Predator Virtual CNC Software 3D Machine Simulation & Verification
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NEW Version 10
Predator Virtual CNC

Version 10 Improvements & Bug Fixes

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 us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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

Predator Vitual 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

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 us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

September 19th 2014 - Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.306 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.306 has been released. This new version adds lots of new features and improvements while fixing several bugs. This latest release makes the following improvements:

  • New Preview mode which does not require stock, tools and offsets
  • New green sphere display for the tool position within Preview mode
  • New Preview button added to the Job Properties dialog
  • New Check Code button added to the new Preview mode
  • New ignore unknown G & M code option with the current reverse post
  • New Fagor N style repeat support
  • New offset name support
  • New parameter DISPLAY_WARNINGS which defaults to OFF
  • Improved tool animation speed to be more consistent across models
  • Improved error log dialogs, error processing and keyboard input
  • Improved processing of undefined G & M codes
  • Improved command line operation
  • Improved rotary motion with cutter compensation
  • Improved macro support within the reverse post
  • Improved register panel when processing cycles
  • Improved backplotting arc performance
  • Improved OCX with new GetAxisPos method
  • Improved OCX with new EnableFeature method for mouse panning
  • Improved Fanuc Lathe support for G10P0 via ChangeProgramOrigin
  • Improved the maximum length of material names to 64 characters
  • Improved Fanuc G54.1P# and G54-G59 style work offsets
  • Improved Fanuc G10 support with L2 and L20 modes
  • Improved tooling setup in job properties to display more details
  • Improved numerous online help topics
  • Improved RVP file format to include version number
  • Improved command line operation to eliminate extra spaces
  • Improved M code support
  • Improved rectangular pocket support
  • Fixed a bug calculating dwell time
  • Fixed a bug when cutter compensation is missing a D value
  • Fixed a bug when the reverse post returns specific offset values
  • Fixed a bug with manual fixture changes
  • Fixed a bug with backplot and backstep
  • Fixed a bug with stock display within SetupSheet HTML
  • Fixed a bug with canceling cutter compensation
  • Fixed several bugs with incorrect tab orders in certain dialogs
  • Fixed a bug with cutter compensation with vertical moves while mirroring

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.1.306 of Predator Virtual CNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

April 24th 2014 - Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.292 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.292 has been released. This new version makes 90 major improvements in the following areas:

  • New machine CNC property tabs for Patterns and Parameters
  • New lathe tool nose and turret selector within job properties
  • Improved CNC panel via new dual cursors and interactive highlighting
  • Improved Fanuc, Fagor and Siemens CNC support
  • Improved graphics performance and image quality
  • Improved simulation and inspection
  • Improved reverse post processor
  • Improved solid modeling
  • Improved ActiveX control
  • Improved Examples and master reverse post processors
  • Improved Online Help with additional topics and updates
  • Fixed several bugs

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.1.292 of Predator Virtual CNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us atupgrades@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 and install 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 us atupgrades@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 and install 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 us atupgrades@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 and install 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 us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

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