2024 Predator News

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.

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 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 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 improvements:

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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.