2013 Predator News

November 11th 2013 - Predator MDC v10.0.167 is released

Predator MDC v10.0.167 is now available. This new version adds several new features while fixing a number of bugs. This latest release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds real-time log option to Predator MDC Service
  • Adds 4 new quick pick date ranges to the Machine Events report
  • Adds importing machine parts per hour for standard times
  • Improves Predator MDC Service to be common with current beta v11
  • Improves Predator MDC Service Manager to support new features
  • Improves Fix Data Collection wizard to automatically fix more errors
  • Improves real-time data summarization to create less records
  • Improves real-time data summarization when shifts span midnight
  • Fixes a bug with Machine Timeline Chart
  • Fixes a bug with negative time
  • Fixes a bug with Machine Downtime chart's legend & show cost
  • Fixes a bug with Machine Time and Cost chart & multiple parts per job
  • Fixes a bug when deleting part numbers within the Job wizard
  • Fixes a bug with permissions and View Machine Status

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.167 of Predator MDC from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator MDC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

September 30th 2013 - Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.59 is released

Predator CNC Service is a Windows service designed to monitor Ethernet based CNC machines, robots and PLCs in real-time 24x7x365. This latest release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds new 65 page reference manual
  • Adds new spindle load monitoring to the Fanuc protocol
  • Adds machine alarm bypass within Okuma protocol
  • Adds new tray icon and tool tip display of the version number
  • Adds new application icon
  • Improves Okuma protocol connections for better reliability
  • Improves Fanuc feed rate compatibility
  • Improves Fanuc spindle speed compatibility
  • Fixes a bug with initial rapid override reporting in the Fanuc protocol
  • Fixes a licensing bug within the Okuma protocol
  • Fixes an issue of blank lines within the Okuma Test dialog

Customers with Predator MDC software maintenance can download v10.2.0.59 of the Predator CNC Service from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator MDC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

September 1st 2013 - Predator MDC v10.0.161 is released

Predator MDC v10.0.161 makes the following improvements:

  • Improves Demo mode with support for more records
  • Improves New Machine Service Summary wizard
  • Improves Online Help
  • Improves MDC APIs by eliminating a dependency with PMDATA7.dll
  • Fixes a few bugs with the Machine Timeline Chart
  • Fixes a bug with the Finish Job wizard
  • Fixes a bug with MDC APIs and 64 bit Windows OSes

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.161 of Predator MDC from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator MDC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

August 29th 2013 - Predator PDM v10.0.209 is released

Predator PDM v10.0.209 adds support for Windows 8, Access 2013 and SQL Server 2012. Predator PDM significantly improves performance while increasing capacity and adding a few features. The following improvements have been made:

  • Adds support for Windows 8
  • Adds support for Microsoft Access 2013
  • Adds support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Adds support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express
  • Improves CSV importing of commas and double quotes
  • Improves View Vault load performance up to 100 times faster
  • Improves performance when deleting a vault item
  • Improves shared file support
  • Improves upgrade dialog to eliminate virtual network IDs
  • Improves import worksheet
  • Improves online help
  • Improves Splash screen display for specific screen resolutions
  • Improves English, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese and Turkish languages
  • Improves Polish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese languages
  • Improves Get within View Vault
  • Improves Demo mode
  • Improves the maximum number of vault items to 2 billion
  • Fixes a series of small bugs

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.209 of Predator PDM from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator PDM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

August 4th 2013 - Predator RCM v10.0.3.12 is released

Version 10 of Predator RCM provides manufacturers the ability to automate a cell of CNC machines with or without a robot. Predator RCM v10 provides more flexibility, reliability and tighter integration with Predator MDC, Predator Virtual CNC and Predator CNC Editor. Significant new features include:

  • Adds New Predator RCM Express application
  • Adds Cell Configuration wizard
  • Adds Log Viewer application
  • Adds Light Tower option
  • Adds External Rotary Table option
  • Adds Carousel Magazine option
  • Adds New Install
  • Adds New Demo mode
  • Adds Windows Vista, 7 and 2008 Server support
  • Improves Job List Manager
  • Improves Magazine and Job queues
  • Improves Pallet support
  • Improves Robot support
  • Improves Machine configuration option

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.3.12 of Predator RCM from our web site at any time. Customers running an older version of Predator RCM or CellMaster should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

July 3rd 2013 - Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.242 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.242 makes the following improvements:

  • Adds R_MODALITY parameter for circular interpolation
  • Improves support for Fagor 8050 and 8025 series
  • Fixes a bug with saving job properties
  • Fixes a bug with the machine properties
  • Fixes a bug with the activex control

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.1.242 of Predator Virtual CNC from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

June 19th 2013 - Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.238 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.242 makes the following improvements:

  • Adds support for Windows 8
  • Adds material textures for stock, fixtures and machine components
  • Adds 50+ new material textures for wood, stone, metal and marble
  • Adds tool highlight when selected within Job properties
  • Improves scanning of CNC programs
  • Improves Online Help
  • Improves Demo mode
  • Improves cycle time calculations
  • Improves cutter compensation
  • Improves circular interpolation
  • Improves G28 support
  • Improves OpenGL support and defaults
  • Improves tool flute angle display
  • Improves tool verification cutting vs spindle direction
  • Improves performance with multiple views
  • Improves REFPOINT support from 4 to 32 positions
  • Improves Error dialog
  • Improves chip removal with better selection highlighting
  • Improves machine setup with new STL file removal via the spacebar
  • Improves lathe cuttoff cycle support
  • Improves lathe backplotting support
  • Improves solid model performance and accuracy
  • Improves graphics rendering performance
  • Improves reverse post error messages
  • Improves automatic highlighting of the CNC program
  • Improves low memory warning/resource detection
  • Improves dynamic rotation within the Animation model
  • Improves Error dialog with new Edit button

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.1.238 of Predator Virtual CNC from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

June 16th 2013 - Predator MDC v10.0.158 is released

Predator MDC v10.0.158 adds support for Windows 8, Access 2013 and SQL Server 2012. Specifically the following improvements have been made:

  • Adds support for Windows 8
  • Adds support for Microsoft Access 2013
  • Adds support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Adds support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express
  • Adds option to toggle display of Status Display
  • Improves several Performance Ranking charts
  • Improves My Favorites
  • Improves Online help
  • Improves pimportworksheet.xls
  • Fixes a bug with Machine Service Chart and Machine Service Report

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.158 of Predator MDC from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator MDC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 14th 2013 - Predator MDC v10.0.156 is released

Predator MDC v10.0.156 improves all charts with a new Chart Zoom feature via CTRL+Left mouse and pressing the R key to return to the previous view. In addition, the Machine Timeline chart has been significantly improved. Specifically the following improvements have been made:

  • Improves CSV importing of commas and double quotes
  • Improves Machine Timeline Chart with new command filter
  • Improves Machine Timeline with CTRL+Left and CTRL+Right for tooltips
  • Improves Machine Timeline with better event display and tooltips
  • Improves My Favorites to honor more chart options
  • Improves Event Time Analysis chart to default to drilldown style
  • Improves MDC APIs to have a v10 specific reference
  • Improves Splash screen display for specific screen resolutions
  • Improves upgrade dialog to eliminate virtual network IDs
  • Improves English, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese and Turkish languages
  • Improves Polish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese languages
  • Improves online help with more topics and fixed a number of help IDs
  • Fixes a bug with function keys and the New Event dialog
  • Fixes a bug when switching between multiple databases
  • Removes Trend Analysis chart combinations that are not feasible
  • Non script IDEs need to update to the new MDC API object reference

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.156 of Predator MDC from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator MDC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

March 17th 2013 - Predator PDM v10.0.198 is released

Predator PDM v10.0.198 improves support for complex machines or a cell of machines from a single PC with improved support for multiple clients. Specifically the following improvements have been made:

  • Improves -viewvaultasset command line
  • Improves -viewvaultitem command line
  • Improves -viewSAP command line
  • Fixes a bug with View Released Vault
  • Fixes a bug with multiple simultaneous API logon calls

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.198 of Predator PDM from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator PDM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

March 5th 2013 - Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.203 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v10 is officially released. The following major improvements have been made vs. version 9. Refer to the following:

  • Official v10 Release
  • Adds New Predator Virtual CNC Express licensing
  • Adds New User Interface
  • Adds New Integrated Editor
  • Adds New installation
  • Improves Online Help
  • Improves Reverse Post Processor
  • Improves lathe cycle support
  • Improves lathe tooling
  • Improves demo mode
  • Improves lathe cycle support
  • Improves Heidenhain support
  • Improves breakpoints and debugging of complex CNC programs
  • Improves examples

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.1.203 of Predator Virtual CNC from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator Virtual CNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 14th 2013 - Predator MDC v10.0.156 is released

Predator MDC v10.0.156 improves all charts with a new Chart Zoom feature via CTRL+Left mouse and pressing the R key to return to the previous view. In addition, the Machine Timeline chart has been significantly improved. Specifically the following improvements have been made:

  • Improves CSV importing of commas and double quotes
  • Improves Machine Timeline Chart with new command filter
  • Improves Machine Timeline with CTRL+Left and CTRL+Right for tooltips
  • Improves Machine Timeline with better event display and tooltips
  • Improves My Favorites to honor more chart options
  • Improves Event Time Analysis chart to default to drilldown style
  • Improves MDC APIs to have a v10 specific reference
  • Improves Splash screen display for specific screen resolutions
  • Improves upgrade dialog to eliminate virtual network IDs
  • Improves English, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese and Turkish languages
  • Improves Polish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese languages
  • Improves online help with more topics and fixed a number of help IDs
  • Fixes a bug with function keys and the New Event dialog
  • Fixes a bug when switching between multiple databases
  • Eliminates Trend Analysis chart combinations that are not feasible
  • Non script IDEs need to update to the new MDC API object reference

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.156 of Predator MDC from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator MDC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

February 15th 2013 - Predator FLM v10.0.0.1 is released

Fixes a rare issue with automatic startup on Microsoft 2008 Server within a secure VLAN enviroment. Predator FLM v10.0.0.1 now requires Microsoft .NET version 4 runtime.

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.0.1 of Predator FLM from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator FLM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

February 2nd 2013 - Predator PDM v10.0.196 is released

Improved creating new vault items. Fixed a bug with sorting and reporting within View Vault.

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.196 of Predator PDM from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator PDM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 17th 2013 - Predator PDM v10.0.191 is released

Predator PDM Enterprise has enhanced the shopfloor dialogs with New Machine Events and Tracker style Check In and Out dialogs. In addition, the following improvements have been made:

  • Adds -UNRELEASED to change mfg and quality status workflow
  • Improves online help
  • Improves -viewvaultitem command line to support wildcards
  • Improves -viewvaultitemdialog command line to support wildcards
  • Improves machine wizards
  • Improves the Oracle database login screen
  • Improves displaying the database name and host within the statusbar
  • Improves check out warning message
  • Improves display of LF only style CNC files in the shop floor windows
  • Fixes a bug with editing a list item

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.191 of Predator PDM from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator PDM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 11th 2013 - Predator Tracker v10.0.136 is released

This new version includes updated online help and a bug fix to the Mark Tool for Rework wizard.

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.136 of Predator Tracker from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator Tracker should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.