Predator Virtual CNC™ v11 Release History

Predator Virtual CNC Software

December 1st 2018 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.261 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.261 is released. This update makes the following 30 improvements and performance enhancements:

  • Adds Editor option to Force Uppercase
  • Adds Editing of NCI job properties
  • Adds NCI file exporting of 5 Axis motion for multiple machine types
  • Adds Tool property edits within NCI files
  • Adds Rectangle stock edits within NCI files
  • Adds Complex stock and fixture setup with NCI files
  • Adds NCI exporting with comments for unsupported NCI features
  • Adds Polar coordinate support to the Fagor 8050T reverse post
  • Improves Install by reducing the file size by 223 MB
  • Improves Animation speed for lathe jobs
  • Improves CAD/STL Compare performance
  • Improves STL file loading performance
  • Improves STL to SLD file conversion performance
  • Improves Exporting NCI files
  • Improves Collision detection with NCI files
  • Improves UI layout when opening CAM files
  • Improves Job properties when opening CAM files
  • Improves Pocket cycle support in multiple reverse posts
  • Improves Fagor G68 support
  • Improves Subroutine folder support
  • Improves Inspecting with lathe jobs
  • Improves Lathe roughing cycle support
  • Improves Lathe backplotting support
  • Improves Multiple monitor support
  • Improves Right mouse menu support within the Editor panel
  • Fixes a bug with Cutter compensation
  • Fixes a bug with Saving CNC programs in a multiple CNC program job
  • Fixes a bug with Saving lathe tool program point offsets
  • Fixes an ActiveX bug with solid settings
  • Fixes an ActiveX bug when rewinding a job

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.261 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.

September 26th 2018 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.248 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.248 is released. This update makes the following 30+ improvements:

  • Adds Multiple prefix and suffix definitions for external subs
  • Adds Warnings to licensing when UAC is enabled
  • Adds G20 and G21 support to Fanuc 0T default reverse post
  • Adds G10.9, G107 and G07.1 support to Fanuc 30iM default reverse post
  • Adds G43.1 and G43.4 support to Fanuc 30iM default reverse post
  • Adds Cylindrical interpolation to Fanuc default reverse posts
  • Adds G43, G100 and G101 support to Haas default reverse posts
  • Improves Macro definitions to be more flexibile
  • Improves Automatic ignore option
  • Improves M98P#Q# with sequence numbers
  • Improves Shopfloor mode
  • Improves Command line operation
  • Improves External sub program searching
  • Improves M30, M02 or end of program operation
  • Improves Tab order within several dialogs
  • Improves Full circle interpolation support
  • Improves Fanuc style G98/G99 support
  • Improves Polar interpolation
  • Improves Fagor G36 support
  • Improves Fagor G90 and G91 pocket cycles
  • Improves Cutter compensation
  • Improves Backplot display
  • Fixes a bug with Undefined tool number
  • Fixes a bug with UI memory leak
  • Fixes a bug with changing font sizes in Errors panel
  • Fixes a bug with labels
  • Fixes a bug with M0 and M1
  • Fixes a bug with Save Job As
  • Fixes a bug with Lathe STL holders

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.248 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 24th 2018 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.238 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.238 is released. This update makes the following minor improvements:

  • Adds Dynamic Work Offset G code support
  • Adds Mirroring support via G100 and G101 to Haas default reverse post
  • Adds Replace function for constants within the reverse post
  • Improves External sub program searching
  • Improves Deep zoom operation
  • Improves restarting a solid simulation
  • Fixes a bug with G53 and rotary axis interpolation
  • Fixes a bug with the RunMacro function within the reverse post processor
  • Fixes a bug with stock selection

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.238 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 12th 2018 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.237 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.237 is released. This update makes over 35 improvements. Refer to the following:

  • Adds Axis order verification via parameter CHECK_AXIS_ORDER
  • Adds Duplicate axis verification via parameter CHECK_AXIS_DUPLICITY
  • Adds Bar feeder looping main support via parameter BARFEEDER_NTIMES
  • Adds RPT support within Fagor 8050T reverse post processor
  • Improves Zoom and Deep Zoom operation
  • Improves Save As to automatically replace the current CNC program
  • Improves Save As to automatically switch to the new job
  • Improves Initial tool display
  • Improves Medium speed simulation
  • Improves Stock selection
  • Improves Rotary axis simulation
  • Improves Transparency display and performance
  • Improves Material shininess display
  • Improves Lathe thread display in Animation style windows
  • Improves Lathe tool display to reference upper and lower turrets
  • Improves Lathe stock cuttoff processing
  • Improves Lathe collision detection
  • Improves Lathe roughing cycles
  • Improves Millturn CNC support
  • Improves Fanuc turning cycle support
  • Improves Okuma turning cycle support
  • Improves File Menu to be easier to use
  • Improves File overwrite prompting
  • Improves Reverse post processing of complex templates
  • Improves APTCL support, error handling and ISO 4343 compatibility
  • Improves Siemens 840D support of G33
  • Improves Fagor pocketing cycle support
  • Improves New job wizard to automatically use the default machine
  • Improves Deleting all breakpoints
  • Improves External sub program search order
  • Improves APTCL support and documentation
  • Improves Online help
  • Improves Installation
  • Fixes a bug with tool inspection
  • Fixes a bug with the [Exclusive] reverse post section
  • Fixes a bug with external sub display within the CNC Panel

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.237 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 25th 2018 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.225 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.225 is released. This update makes a number of improvements. Refer to the following:

  • Adds Mitsubishi common turning and milling reverse post processors
  • Adds Round boring bar display
  • Improves 4 axis arc interpolation display
  • Improves Spindle selection
  • Improves Multiple CNC program processing
  • Improves Offset support when changing between lathe/turret and mill/spindle
  • Improves Scanning CNC programs with thread cycles
  • Improves the Fagor 8050M reverse post processor
  • Improves Collision detection
  • Improves Register display
  • Fixes a bug with Multiple STL stocks and fixtures
  • Fixes a bug with Show Design within CAD Compare
  • Fixes a bug with Local variable assignment
  • Fixes a bug with Program Origin gnome and manual rotations
  • Fixes a bug with NCI style 20007 record processing
  • Fixes a bug with Offsets when D and H registers are missing

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.225 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 2nd 2018 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.221 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.221 is released. This update makes almost 40 improvements. Refer to the following:

  • Adds G98 support to Fanuc_0_M.rpi
  • Adds Fanuc K register support with drill and arc cycles
  • Adds Fanuc M98 sub program calls with P, Q & L registers
  • Adds RVP code 7800 for disjoint stock rotation
  • Adds Automatic extensions with most command line arguments
  • Adds Demo command line argument
  • Improves Wire EDM RVP support
  • Improves Animation of arc interpolation
  • Improves Lathe tool changes
  • Improves Lathe tool CW vs. CCW verification
  • Improves Machine simulation collision detection
  • Improves APTCL output
  • Improves RVP processing for Wire EDM
  • Improves Wire EDM taper motion
  • Improves Saving JPGs
  • Improves Unit display within Job properties
  • Improves Error dialog
  • Improves Changing machines within Job properties
  • Improves Adding and removing CNC files
  • Improves Scanning of CNC programs
  • Improves Fanuc semicolon support
  • Improves Chuck and Barfeeder support
  • Improves Deep Zoom support
  • Improves Sectioning of Animation models
  • Improves Predator CNC Editor Backplotting
  • Improves Command line operation
  • Improves Gnome display
  • Improves Menus within Editor and Shopfloor modes
  • Improves Heidenhain and Siemens inch example machines
  • Improves the .OCX for OEMs
  • Improves CAD Compare image quality
  • Improves Fanuc style R planes in modal cycles
  • Fixes a bug with tool preview within Job properties
  • Fixes a bug with G60 after circular interpolation
  • Fixes a bug with inspection and slant angle lathes
  • Fixes a missing Heidenhain_TNC530_MM machine file
  • Fixes a bug with inspection
  • Fixes a bug with Design mode within CAD Compare
  • Fixes a bug with Fanuc G40 cutter compensation

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.221 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.

March 7th 2018 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.204 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.204 is released. This update makes a number of improvements. Refer to the following:

  • Adds Mouse wheel support to tool preview
  • Adds Unit display within Job Properties
  • Adds Tool shank color support
  • Adds Editor sub folder to improve backplotting
  • Adds Drill cycle flags for tap, left_tap, hipeck and retractstop
  • Improves Tool preview with Job Properties
  • Improves ATPCL output
  • Improves MasterCAM NCI output
  • Improves SurfCAM INC output
  • Improves Maximum number of tools in the display from 32 to 256
  • Improves Demo jobs
  • Improves Incompatible/bad G code warnings
  • Improves Flip part with Animation
  • Improves Tool holder display
  • Improves Shopfloor mode
  • Improves Automatic unit conversion
  • Improves Tool colors and tool holder colors
  • Improves Command line arguments to support dash vs. forward slash
  • Improves Fanuc_16_TA machine
  • Improves Fanuc G28 support
  • Improves Fanuc G17 and G18 arc display with tool center backplot
  • Improves Scanning CNC programs with no extension
  • Improves Integration with the Predator CNC Editor
  • Improves Fagor lathe support
  • Improves Heidenhain Cycle 254
  • Improves Lathe finishing cycles
  • Improves Backplotting
  • Improves Online Help
  • Fixes a bug with Fanuc G20 and G21
  • Fixes a bug with Zoom Fit after panning
  • Fixes a bug with reprocessing
  • Fixes a bug with turning small arcs
  • Fixes a bug with loading a new job while rendering the current job

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.204 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.

February 1st 2018 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.183 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.183 is released. This update makes a number of improvements. Refer to the following:

  • Adds overwrite prompting during install
  • Adds automatic critical file backup during install
  • Adds default machine component color of Aluminum
  • Adds Re-Install Examples option
  • Adds Fagor G08 Arc tangent to previous move support
  • Adds Fagor G09 Arc by three points support
  • Improves Fagor reverse posts
  • Improves Fagor scaling function
  • Improves focus with complex tabbed dialogs
  • Improves home position with active rotary compensation
  • Improves lathe booleans
  • Improves combining Rotation and mirroring functions
  • Improves Siemens ATRANS with polar coordinates
  • Improves Siemens SUPA support
  • Improves Siemens reverse posts
  • Improves Siemens lathe rounding and chamfering
  • Improves external editor support
  • Improves Windows registry processing
  • Improves inch to metric unit conversions
  • Improves T0 support with Fanuc reverse posts
  • Improves Heidenhain leanin/leadout with polar coordinates
  • Improves demo jobs
  • Fixes a bug with bad lathe drill definitions
  • Fixes a bug with external CNC files
  • Fixes a bug when switching tools
  • Fixes a bug with M06 support in lathes
  • Fixes a simulation bug before first tool change
  • Fixes a bug with Job properties after deleting a CNC program

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.183 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 19th 2018 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.173 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.173 is released. This update makes a number of improvements. Refer to the following:

  • Adds Pinch to zoom option
  • Adds Machine unit conversion
  • Adds Optional unit conversion to jobs
  • Adds Leadin and leadout warnings
  • Adds Register style cutter compensation to Heidenhain
  • Adds Overwrite prompts during install
  • Adds NCI support for turning
  • Improves Animation style rendering
  • Improves Heidenhain block repeat cycle
  • Improves Heidenhain tool call
  • Improves Fagor pocket cycle
  • Improves Fanuc G71 style lathe cycle
  • Improves Pattern cycle
  • Improves Circular pocket cycle
  • Improves STL file rendering
  • Improves Lathe chuck jaw simulation
  • Improves Cutter compensation
  • Improves Job version checking
  • Removes Re-licensing requirement after re-installing
  • Fixes a bug with loading J2T files

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.173 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.

December 12th 2017 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.0.162 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11 is officially released. Major improvements have been made to milling, turning and mill/turn simulation while introducing new wire EDM simulation for OEMs. Overall hundreds of imprements have been made. Refer to the following:

General Improvements:

  • Official v11 Release
  • Windows 10, IoT Enterprise and 2016 Server support
  • New Installation
  • New Command line arguments
  • New Real-time tool compensation
  • New Tool animation
  • New Manual re-fixturing within comments
  • New DPRNT serial, Ethernet and file output
  • New Revolved stock and fixture shapes
  • New Extruded stock and fixture shapes
  • New Hollow interior stock shapes
  • New 40+ materials for real world rendering
  • New Batch job processing
  • New ATAN2 function support
  • New 5 Axis interpolation and tool motions
  • New 2 and 4 Axis Wire EDM simulation via RVP files
  • New Active cycle display
  • New Spin Direction Gnome
  • Improved 5 Axis booleans
  • Improved Siemens, Heidenhain, Fagor & Okuma support
  • Improved Fanuc, Mazak, Mitsubishi & Haas support
  • Improved Work offsets
  • Improved G10, G66, G28 and G92 support
  • Improved Polar interpolation
  • Improved Cycle time calculations
  • Improved Spindle speed display
  • Improved Inspection
  • Improved Scanning of multiple CNC programs
  • Improved Transparent tool display
  • Improved Multiple views
  • Improved Preferences
  • Improved Machine properties
  • Improved Tool change performance
  • Improved Save as Zip
  • Improved Lighting and material properties
  • Improved DXF support
  • Improved SURFCAM INC support
  • Improved Program origin
  • Improved Reverse Post Processor
  • Improved Warning and error messages
  • Improved Examples
  • Improved Online Help

Milling Improvements:

  • New Parametric table creation
  • New Parametric vice creation
  • New Parametric clamp creation
  • New Multiple spindles within a single head
  • New Gang drill head support
  • New Mirror cycle support
  • New Engraving cycle support
  • New Rotary axis wrapping support
  • New Heidenhain Plane support
  • New Flashcut CNC support
  • New Heian CNC support
  • New Okuma CNC support
  • New Fagor G6, G37, G38 and G59 support
  • New Fagor #MCS ON and #MCS OFF support
  • New Fagor #RTCP ON and #RTCP OFF support
  • New Fanuc G50.1, G51.1, G53.1, G68.2, G68.3, G68.4 support
  • New Siemens A2, B2 & C2 angle support
  • New Siemens A3, B3 & C3 vector support
  • New Siemens A4, A5, B4, B5, C4 & C5 surface normal support
  • New Siemens A6, B6 & C6 arc axis support
  • New Siemens CUT3DC 3D cutter compensation
  • New Siemens CYCLE76 and CYCLE77 spigot cycle support
  • New Siemens CYCLE800 swivel cycle support
  • New Siemens CYCLE840, G73, G74 and G76 hole cycle support
  • New Siemens L external sub program support
  • New Siemens LEAD, NUT, TILT and THETA angle support
  • New Siemens ORIMKS and ORIWKS oirentation references
  • New Siemens ORIAXES, ORIVECT and ORIPLANE rotary axis interpolation
  • New Siemens ORIEULAR and ORIRPY angle support
  • New Siemens ORICONCW and ORICONCCW rotary axis support
  • Improved Scaling cycle support
  • Improved Haas G12 and G13 cycle support
  • Improved Fadal support

Turning Improvements:

  • New Parametric chuck creation
  • New Parametric turret creation
  • New Barfeeder simulation
  • New Chuck simulation
  • New Turret simulation
  • New Milling tools attached to turrets
  • New Trigon insert support
  • New Flip part support
  • New Turret center gnome
  • New Fanuc G92.1 support
  • New Fagor G66, G68, G69 and G87 support
  • New Haas SL series reverse post
  • New Siemens G33 thread cycle support
  • New Okuma CNC support
  • New Okuma reverse post registers
  • Improved Lathe cycle support
  • Improved Chamfering and rounding support
  • Improved Tool Names
  • Improved Fagor G68 support

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.162 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.