2015 Predator News

December 29th 2015 - Save as PDF fails - Public Service Announcement

On November 17 2015 Microsoft released Windows Update 3102049 to add support for the Azerbaijani Manat and Georgian Lari currency symbols to Windows 7, 8, 2008 Server and 2012 Server. Unfortunately, this update breaks Saving Reports to PDF files within Crystal Reports. Technically 0k PDF files are created. The following Predator applications use Crystal Reports and will experience the issue:

  • Predator CNC Editor
  • Predator MDC
  • Predator PDM
  • Predator Tracker
  • Predator Travelers

NOTE: The issue will affect all versions of all of the above applications.

This issue is known by Microsoft and affects a lot of Windows applications due to the popularity of Crystal Reports. Until an update is provided by Microsoft, Predator Software recommends one of the following:

  • Uninstall Windows Update 3102049
  • Print to a PDF printer driver
  • Only use Save As HTML or Save As Excel

To review the latest information on this topic refer to the following:

Microsoft Knowledgebase Article 3102049

December 14th 2015 - Predator Touch HMI v11.0.0.2 is released

Predator Touch HMI v11.0.0.2 is now available. This major upgrade adds the following new features:

  • Adds Serial port support and command line arguments
  • Adds Multiple functions per button
  • Adds Button animation and tool tips
  • Adds Title form property and command line argument
  • Adds Minimize and maximize form property
  • Adds Exit options and form property
  • Improves Documentation and examples

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.2 of Predator Touch HMI from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Touch HMI should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

December 4th 2015 - Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.194 is released

Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.194 is now available. This new version fixes a few minor issues:

  • Improves Fanuc Focas to reduce alarm message and number requests
  • Fixes a bug with Okuma 15 when using variables or digital IO
  • Fixes a bug with Fanuc backup's trigger variable

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.2.0.194 of 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.

November 24th 2015 - Predator MDC for Android v10.0.29 is released

Predator MDC for Android v10.0.29 is now available. This new version makes the following improvements:

  • Improves all dialogs to be easier to use
  • Improves most dialogs by eliminating multiple pulldowns
  • Improves font sizes on most screen resolutions
  • Improves and simplified scrap reporting by prompting for the reason first
  • Improves 10 International languages

November 7th 2015 - New Predator Light Tower option is released

A new Predator Light Tower option is now available for Predator MDC Adapters or Predator EditLocks. Predator Light Towers have 5 LEDs and 2 buzzers. Each LED or buzzer can be driven by the following:

  • Predator MDC Adapter I/O
  • Predator EditLock I/O
  • Bar Code Readers
  • QR Code Readers
  • Predator DNC
  • Predator MDC
  • Predator PDM
  • Predator Touch HMI
  • Digital I/O

In addition, combinations of all of the above are possible. For example, digital I/O can enable LEDs or buzzers while Predator Software applications can turn the LEDs or buzzers off. Finally, all Light Tower activity can be stored within Predator MDC, Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel with optional email notifications.

Predator Light Tower

November 3rd 2015 - Predator Fanuc Focas Tester v10.0.5.19 is updated

Predator Fanuc Focas Tester v10.0.5.19 has been updated with the following improvements:

  • Improves Fanuc 15 and 15i series CNC support
  • Improves text output display
  • Improves IP address validation
Predator Fanuc Focas Tester v10.0.5.19

October 31st 2015 - Predator Touch HMI v10.0.5.27 is released

Predator Touch HMI v10.0.5.27 is now available. This new Windows application is a touch first HMI, Human Machine Interface, designed to replace shop floor bar code readers, QR code readers and hand held terminals. Machinists and operators love the simplicity and IT loves the ease of creating new applications and deploying them. Predator Touch HMIs run on almost all Windows editions.

Predator Touch HMI simplifies real-time manual data collection, DNC and utilizing other applications with a modern touch first interface. Supports data collection for machine downtimes, scrap reasons, and more. Predator Touch HMIs can be created for assembly lines, test stands, light towers, MDC and DNC to improve manufacturing processes and operations.

This solution provides a great alternative to costly PLC+HMI touch screen options. Lots of Windows tablets, PCs and laptop choices can be used for harsh manufacturing environments. Predator Touch HMI includes the following:

  • Create an unlimited number of shop floor applications
  • Touch optimized user interface
  • 3 Different button types
  • Easy to create new applications
  • Automatic sizing for all screen resolutions
  • No install required
  • Wired and wireless Ethernet support
  • Supports CNCs, CMMs, test stands and other devices
  • Works with Predator applications and 3rd party apps
  • International support
  • Windows 95 or newer
  • Affordable site license
Predator Touch HMI

September 16st 2015 - Predator MDC v10.0.214 is updated

Predator MDC v10.0.214 has been updated with an improved DLL. This new version makes the following improvements:

  • Improves PMDATA7.dll includes v10.0.153 with install
  • Improves logic when reducing history days within the MDC Service
  • Fixes a bug when no shift was assigned to a day of the week
  • Fixes a bug with SQL Server with milliseconds

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.214 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 16st 2015 - Predator DNC v10.0.0.11 is updated

Predator DNC v10.0.0.11 has been updated with an improved DLL. This new version makes the following improvements:

  • Improves PMDATA7.dll includes v10.0.153 with install

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.0.11 of Predator DNC from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator DNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

September 16st 2015 - Predator PDM v10.0.222 is updated

Predator PDM v10.0.222 has been updated with an improved DLL. This new version makes the following improvements:

  • Improves PMDATA7.dll includes v10.0.153 with install

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.222 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.

September 11th 2015 - Predator MDC Adapter v5.10 is released

Predator MDC Adapter v5.10 firmware is now available. This new version is a significant re-design to simplify development of new features. The following improvements have been made as part of this re-design:

  • Adds integrated Predator MDC Adapter/EditLock
  • Adds low voltage expansion module
  • Adds Kitamura Light Tower support
  • Improves Haas Light Tower support
  • Improves Analog signal output
Predator MDC Adapter

As of September 11th, all Predator MDC Adapters are shipping with v5.10D installed. Existing Predator MDC Adapter customers can upgrade to v5.10 by scheduling an onsite visit by a Predator Field Service engineer.

August 21st 2015 - Predator MDC v10.0.214 is released

Predator MDC v10.0.214 is now available. This new version makes the following improvements:

  • Improves PMDC10.exe install making all non MDC apps optional
  • Improves MDC performance with all MDC links
  • Improves Trend Analysis Chart's tool tips
  • Improves OEE display when OEE can't be calculated

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.214 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 21st 2015 - Predator DNC v10.0.0.11 is released

Predator DNC v10.0.0.11 is now available. This new version improves the following:

  • Improves MDC performance with all MDC links
  • Improves display of the number of active tasks in statusbar
  • Improves display of the number of days remaining in statusbar
  • Improves display of the decimal point within all DNC logs
  • Improves PDNC10.exe install making all non DNC apps optional
  • Improves PDNC10only.exe install making all non DNC apps optional
  • Fixes a memory leak with the RegEx Command Link
  • Fixes a bug with the Client & Server Terminators when used together
  • Fixes a bug with the FTP Client & FTP Server Terminators w/large files
  • Fixes a bug in MDC links when >2 simultaneous commands per machine
  • Fixes a bug with an intermittent foreign key constraint w/MDC links
  • Fixes a bug with search and replace link when used when other objects use Program Send Start events

NOTE: If Predator DNC v10.0.0.11 will be used with MDC then Predator MDC v10.0.214 is required.

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.0.11 of Predator DNC from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator DNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

August 6th 2015 - Predator Import Utility v11.0.36 is released

Predator Import Utility v11.0.36 is a stand alone command line application that can be used to import CSV files into Predator v11 applications. This utility works similarly to importing from the Administrator menu. However as a stand alone utility many customers have been able to automate the import process.

This new version improves the following:

  • Adds Unicode support for CSV files
  • Adds automatic stripping of the ' character
  • Adds importing Predator PDM's Release Vault Item Shortcuts
  • Adds importing Predator PDM's Manufacturing Requirements
  • Adds importing Predator PDM's Quality Requirements
  • Adds Predator Software icon
  • Adds support for Windows 10

August 5th 2015 - Predator MDC for Android v10.0.28 is released

Predator MDC for Android v10.0.28 is now available. This new version improves the following:

  • Adds Test User Login option within Advanced Settings
  • Improves error messages to isolate database vs. network connections
  • Fixes a bug when a Predator user becomes un-authenticated

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.28 of Predator MDC for Android from our web site at any time.

July 26th 2015 - Predator MDC for Android v10.0.26 is released

Predator MDC for Android v10.0.26 is now available. This new Android application is a real-time manufacturing data collection application for operators and machinists that runs on modern Android tablets and smart phones.

Predator MDC for Android simplifies real-time manual data collection from machine operators and machinists with an all new touch only interface. Supports cycle time, idle time, setup time, teardown time, machine downtime and more. Predator MDC for Android improves manufacturing by supplying accurate people based events to improve operations and to make better decisions.

This solution provides a great alternative to costly PLC+HMI touch screen options. Lots of rugged Android cases and ruggedized Android devices can be used for harsh manufacturing environments. Predator MDC for Android includes the following:

  • New Events for manual real-time data collection
  • Touch optimized user interface
  • Portrait and landscape orientation
  • One machine or multiple machines per tablet or smart phone
  • 802.11x wireless network connections
  • Online Help
  • Real-time machine status
  • Enterprise support includes Jobs, Quantities and Custom data collection
  • Track parts and operations
  • Setup, Teardown, Machine and User downtimes
  • Android v4.01 or newer
  • Tablets and Smart Phones
  • Works with Predator MDC v10 and v11
  • 10 International languages
  • Temporary or Permanent Licensing with volume discounts
Predator MDC for Android v10.0.26

July 24th 2015 - Predator CNC Editor v10.0.25 updated download

Predator CNC Editor v10.0.25 has been improved with better backplotting by including Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.313 within the latest PEDIT10.EXE download.

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.25 of the Predator CNC Editor from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator CNC Editor should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

July 23rd 2015 - Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.313 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.313 is now available. This new version makes the following improvements:

  • Improves Startup user interface event processing
  • Improves Command line operation with files without extensions
  • Improves Inspecting solids
  • Improves Heidenhain support of CYCLE DEF 7.1 with IX, IY and IZ
  • Fixes a bug with 4 and 5 axis tool change positions

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.1.313 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.

July 21st 2015 - Predator MDC v10.0.212 is released

Predator MDC v10.0.212 is now available. This new version fixes two bugs:

  • Fixes a rare bug when weekend shifts span midnight
  • Fixes a bug with the Machine Timeline Chart using Yesterday with shifts that span midnight

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.212 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.

July 3rd 2015 - Predator License Utility v10.0.5.29 is released

Predator License Utility v10.0.5.29 is now available. The following improvements have been made:

  • Adds a fixed color scheme
  • Adds yellow warning icon when not running as an administrator
  • Improves consistency to use Network ID
  • Fixes a bug with 32bit Windows 8, 7 and Vista

June 27th 2015 - Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.191 is released

Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.191 is now available. This new version makes several new improvements. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds Fanuc Focas highlighting for \ProgramNumber
  • Adds Fanuc Focas highlighting for \ToolNumber
  • Adds Fanuc Focas highlighting for \LineNumber
  • Adds syntax highlighting for \Value# for Predator Secure HID
  • Adds error message to tray application for missing Restart permission
  • Improves Fanuc Focas compatibility for Line, Tool & Program numbers
  • Improves Fanuc Focas compatibility for Length & Diameter offsets
  • Improves Fanuc Focas compatibility for Feed rates & Spindle speeds
  • Improves RegEx tester ease of use for Predator Secure HID
  • Improves RegEx tester examples for Predator Secure HID
  • Fixes a bug stopping the Windows service with a disabled machine

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.2.0.191 of 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.

June 22nd 2015 - Jerry Francis Dies in Scuba Diving Accident

In a scuba diving accident in the Gulf of Mexico, Jerry Francis, our co-worker, friend and avid scuba diver, died at age 53 on June 13th. He was a Predator Support Engineer for the last 3 years and he will be missed. Customers who were working with Jerry on active projects can contact our main support line for reassignment.

Jerry Francis

June 7th 2015 - Predator License Utility v10.0.5.25 is released

Predator License Utility v10.0.5.25 is now available. This new utility is designed to simplify Predator License management before and after installation of Predator applications. With existing installations, the Products tab provides an overview of existing licenses with options to copy and delete licenses. With new installations, the Network Cards tab provides an easy method of displaying all network cards on the PC prior to requesting temporary licenses. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds support all Predator applications
  • Adds support for v8, v9, v10 and v11 licenses
  • Adds support wired or wireless Ethernet adapters
  • Adds HKLM, HKCU and HKU style licenses
  • Adds Run as Administrator permission and notification
  • Adds Online Help
  • Improves compatible with Windows 98 or newer PCs
Predator License Utility v10.0.5.25

NOTE: Predator License Utility is copyrighted by Predator Software but does not require a license.

May 29th 2015 - Predator Secure HID v11.0.0.8 is released

Predator Secure HID v11.0.0.8 is now available. This new data collection option is designed to leverage USB bar code readers, RFID readers and QR Code readers within any wired or wireless shop floor network. Predator Secure HID simplifies operator and machinist operation of Predator DNC, PDM and MDC. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds USB style Bar Code Reader support
  • Adds USB style RFID tag Reader support
  • Adds USB style QR Code Reader support
  • Supports wired or wireless Ethernet networks
  • Central configuration and management
  • Works with Predator DNC v10 or newer
  • Works with Predator MDC v10 or newer
  • Works with Predator PDM v10 or newer
  • Requires Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.188
  • Adds compatibility with Windows 98 or newer shop floor PCs
  • Licensed per site not per PC

NOTE: Predator Secure HID is licensed per site and not per PC or user.

May 28th 2015 - Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.188 is released

Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.188 is now available. This new version makes several new improvements while fixing a bug with the Disable machine option. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds Predator Secure HID support for bar code, RFID and QR readers
  • Adds \ProgramNumber variable for Fanuc Focas
  • Adds \ToolNumber variable for Fanuc Focas
  • Adds \LineNumber variable for Fanuc Focas
  • Improves Digital IO for Fanuc Robot
  • Fixes a bug with Disable machine

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.2.0.188 of 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.

April 1st 2015 - Predator RCM v10.0.4.52 is released

Predator RCM v10.0.4.52 is now available. This new version continues to improve shop floor automation of robotic manufacturing cells. Support for RFID, CNCs and robots have all been improved. Numerous improvements extend Predator RCM as a world class application for shop floor automation. Refer to the following details:

  • Improves Charmilles Robofil with indexer's ready status
  • Improves Cleaning Tank logic for job processing
  • Improves exiting the application when the database is missing
  • Improves group window with automatic saving of it's location
  • Improves rotary table communication error messages
  • Improves RFID support
  • Improves recovery from third party library failures
  • Improves startup logging
  • Improves GTR error handling
  • Improves elapsed time processing and recording
  • Improves history reporting
  • Improves Demo mode
  • Improves clearing alarms while jobs are running
  • Fixes a bug with robot initialization when the robot is not found
  • Fixes a bug with machine alarms not stopping a job

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.4.52 of Predator RCM from our web site at any time. Customers running an older version of Predator RCM should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

March 31st 2015 - Predator MDC v10.0.209 is released

Predator MDC v10.0.209 is now available. This new version makes the following improvements:

  • Improves the -repair command line argument for very large databases
  • Fixes a bug with Fix Data Collection Errors wizard when selecting part numbers

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.209 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 27th 2015 - Predator PDM v10.0.222 is released

Predator PDM v10.0.222 is now available. This new version improves check in, check out and shared file support. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds CheckIn logic with shared files
  • Improves vault option "Delete Local Files After Checkin" with Edits
  • Improves Edit Vault Item to optionally delete local files
  • Improves Edit Vault Item to prompt to overwrite local files
  • Improves CheckIn and CheckOut wizards with column width sizing
  • Improves CheckIn color highlighting logic
  • Improves initial display of Shared Library
  • Improves CheckOut with read only files
  • Improves Share History dialog

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.222 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 26th 2015 - Predator DNC v10.0.0.10 is released

Predator DNC v10.0.0.10 is now available. This new version continues to improve support for the latest CNCs, robots, PLCs and test stands. Numerous new features and improvements extend Predator DNC as a world class application for shop floor networking and communications. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds Windows 8 and 2012 Server Support
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and Express Support
  • Adds Oracle 12 Support
  • Adds Microsoft Access 2010 and 2013 Support
  • Adds Microsoft Excel 2010 and 2013 Support
  • Adds Machine Error Log
  • Adds Predator EditLock Object
  • Adds F2 Rename shortcut
  • Adds Fanuc Focas v3.9 support
  • Adds Intercim CAMate BTR support
  • Adds Advanced Machine Connection support (Requires MDC v11)
  • Adds Active Tasks statusbar display
  • Adds Predator DNC Service tray application
  • Improves Command Line Object
  • Improves File Write Object
  • Improves Fanuc Focas Object
  • Improves FTP Client and Server Objects
  • Improves MDC for Microsoft Access, SQL Server and Oracle Objects
  • Improves Search and Replace Object
  • Improves Client and Server Objects
  • Improves Scheduled Files
  • Improves Live Folders
  • Improves VB Scripting Object
  • Improves Error Logs
  • Improves Predator PDM and MDC integration
  • Improves Online Help with new topics and frequently asked questions
  • Includes Predator CNC Editor v10

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.0.10 of Predator DNC from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator DNC should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

March 13th 2015 - Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.182 is released

Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.182 is now available. This new version makes several new improvements while fixing a few bugs. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds official MTConnect v1.3 support
  • Adds Spindle Load support for MTConnect
  • Adds Spindle Override support for MTConnect
  • Adds Feedrate, Spindle Speed and Tool # support for MTConnect
  • Adds \Delta support for OPC and XML
  • Adds \Delta support within Okuma 9 and Okuma 15 macro variables
  • Improves Feedrate Override support for MTConnect
  • Improves Rapid Override support for MTConnect
  • Improves error logging within OPC
  • Improves multi-threading support within OPC for lots of PLCs
  • Fixes a bug with green URL/Address/device confirmation
  • Fixes a bug introduced within v10.2.0.178 and returned Teach Pendant support for Fanuc Robot

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.2.0.182 of 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.

March 13th 2015 - Predator PDM v10.0.217 is released

Predator PDM v10.0.217 is now available. This new version supports editing vault items while actively viewing a file with complex file viewing mechanics. A common example would be a Microsoft Office document such as Word or Excel.

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.217 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 3rd 2015 - Predator PDM v10.0.216 is released

Predator PDM v10.0.216 is now available. This new version makes several improvements. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds support to display field codes within Microsoft Word documents
  • Adds Windows Vista support
  • Improves Online Help
  • Improves 10 International Resources
  • Fixes a drag and drop bug within the shared library

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.216 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.

February 28th 2015 - Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.178 is released

Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.178 is now available. This new version makes several new improvements while fixing a few bugs. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds 30 additional Digital I/Os for a total of 50 for Fanuc Robots
  • Adds Hand Broken and Fence Open states for Fanuc Robots
  • Adds Program Name and Line Number monitoring for Fanuc Robots
  • Improves Heidenhain connection reliability
  • Improves Green Check URL/Address/Device confirmation
  • Improves OPC threshold tag support for 0% values
  • Fixes a bug when creating new machines
  • Fixes a bug with OPC server names
  • Fixes a bug with disabling an OPC tag
  • Fixes a bug with failing to read the first OPC tag

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.2.0.178 of 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.

February 11th 2015 - Predator MDC v10.0.206 is released

Predator MDC v10.0.206 is now available. This new version improves the Machine Timeline Chart and fixes a setup time bug. During a source code consolidation effort with v10.0.204, we accidentally introduced a bug with tracking setup time which may result in excessive setup time with some customers. The bug is specific to the case when a Cycle Start, Teardown Start or Machine Downtime Start follows a Setup Start. If Setup End commands are used, the bug will not be encountered. Customers running Predator MDC v10.0.204 should upgrade to v10.0.206 as soon as possible to properly track new setup time. Within Predator MDC v10.0.206, we added a new command line option called -repair that provides a wizard to automatically go back in time and repair and fix excessive setup times caused by build 204. Step through the following process to repair an existing database:

1. Stop the Predator MDC Service
2. Uninstall Predator MDC v10.0.204
3. Install Predator MDC v10.0.206
4. Run Predator MDC v10.0.206 via the following command line

pmdc.exe -repair

5. Logon to Predator MDC
6. A repair dialog will show the number of setup time records to repair
7. Click Ok to fix all setup time records

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.206 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.

January 10th 2015 - Predator CNC Editor v10.0.25 is released

Predator CNC Editor v10.0.25 is now available. This new version improves the following:

  • Adds support for 41 additional international windows locales
  • Adds 9 International languages
  • Adds Windows Vista support
  • Adds support for 3+ terabyte hard drives
  • Adds sequence number wizards to Predator CNC Editor Express
  • Improves install with better Windows OS version determination
  • Improves missing resource dialog and logic
  • Improves backplotting with Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.309
  • Improves read only determination with some Windows configurations
  • Fixes a bug with saving to desktops with some Windows configurations

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.25 of Predator CNC Editor from our web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator CNC Editor should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 9th 2015 - Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.309 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.309 is now available. This new version improves the following:

  • Adds Tool shank relief definition for milling tools
  • Adds support for Thermwood AUXWCS# style work offsets
  • Improves inspection with very small parts positioned near the origin/datum
  • Improves install with better Windows OS version determination
  • Fixs a bug with tool change motion with absolute machine positioning
  • Fixs a bug with tool offsets and intrinsic T codes
Predator Virtual CNC v10.0.1.309

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.1.309 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.

January 6th 2015 - Predator MDC v10.0.204 is released

Predator MDC v10.0.204 is now available. This new version fixes the following two bugs:

  • Fixes a bug with Fix Data Collection Error Wizard with User Downtimes
  • Fixes a bug within Predator MDC Service with User Downtimes

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.204 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.

January 5th 2015 - Predator RCM v10.0.4.42 is released

Predator RCM v10.0.4.42 is now available. This new version adds 14 new features, includes 40 improvements and fixes 17 bugs. The latest release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds database compacting during the repair database operation
  • Adds date and time stamp logs when the database is compacted
  • Adds a maximum number of log history days within the INI file
  • Adds stress test option to troubleshoot intermittent problems
  • Adds lock out option to magazine(s)
  • Adds digital output signal support to load stations
  • Adds more robot logic to load a pallet without knowing a pallet #
  • Adds mixed status image for mixed status jobs in Job List Manager
  • Adds improved security to all release database files
  • Adds SQL.INI to provide integration options with ERP and MES systems
  • Adds custom images for chucks
  • Adds pallet selection to status tab for groups
  • Adds an option to clear an error within a pallet in a group
  • Adds Queued for ReRun status
  • Improves performance of the job queue updates
  • Improves Makino Pro 5 to stop communications when CNC disconnects
  • Improves Robofil communication with better feedback and reliability
  • Improves performance when changing job status in the Job List Mgr
  • Improves wording to compact database
  • Improves compacting notifications when it has been longer than 90 days
  • Improves stress test option for magazine(s) only
  • Improves robot arm in machine logic
  • Improves GTR support
  • Improves drag & drop logic when the magazine is manually locked out
  • Improves drag & drop logic when the pallet is reserved
  • Improves multiple internal modules to utilize SQL based queries
  • Improves transaction support
  • Improves drag & drop messaging when moving pallets between chucks
  • Improves pallet move logic when multiple jobs are in the queue
  • Improves Robofil history logs
  • Improves history logs for all machines and robots
  • Improves system error 9101 processing
  • Improves magazine loading to prevent moving past a reserved position
  • Improves the maximum number of sequences within the Job Queue
  • Improves setting background color for all robots
  • Improves the robot queue to eliminate duplicate tasks
  • Improves magazine and carousel configuration to support custom titles
  • Improves duplicate task detection
  • Improves Makino Pro 5 support to DNC dependent files if needed
  • Improves Makino Pro 3 support to optionally DNC dependent files
  • Improves Robofil support to optionally DNC dependent files
  • Improves Job dispatch logic
  • Improves Fanuc Robot support with tool # and item in gripper registers
  • Improves Makino Pro 5 support with smarter cycle time detection
  • Improves detault action when machine properties are disabled
  • Improves Predator RCM compatibility with anti-malware applications
  • Improves loading time of Predator RCM
  • Improves re-running jobs on the same machine
  • Improves Presetter user interface & added several small improvements
  • Improves license hunting with the Unknown option
  • Improves abnormal shutdown detection and repair
  • Improves PLC and digital I/O support
  • Improves mouse speed within demo mode
  • Improves install
  • Fixes a bug when using 1 GTR type when both are available
  • Fixes a bug with releasing memory when the demo mode was shutdown
  • Fixes a bug with demo steps hanging within the demo mode
  • Fixes a bug with move units not saving new positions
  • Fixes a bug with save now in the Job List Manager
  • Fixes a bug with an intermitent black background during startup
  • Fixes a bug with an intermitent grey cell area during startup
  • Fixes a bug when writing to the database during a shutdown
  • Fixes a bug when Predator RCM could not update message action data
  • Fixes several user interface issues in Predator RCM
  • Fixes a bug with group statuses during position changes in the queue
  • Fixes a bug with the Robofil module when auxiliary rotary table is used
  • Fixes a bug editing order of mixed status job groups in the Job List Mgr
  • Fixes several small bugs with the Job List Manager
  • Fixes a bug when changing user permissions
  • Fixes a bug with the automatic requeue option
  • Fixes a Job dispatch 9052 system error
  • Fixes a bug with light tower support
Predator RCM Software v10.0.4.42

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.4.42 of Predator RCM 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.

January 1st 2015 - Predator MDC v10.0.203 is released

Predator MDC v10.0.203 is now available. This new version makes a few improvements while fixing several bugs. This latest release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds support for 41 additional international Windows locales
  • Improves 10 international resources
  • Improves missing resource dialog and logic
  • Fixes a bug with Fix Data Collection Errors
  • Fixes a bug with View OEE Status
Predator MDC Software v10.0.203

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.203 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.