2021 Predator News

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.