2024 Predator News

March 14th 2024 - TRAK Machine - Technology Event - Rancho Dominguez, CA

Jim Abbassian attends TRAK Machine and Kenametal Metalcutting Tour at TRAK Machine Tools

Jim Abbassian, President of Predator Software, will be attending the TRAK Machine and Kennametal Metalcutting Tour at TRAK Machine Tools in Rancho Dominguez, CA on March 14th from 9am to 3pm. This is an in-person event at the TRAK Machine Tools Factory Showroom. Come visit and discuss empowering your factory with smart manufacturing technology from Predator Software. Hands on demonstrations of Industry 4.0, IIoT, smart manufacturing, digital factory, machine monitoring, industrial networking solutions and robotic automation will be shown.

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Additional locations and events are scheduled through April with the following Predator personnel attending:

  • April 2nd & 3rd - Novi, MI - Jim Abbassian
  • April 9th & 10th - Elk Grove Village, IL - Mike Rogers
  • April 10th - Dayton, OH - Eric Hildebrand

Additional locations and events are scheduled through April with Scott Guwein from Hawkridge attending:

  • March 20th & 21st - Boxboro, MA
  • March 27th & 28th - Cromwell, CT
  • April 16th & 17th - Hanover, NJ
  • April 23rd & 24th - Newark, DE

February 28th 2024 - Predator DNC v11.0.1.1778 is released

Predator DNC v11.0.1.1778 has been released. This update makes several improvements. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds the ability to cancel extended sub folder searching from the user interface
  • Improves the File Write Terminator when used with Remote Request
  • Improves ftp support when receiving all files within a sub folder
  • Improves / and \ support with Remote Requests
  • Improves a number of Predator DNC log messages
  • Improves searching sub folders
  • Includes 2 new features and improvements to CNC backplotting via Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1776 - Learn more
  • Fixes a bug with UNC paths introduced with v11.0.1.1763

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.1778 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.

February 27th 2024 - Predator Software expands customer service portal

Predator Software announces a significant update to their customer service portal with several hundred additional manuals and documents. Currently over 1750 customer service documents are now online and available to Predator employees, resellers and large accounts that subscribe to Predator Premier Support.

February 26th 2024 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.62 is re-released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.62 has been re-released. This re-release adds two backplotting improvements:

  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1776 for two backplotting improvements - Learn more

Customers can download v11.0.62 of Predator CNC Editor 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 25th 2024 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1776 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1776 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves reverse post processor multi@ pattern recognition
  • Improves support for Siemens labels and comments

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.1776 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.

February 24th 2024 - Predator Touch HMI v12.0.24.1 is released

Predator Touch HMI v12.0.24.1 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves performance of Predator Touch HMI style open and save dialogs by as much as 5x
  • Fixes a bug with the Pop-Up option not honoring Font Color
  • Fixes a bug with the Pop-Up option not honoring Text Position

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v12.0.24.1 of Predator Touch HMI from our web site at any time. Customers running v11 or older of Predator Touch HMI should contact us at updates@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

February 19th 2024 - Predator PDM v11.0.286 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.286 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Fixes a bug introduced with Predator PDM v11.0.285 that used the wrong application icon

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.286 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 18th 2024 - Predator Tracker v11.0.99 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.99 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves Edit Part References with filter labels that were blue and should have been black
  • Improves Edit Material References with filter labels that were blue and should have been black
  • Improves Edit Material References with numeric validation requirements
  • Fixes a bug with saving material references per insert, cutter, tool and kit number
  • Fixes a bug with installing a region specific resource file predator1033.str

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.99 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 2024 - Jim Abbassian speaks at Portland State University

Jim Abbassian speaks at Portland State University

Friday, February 16th at Portland State University, Jim Abbassian, President of Predator Software, will be speaking from 3:15pm to 4:20pm as part of the Department of Engineering & Technology Management's ongoing Distinguished Speaker Series. Hosted by the Department Chair, Dr. Tim Anderson. This is an in-person event on campus at EB102 and is open to the public.

The presentation topic is "Celebrating 30 Years at Predator Software: Lessons Learned from Founding, through COVID and Beyond". This talk will discuss lessons learned from founding the company, growing it internationally, industry challenges and COVID. Meetup Details

To learn more about Portland State University and Department of Engineering & Technology Management click Learn more

February 9th 2024 - Predator DNC v11.0.1.1763 is released

Predator DNC v11.0.1.1763 has been released. This update makes several improvements. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds FTP and SMB support for the latest Linux based Siemens 840D sl, 840DE sl and 828D style CNCs
  • Adds support for the SIZE command within the FTP Server Terminator
  • Adds milliseconds to the MDTM command within the FTP Server Terminator
  • Adds the ability to delete Fanuc filenames via extensions prior to a sending an O number style CNC program
  • Adds the ability to delete O number ranges prior to sending a Fanuc Filename style CNC program
  • Improves deleting O number ranges prior to a Send to CNC within the Fanuc Focas Terminator
  • Improves return error codes within the FTP Server Terminator when the CWD or XCWV commands are processed
  • Improves the ability to transfer CNC programs without extensions with the Predator Secure DNC Terminator
  • Improves Fanuc Focas message logging with a complete review of all 270+ messages
  • Includes Predator Secure DNC v11.0.0.116
  • Includes 42 new features and improvements to CNC backplotting via Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1745 - Learn more
  • Fixes a bug with O9999 support when a sub folder is present
  • Fixes a bug with Receive from CNC when the CNC program does not have an extension with Predator Secure DNC

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.1763 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.

January 25th 2024 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.215 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.215 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves complex path processing in the MTConnect protocol
  • Fixed a bug introduced with v11.0.0.211 with the addition of XPath 2.0 support

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.0.215 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 24th 2024 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.62 is re-released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.62 has been re-released. This re-release adds six backplotting improvements:

  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1745 for six backplotting improvements - Learn more

Customers can download v11.0.62 of Predator CNC Editor from our web site at any time. Customers needing more functionality should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 23rd 2024 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1745 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1745 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds support for Okuma G34 and G35 style lathe threading cycles
  • Adds limited support for Fagor G79 cycle parameter modification for pocket cycles only
  • Improves support for rectangular pocketing cycles
  • Improves logic for final motion of lathe threading cycles
  • Fixes a bug with Okuma G31 and G33 style lathe threading cycles
  • Fixes a bug with Fagor G83 drill cycle reference point vs. initial Z level

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.1702 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 15th - 17th 2024 - Predator Software Inc. is closed

Predator Software closed on January 15th 2024 due to winter storm

Over the last few days, the Portland Metro has been experiencing record breaking cold and winds that peaked at 74 mph. Today we are recovering from an ice storm and will remain closed. So, the current plan is to reopen the office on January 18th. Most of us work remotely and so we are available for technical support and customer service. Best effort will be made but some delays may occur especially with shipping and receiving.

January 14th 2024 - Predator Software Inc. has power restored

We are grateful to report that power has been restored to Predator Software Inc.

January 13th 2024 - Predator Software Inc. loses power

More than 130,000 commercial and residential folks in the Portland Metro area lost power due to a severe winter storm.

January 1st 2024 - Predator Virtual CNC v11 supports nVIDIA's R535 drivers

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1702 supports the nVIDIA RTX/QUADRO R535 U9 driver release. This WHQL approved nVDIDIA graphics driver adds performance improvements while fixing several bugs. Support for 80+ nVIDIA RTX and QUADRO graphics cards are included within nVIDIA's R535 U9 release. Learn more

Predator Virtual CNC v11 supports nVIDIA R535 drivers

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