2024 Predator News

July 17th 2024 - Predator PDM v11.0.289 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.289 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Expand Shotcuts option to the Vault Item File Report filter dialog
  • Adds Unmanaged Files Only option to the Vault Item File Report filter dialog
  • Adds Missing Files Only option to the Vault Item File Report filter dialog
  • Adds Administrator wizard to Convert URL Attachments to Files
  • Improves tree view's icon stick out lengths within View Vault and View Released Vault
  • Improves slash variable logic to honor shortcut vault locations vs. reference vault locations
  • Fixes a bug when custom commands are initiated with the right mouse menu

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.289 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 16th 2024 - Predator CNC Editor v12.0.15 BETA is released

Predator CNC Editor v12.0.15 BETA has been released. This release addressed issues identified during internal beta testing efforts within the Predator CNC Editor Enterprise edition. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Improves the .MSI installation
  • Improves database design to support the Predator PDM v12.0.32 BETA release within Predator CNC Editor Enterprise
  • Adds support for custom fields within New and Edit Machine wizards when defined in Predator PDM v12
  • Adds support for custom fields within New and Edit Part wizards when defined in Predator PDM v12
  • Adds support for custom fields within New and Edit User wizards when defined in Predator PDM v12
  • Adds support for custom fields within New and Edit Job wizards when defined in Predator PDM v12
  • Adds viewing of custom fields within View Component Jobs, Machines, Parts and User dialogs
  • Adds support for Oracle local time to Predator CNC Edtior Enterprise
  • Includes v12.0.0.478 licensing

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.15 of Predator CNC Editor from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

July 15th 2024 - Predator PDM v12.0.33 BETA is released

Predator PDM v12.0.33 BETA has been released. This release addressed issues identified during internal beta testing efforts. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Adds support for Oracle local time to Predator PDM
  • Adds support for Oracle local time to Predator PDM APIs
  • Includes v12.0.0.478 licensing

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.33 of Predator PDM from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

July 14th 2024 - Predator Tracker v12.0.39 BETA is released

Predator Tracker v12.0.39 BETA has been released. This release addressed issues identified during internal beta testing efforts. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Adds support for Oracle local time to Predator Tracker
  • Adds support for Oracle local time to Predator Tracker APIs
  • Includes v12.0.0.478 licensing

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.39 of Predator Tracker from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

July 13th 2024 - Predator Travelers v12.0.23 BETA is released

Predator Travelers v12.0.23 BETA has been released. This release addressed issues identified during internal beta testing efforts. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Adds support for Oracle local time to Predator Travelers
  • Adds support for Oracle local time to Predator Travelers APIs
  • Includes v12.0.0.478 licensing

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.23 of Predator Travelers from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

July 12th 2024 - Predator FLM v12.0.4.10 BETA is released

Predator FLM v12.0.4.10 BETA has been released. This release addressed issues identified during internal beta testing efforts. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Improves the .MSI installation
  • Adds vertical scroll bar to the Trace Log tab
  • Improves the number of visible trace log messages
  • Improves trace log messages
  • Improves the refresh performance of the Trace Log tab
  • Improves default register entries
  • Improves TCP/IP default operation and error handling
  • Includes v12 licensing v12.0.0.478

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.4.10 of Predator FLM from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

July 9th 2024 - Predator FLM v12.0.4.4 BETA is released

Predator FLM v12.0.4.4 BETA has been released. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Adds Security tab with three FLM styles of network support; domain, workgroup and TCP/IP
  • Adds six common domain/active directory style users groups which can restrict access to Predator applications
  • Adds support for an optional PredatorFLM user for workgroup style networks
  • Adds IP address and port configuration for TCP/IP style FLM
  • Improves the Upgrade dialog to optionally support TCP/IP by specifying the port after the FLM Server
  • Includes v12 licensing v12.0.0.475

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.4.4 of Predator FLM from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

July 8th 2024 - Predator PDM v12.0.32 BETA is released

Predator PDM v12.0.32 BETA has been released. This major release provides 50+ new features including a more modern user interface, new vault style, new vault authentication method, variable processing, custom fields and new viewers. Finally, new database and Windows OS compatibility has been added.

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.32 of Predator PDM from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

July 7th 2024 - Predator Tracker v12.0.38 BETA is released

Predator Tracker v12.0.38 BETA has been released. This release addressed issues identified during internal beta testing efforts. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Improves the .MSI installation
  • Improves database design to support the Predator PDM v12.0.32 BETA release
  • Adds support for custom fields within New and Edit Machine wizards when defined in Predator PDM v12
  • Adds support for custom fields within New and Edit Part wizards when defined in Predator PDM v12
  • Adds support for custom fields within New and Edit User wizards when defined in Predator PDM v12
  • Adds support for custom fields within New and Edit Job wizards when defined in Predator PDM v12
  • Includes v12.0.0.468 licensing

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.38 of Predator Tracker from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

July 6th 2024 - Predator Travelers v12.0.22 BETA is released

Predator Travelers v12.0.22 BETA has been released. This release addressed issues identified during internal beta testing efforts. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Improves the .MSI installation
  • Improves database design to support the Predator PDM v12.0.32 BETA release
  • Adds support for custom fields within New and Edit Machine wizards when defined in Predator PDM v12
  • Adds support for custom fields within New and Edit Part wizards when defined in Predator PDM v12
  • Adds support for custom fields within New and Edit User wizards when defined in Predator PDM v12
  • Includes v12.0.0.468 licensing

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.22 of Predator Travelers from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

July 5th 2024 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.216 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.216 has been released. This release makes the following improvement:

  • Fixed a bug reading empty CNC comments in the Fanuc Focas protocol

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.0.216 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.

July 4th 2024 - Predator DNC v11.0.1.1909 is released

Predator DNC v11.0.1.1909 has been released. This update makes several improvements. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds -trace command line argument and startup message
  • Improves Cancel All when a previous Cancel All is still processing
  • Improves support for multiple simultaneous FTP based machines
  • Includes one new feature via Predator CNC Editor v11.0.63 - Learn more
  • Includes 8 new features and improvements to CNC backplotting via Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1900 - Learn more
  • Fixes a bug with Regex Command and Regex Protocol links
  • Fixes a bug with SIZE command processing within the FTP server terminator for large files
  • Fixes a bug with MKD command processing within the FTP server terminator

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.1909 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.

July 3rd 2024 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.63 is re-released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.63 has been re-released. This re-release adds eight backplotting improvements:

  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1900 for eight 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.

July 2nd 2024 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1900 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1900 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves Haas reverse posts with additional coolant M codes
  • Improves reverse post compatibility with v12 of Predator Virtual CNC

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.1900 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 14th 2024 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1877 is re-released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1877 has been re-released. This release makes the following improvement:

  • Adds Visual Studio 2010 C++ runtime to the installation

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.1877 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 2024 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1877 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1877 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Siemens example MIRROR.job
  • Adds Siemens example SIEMENS_TURNING_CYCLES.job
  • Improves Siemens labels for numeric, string and contour styles
  • Improves Siemens lathe roughing cycles to support contour subroutines
  • Improves Siemens_Common.rpi reverse post

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.1877 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 8th 2024 - Predator MDC v11.0.335 is re-released

Predator MDC v11.0.335 has been re-released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Predator API DLL version number reporting when trace is enabled
  • Adds Predator API DLL path reporting when trace mode is enabled
  • Includes Predator MDC API v11.0.19
  • Fixes a bug introduced with Predator MDC API licensing with Predator MDC Enterprise

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.335 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.

June 7th 2024 - Predator PDM v11.0.288 is re-released

Predator PDM v11.0.288 has been re-released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Predator API DLL version number reporting when trace is enabled
  • Adds Predator API DLL path reporting when trace mode is enabled
  • Includes Predator PDM API v11.0.33
  • Fixes a bug introduced with Predator PDM API licensing with Predator PDM Enterprise

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.288 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 2nd 2024 - Predator Tracker v12.0.37 BETA is re-released

Predator Tracker v12.0.37 BETA has been re-released. This release addressed issues identified during internal beta testing efforts. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Improves online help with all new v12 topics
  • Improves pimportworksheet.xls with CSV importing definitions for tool life and kit life
  • Includes Predator Tracker API v12.0.0.2
  • Includes v12.0.0.430 licensing

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.37 of Predator Tracker from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

June 1st 2024 - Predator Travelers v12.0.21 BETA is re-released

Predator Travelers v12.0.21 BETA has been re-released. This release addressed issues identified during internal beta testing efforts. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Improves online help with new toolbar icons and Predator Travelers API details
  • Improves pimportworksheet.xls with two additional CSV importing definitions
  • Includes v12.0.0.430 licensing

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.21 of Predator Travelers from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

May 31st 2024 - Predator License Utility v12.0.24.1 is released

Predator License Utility v12.0.24.1 has been released. Refer to the following detail:

  • Added Predator FLM to the Add license dialog

This is a free utility and customers can download v12.0.24.1 of the Predator License Utility from our website at any time.

March 24th 2024 - Predator DNC v11.0.1.1869 is released

Predator DNC v11.0.1.1869 has been released. This update makes one improvement.

  • Fixes a bug with the FTP Server terminator processing multiple file transfers

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.1869 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.

March 23rd 2024 - Predator DNC v11.0.1.1868 is released

Predator DNC v11.0.1.1868 has been released. This update makes several improvements. Refer to the following details:

  • Adds Visual Studio C++ 2022 merge module
  • Improves the performance when canceling large sets of machines
  • Improves canceling for slow canceling or slow starting commands
  • Improves number of active tasks reported in the status bar with Multiple tasks per machine
  • Improves user interface interaction while processing complex search operations
  • Improves error log performance and remote messages
  • Improves multi-threading performance
  • Improves user interface interaction while processing remote request commands
  • Improves v11 license operation
  • Includes 12 new features and improvements to CNC backplotting via Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1804 - Learn more
  • Fixes a bug with updating collapsed groups
  • Fixes a bug with excessive prompts to save the .pxp file
  • Fixes a bug when running remote commands

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.1868 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.

May 18th 2024 - Predator FLM v12.0.2.67 BETA is released

Predator FLM v12.0.2.67 BETA has been released. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Improves the performance of stopping the Predator FLM service
  • Includes v12 licensing v12.0.0.423

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.2.67 of Predator FLM from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

May 17th 2024 - Predator Virtual CNC v12.0.1.1816 BETA is released

Predator Virtual CNC v12.0.1.1816 BETA has been released. This release addressed issues identified during internal beta testing efforts. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Adds STEP file support to Open CAD files
  • Adds additional entity support to DXF files
  • Adds CAD layer viewing toggles and color changes to DXF files
  • Adds CAD layer viewing toggles and color changes to CADL files
  • Adds missing license status display within the Help About dialog
  • Adds Visual Studio C++ 2022 redistributables to the install
  • Adds Deep Zoom support to wire EDM sumilation after slug removals
  • Adds Deep Zoom support to milling and turning verification after chip removals
  • Improves image quality with ball end mills
  • Improves DXF viewing and inspection options to Open CAD files
  • Improves DXF to honor color inheritance from blocks and layers
  • Improves full circle arc support
  • Improves STL support to Open CAD files
  • Improves Help About dialog
  • Improves v12 license verification
  • Improves default layouts when switching between CAD viewing and machine verification/simulation
  • Improves v12 license recovery via floating network licensing with poor Wi-Fi/networking performance
  • Improves user interface when opening CAD files
  • Includes v12 licensing v12.0.0.423
  • Fixes a bug with honoring corner radius values with milling and turning tools
  • Fixes a bug with selecting a color after the last tool
  • Fixes a bug with saving Deep Zoom window size and location
  • Fixes a bug with setting international menu resources
  • Fixes a bug with 360 arc support recently introduced
  • Fixes a bug with helical milling support

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.1.1816 of Predator Virtual CNC from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

May 12th 2024 - Predator CNC Editor v12.0.14 BETA is released

Predator CNC Editor v12.0.14 BETA has been released. This release addressed issues identified during internal beta testing efforts. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Adds compatibility with Windows Sandbox
  • Adds View Tool Number toolbar icon within the Enterprise edition
  • Adds View Kit Number toolbar icon within the Enterprise edition
  • Adds 52 new permissions within the Enterprise edition
  • Improves database schema to support additional permissions
  • Improves database schema to support additional PDM vault options
  • Improves upgrade dialog
  • Improves v12 licensing
  • Improves existing permissions within the Enterprise edition
  • Fixes a bug with online help within the upgrade dialog

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.14 of Predator CNC Editor from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

May 11th 2024 - Predator Tracker v12.0.37 BETA is released

Predator Tracker v12.0.37 BETA has been released. This release addressed issues identified during internal beta testing efforts. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Adds compatibility with Windows Sandbox
  • Improves database schema to support additional permissions
  • Improves database schema to support additional PDM vault options
  • Improves upgrade dialog
  • Improves v12 licensing
  • Fixes a bug with online help within the upgrade dialog

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.37 of Predator Tracker from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

May 10th 2024 - Predator Travelers v12.0.21 BETA is released

Predator Travelers v12.0.21 BETA has been released. This release addressed issues identified during internal beta testing efforts. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Adds compatibility with Windows Sandbox
  • Improves database schema to support additional permissions
  • Improves database schema to support additional PDM vault options
  • Improves upgrade dialog
  • Improves v12 licensing
  • Fixes a bug with online help within the upgrade dialog

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.21 of Predator Travelers from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

May 2nd 2024 - Predator CNC Editor v12.0.12 BETA is released

Predator CNC Editor v12.0.12 BETA has been released. This major release provides a more modern user interface, improved editing, significantly improved backplotting and tighter integration with Predator DNC, PDM, MDC, Tracker and Travelers with the Enterprise edition. In addition, new Windows OS compatibility has been added and the Enterprise version includes support for a greater range of databases. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v12 for hundreds of backplotting improvements - Learn more
  • Adds support for version 12 Predator Licensing
  • Adds optional annual subscription pricing
  • Adds Windows 11 support
  • Adds Windows 2022 Server support
  • Adds Microsoft Access 2021 support
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2022 support within the Enterprise edition
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2022 Express support within the Enterprise edition
  • Adds Oracle 23c support within the Enterprise edition
  • Adds Oracle 23c Free support within the Enterprise edition
  • Adds Oracle 21c support within the Enterprise edition
  • Adds Oracle 21c Express Edition support within the Enterprise edition
  • Adds Database Upgrade Confirmation dialog within the Enterprise edition
  • Adds 37 new modern toolbar buttons
  • Adds three new toolbar sizes
  • Adds nine new user interface themes
  • Adds modern background image
  • Adds modern splash screen
  • Adds Tool Types and Tool Numbers as a standard component within the Enterprise edition
  • Adds Kit Types and Kit Numbers as a standard component within the Enterprise edition
  • Adds Gage Types and Gage Numbers as a standard component within the Enterprise edition
  • Adds Material Types and Material Numbers as a standard component within the Enterprise edition
  • Adds Refresh button to all 22 component views
  • Adds Refresh button to 60+ reports
  • Adds 16 new reports within the Enterprise edition
  • Adds Bar code label printing for Jobs, Parts and Users within the Enterprise edition
  • Adds Change to Uppercase wizard
  • Adds Change to current place holder wizard
  • Adds Importing of 16 additional component CSV formats within the Enterprise edition
  • Adds advanced password options within the Enterprise edition
  • Adds DNC Touch client window within the Enterprise edition
  • Improves Import Worksheet with up-to-date v12 CSV requirements
  • Improves New and Edit Part wizards with additional fields
  • Improves New and Edit Job wizards with optional Release Job to Shop Floor checkbox
  • Improves Permission organization
  • Improves 12 international language resources
  • Improves application load time by reducing the size of the application
  • Improves Help About dialog with modern graphics and application version details
  • Improves online help with new and improved topics
  • Improves installation with modern graphics
  • Removed Windows Vista & 2008 Server Support

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.12 of Predator CNC Editor from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

May 1st 2024 - Predator FLM v12.0.2.47 BETA is released

Predator FLM v12.0.2.47 BETA has been released. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Adds minor UI improvements
  • Fixes a bug within the Upgrade Dialog to remove the Help button
  • Fixes a bug within the Upgrade Dialog to remove FLM from the License Type pulldown

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.2.47 of Predator FLM from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

April 29th 2024 - Predator Tracker v12.0.36 BETA is released

Predator Tracker v12.0.36 BETA has been released. This release fixes six bugs identified during internal beta testing efforts. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Fixes a bug with the New and Edit Operation wizard's missing the report button
  • Fixes a bug with the New and Edit Cutter Material wizard's missing the report button
  • Fixes a bug with the New and Edit Insert Material wizard's missing the report button
  • Fixes a bug with the New Tool Number wizard's tab order
  • Fixes a bug with the Edit Tool Number wizard's tab order
  • Fixes a bug with the Lose Tool wizard

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.36 of Predator Tracker from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

April 27th 2024 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.63 is released

Predator CNC Editor v11.0.63 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds time zone support for UTC style Oracle databases within Predator CNC Editor Enterprise

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.63 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.

April 26th 2024 - Predator Travelers v11.0.39 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.39 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds time zone support for UTC style Oracle databases within Predator Travelers
  • Adds time zone support for UTC style Oracle databases within Predator Travelers APIs
  • Includes Predator Travelers API v11.0.11

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.39 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.

April 25th 2024 - Predator Tracker v11.0.101 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.101 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds time zone support for UTC style Oracle databases within Predator Tracker
  • Adds time zone support for UTC style Oracle databases within Predator Tracker APIs
  • Includes Predator Tracker API v11.0.13

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.101 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 24th 2024 - Predator MDC v11.0.335 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.335 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds time zone support for UTC style Oracle databases within Predator MDC
  • Adds time zone support for UTC style Oracle databases within Predator MDC Service
  • Adds time zone support for UTC style Oracle databases within Predator MDC APIs
  • Includes Predator MDC Service v11.0.34
  • Includes Predator MDC API v11.0.17
  • Includes PMDATA7.dll version 11.0.89
  • Fixes a bug in Predator MDC Service for Oracle when recording the stop time for certain events
  • Fixes a bug in Predator MDC Service for Access when recording the stop time for certain events

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download v11.0.335 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.

April 23rd 2024 - Predator PDM v11.0.288 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.288 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds time zone support for UTC style Oracle databases within Predator PDM
  • Adds time zone support for UTC style Oracle databases within Predator PDM APIs
  • Includes Predator PDM API v11.0.32

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.288 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 2024 - Predator FLM v12.0.2.44 BETA is released

Predator FLM v12.0.2.44 BETA has been released. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Adds support for Predator Email Service v12
  • Adds support for Predator Import Service v12
  • Adds support for Predator Export Service v12
  • Adds support for running Predator FLM v12 and Predator FLM v11 on the same vm or PC
  • Adds support for pressing the Esc key within the Help About dialog
  • Improves launching the System Information from the Help About dialog
  • Improves the resource strings
  • Fixes a bug within the History tab when starting the Predator FLM v12 service
  • Fixes a bug within the Event Log tab when there is no initial log file

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.2.44 of Predator FLM from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

April 18th 2024 - Predator Virtual CNC v12.0.1.1787 BETA is released

Predator Virtual CNC v12.0.1.1787 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Show Rapid Moves toggle option in the Edit Menu
  • Adds double click and right mouse menu for editing Tool Colors within the Tools Panel
  • Adds HTML Tool Display option for each tool within the Tools Panel
  • Adds tool descriptions for each tool within the Tools Panel when the tool library is not used
  • Adds latest End User License Agreement to the install
  • Adds chamfer angle support within linear motion for Okuma Lathes
  • Adds pause right mouse menu within the main simulation windows
  • Adds Save to J2T support for RVP only style jobs
  • Improves Predator CNC Editor integration
  • Improves depressed tool bar button visualization
  • Improves Help About and OpenGL dialog layouts
  • Improves Okuma reverse post processors
  • Improves wording of multiple resources to improve usability
  • Improves saving tool offsets to the Predator Header
  • Improves scanning for Fadal style CNC programs
  • Fixes a bug with processing back-to-back Okuma lathe cycles
  • Fixes a bug with 3D printing simulation
  • Fixes a bug with Deep Zoom windows and the initial display of model checkboxes
  • Fixes a bug with colors used for backplotting
  • Fixes a bug with installing desktop shortcuts
  • Fixes a bug with Wire EDM simulation with manual rotations when combined with rotary table motion
  • Fixes a bug with multiple active cross sections, 3/4 or 1/2 lathe stock sections
  • Fixes a bug with lathe tool offsets introduced with v12.0.1.1766
  • Fixes a memory leak
  • Removes green CU status display within the CNC Panel
  • Removes processing vs. rendering status display within the status bar

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.1.1787 of Predator Virtual CNC from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

April 15th - 19th 2024 - MACH 2024 Trade Show

Predator Software LTD. at MACH 2024

26,000+ people visited MACH 2024. It was amazing to connect with so many and to receive £19,000 in orders during the trade show. A special thanks to those that stopped by our booth and spent time with us. We thoroghly enjoyed re-connecting with customers, meeting new folks and discussing opportunities to automate and empower UK and European manufacturers. We are already looking forward to 2026 ;-)

April 11th 2024 - Predator Travelers v12.0.18 BETA is released

Predator Travelers v12.0.18 BETA has been released. This release addressed issues identified during internal beta testing efforts. Refer to the following improvements:

  • Improves database schema to support Predator PDM Export
  • Fixes a bug with the tab order within the New and Edit Tool Number wizards
  • Fixes a bug with the New and Edit Cutter Material Type wizards that had a missing report button
  • Fixes a bug with the New and Edit Insert Material Type wizards that had a missing report button
  • Fixes a bug with the New and Edit Part Type wizards that failed to display the checkbox for reference dimension labels
  • Fixes a bug with several help buttons linked to the wrong online help topics
  • Fixes a bug with displaying the Query > Unused > Tool Numbers report

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.18 of Predator Travelers from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

April 9th and 10th 2024 - TRAK Machine - Technology Event - Elk Grove Village, IL

Jim Abbassian attends TRAK Machine at TRAK Machine Tools Novi Showroom

Mike Rogers, Autmation and Engineering Manager at Predator Software, will be attending the TRAK Machine Tour at TRAK Machine Tools in Elk Grove Village, IL on April 9th and 10th from 9am to 3:30pm. This is an in-person event at the TRAK Machine Tools Elk Grove Village, Illinois 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.

Learn more

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

  • April 11th - New Berlin, WI - Mike Rogers

Learn more

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

  • April 16th & 17th - Hanover, NJ
  • April 23rd & 24th - Newark, DE

April 8th 2024 - Predator Touch HMI v12.0.24.3 is released

Predator Touch HMI v12.0.24.3 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Fixes a bug with the \FileSave option not honoring selecting existing files
  • Fixes a bug with the \FileSave option not honoring typing a new filename
  • Fixes a bug with the \FileSave option not outputing a full UNC path

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v12.0.24.3 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.

April 7th 2024 - Predator Virtual CNC v12.0.1.1774 BETA is released

Predator Virtual CNC v12.0.1.1774 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds 3D printer simulation and verification
  • Adds Flame / Torch 3 Axis, 4 Axis and 5 Axis machine simulation and verification
  • Adds Waterjet 3 Axis, 4 Axis and 5 Axis machine simulation and verification
  • Adds 2 Axis Wire EDM and 2 Axis Wire EDM with a rotary table machine simulation and verification
  • Adds 4 Axis Wire EDM and 4 Axis Wire EDM with a rotary table machine simulation and verification
  • Adds 3, 4 and 5 Axis Sinker EDM machine simulation and verification
  • Adds spindle motor details including torque and directional forces to support machining analysis
  • Adds stock material details including hardness and density to support machining analysis
  • Adds 1400+ materials with a new grid selection displaying appropriate material details
  • Adds material cross reference standards for Class, WKNM, DIN, AFNR, AISI/SAE, BS, INTD, JIS, UNE, UNI, UNS and WNEN
  • Adds tool material details including materials, engagement angles, edges, overhang and much more
  • Adds real-time machining analytics and analysis
  • Adds feed or feed and speed CNC milling optimization based on machining analytics
  • Adds real-time cost estimating based on CNC machining simulation and verification
  • Adds optional sub spindle support for turning
  • Adds optional automatic chuck for sub spindles
  • Adds rendered thread display for milling and turning
  • Adds probe tool definition, probing cycle simulation, probe contact point for milling with output file support
  • Adds swing arm, carousel and slider style tool changer simulation for milling
  • Adds automatic tool changer styles for CAT30, CAT40, CAT45, CAT50 and CAT60
  • Adds automatic tool changer styles for HSK 25, HSK 32, HSK 40, HSK 50, HSK 63, HSK 80, HSK 100 and HSK 125
  • Adds maximum ramp angle definition and verification per milling tool
  • Adds machine sub type styles to simplify the number of primary machine types
  • Adds dedicated pause tool bar button
  • Adds two new color and material dialogs
  • Adds new real-time interactive lighting
  • Adds interactive tool color panel
  • Adds floating model toggles in the upper right-hand corner of every window
  • Adds tap tool support to the Predator Header
  • Adds Copy to Clipboard button to the Inspection dialog
  • Adds tool library grid display of most tooling parameters to simplify selecting the correct tool
  • Adds additional example tools from 1500 in v11 to 7600+ sample tools in v12
  • Adds support for version 12 Predator Licensing
  • Adds support for multiple instances of Predator Virtual CNC to run simultaneously on the same PC
  • Adds optional annual subscription pricing
  • Adds Windows 11 support
  • Adds Windows 2022 Server support
  • Adds 50 new modern toolbar buttons
  • Adds modern splash screen
  • Adds Unicode support for filenames
  • Adds hex pattern definitions within reverse post files
  • Adds all new Predator STL Utility with additional CAD like features
  • Adds STEP import to the Predator STL Utility to support STEP conversion for machines, stock and fixtures
  • Adds a v11 to v12 machine conversion wizard
  • Adds a v11 to v12 job conversion wizard
  • Adds 64-bit application support to for larger solid model sizes and additional machining details
  • Adds additional example jobs
  • Adds support for additional G and M codes for milling, turning, EDM, flame and waterjet simulation
  • Adds NURBS interpolation for Fanuc, Heidenhain and Siemens style CNCs
  • Adds new reverse post parameters, commands and registers
  • Adds registry entries to adjust CPU utilization
  • Improves Fadal, Fagor, Fanuc, Okuma, Siemens and other CNC control support
  • Improves Register's panel with real-time bar graphs and maximum limit display for many registers
  • Improves Intel and AMD CPU utilization to improve performance
  • Improves nVIDIA and AMD GPU utilization to improve performance
  • Improves transparent machine, stock and tool performance
  • Improves backplot performance
  • Improves turret display and rotation performance
  • Improves stock cutoff and display for turning
  • Improves OpenGL dialog and adds options to configure the line width for backplotting and edges
  • Improves performance for large stock models
  • Improves Predator Dynamic Graphics visualization and performance
  • Improves utilization of double precision for in-process calculations
  • Improves boolean solid model calculations and processing performance
  • Improves custom tool shape calculations and processing
  • Improves panel layout for a wider range of screen resolutions
  • Improves spinning tool performance during simulation for milling
  • Improves 3/4 and 1/2 cut stock model display for turning
  • Improves cut off detection for turning
  • Improves backstep memory utilization and turning support
  • Improves image quality slider operation
  • Improves support for multiple CNC programs per job
  • Improves deep zoom display and processing
  • Improves HTML Setup Sheet graphics
  • Improves Shop floor mode
  • Improves cutter compensation to be calculated in real-time
  • Improves taper tool performance for milling
  • Improves support for tools without flutes
  • Improves TCP style 4 and 5 Axis calculations
  • Improves scanning G Code programs to automatically identify the CNC vendor
  • Improves display of RVP style jobs
  • Improves 18 international language resources
  • Improves Help About dialog with modern graphics and application version details
  • Improves online help with new and improved topics
  • Improves installation with modern graphics
  • Improves lots of existing jobs to support v12 features
  • Removed Windows Vista & 2008 Server support
  • Removed 32-bit Windows OS support
  • Removed Animation support

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.1.1774 of Predator Virtual CNC from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

April 6th 2024 - Predator Tracker v12.0.34 BETA is released

Predator Travelers v12.0.34 BETA has been released. This minor release fixes a dozen bugs within the Access editions. Refer to the following major improvements:

  • Improves the wording of several menu items to be more consistent
  • Fixes a bug with Check In and Check Out dialogs
  • Fixes a bug with Check In / Out Options
  • Fixes a bug with multiple reports

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.34 of Predator Tracker from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

April 5th 2024 - Predator FLM v12.0.2.36 BETA is released

Predator FLM v12.0.2.36 BETA has been released. Refer to the the following improvements:

  • Adds support for Predator Post Processor v12
  • Adds support for Predator IIoT Service v12

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.2.36 of Predator FLM from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

April 4th 2024 - Predator Software releases several v12 BETA applications

Predator Software begins version 12 beta testing with select BETA test sites. Refer to the following:

  • Predator FLM v12
  • Predator Tracker v12
  • Predator Travelers v12

Customers interested in beta testing should contact us at support@predator-software.com for details.

April 2nd and 3rd 2024 - TRAK Machine - Technology Event - Novi, MI

Jim Abbassian, President of Predator Software, will be attending the TRAK Machine Tour at TRAK Machine Tools in Novi, MI on April 2nd and 3rd from 9am to 3:30pm. This is an in-person event at the TRAK Machine Tools Novi, Michigan 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.

Learn more

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

  • April 9th & 10th - Elk Grove Village, IL - Mike Rogers
  • April 11th - New Berlin, WI - Mike Rogers

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

  • April 16th & 17th - Hanover, NJ
  • April 23rd & 24th - Newark, DE

April 1st 2024 - Predator Tracker v12.0.33 BETA is released

Predator Travelers v12.0.33 BETA has been released. This major release provides a more modern user interface, functional and implementation improvements including tool life management for tools and kits. In addition, new database and Windows OS compatibility has been added. Refer to the the following improvements:

  • Adds support for version 12 Predator Licensing
  • Adds optional annual subscription pricing
  • Adds Windows 11 support
  • Adds Windows 2022 Server support
  • Adds Microsoft Access 2021 support
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2022 support
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2022 Express support
  • Adds Oracle 23c support
  • Adds Oracle 23c Free support
  • Adds Oracle 21c support
  • Adds Oracle 21c Express Edition support
  • Adds Database Upgrade Confirmation dialog
  • Adds 18 new modern toolbar buttons
  • Adds three new toolbar sizes
  • Adds nine new user interface themes
  • Adds modern background image
  • Adds modern splash screen
  • Adds Value Streams as a standard component
  • Adds Refresh button to all 29 component views
  • Adds Select menu option to 50+ reports
  • Adds Refresh button to 80+ reports
  • Adds Importing Part Type Reference Dimensions
  • Adds Tool Life Details report
  • Adds Kit Life Details report
  • Adds Importing Tool Life per Material References
  • Adds Importing Kit Life per Material References
  • Adds Tool Life Color Options dialog
  • Adds Tool Life Display options for % Left or % Used
  • Adds Externally Edited by Predator PDM Report
  • Improves Assembling Kits to be easier and simpler
  • Improves Disassembling Kits to be easier and simpler
  • Improves Check In / Out Options dialog to support Material Types and Numbers
  • Improves Check In dialog to support Material Types, Numbers and Tool Life
  • Improves Check Out dialog to support Material Types, Numbers and Tool Life
  • Improves Import Worksheet with up to date v12 CSV requirements
  • Improves Importing gage serial numbers to support statuses other than available
  • Improves New and Edit Machine wizards with additional fields
  • Improves New and Edit Part wizards with additional fields
  • Improves New and Edit Kit Number wizards with additional fields
  • Improves New and Edit Tool Number wizards with additional fields
  • Improves Edit Tool Number and Kit Number wizards with additional filter options
  • Improves Permission organization
  • Improves 12 international language resources
  • Improves application load time by reducing the size of the application
  • Improves Help About dialog with modern graphics and application version details
  • Improves online help with new and improved topics
  • Improves installation with modern graphics
  • Removed Windows Vista & 2008 Server Support

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.33 of Predator Tracker from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

March 31st 2024 - Predator Travelers v12.0.17 BETA is released

Predator Travelers v12.0.17 BETA has been released. This major release provides a more modern user interface, functional and implementation improvements. In addition, new database and Windows OS compatibility has been added. Refer to the the following improvements:

  • Adds support for version 12 Predator Licensing
  • Adds optional annual subscription pricing
  • Adds Windows 11 support
  • Adds Windows 2022 Server support
  • Adds Microsoft Access 2021 support
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2022 support
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2022 Express support
  • Adds Oracle 23c support
  • Adds Oracle 23c Free support
  • Adds Oracle 21c support
  • Adds Oracle 21c Express Edition support
  • Adds Database Upgrade Confirmation dialog
  • Adds 18 new modern toolbar buttons
  • Adds three new toolbar sizes
  • Adds nine new user interface themes
  • Adds modern background image
  • Adds modern splash screen
  • Adds Value Streams as a standard component
  • Adds Refresh button to all 29 component views
  • Adds Select menu option to 50+ reports
  • Adds Refresh button to 80+ reports
  • Adds Importing Part Type Reference Dimensions
  • Improves Import Worksheet with up to date v12 CSV requirements
  • Improves New and Edit Machine wizards with additional fields
  • Improves New and Edit Part wizards with additional fields
  • Improves New and Edit Kit Number wizards with additional fields
  • Improves New and Edit Tool Number wizards with additional fields
  • Improves Edit Tool Number and Kit Number wizards with additional filter options
  • Improves Permission organization
  • Improves 12 international language resources
  • Improves application load time by reducing the size of the application
  • Improves Help About dialog with modern graphics and application version details
  • Improves online help with new and improved topics
  • Improves installation with modern graphics
  • Removed Windows Vista & 2008 Server Support

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.17 of Predator Travelers from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

March 30th 2024 - Predator FLM v12.0.2.35 BETA is released

Predator FLM v12.0.2.35 BETA has been released. This major release is a complete re-write to provide a more modern user interface, application license management and smoother implementations along with all new Windows OS compatibility. Refer to the the following improvements:

  • Adds support for Version 12 Predator Licensing
  • Adds optional annual subscription pricing
  • Adds Windows 11 support
  • Adds Windows 2022 Server support
  • Adds new Predator FLM Manager v12
  • Adds new Predator FLM Tray application
  • Adds 64-bit and 32-bit Predator client application support
  • Adds database support
  • Adds interactive transaction reporting
  • Improves network encryption and security
  • Improves .license file encryption and security
  • Improves Window Service operation
  • Improves installation and simplifies implementation
  • Supports Predator CNC Editor v12
  • Supports Predator DNC v12
  • Supports Predator IIoT Service v12
  • Supports Predator MDC v12
  • Supports Predator PDM v12
  • Supports Predator Post Processor v12
  • Supports Predator RCM v12
  • Supports Predator Tracker v12
  • Supports Predator Travelers v12
  • Supports Predator Virtual CNC v12
  • Removed Windows Vista & 2008 Server Support

Customers participating in Predator Software's BETA program can download and install v12.0.2.35 of Predator FLM from our web site at any time. Beta test site customers should contact us at support@predator-software.com for technical support.

March 29th 2024 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.62 is re-released

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

  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1804 for twelve 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.

March 28th 2024 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1804 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1804 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds common Fadal reverse post processor .rpi file to the install
  • Adds support for Fadal L93## and L99## style sub program calls
  • Improves collision detection resolution with arc motion
  • Improves default stock tab view to Isometric 1 within the Job Properties
  • Improves the availability of the stand-alone CNC Editor integration
  • Improves bolt hole circle cycle support when cutter compensation is not enabled
  • Improves the common Fadal reverse post processor
  • Improves Fadal L style subroutine call and return support
  • Improves decimal point support to override Windows locale values
  • Fixes a bug with cylindrical interpolation registers
  • Fixes a bug with full circle 5 axis arc motion
  • Fixes a bug with manual settings for the stock origin tab within the Job Properties

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.1804 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.

March 24th 2024 - Predator DNC v11.0.1.1806 is released

Predator DNC v11.0.1.1806 has been released. This update makes several improvements. Refer to the following details:

  • Improves DNC logs for remote operation from "Writing" to "Sending"
  • Fixes a bug with the Test button within the File Write Terminator
  • Fixes a bug when saving files with an empty default folder and Remote Request with a complete UNC path

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.1806 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.

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

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.

Learn more

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 11th - New Berlin, WI - Mike Rogers

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

March 7th 2024 - Predator DNC v11.0.1.1791 is released

Predator DNC v11.0.1.1791 has been released. This update makes several improvements. Refer to the following details:

  • Improves display of UNC paths within DNC logs
  • Improves verifying write folder permissions within remote Receive from CNC commands
  • Improves saving files within the FTP Server terminator
  • Improves FTP Server message logging
  • Improves Secure DNC message logging to be less verbose
  • Improves Motoman Robot logging
  • Improves Fanuc Focas Terminator EOL support when used stand alone
  • Includes Predator Secure DNC v11.0.0.117
  • Includes Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server v19.3.2 improvements - Learn more
  • Fixes a bug saving to the root folder of a remote network share
  • Fixes a bug that we introduced with build 1784 with the Motoman Robot Link

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.1791 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.

March 3rd 2024 - Predator DNC v11.0.1.1784 is released

Predator DNC v11.0.1.1784 has been released. This update makes several improvements. Refer to the following details:

  • Improves the Motoman Robot final packet communications and error logging
  • Improves FTP server support when folder paths need to be concatenated
  • Improves FTP server support for remote folder permissions
  • Improves FTP server support for complex UNC paths
  • Improves Command Timeout Link when canceling
  • Includes 5 new features and improvements to CNC backplotting via Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1783 - Learn more
  • Fixes a bug that could be fatal with the FTP Server terminator

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.1784 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.

March 2nd 2024 - Predator CNC Editor v11.0.62 is re-released

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

  • Includes Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1783 for five 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.

March 1st 2024 - Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1783 is released

Predator Virtual CNC v11.0.1.1783 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Improves common milling cycle support for the CutterComp_Mode parameter
  • Improves Okuma lathe cycles to support numeric labels as strings
  • Fixes a bug with Okuma lathe cycles and the roughing direction
  • Fixes a bug with Siemens POCKET2 support and the radius value
  • Fixes a bug with Siemens not honoring the CutterComp_Mode parameter

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.1.1783 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 29th 2024 - Predator PDM v11.0.287 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.287 has been released. This release makes the following improvement:

  • Fixes a bug recently introduced viewing images and PDFs in very specific situations

Customers with a current subscription to Premier Support can download and install v11.0.287 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 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 improvement:

  • 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.