2021 Predator News

October 15th 2021 - Predator MDC v11.0.321 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.321 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds real-time database connection status within the statusbar
  • Adds integrated security for Microsoft SQL Server
  • Adds impersonation option for Microsoft SQL Server
  • Adds integrated security for Microsoft SQL Server within the MDC Service
  • Adds impersonation option for Microsoft SQL Server within the MDC Service
  • Adds integrated security for Microsoft SQL Server within the MDC APIs
  • Adds impersonation option for Microsoft SQL Server within the MDC APIs
  • Improves trace log output
  • Improves the database logon tab
  • Improves the PImportWorksheet.xls
  • Improves Online Help
  • Includes Predator MDC Service version 11.0.28
  • Includes PMDATA7.dll version 11.0.79
  • Includes Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server v18.6 improvements - Learn more

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.321 of Predator MDC from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact at us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

October 14th 2021 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.53 is released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.53 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds real-time database connection status within the statusbar - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds integrated security for Microsoft SQL Server - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds impersonation option for Microsoft SQL Server - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves trace log output
  • Improves the database logon tab - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves the PImportWorksheet.xls
  • Improves Online Help
  • Includes Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server v18.6 improvements - Learn more - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves the default template to enable block skips
  • Improves the upgrade dialog with additional demo options
  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.871 for 2 backplotting improvements - Learn more
  • Fixes a bug with the Edit Template wizard when no machine file is specified
  • Fixes a bug with the Edit Template wizard immediately after an installation of the Light Edition

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.53 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.

October 13th 2021 - Predator CNC Editor Light v11.0.53 is released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.53 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds block skip insert
  • Adds deleting block skipped sections of CNC programs
  • Adds block skips to sections of CNC programs
  • Adds removing block skips from sections of CNC programs
  • Improves trace log output
  • Improves Online Help
  • Improves the default template to enable block skips
  • Improves the upgrade dialog with additional demo options
  • Fixes a bug with the Edit Template wizard when no machine file is specified
  • Fixes a bug with the Edit Template wizard immediately after an installation of the Light Edition

Customers can download v11.0.53 of Predator CNC Editor Light from our web site at any time. Customers needing more functionality should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

October 12th 2021 - Predator PDM v11.0.264 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.264 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds integrated security for Microsoft SQL Server
  • Adds impersonation option for Microsoft SQL Server
  • Adds integrated security for Microsoft SQL Server within the PDM APIs
  • Adds impersonation option for Microsoft SQL Server within the PDM APIs
  • Adds support for vault filters when a user is a member of multiple user groups
  • Improves trace log output
  • Improves the database logon tab
  • Improves the PImportWorksheet.xls
  • Improves Online Help
  • Improves performance when upgrading a v9 database to v11
  • Improves the CVaultItemObj within the PDM APIs
  • Improves installation of the PDM APIs
  • Includes Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server v18.6 improvements - Learn more
  • Fixes a bug when a list is used within the hierarchy
  • Fixes a bug with user vault filters
  • Fixes a bug with multiple user group vault filters are defined
  • Fixes a bug when clicking too quickly within View Vault
  • Fixes a bug when migrating very large v9 databases to v11
  • Fixes a bug with the database activity indicator within the statusbar

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.264 of Predator PDM from our web 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.

October 11th 2021 - Predator Tracker v11.0.87 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.87 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds real-time database connection status within the statusbar
  • Adds integrated security for Microsoft SQL Server
  • Adds impersonation option for Microsoft SQL Server
  • Adds integrated security for Microsoft SQL Server within the Tracker APIs
  • Adds impersonation option for Microsoft SQL Server within the Tracker APIs
  • Improves trace log output
  • Improves the database logon tab
  • Improves the PImportWorksheet.xls
  • Improves Online Help
  • Includes Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server v18.6 improvements - Learn more
  • Fixes a bug with the View Kit button within the Check Out window

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.87 of Predator Tracker from our web 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 10th 2021 - Predator Travelers v11.0.27 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.27 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds integrated security for Microsoft SQL Server
  • Adds impersonation option for Microsoft SQL Server
  • Adds integrated security for Microsoft SQL Server within the Traveler APIs
  • Adds impersonation option for Microsoft SQL Server within the Traveler APIs
  • Improves trace log output
  • Improves the database logon tab
  • Improves the PImportWorksheet.xls
  • Improves Online Help
  • Includes Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server v18.6 improvements - Learn more

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.27 of Predator Travelers from our web 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.

October 5th 2021 - Windows 11 and Windows 2022 Server support announced

Predator Software announces its plan to support for Windows 11 and Windows 2022 Server with the upcoming release of Predator v12 applications. Today, Microsoft has begun rolling out its initial production release of Windows 11. Deployment of Windows 11 and Windows 2022 Server in production manufacturing facilities for 24x7x365 reliability requires extensive testing throughout the supply chain. Predator Software began its testing efforts with beta releases of Windows. Now that both Windows 11 and Windows 2022 Server have been released by Microsoft, Predator Software can test with the release versions of Windows. Critical device drivers support has not been released by several 3rd party vendors. Predator Software's development of version 12 and testing of these newer Microsoft Windows operating systems is ongoing. This situation will improve this year and will continue through 2022. We will update this news page, the Downloads page and the Windows Requirements page with details as progress is made.

Finally, Predator Software is also announcing today that the upcoming release of Predator v12 applications will support Windows 10 and Windows 2019 Server.

October 4th 2021 - New Premier Support hours

With the launch of the new UK office, Premier Support phone hours have been extended to 18 hours of availability Monday - Friday from 8am GMT/BST to 5pm PST. Need to talk with a Predator technician? Give us a call at either phone number:

  • 503-292-7151 and press 3 - US Office 5am PST - 5pm PST
  • +44 (0)3333 447151 UK - EU Office 8am GMT/BST - 5pm GMT/BST

Customers that have not subscribed to Premier Support can re-engage by contacting us at maintenance@predator-software.com for details and pricing.

September 28th 2021 - Predator Software Ltd. is launched

Predator Software Ltd Launch Announcement

Predator Software has established a new office in the UK to support our UK and EU customers. Office hours are 8am to 5pm GMT/BST. The office is located just outside Peterborough, England. In addition, we have launched a dedicated web site:

"With an increasingly customer centric world, it is more important than ever to be close to customers," said Jim Abbassian, Predator Software President and Co-Founder. "Predator Software Ltd. effectively doubles the number of time zones, provides 18 hours of phone coverage Monday - Friday and provides further confidence and peace of mind."

The Managing Director of the new office is Braden Connolly. He is an experienced executive who started his career in manufacturing back in 1998. He has extensive CAD, CAM, DNC and manufacturing experience. His contact details are:

Braden Connolly
bradenc@predator-software.com
+44(0)3333 447151 office
+44(0)7966 472431 mobile

With the launch of the new company a free health check initiative has been initated, good through the end of the year, which provides up to two free hours of service for existing UK and EU customers. To schedule a health check call +44(0)3333 447151.

"I'm excited to build on the foundations my colleagues in the US have already laid, meeting and supporting all of the different UK and EU manufacturing customers," said Braden Connolly, Predator Software Ltd Managing Director. "Our customer experience has been key to our success, and I'm fully committed to maintaining and improving that."

September 6th 2021 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.871 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.871 has been released. This is a minor bug fix update. Refer to the following detail:

  • Fixes a bug with some 5 axis ramp motion
  • Fixes a bug with registry entries during the installation for Predator CNC Editor integration

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.871 of Predator Virtual CNC from our web site. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

August 18th 2021 - Predator DNC v11.0.1.843 is released

Predator DNC v11.0.1.843 has been released. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Adds support for 40+ files when receiving an entire folder via Predator Secure DNC
  • Adds support for older Windows OSes to Predator Secure DNC
  • Includes Predator Secure DNC v11.0.0.109
  • Includes 50 new CNC editing improvements via Predator CNC Editor v11.0.52 - Learn more
  • Includes 90 new CNC backplotting improvements via Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.845 - Learn more
  • Fixes a bug with Predator Secure DNC displaying a side-by-side error in certain Windows OSes and PCs

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.843 of Predator DNC from our web 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.

August 13th 2021 - Predator Software cancels their Mfg Day 2021 event

Predator Software will not host a National Manufacturing Day 2021 event on October 1st at their Beaverton, Oregon headquarters due to the current COVID-19 surge. We are looking forward to hosting an event in 2022. Call 503-292-7151 and press 2 for Customer Service to discuss Manufacturing Day participation, COVID-19 safety or concerns.

August 9th 2021 - Predator CNC Editor Light v11.0.52 is released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.52 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds the 2021.1 version of the Predator End User License Agreement to the installation
  • Adds Text Files (*.txt) specific file type filter within Open and Save As dialogs
  • Adds additional trace outputs for improving complex troubleshooting efforts
  • Adds Block Skips features for automated CNC processing - Express & Light Editions
  • Improves installation to support additional registry keys within HKLM to document installation details
  • Improves 100+ topics within the Online Help
  • Improves language resources

Customers can download v11.0.52 of Predator CNC Editor Light from our web site at any time. Customers needing more functionality should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

August 9th 2021 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.52 is released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.52 has been released. This release makes 90+ improvements with most of them in backplotting and within the Enterprise Edition. Refer to the following detail:

  • Adds the 2021.1 version of the Predator End User License Agreement to the installation
  • Adds Text Files (*.txt) specific file type filter within Open and Save As dialogs
  • Adds additional trace outputs for improving complex troubleshooting efforts
  • Adds Block Skips features for automated CNC processing - Express & Light Editions
  • Adds Part Type, Part, Material type and Material reference filters to View Cutter Numbers - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds Part Type, Part, Material type and Material reference filters to View Insert Numbers - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds real-time database connection status within the statusbar - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds Groove style insert shape within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds Octagon style insert shape within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds Parallelogram style insert shape within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds Rectangle style insert shape within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds Thread style insert shape within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds Trigon style insert shape within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds importing insert numbers with Groove style insert shapes - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds importing insert numbers with Octagon style insert shapes - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds importing insert numbers with Parallelogram style insert shapes - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds importing insert numbers with Rectangle style insert shapes - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds importing insert numbers with Thread style insert shapes - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds importing insert numbers with Trigon style insert shapes - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds Material Type or Cutter Type filters within the Cutter Material Reference wizards - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds Material Type or Insert Type filters within the Insert Material Reference wizards - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds Part Type or Cutter Type filters within the Cutter Part Reference wizards - Enterprise Edition
  • Adds Part Type or Insert Type filters within the Insert Part Reference wizards - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves creating jobs within the Microsoft SQL Server edition - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves selecting and filtering multiple parent and child fields within several wizards and windows - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves Hexagon style insert shape angles within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves Pentagon style insert shape angles within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves Radius style insert shape data entry within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves Square style insert shape angles within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves Triangle style insert shape angles within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves importing insert numbers with Hexagon style insert shapes - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves importing insert numbers with Pentagon style insert shapes - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves importing insert numbers with Radius style insert shapes - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves importing insert numbers with Square style insert shapes - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves importing insert numbers with Triangle style insert shapes - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves New and Edit Cutter number wizards when the Custom tool shape pulldown is selected - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves View Cutter Numbers filter step to display the number of remaining rows - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves View Insert Numbers filter step to display the number of remaining rows - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves the default within the Logon dialog's database tab to PC style - Enterprise Edition
  • Improves installation to support additional registry keys within HKLM to document installation details
  • Improves 100+ topics within the Online Help
  • Improves language resources
  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.845 for almost 50 backplotting improvements - Learn more
  • Fixes a bug with deleting the last component while viewing components - Enterprise Edition

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.52 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 7th 2021 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.845 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.845 has been released. This update focuses on improving Fanuc and Siemens workplane support. Refer to the following detail:

  • Adds Predator Software 2021.1 End User License Agreement to the installation
  • Adds projection angle workplane mode definitions to the reverse post processor
  • Adds warning and error messages for incorrect Fanuc workplane definitions for G68.2
  • Adds warning and error messages for incorrect Siemens workplane definitions for CYCLE800
  • Adds complete Euler angle support for Siemens CYCLE800
  • Adds complete RPY angle support for Siemens CYCLE800
  • Improves installation to support additional registry keys within HKLM to document installation details
  • Improves Fanuc workplane support with G28, G53 and M06
  • Improves home and tool change positions with machine offsets
  • Improves Fanuc G68.2 P1 and P3 support
  • Improves Siemens CYCLE800 support within reverse post processors
  • Improves ramping and helical tool motion with flat shaped end mills
  • Improves circular interpolation within tilted workplanes
  • Improves 5 axis milling collision detection
  • Improves 5 axis drilling collision detection
  • Improves several 5 axis example jobs
  • Improves Online Help
  • Fixes a bug with Fanuc offsets and G49
  • Fixes a bug with Fanuc G53
  • Fixes an intermittent bug with reverse post processing
  • Fixes a rare bug with the NC panel during a job change
  • Fixes a bug with Siemens CYCLE800 use of direct rotary angles

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.845 of Predator Virtual CNC from our web site. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

August 6th 2021 - Predator MDC v11.0.319 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.319 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Predator Software 2021.1 End User License Agreement to the installation
  • Improves Online Help
  • Improves Predator MDC Service
  • Includes PMDATA7.dll version 11.0.78
  • Fixes a bug processing setup time within overlapping shifts and operator logons which trigger a shift change
  • Fixes a bug processing teardown time within overlapping shifts and operator logons which trigger a shift change

NOTE: The above two bug fixes do not automatically repair historical data. Instead build 319 prevents the situation from occurring in the future. To fix historical data, a manual customer specific SQL query is required. Customers affected by these two bugs with a current subscription to Premier Support can contact us at support@predator-software.com to manually fix the specific machine and day affected.

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.319 of Predator MDC from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact at us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

August 5th 2021 - New End User License Agreement

Predator Software has released the 2021.1 version of its End User License Agreement or EULA to its customers. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves the definition of a PC
  • Improves the options available for End Users to install the Licensed Software
  • Improves the options available for End Users to use the Licensed Software
  • Removes the requirement for End Users to use the Licensed Software for business purposes

Customers can receive the benefits of this new agreement immediately. Customers and prospects can request a copy of Predator Software's EULA from our web site at any time. Customers that have EULA questions or concerns should contact us at legal@predator-software.com as required.

July 30th 2021 - Predator Express/N Hubs are available

Predator Express/N Hub hardware

Predator Express/N Hubs can be added to any CNC, CMM, PLC, robot or test stand for RS232 connectivity with full support from Predator CNC Editor, Predator DNC, Predator MDC, Predator RCM, Predator Virtual CNC and all 3rd party Windows applications. All Predator Express/N Hubs include Windows device drivers and a 5-year warranty. Learn more

  • 1, 2 or 4 RS232 Ports
  • 1 Ethernet Port
  • Surge Suppression
  • Optional POE support (Power Over Ethernet)
  • Optional Predator Armor enclosure

Customers interested in Predator Express/N Hubs can contact us at sales@predator-software.com for more details and volume pricing.

July 29th 2021 - Predator Travelers v11.0.26 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.26 has been released. This release makes 40 improvements. Refer to the following:

  • Adds real-time database connection status within the statusbar
  • Adds Groove style insert shape within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Adds Octagon style insert shape within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Adds Parallelogram style insert shape within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Adds Rectangle style insert shape within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Adds Thread style insert shape within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Adds Trigon style insert shape within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Adds importing insert numbers with Groove style insert shapes
  • Adds importing insert numbers with Octagon style insert shapes
  • Adds importing insert numbers with Parallelogram style insert shapes
  • Adds importing insert numbers with Rectangle style insert shapes
  • Adds importing insert numbers with Thread style insert shapes
  • Adds importing insert numbers with Trigon style insert shapes
  • Adds additional trace outputs for improving complex troubleshooting efforts
  • Improves all vbs style APIs to improve their reliability and simplify future support efforts
  • Improves CPErrorObj with trace error handling
  • Improves CLogonObj with additional trace error handling
  • Improves 70+ Online Help topics with new content, improved grammar and spelling fixes
  • Improves creating tools within the Microsoft SQL Server edition
  • Improves cutter number APIs to support up to 6 vs. 4 decimal places for all geometric definitions
  • Improves insert number APIs to support up to 6 vs. 4 decimal places for all geometric definitions
  • Improves kit number APIs to support up to 6 vs. 4 decimal places for all geometric definitions
  • Improves tool number APIs to support up to 6 vs. 4 decimal places for all geometric definitions
  • Improves AppendComponentToKitNumber API function to automatically increment component quantities
  • Improves creating cutter numbers with the Tracker API
  • Improves creating crib locations with the Tracker API
  • Improves installation to support additional registry keys within HKLM to document installation details
  • Improves the default within the Logon dialog's database tab to PC style
  • Improves Hexagon style insert shape angles within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Improves Pentagon style insert shape angles within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Improves Radius style insert shape data entry within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Improves Square style insert shape angles within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Improves Triangle style insert shape angles within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Improves importing insert numbers with Hexagon style insert shapes
  • Improves importing insert numbers with Pentagon style insert shapes
  • Improves importing insert numbers with Radius style insert shapes
  • Improves importing insert numbers with Square style insert shapes
  • Improves importing insert numbers with Triangle style insert shapes
  • Improves the default within the Logon dialog's database tab to PC style
  • Fixes a bug with deleting the last component while viewing components

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.26 of Predator Travelers from our web 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.

July 27th 2021 - Predator Import Service v11.0.0.4 is released

Predator Import Service v11.0.0.4 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds stand-alone Predator Import.exe for optional stand-alone operation
  • Improves error messaging and logging
  • Improves processing the same folder via multiple tasks simultaneously

Customers that have purchased Predator Integration services with a current subscription to Premier Support can request v11.0.0.2 of Predator Import Service at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Import Service should contact us at support@predator-software.com for upgrade details.

July 16th 2021 - Predator Tracker v11.0.86 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.86 has been released. This update makes 15 Tracker API improvements. Refer to the following detail:

  • Adds new CRefObj within the Predator Tracker API to support part and material references
  • Improves all vbs style APIs to improve their reliability and simplify future support efforts
  • Improves CPErrorObj with trace error handling
  • Improves CLogonObj with additional trace error handling
  • Improves creating crib locations within the Microsoft SQL Server edition
  • Improves creating jobs within the Microsoft SQL Server edition
  • Improves creating tools within the Microsoft SQL Server edition
  • Improves cutter number APIs to support up to 6 vs. 4 decimal places for all geometric definitions
  • Improves insert number APIs to support up to 6 vs. 4 decimal places for all geometric definitions
  • Improves kit number APIs to support up to 6 vs. 4 decimal places for all geometric definitions
  • Improves tool number APIs to support up to 6 vs. 4 decimal places for all geometric definitions
  • Improves AppendComponentToKitNumber API function to automatically increment component quantities
  • Improves creating cutter numbers with the Tracker API
  • Improves creating crib locations with the Tracker API
  • Fixes a bug with deleting the last component while viewing components

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.86 of Predator Tracker from our web 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.

July 10th 2021 - Predator Industrial Panel PCs are available

Predator Industrial Panel PC hardware

Predator Industrial Panel PCs can be added to any CNC, CMM, PLC, robot or test stand for touch screen operation of all Predator applications and all 3rd party Windows or browser based applications including ERP, MES and other shop floor systems. All Predator Panel PCs include Windows 10 and a 3-year warranty for only $1595. Learn more

  • 17" Touch Screen
  • IP65 Front Bezel
  • 15 Standard I/O ports

Customers interested in Predator Industrial Panel PCs can contact us at sales@predator-software.com for more details and volume pricing.

July 9th 2021 - Oracle JD Edwards and Predator PDM v11 Integration is available

JD Edwards and Predator PDM have been integrated to create a paperless manufacturing experience on the shop floor. As shop floor personnel select jobs or work orders within JD Edwards, Predator PDM automatically launches providing the released version of the correct CNC program(s), setup sheet(s), tool list(s) and other manufacturing documents automatically. Real-time integration is 100% automated.

Oracle JD Edwards Logo

Within Predator PDM further integration with Predator DNC, MDC, Tracker and Virtual CNC provides real-time machine communications, machine monitoring, manufacturing data collection, 3D machine simulation, 3D CNC verification and integration with tool, gage and fixture management.

Typically, a shop floor PC is mounted at each CNC, CMM, robot or test stand for operation of JD Edwards and Predator PDM. Printing of paper-based routers and bar code readers is eliminated with this real-time integration method. Support for the Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle versions of Predator PDM is included. Support for Predator PDM and PDM Enterprise is included.

Customers that have JD Edwards can contact us at sales@predator-software.com for JD Edwards integration details and pricing.

July 3rd 2021 - Predator PDM v11.0.262 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.262 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds real-time database connection status within the statusbar
  • Improves the default within the Logon dialog's database tab to PC style
  • Improves installation to support additional registry keys within HKLM to document installation details
  • Fixes a bug with editing part serial numbers
  • Fixes a bug within Tracker style Check Out dialog within Predator PDM Enterprise

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.262 of Predator PDM from our web 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 2nd 2021 - Predator MDC v11.0.318 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.318 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds real-time database connection status within the statusbar
  • Adds additional trace outputs for improving complex troubleshooting efforts
  • Improves the default within the Logon dialog's database tab to PC style
  • Improves 100+ topics within the Online Help
  • Improves installation to support additional registry keys within HKLM to document installation details
  • Fixes a bug with editing part serial numbers

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.318 of Predator MDC from our web 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.

July 1st 2021 - Predator Software resumes Predator Training in Beaverton

Predator Software announces that all Predator Training classes are now available at our Beaverton office. All students must be vaccinated to attend. All Predator instructors are already vaccinated. Classroom style training servives were suspended due to COVID-19. Call 503-292-7151 and press 2 for Customer Service to discuss training classes or COVID-19 concerns.

June 30th 2021 - Oregon lifts all COVID-19 restrictions

Oregon Governor, Kate Brown, has lifted all COVID-19 restrictions.

June 24th 2021 - Predator Software resumes Will Call services

Predator Software announces that Will Call services are now available at our Beaverton office. Will Call servives were suspended due to COVID-19. Call 503-292-7151 and press 2 for Customer Service to discuss Will Call activity or COVID-19 concerns.

June 23rd 2021 - International Women in Engineering Day

A nod to the achievements of all women engineers the world over, along with encouragement for women training to become engineers. Enjoy your day and everyone at Predator Software salutes you.

Women in Engineering

June 22nd 2021 - Predator PRemote Utility v11.1.21.3 is released

Predator PRemote Utility v11.1.21.3 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds error messages for bad command line arguments
  • Adds tray icon for execution status
  • Adds -crlf, -cr and -lf command line options to control end of line output
  • Improves check for publisher's certificate revocation processing when the certificate authority
  • Improves the Getting Started documentation

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can request v11.1.21.3 of the Predator PRemote Utility as required. Customers running v10 or older of the Predator PRemote Utility should contact us at support@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

June 21st 2021 - Predator PDM v11.0.261 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.261 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds additional trace outputs for improving complex troubleshooting efforts
  • Adds Predator PRemote v11.1.21.3 utility to the install
  • Improves the Predator PRemote installation to the \program files (x86)\common files\predator software\premote folder
  • Improves New and Edit Vault Item wizards to support optional Machine Type, Work Center and Cost Center components
  • Improves compatibility with v10's support of optional Machine Type, Work Center and Cost Center components
  • Improves selecting and filtering multiple parent and child fields within several wizards and windows
  • Improves 20+ topics within the Online Help
  • Fixes a bug with memory utilization in a few specific cases

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.261 of Predator PDM from our web 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.

June 17th 2021 - Predator Tracker v11.0.85 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.85 has been released. This update adds five new improvements. Refer to the following detail:

  • Improves disassembling kits to only show default crib locations and crib locations with available or targeted quantities
  • Improves selecting and filtering multiple parent and child fields within several wizards and windows
  • Improves installation to support additional registry keys within HKLM to document installation details
  • Fixes a bug with disassembling kits when partially scrapping a quantity of inserts or cutters
  • Fixes a bug with duplicate Tool Consumption Report menus introduced with v11.0.84

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.85 of Predator Tracker from our web 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 14th 2021 - Predator Import Service v11.0.0.2 is released

Predator Import Service v11.0.0.2 has been released. This is our first official version 11 release of the Predator Import Service. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds 2021 EULA
  • Fixes a bug with a missing Browse button within the Custom style action

Customers that have purchased Predator Integration services with a current subscription to Premier Support can request v11.0.0.2 of Predator Import Service at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Import Service should contact us at support@predator-software.com for upgrade details.

June 12th 2021 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.789 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.789 has been released. This update focuses on improving Fagor CNC support. Refer to the following detail:

  • Adds cartesian plus angle support to Fagor CNCs
  • Adds subroutine support within a single main Fagor CNC program
  • Adds Decimal_Point_Programming parameter to improve supporting integer style registers
  • Improves Fagor command support when different number of spaces are used within parenthesis
  • Improves Fagor reverse post processor to support peck retract values within a drill cycle
  • Improves rapid height changes within a drill cycle
  • Fixes a bug with the Rotate STL dialog within the STLFix utility
  • Fixes a bug with the spelling of Octagon

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.789 of Predator Virtual CNC from our web site. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

June 9th 2021 - Predator Import Service v11.0.0.1 is released

Predator Import Service v11.0.0.1 has been released. This is our first official version 11 release of the Predator Import Service. Refer to the following details:

  • Official version 11 release
  • Adds Windows 2019 Server support
  • Adds Windows 10 support
  • Adds more table specific command line options with the PImport utility
  • Adds command line option for deleting successful attachment imports with the PImport utility
  • Adds command line option for TSV (tabbed separated value) style files with the PImport utility
  • Includes Predator Import Utility v11.0.39 for 50+ importing improvements - Learn more

Customers that have purchased Predator Integration services with a current subscription to Premier Support can request v11.0.0.1 of Predator Import Service at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Import Service should contact us at support@predator-software.com for upgrade details.

June 7th 2021 - Predator Tracker v11.0.84 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.84 has been released. This update adds 30 new improvements. Refer to the following detail:

  • Adds Quantities per Crib Location Report for Gages
  • Adds Quantities per Crib Location Report for Kits
  • Adds Quantities per Crib Location Report for Tools
  • Adds Groove style insert shape within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Adds Octagon style insert shape within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Adds Parallelogram style insert shape within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Adds Rectangle style insert shape within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Adds Thread style insert shape within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Adds Trigon style insert shape within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Adds importing insert numbers with Groove style insert shapes
  • Adds importing insert numbers with Octagon style insert shapes
  • Adds importing insert numbers with Parallelogram style insert shapes
  • Adds importing insert numbers with Rectangle style insert shapes
  • Adds importing insert numbers with Thread style insert shapes
  • Adds importing insert numbers with Trigon style insert shapes
  • Improves the default within the Logon dialog's database tab to PC style
  • Improves assigning default crib locations to cutter numbers and insert numbers
  • Improves Hexagon style insert shape angles within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Improves Pentagon style insert shape angles within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Improves Radius style insert shape data entry within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Improves Square style insert shape angles within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Improves Triangle style insert shape angles within the New and Edit Insert Number wizards
  • Improves importing insert numbers with Hexagon style insert shapes
  • Improves importing insert numbers with Pentagon style insert shapes
  • Improves importing insert numbers with Radius style insert shapes
  • Improves importing insert numbers with Square style insert shapes
  • Improves importing insert numbers with Triangle style insert shapes
  • Fixes a bug introduced with v11.0.83 which removed the View Kit button within Check In and Check Out dialogs
  • Fixes a bug with two Not Used report permissions
  • Fixes a bug with the Checked Out Report when kit number filtering is used

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.84 of Predator Tracker from our web 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 2021 - Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server v18.6.0

Microsoft v18.6.0 of the Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server has been released. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Adds support for Idle Connection Resiliency
  • Adds support for BCP XML format files without the need for SQL Server tools
  • Fixes a bug with endianness of port numbers in trace logs
  • Fixes a bug with UDL accessibility
  • Fixes a bug with Multiple Active Results Sets

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v18.6.0 of the Microsoft OLE DB Driver from our web site at any time.

May 26th 2021 - Predator Tracker v11.0.83 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.83 has been released. This update adds 20+ new improvements:

  • Adds Existing Gage Wizard to the View Gages window
  • Adds filter for Located At to the Inventory By Type report
  • Adds filter for Inactive Tools to the Inventory By Type report
  • Adds Cutter Number option for creating new crib locations within the Current Inventory wizard
  • Adds Cutter Number option for unused crib locations within the Current Inventory wizard
  • Adds Cutter Number option for filtering crib locations within the Current Inventory wizard
  • Adds Insert Number option for creating new crib locations within the Current Inventory wizard
  • Adds Insert Number option for unused crib locations within the Current Inventory wizard
  • Adds Insert Number option for filtering crib locations within the Current Inventory wizard
  • Adds viewing of kit notes within View Kit
  • Adds Material Type or Tool Type filters within the Tool Material Reference wizards
  • Adds Material Type or Cutter Type filters within the Cutter Material Reference wizards
  • Adds Material Type or Insert Type filters within the Insert Material Reference wizards
  • Adds Part Type or Tool Type filters within the Tool Part Reference wizards
  • Adds Part Type or Cutter Type filters within the Cutter Part Reference wizards
  • Adds Part Type or Insert Type filters within the Insert Part Reference wizards
  • Adds Part Type or Gage Type filters within the Gage Part Reference wizards
  • Improves Current Inventory wizards to only display crib locations that have actual quantities or assigned targets
  • Improves View Kits to refresh automatically after assembling or disassembling kits
  • Improves 50+ online help topics
  • Fixes a bug introduced with v11.0.82 when assembling or disassembling kits within the View Kit window
  • Fixes a bug with the Gage List Report to use the correct resource

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.83 of Predator Tracker from our web 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 24th 2021 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.771 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.771 has been released. This update makes 18 improvements. Refer to the following detail:

  • Adds chip removal support to the Animation model
  • Adds volume calculations to the Animation model
  • Adds TapMove reverse postprocessor drill cycle option
  • Adds Siemens style .MPF and .SPF file extensions to defaults
  • Improves OpenGL and large model support
  • Improves OpenGL tool erase optimization and eliminated the need for a checkbox option
  • Improves OpenGL screen update optimation and eliminated the need for a checkbox option
  • Improves 4 and 5 axis work coordinate support
  • Improves support for polar interpolation within incremental coordinates
  • Improves bar feeder simulation when there is a pending operation in certain models
  • Improves Fagor support when switching between incremental and absolute coordinates
  • Improves Fagor 8050 reverse postprocessor
  • Improves Fanuc G52 and polar interpolation combinations
  • Improves Fanuc G41 and G42 cutter compensation in a few special cases
  • Improves 4 GB memory support for large models
  • Fixes a bug with Animation and resetting machine configuration
  • Fixes a bug identifying comments after some expressions
  • Fixes a bug with spinning tool holders

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.771 of Predator Virtual CNC from our web site. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 11th 2021 - Predator Software renews Microsoft Partner Status

Microsoft Partner Logo

Predator Software renews its partner status with Microsoft for 2021. Predator Software has been actively developing Windows applications since its founding in 1994.

May 3rd 2021 - Predator Tracker v11.0.82 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.82 has been released. This update adds 14 new improvements:

  • Adds View Kit within the Check In dialog when Kit Number(s) are selected
  • Adds View Kit within the Check Out dialog when Kit Number(s) are selected
  • Adds Part Type, Part, Material type and Material reference filters to View Tool Numbers
  • Adds Part Type, Part, Material type and Material reference filters to View Cutter Numbers
  • Adds Part Type, Part, Material type and Material reference filters to View Insert Numbers
  • Adds Part Type, Part, Material type and Material reference filters to View Kit Numbers
  • Adds Part Type, Part, Material type and Material reference filters to View Gage Numbers
  • Adds Check Out Date to the header within the Check Out Receipt
  • Improves New and Edit Cutter number wizards when the Custom tool shape pulldown is selected
  • Improves View Tool Numbers filter step to display the number of remaining rows
  • Improves View Cutter Numbers filter step to display the number of remaining rows
  • Improves View Insert Numbers filter step to display the number of remaining rows
  • Improves View Kit Numbers filter step to display the number of remaining rows
  • Improves View Gage Numbers filter step to display the number of remaining rows

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.82 of Predator Tracker from our web 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.

April 28th 2021 - Predator PDM v11.0.251 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.251 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds asset number and bar code to the Signoff Report
  • Adds asset number and bar code to the History Report when a specific vault item revision is selected
  • Adds -NewEvents command line argument to Predator PDM Enterprise when only New Events Touch is required
  • Improves installation of Predator PDM APIs
  • Improves Share File with wizard to use the term Revision and not Version
  • Improves automatic selection when creating new components within the New Vault Item wizard
  • Improves 50+ topics within the Online Help
  • Fixes a bug with the Revision Report when no filters were applied

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.251 of Predator PDM from our web 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 22nd 2021 - Earth Day 2021

As of Earth Day 2021, all electricity at Predator Software is sourced from renewable power.

Earth Day 2021

A series of environmental best practices are maintained at Predator Software including the following:

  • All packing peanuts, inflatable air bars and other "in box" packing materials are recycled and reused from other shipments
  • A download only option eliminates packaging and shipping costs for customers while reducing environmental impact
  • Multiple Predator remote service options eliminate travel expenses for customers while reducing environmental impact
  • Paper based and recycled content is prioritized when designing packaging and shipping materials
  • RoHS and RoHS 2 compliance for all Predator Hardware - Learn More
  • Multiple reduce, reuse and recycling programs and initiatives - Learn More
  • WEEE compliance for all Predator Hardware - Learn More
  • Carpooling is encouraged
  • Half of Predator employees work from home

April 9th 2021 - IoT Day

A nod to the Internet of Things! In 2018 there were 7 billion IoT devices. In 2019 the number of IoT devices reached 26.7 billion. So many things ;-) Lean More

International IoT Day

April 5th 2021 - Support for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 is improved

Support for the latest release of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2103 is now included with the latest v11 releases of the following Predator applications:

  • Predator CNC Editor - All Editions
  • Predator DNC - All Editions
  • Predator DNC Connect
  • Predator MDC - Windows Editions
  • Predator PDM - All Editions
  • Predator Touch HMI
  • Predator Tracker - All Editions
  • Predator Travelers - All Editions
  • Predator Virtual CNC - All Editions

For additional details on Predator Software's support of Citrix, click to Learn More.

March 31st 2021 - Predator MDC Adapter v5.12 is released

Predator MDC Adapter v5.12 has been released. This version makes the following improvements:

  • Adds new dedicated flashing module support for Digital I/O via a new item # 60099540
  • Adds new F style firmware releases for example v5.12F is now available
  • Adds support for 8 dedicated flashing inputs within a single F style module
  • Improves inverted output logic for Digital I/O D style expansion modules
  • Improves documentation to support Flashing module option

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can request v5.12 of the Predator MDC Adapter firmware when required. Customers running v4 or older of Predator MDC Adapter firmware should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

March 17th 2021 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.173 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.173 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds the 2021 version of the Predator End User License Agreement to the installation
  • Improves the application build process with a newer compiler with all 5 Predator Secure MDC applications
  • Improves the start up process with all 5 Predator Secure MDC applications
  • Improves Windows OS compatibility with all 5 Predator Secure MDC applications
  • Improves Copyright with all 5 Predator Secure MDC applications
  • Includes Predator Secure CM100 v11.0.0.102
  • Includes Predator Secure Gerber v11.0.0.102
  • Includes Predator Secure HID v11.0.0.102
  • Includes Predator Secure OPC v11.0.0.102
  • Includes Predator Secure Siemens v11.0.0.25

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.0.173 of Predator CNC Service from our web 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 4th 2021 - Support for Oracle Database 19c is now included

Support for Oracle Database 19c is now included with the latest v11 releases of the following Predator applications, APIs and utilities:

  • Predator CNC Editor Enterprise for Oracle
  • Predator CNC Service - Oracle Protocol
  • Predator Database Tester
  • Predator DNC - Oracle Objects
  • Predator DNC Enterprise - Oracle Objects
  • Predator MDC Express for Oracle
  • Predator MDC for Oracle
  • Predator MDC Enterprise for Oracle
  • Predator PDM for Oracle
  • Predator PDM Enterprise for Oracle
  • Predator Tracker for Oracle
  • Predator Travelers Express for Oracle
  • Predator Travelers for Oracle

NOTE: With the release of Oracle Database 19c, Oracle has not released a 19c Express edition. Oracle 18c Express remains the latest Express edition from Oracle.

February 21st 2021 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.172 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.172 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds an error message when per device log files are not found
  • Fixes a bug when per device log files are not found

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.0.172 of Predator CNC Service from our web 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 20th 2021 - Predator CNC Editor Light v11.0.51 is released

Predator CNC Editor Light v11.0.51 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds the 2021 version of the Predator End User License Agreement to the installation
  • Improves Online Help with new content, improved grammar and spelling fixes

Customers can download v11.0.51 of Predator CNC Editor Light from our web site at any time. Customers needing more functionality should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

February 19th 2021 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.51 is released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.51 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds support for up to 9 custom menus
  • Adds the 2021 version of the Predator End User License Agreement to the installation
  • Improves New and Edit Custom Menu wizards to be consistent with increasing the limit from 4 to 9
  • Improves Online Help with new content, improved grammar and spelling fixes
  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.659 for 16 backplotting improvements - Learn more
  • Includes support for 50+ additional AMD and nVIDIA professional graphics cards for backplotting

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.51 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 18th 2021 - Predator MDC v11.0.317 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.317 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds support for up to 9 custom menus
  • Adds the 2021 version of the Predator End User License Agreement to the installation
  • Improves New and Edit Custom Menu wizards to be consistent with increasing the limit from 4 to 9
  • Improves Online Help with new content, improved grammar and spelling fixes

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.317 of Predator MDC from our web 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 2021 - Predator Tracker v11.0.81 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.81 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds support for up to 9 custom menus
  • Adds the 2021 version of the Predator End User License Agreement to the installation
  • Improves New and Edit Custom Menu wizards to be consistent with increasing the limit from 4 to 9
  • Improves Online Help with new content, improved grammar and spelling fixes

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.81 of Predator Tracker from our web 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.

February 16th 2021 - Predator Travelers v11.0.25 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.25 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds support for up to 9 custom menus
  • Adds the 2021 version of the Predator End User License Agreement to the installation
  • Improves New and Edit Custom Menu wizards to be consistent with increasing the limit from 4 to 9
  • Improves Online Help with new content, improved grammar and spelling fixes

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.25 of Predator Travelers from our web 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.

February 11th 2021 - Predator PDM v11.0.249 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.249 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds support for up to 9 custom menus
  • Adds support for 27 new \ComponentNotes style vault command variables
  • Adds automatic file deletion when deleting vault item revisions within a mapped vault
  • Adds the 2021 version of the Predator End User License Agreement to the installation
  • Adds configuration options for the -VIFileMove dialog via a PPDM.INI
  • Adds Predator slash variable support to PPDM.INI for custom actions
  • Adds optional configurable -VIFileMove Ok button cleanup action within PPDM.INI
  • Adds automatic refresh and a manual refresh button to the -VIFileMove dialog
  • Adds display for the total number of files within the -VIFileMove dialog
  • Adds automatic history reporting when the -VIFileMove dialog is used
  • Adds support for default status assignments when the -VIFileMove dialog is used
  • Adds -VIFileMoveRelease command line argument that automatically releases the vault item
  • Adds -UnManaged vault note option for a new hybrid vault type called UnManaged
  • Improves support for Jobs within vault hierarchies
  • Improves parent child filtering within the New Vault Item wizard
  • Improves parent child filtering when selecting a specific vault item
  • Improves New and Edit Custom Menu wizards to be consistent with increasing the limit from 4 to 9
  • Improves Online Help with new content, improved grammar and spelling fixes

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.249 of Predator PDM from our web 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 7th 2021 - Predator Virtual CNC v11 supports more graphics cards

Predator Software adds support for 50+ additional AMD and nVIDIA professional graphics cards with v11.0.1.659 of Predator Virtual CNC. For example, support for nVIDIA Titan series and NVS series have been added. Finally, support for all professional cards released by AMD and nVIDIA in 2020 have been added. This includes the nVIDIA RTX A6000 released in October 2020 and the AMD 6900 XT released in December 2020. Learn more

February 6th 2021 - Predator Virtual CNC v11 supports nVIDIA's 461.40 drivers

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.659 supports the nVIDIA QUADRO 461.40 driver release. This improved nVDIDIA graphics driver adds performance improvements while fixing several bugs. Support for a wide range of nVIDIA QUADRO graphics cards are included within nVIDIA's 461.40 release. Learn more

Predator Virtual CNC v11 supports nVIDIA QUADRO 442.74 drivers

NOTE: Laptop owners should always use graphics drivers provided by the laptop manufacturer.

February 5th 2021 - Predator Virtual CNC v11 supports AMD's 20.11.2 drivers

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.659 supports the AMD Radeon Pro 20.11.2 driver release. This improved AMD graphics driver adds performance improvements, adds new features and fixes several bugs. Support for a wide range of AMD Radeon Pro graphics cards are included within AMD's 20.11.2 release. Learn more

Predator Virtual CNC v11 supports AMD Radeon Pro 20.Q1 drivers

NOTE: Laptop owners should always use graphics drivers provided by the laptop manufacturer.

February 2nd 2021 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.659 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.659 has been released. This update fixes a single bug. Refer to the following detail:

  • Fixes a bug with Haas lathe center drilling, absolute depths and R register combinations

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.659 of Predator Virtual CNC from our web site. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 26th 2021 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.652 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.652 has been released. This update makes over a dozen improvements. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds 2021 Predator End User License Agreement to the install
  • Adds v12 compatible registers SynchPoint and SpindleMode to the reverse post
  • Improves Predator Copyright notice to 2021
  • Improves double quote character usage within reverse post files
  • Improves default layout's font size for panels to improve monitor and screen resolution compatibility
  • Improves panel focus changes to eliminate intermittent selection of text within CNC programs
  • Improves Fagor G93 polar arc center support
  • Improves Fagor G2, G3, G90, G91 and Q register combinations
  • Improves Fagor G81, G91, N register and Z register combinations
  • Improves Fagor reverse posts to support incremental hole depths within drill cycles
  • Improves Fanuc drill cycles when G98 and G99 plane selection is used within a series of holes
  • Improves cutter compensation of arc moves when mirroring is enabled
  • Improves inspection of conical lathe surfaces
  • Fixes a bug with Haas lathe center drilling, absolute depths and R register combinations
  • Fixes a bug with incremental lathe center drilling depths
  • Fixes a bug with Siemens labels

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.652 of Predator Virtual CNC from our web site. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 22nd 2021 - New End User License Agreement

Predator Software has released the 2021 version of its End User License Agreement or EULA to its customers. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds simplified initial terms between Predator Software and End User
  • Adds more definitions within the EULA and improves and clarified existing definitions
  • Adds indemnification from third party claims or lawsuits from patent or copyright infringement
  • Adds Support for the Predator Premier Support Agreement
  • Adds references to our web site for a single/simplified set of processes and procedures
  • Adds new section 1.9 Right to Grant License
  • Adds new section 1.10 Perpetual License
  • Adds new Predator Software logo
  • Adds current physical address
  • Improves End User's ability to get a refund if they don't agree to the EULA
  • Improves Recitals
  • Improves document formatting for better readability
  • Improves educational license transfers and removes EE specific section
  • Removes NFR or Not For Resale section
  • Transfers location of applicable law from Multnomah County to Washington County, Oregon

Customers can receive the benefits of this new agreement immediately. Customers and prospects can request a copy of Predator Software's EULA from our web site at any time. Customers that have EULA questions or concerns should contact us at legal@predator-software.com as required.

January 9th 2021 - Predator PDM v11.0.242 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.242 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds -VIFileMove command line option to automatically create pending vault item revisions with document(s) attached
  • Adds -VIFileMove support to mapped and managed vault styles
  • Adds Default statuses to the -VIFileMove command line option
  • Improves Error message when vault item shortcuts are not available
  • Fixes a bug with vault item release shortcuts when no files are attached to the source revision

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.242 of Predator PDM from our web 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.

January 8th 2021 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.171 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.171 has been released. This release fixes the following:

  • Fixes a bug with long machine alarm messages on Fanuc 31i CNCs

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.0.171 of Predator CNC Service from our web 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.

January 5th 2021 - Support for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 is improved

Support for the latest release of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 2012 is now included with the latest v11 releases of the following Predator applications:

  • Predator CNC Editor - All Editions
  • Predator DNC - All Editions
  • Predator DNC Connect
  • Predator MDC - Windows Editions
  • Predator PDM - All Editions
  • Predator Touch HMI
  • Predator Tracker - All Editions
  • Predator Travelers - All Editions
  • Predator Virtual CNC - All Editions

For additional details on Predator Software's support of Citrix, click to Learn More.