mfg and quality status workflow
  • Improved online help
  • Improved -viewvaultitem command line to support wildcards
  • Improved -viewvaultitemdialog command line to support wildcards
  • Improved machine wizards
  • Improved the Oracle database login screen
  • Improved displaying the database name and host within the statusbar
  • Improved check out warning message
  • Improved display of LF only style CNC files in the shop floor windows
  • Fixed a bug with editing a list item

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.191 of Predator PDM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator PDM should contact their local Predator VAR or Mike Sizemore at mikes@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 11th 2013 - Predator Tracker v10.0.136 is released

This new version includes updated online help and a bug fix to the Mark Tool for Rework wizard.

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.136 of Predator Tracker from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator Tracker should contact their local Predator VAR or Mike Sizemore at mikes@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.