Latest Predator News - 2015

December 29th 2015 - Save as PDF fails - Public Service Announcement

On November 17 2015 Microsoft released Windows Update 3102049 to add support for the Azerbaijani Manat and Georgian Lari currency symbols to Windows 7, 8, 2008 Server and 2012 Server. Unfortunately, this update breaks Saving Reports to PDF files within Crystal Reports. Technically 0k PDF files are created. The following Predator applications use Crystal Reports and will experience the issue:

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

NOTE: The issue will affect all versions of all of the above applications.

This issue is known by Microsoft and affects a lot of Windows applications due to the popularity of Crystal Reports. Until an update is provided by Microsoft, Predator Software recommends one of the following:

  • Uninstall Windows Update 3102049
  • Print to a PDF printer driver
  • Only use Save As HTML or Save As Excel

To review the latest information on this topic refer to the following:

Microsoft Knowledgebase Article 3102049

December 14th 2015 - Predator Touch HMI v11.0.0.2 is released

Predator Touch HMI v11.0.0.2 has been released. This major upgrade adds the following new features:

  • New Serial port support and command line argument
  • New Multiple functions per button
  • New Button animation and tool tips
  • New Title form property and command line argument
  • New Minimize and maximize form property
  • New Exit options and form property
  • Improved Documentation and examples

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.2 of Predator Touch HMI from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Touch HMI should contact their local Predator VAR or Mike Sizemore at mikes@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

December 4th 2015 - Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.194 is released

Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.194 has been released. This new version fixes a few minor issues:

  • Improved Fanuc Focas to reduce alarm message and number requests
  • Fixed a bug with Okuma 15 when using variables or digital IO
  • Fixed a bug with Fanuc backup's trigger variable

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.2.0.194 of 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.

November 24th 2015 - Predator MDC for Android v10.0.29 is released

Predator MDC for Android v10.0.29 has been released. This new version makes the following improvements:

  • Improved all dialogs to be easier to use
  • Eliminated pulldowns within most dialogs
  • Increased font sizes on most screen resolutions
  • Simplified scrap reporting by prompting for the reason first
  • Updated 10 International languages

November 7th 2015 - New Predator Light Tower option is released

A new Predator Light Tower option is now available for Predator MDC Adapters or Predator EditLocks. Predator Light Towers have 5 LEDs and 2 buzzers. Each LED or buzzer can be driven by the following:

  • Predator MDC Adapter I/O
  • Predator EditLock I/O
  • Bar Code Readers
  • QR Code Readers
  • Predator DNC
  • Predator MDC
  • Predator PDM
  • Predator Touch HMI
  • Digital I/O

In addition, combinations of all of the above are possible. For example, digital I/O can enable LEDs or buzzers while Predator Software applications can turn the LEDs or buzzers off. Finally, all Light Tower activity can be stored within Predator MDC, Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel with optional email notifications.

Predator Light Tower

November 3rd 2015 - Predator Fanuc Focas Tester v10.0.5.19 is updated

Predator Fanuc Focas Tester v10.0.5.19 has been updated with the following improvements:

  • Improved Fanuc 15 and 15i series CNC support
  • Improved text output display
  • Improved IP address validation
Predator Fanuc Focas Tester v10.0.5.19

October 31st 2015 - Predator Touch HMI v10.0.5.27 is released

Predator Touch HMI v10.0.5.27 has been released. This new Windows application is a touch first HMI, Human Machine Interface, designed to replace shop floor bar code readers, QR code readers and hand held terminals. Machinists and operators love the simplicity and IT loves the ease of creating new applications and deploying them. Predator Touch HMIs run on almost all Windows editions.

Predator Touch HMI simplifies real-time manual data collection, DNC and utilizing other applications with a modern touch first interface. Supports data collection for machine downtimes, scrap reasons, and more. Predator Touch HMIs can be created for assembly lines, test stands, light towers, MDC and DNC to improve manufacturing processes and operations.

This solution provides a great alternative to costly PLC+HMI touch screen options. Lots of Windows tablets, PCs and laptop choices can be used for harsh manufacturing environments. Predator Touch HMI includes the following:

  • Create an unlimited number of shop floor applications
  • Touch optimized user interface
  • 3 Different button types
  • Easy to create new applications
  • Automatic sizing for all screen resolutions
  • No install required
  • Wired and wireless Ethernet support
  • Supports CNCs, CMMs, test stands and other devices
  • Works with Predator applications and 3rd party apps
  • International support
  • Windows 95 or newer
  • Affordable site license
Predator Touch HMI v10.0.5.27

September 16st 2015 - Predator MDC v10.0.214 is updated

Predator MDC v10.0.214 has been updated with an improved DLL. This new version makes the following improvements:

  • Improved PMDATA7.dll includes v10.0.153 with install
  • Improved logic when reducing history days within the MDC Service
  • Fixed a bug when no shift was assigned to a day of the week
  • Fixed a bug with SQL Server with milliseconds

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

September 16st 2015 - Predator DNC v10.0.0.11 is updated

Predator DNC v10.0.0.11 has been updated with an improved DLL. This new version makes the following improvements:

  • Improved PMDATA7.dll includes v10.0.153 with install

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.0.11 of Predator DNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator DNC should contact their local Predator VAR or Mike Sizemore at mikes@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

September 16st 2015 - Predator PDM v10.0.222 is updated

Predator PDM v10.0.222 has been updated with an improved DLL. This new version makes the following improvements:

  • Improved PMDATA7.dll includes v10.0.153 with install

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.222 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.

September 11th 2015 - Predator MDC Adapter v5.10 is released

Predator MDC Adapter v5.10 firmware has been released. This new version is a significant re-design to simplify development of new features. The following improvements have been made as part of this re-design:

  • New integrated Predator MDC Adapter/EditLock
  • New low voltage expansion module
  • New Kitamura Light Tower support
  • Improved Haas Light Tower support
  • Improved Analog signal output
Predator MDC Adapter

As of September 11th, all Predator MDC Adapters are shipping with v5.10D installed. Existing Predator MDC Adapter customers can upgrade to v5.10 by scheduling an onsite visit by a Predator Field Service engineer.

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

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

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

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

August 21st 2015 - Predator DNC v10.0.0.11 is released

Predator DNC v10.0.0.11 has been released. This new version improves the following:

  • Improved MDC performance with all MDC links
  • Improved display of the number of active tasks in statusbar
  • Improved display of the number of days remaining in statusbar
  • Improved display of the decimal point within all DNC logs
  • Improved PDNC10.exe install making all non DNC apps optional
  • Improved PDNC10only.exe install making all non DNC apps optional
  • Fixed a memory leak with the RegEx Command Link
  • Fixed a bug with the Client & Server Terminators when used together
  • Fixed a bug with the FTP Client & FTP Server Terminators w/large files
  • Fixed a bug in MDC links when >2 simultaneous commands per machine
  • Fixed a bug with an intermittent foreign key constraint w/MDC links
  • Fixed a bug with search and replace link when used when other objects use Program Send Start events

NOTE: If Predator DNC v10.0.0.11 will be used with MDC then Predator MDC v10.0.214 is required.

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.0.11 of Predator DNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator DNC should contact their local Predator VAR or Mike Sizemore at mikes@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

August 6th 2015 - Predator Import Utility v11.0.36 is released

Predator Import Utility v11.0.36 is a stand alone command line application that can be used to import CSV files into Predator v11 applications. This utility works similarly to importing from the Administrator menu. However as a stand alone utility many customers have been able to automate the import process.

This new version improves the following:

  • New Unicode support for CSV files
  • New automatic stripping of the ' character
  • New importing Predator PDM's Release Vault Item Shortcuts
  • New importing Predator PDM's Manufacturing Requirements
  • New importing Predator PDM's Quality Requirements
  • Added Predator Software icon
  • Added support for Windows 10

August 5th 2015 - Predator MDC for Android v10.0.28 is released

Predator MDC for Android v10.0.28 has been released. This new version improves the following:

  • New Test User Login option within Advanced Settings
  • Improved error messages to isolate database vs. network connections
  • Fixed a bug when a Predator user becomes un-authenticated

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.28 of Predator MDC for Android from our ftp site at any time.

July 26th 2015 - Predator MDC for Android v10.0.26 is released

Predator MDC for Android v10.0.26 has been released. This new Android application is a real-time manufacturing data collection application for operators and machinists that runs on modern Android tablets and smart phones.

Predator MDC for Android simplifies real-time manual data collection from machine operators and machinists with an all new touch only interface. Supports cycle time, idle time, setup time, teardown time, machine downtime and more. Predator MDC for Android improves manufacturing by supplying accurate people based events to improve operations and to make better decisions.

This solution provides a great alternative to costly PLC+HMI touch screen options. Lots of rugged Android cases and ruggedized Android devices can be used for harsh manufacturing environments. Predator MDC for Android includes the following:

  • New Events for manual real-time data collection
  • Touch optimized user interface
  • Portrait and landscape orientation
  • One machine or multiple machines per tablet or smart phone
  • 802.11x wireless network connections
  • Online Help
  • Real-time machine status
  • Enterprise support includes Jobs, Quantities and Custom data collection
  • Track parts and operations
  • Setup, Teardown, Machine and User downtimes
  • Android v4.01 or newer
  • Tablets and Smart Phones
  • Works with Predator MDC v10 and v11
  • 10 International languages
  • Temporary or Permanent Licensing with volume discounts
Predator MDC for Android v10.0.26

July 24th 2015 - Predator CNC Editor v10.0.25 updated download

Predator CNC Editor v10.0.25 has been improved with better backplotting by including Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.313 within the latest PEDIT10.EXE download.

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.25 of the Predator CNC Editor from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator CNC Editor should contact their local Predator VAR or Mike Sizemore at mikes@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

July 23rd 2015 - Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.313 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.313 has been released. This new version improves the following:

  • Startup user interface event processing
  • Command line operation with files without extensions
  • Inspecting solids
  • Heidenhain support of CYCLE DEF 7.1 with IX, IY and IZ
  • Fixed a bug with 4 and 5 axis tool change positions

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.1.313 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.

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

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

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

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

July 3rd 2015 - Predator License Utility v10.0.5.29 is released

Predator License Utility v10.0.5.29 has been released. The following improvements have been made:

  • Added a fixed color scheme
  • Added yellow warning icon when not running as an administrator
  • Changed common term to Network ID
  • Fixed a bug with 32bit Windows 8, 7 and Vista

June 27th 2015 - Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.191 is released

Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.191 has been released. This new version makes several new improvements. Refer to the following details:

  • Added highlighting for \ProgramNumber, \ToolNumber and \LineNumber
  • Added highlighting for \Value# for Predator Secure HID
  • Added error when tray app doesn't have the Restart service permission
  • Improved support for Line #, Tool # and Program # for Fanuc Focas
  • Improved support for Length and Diameter Offsets for Fanuc Focas
  • Improved support for Feed rates and Spindle speeds for Fanuc Focas
  • Improved RegEx tester UI for Predator Secure HID to be easier to use
  • Improved RegEx tester with multiple DNC and MDC examples
  • Fixed a bug with stopping the Windows service with a disabled machine

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.2.0.191 of 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.

June 22nd 2015 - Jerry Francis Dies in Scuba Diving Accident

In a scuba diving accident in the Gulf of Mexico, Jerry Francis, our co-worker, friend and avid scuba diver, died at age 53 on June 13th. He was a Predator Support Engineer for the last 3 years and he will be missed. Customers who were working with Jerry on active projects can contact our main support line for reassignment.

Jerry Francis

June 7th 2015 - Predator License Utility v10.0.5.25 is released

Predator License Utility v10.0.5.25 has been released. This new utility is designed to simplify Predator License management before and after installation of Predator applications. With existing installations the Products tab provides an overview of existing licenses with options to copy and delete licenses. With new installations the Network Cards tab provides an easy method of displaying all network cards on the PC prior to requesting temporary licenses. Refer to the following details:

  • Supports all Predator applications
  • Supports v8, v9, v10 and v11 licenses
  • Supports wired or wireless Ethernet adapters
  • Works with HKLM, HKCU and HKU licenses
  • Works best when Run as Administrator permissions
  • Compatible with Windows 98 or newer PCs
  • Includes Online Help
Predator License Utility v10.0.5.25

NOTE: Predator License Utility is copyrighted by Predator Software but does not require a license.

May 29th 2015 - Predator Secure HID v11.0.0.8 is released

Predator Secure HID v11.0.0.8 has been released. This new data collection option is designed to leverage USB bar code readers, RFID readers and QR Code readers within any wired or wireless shop floor network. Predator Secure HID simplifies operator and machinist operation of Predator DNC, PDM and MDC. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds USB style Bar Code Reader support
  • Adds USB style RFID tag Reader support
  • Adds USB style QR Code Reader support
  • Supports wired or wireless Ethernet networks
  • Central configuration and management
  • Works with Predator DNC v10 or newer
  • Works with Predator MDC v10 or newer
  • Works with Predator PDM v10 or newer
  • Requires Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.188
  • Compatible with Windows 98 or newer shop floor PCs
  • Licensed per site not per PC

NOTE: Predator Secure HID is licensed per site and not per PC or user.

May 28th 2015 - Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.188 is released

Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.188 has been released. This new version makes several new improvements while fixing a bug with the Disable machine option. Refer to the following details:

  • Added Predator Secure HID support for bar code, RFID and QR readers
  • Added \ProgramNumber variable for Fanuc Focas
  • Added \ToolNumber variable for Fanuc Focas
  • Added \LineNumber variable for Fanuc Focas
  • Improved Digital IO for Fanuc Robot
  • Fixed a bug with Disable machine

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.2.0.188 of 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.

April 1st 2015 - Predator RCM v10.0.4.52 is released

Predator RCM v10.0.4.52 has been released. This new version continues to improve shop floor automation of robotic manufacturing cells. Support for RFID, CNCs and robots have all been improved. Numerous improvements extend Predator RCM as a world class application for shop floor automation. Refer to the following details:

  • Improved Charmilles Robofil with indexer's ready status
  • Improved Cleaning Tank logic for job processing
  • Improved exiting the application when the database is missing
  • Improved group window with automatic saving of it's location
  • Improved rotary table communication error messages
  • Improved RFID support
  • Improved recovery from third party library failures
  • Improved startup logging
  • Improved GTR error handling
  • Improved elapsed time processing and recording
  • Improved history reporting
  • Improved Demo mode
  • Improved clearing alarms while jobs are running
  • Fixed a bug with robot initialization when the robot is not found
  • Fixed a bug with machine alarms not stopping a job

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.4.52 of Predator RCM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running an older version of Predator RCM should contact Mike Rogers at miker@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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

Predator MDC v10.0.209 has been released. This new version makes the following improvements:

  • Improved the -repair command line argument for very large databases
  • Fixed a bug with Fix Data Collection Errors wizard when selecting part numbers

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.209 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 27th 2015 - Predator PDM v10.0.222 is released

Predator PDM v10.0.222 has been released. This new version improves check in, check out and shared file support. Refer to the following details:

  • Improved vault option "Delete Local Files After Checkin" with Edits
  • Improved Edit Vault Item to optionally delete local files
  • Improved Edit Vault Item to prompt to overwrite local files
  • Improved CheckIn and CheckOut wizards with column width sizing
  • Improved CheckIn color highlighting logic
  • Improved initial display of Shared Library
  • Improved CheckOut with read only files
  • CheckIn logic with shared files
  • Improved Share History dialog

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.222 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 26th 2015 - Predator DNC v10.0.0.10 is released

Predator DNC v10.0.0.10 has been released. This new version continues to improve support for the latest CNCs, robots, PLCs and test stands. Numerous new features and improvements extends Predator DNC as a world class application for shop floor networking and communications. Refer to the following details:

  • Added Windows 8 and 2012 Server Support
  • Added Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and Express Support
  • Added Oracle 12 Support
  • Added Microsoft Access 2010 and 2013 Support
  • Added Microsoft Excel 2010 and 2013 Support
  • New Machine Error Log
  • New Predator EditLock Object
  • New F2 Rename shortcut
  • New Fanuc Focas v3.9 support
  • New Intercim CAMate BTR support
  • New Advanced Machine Connection support (Requires MDC v11)
  • New Active Tasks statusbar display
  • New Predator DNC Service tray application
  • Improved Command Line Object
  • Improved File Write Object
  • Improved Fanuc Focas Object
  • Improved FTP Client and Server Objects
  • Improved MDC for Microsoft Access, SQL Server and Oracle Objects
  • Improved Search and Replace Object
  • Improved Client and Server Objects
  • Improved Scheduled Files
  • Improved Live Folders
  • Improved VB Scripting Object
  • Improved Error Logs
  • Improved Predator PDM and MDC integration
  • Improved Online Help with new topics and frequently asked questions
  • Includes Predator CNC Editor v10

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.0.10 of Predator DNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator DNC should contact their local Predator VAR or Mike Sizemore at mikes@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

March 13th 2015 - Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.182 is released

Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.182 has been released. This new version makes several new improvements while fixing a few bugs. Refer to the following details:

  • Added official MTConnect v1.3 support
  • Added Spindle Load support for MTConnect
  • Added Spindle Override support for MTConnect
  • Added Feedrate, Spindle Speed and Tool # support for MTConnect
  • Added \Delta support for OPC and XML
  • Added \Delta support within Okuma 9 and Okuma 15 macro variables
  • Improved Feedrate Override support for MTConnect
  • Improved Rapid Override support for MTConnect
  • Improved error logging within OPC
  • Improved multi-threading support within OPC for lots of PLCs
  • Fixed a bug with green URL/Address/device confirmation
  • Fixed a bug introduced within v10.2.0.178 and returned Teach Pendant support for Fanuc Robot

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.2.0.182 of 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.

March 13th 2015 - Predator PDM v10.0.217 is released

Predator PDM v10.0.217 has been released. This new version supports editing vault items while actively viewing a file with complex file viewing mechanics. A common example would be a Microsoft Office document such as Word or Excel.

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.217 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 3rd 2015 - Predator PDM v10.0.216 is released

Predator PDM v10.0.216 has been released. This new version makes several improvements. Refer to the following details:

  • Added support to display field codes within Microsoft Word documents
  • Added Windows Vista support
  • Improved Online Help
  • Improved 10 International Resources
  • Fixed a drag and drop bug within the shared library

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.216 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.

February 28th 2015 - Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.178 is released

Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.178 has been released. This new version makes several new improvements while fixing a few bugs. Refer to the following details:

  • Added 30 additional Digital I/Os for a total of 50 for Fanuc Robots
  • Added Hand Broken and Fence Open states for Fanuc Robots
  • Added Program Name and Line Number monitoring for Fanuc Robots
  • Improved Heidenhain connection reliability
  • Improved Green Check URL/Address/Device confirmation
  • Improved OPC threshold tag support for 0% values
  • Fixed a bug when creating new machines
  • Fixed a bug with OPC server names
  • Fixed a bug with disabling an OPC tag
  • Fixed a bug with failing to read the first OPC tag

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.2.0.178 of 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.

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

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

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

pmdc.exe -repair

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

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.206 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.

January 10th 2015 - Predator CNC Editor v10.0.25 is released

Predator CNC Editor v10.0.25 has been released. This new version improves the following:

  • Added support for 41 additional international windows locales
  • Added 9 International languages
  • Added Windows Vista support
  • Added support for 3+ terabyte hard drives
  • Added sequence number wizards to Predator CNC Editor Express
  • Improved install with better Windows OS version determination
  • Improved missing resource dialog and logic
  • Improved backplotting with Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.309
  • Improved read only determination with some Windows configurations
  • Fixed a bug with saving to desktops with some Windows configurations

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.25 of Predator CNC Editor from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator CNC Editor should contact their local Predator VAR or Mike Sizemore at mikes@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 9th 2015 - Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.309 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.309 has been released. This new version improves the following:

  • Added Tool shank relief definition for milling tools
  • Added support for Thermwood AUXWCS# style work offsets
  • Improved inspection with very small parts positioned near the origin/datum
  • Improved install with better Windows OS version determination
  • Fixed a bug with tool change motion with absolute machine positioning
  • Fixed a bug with tool offsets and intrinsic T codes
Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.309

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.1.309 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.

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

Predator MDC v10.0.204 has been released. This new version fixes the following two bugs:

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

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.204 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.

January 5th 2015 - Predator RCM v10.0.4.42 is released

Predator RCM v10.0.4.42 has been released. This new version adds 14 new features, includes 40 improvements and fixes 17 bugs. The latest release makes the following improvements:

  • Added database compacting during the repair database operation
  • Added date and time stamp logs when the database is compacted
  • Added a maximum number of log history days within the INI file
  • Added stress test option to troubleshoot intermittent problems
  • Added lock out option to magazine(s)
  • Added digital output signal support to load stations
  • Added more robot logic to load a pallet without knowing a pallet #
  • Added mixed status image for mixed status jobs in Job List Manager
  • Added improved security to all release database files
  • Added SQL.INI to provide integration options with ERP and MES systems
  • Added custom images for chucks
  • Added pallet selection to status tab for groups
  • Added an option to clear an error within a pallet in a group
  • Added Queued for ReRun status
  • Improved performance of the job queue updates
  • Improved Makino Pro 5 to stop communications when CNC disconnects
  • Improved Robofil communication with better feedback and reliability
  • Improved performance when changing job status in the Job List Mgr
  • Improved wording to compact database
  • Improve compacting notification when it has been longer than 90 days
  • Improved stress test option for magazine(s) only
  • Improved robot arm in machine logic
  • Improved GTR support
  • Improved drag & drop logic when the magazine is manually locked out
  • Improved drag & drop logic when the pallet is reserved
  • Improved multiple internal modules to utilize SQL based queries
  • Improved transaction support
  • Improved drag & drop messaging when moving pallets between chucks
  • Improved pallet move logic when multiple jobs are in the queue
  • Improved Robofil history logs
  • Improved history logs for all machines and robots
  • Improved system error 9101 processing
  • Improved magazine loading to prevent moving past a reserved position
  • Improved the maximum number of sequences within the Job Queue
  • Improved setting background color for all robots
  • Improved the robot queue to eliminate duplicate tasks
  • Improved magazine and carousel configuration to support custom titles
  • Improved duplicate task detection
  • Improved Makino Pro 5 support to DNC dependent files if needed
  • Improved Makino Pro 3 support to optionally DNC dependent files
  • Improved Robofil support to optionally DNC dependent files
  • Improved Job dispatch logic
  • Improved Fanuc Robot support with tool # and item in gripper registers
  • Improved Makino Pro 5 support with smarter cycle time detection
  • Improved detault action when machine properties are disabled
  • Improved Predator RCM compatibility with anti-malware applications
  • Improved loading time of Predator RCM
  • Improved re-running jobs on the same machine
  • Improved Presetter user interface & added several small improvements
  • Improved license hunting with the Unknown option
  • Improved abnormal shutdown detection and repair
  • Improved PLC and digital I/O support
  • Improved mouse speed within demo mode
  • Improved install
  • Fixed a bug when using 1 GTR type when both are available
  • Fixed a bug with releasing memory when the demo mode was shutdown
  • Fixed a bug with demo steps hanging within the demo mode
  • Fixed a bug with move units not saving new positions
  • Fixed a bug with save now in the Job List Manager
  • Fixed a bug with an intermitent black background during startup
  • Fixed a bug with an intermitent grey cell area during startup
  • Fixed a bug when writing to the database during a shutdown
  • Fixed a bug when Predator RCM could not update message action data
  • Fixed several user interface issues in Predator RCM
  • Fixed a bug with group statuses during position changes in the queue
  • Fixed a bug with the Robofil module when auxiliary rotary table is used
  • Fixed a bug editing order of mixed status job groups in the Job List Mgr
  • Fixed several small bugs with the Job List Manager
  • Fixed a bug when changing user permissions
  • Fixed a bug with the automatic requeue option
  • Fixed a Job dispatch 9052 system error
  • Fixed a bug with light tower support
Predator RCM Software v10.0.4.42

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.4.42 of Predator RCM 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.

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

Predator MDC v10.0.203 has been released. This new version makes a few improvements while fixing several bugs. This latest release makes the following improvements:

  • Added support for 41 additional international Windows locales
  • Improved 10 international resources
  • Improved missing resource dialog and logic
  • Fixed a bug with Fix Data Collection Errors
  • Fixed a bug with View OEE Status
Predator MDC Software v10.0.203

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.203 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.