Predator MDC

Predator MDC

Release Notes for Predator MDC (machine data collection)

NOTE: v11 requires Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2016 Server, 2012 Server, 2008 Server or 2003 Server.

May 16th 2018 – Predator MDC v11.0.272
Predator MDC v11.0.272 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  1. Fixes an intermittent bug with Machine Time and Cost Chart footer
  2. Fixes an intermittent bug with Machine Downtime and Cost Chart footer

May 14th 2018 – Predator MDC v11.0.271
Predator MDC v11.0.271has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  1. Improved Performance with View Machine Status and Last Cycle Time
  2. Fixes a bug with View Machine Status and Microsoft Access
  3. Fixes a bug with View Machine Status introduced with build 269

May 2nd, 2018 – Predator MDC v11.0.269
Predator MDC v11.0.269 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  1. Adds Performance Ranking Charts to the Predator MDC edition
  2. Adds Trend Analysis Charts to the Predator MDC edition
  3. Adds Last Cycle option to View Machine Status
  4. Adds Uppercase processing for automatic Job, Part and Operation creation
  5. Improves International Resources
  6. Improved Online Help
  7. Fixes a bug with international currency symbols on charts
  8. Fixes a bug with downgrading from Predator MDC Enterprise to Predator MDC

January 31st 2018 – Predator MDC v11.0.265
Predator MDC v11.0.265 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  1. Adds overwrite prompting during install
  2. Adds automatic critical file backup during install
  3. Improves View Machine Status’s Refresh button
  4. Improves refreshing New Events Touch window
  5. Improves refreshing all View Component Status windows
  6. Improves deleting a machine
  7. Fixes a bug with build 263 with initial user password creation

January 20th, 2018 – Predator MDC v11.0.263
Predator MDC v11.0.263 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  1. Improves Event Trend charts with 120, 30 & 15 second frequencies
  2. Improves Event Trend charts with single events
  3. Improves Machine Downtime & Cost charts with Microsoft Access
  4. Improves Command Analysis Report to display hours vs. days
  5. Improves Command Analysis Report to include current events
  6. Improves Tab order within many wizards
  7. Improves Delete machine
  8. Improves Licensing to require Administrator permissions
  9. Improves Logins to require Administrator permissions for PC options
  10. Fixes a bug with logins
  11. Fixes a bug with changing Predator passwords

November 7th, 2017 – Predator MDC v11.0.258
Predator MDC v11.0.258 has been released. This release fixes a bug introduced with Predator MDC Service v11.0.64. In addition, it makes the following improvements:
1. Includes Predator MDC Service v11.0.65
2. Includes Sentinel SIM Server v7.6.9
3. Fixes a bug with New Event dialog
4. Fixes a bug with daylight savings time falling back

October 1st 2017 – Predator MDC v11.0.257
Predator MDC v11.0.257 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:
1. Adds selector tool tips
2. Improves the Time option in View Machine Status
3. Improves View Components with PgUp and PgDn key support
4. Improves New Events Touch’s function key and keyboard operation
5. Improves Trend Analysis chart with scheduled production percent
6. Improves the Machine Timeline Chart’s filter dialog
7. Improves the Event Trend Chart’s filter dialog
8. Improves Pie charts to eliminate zero value slices
9. Improves International language resources
10. Fixes a couple of bugs in the Production Trend Analysis chart
11. Fixes a bug with saving chart locations in My Favorites
12. Fixes a bug with Machine Timeline Chart Status & custom commands
13. Fixes a bug with the -hidedatabase command line argument

August 23rd, 2017 – Predator MDC v11.0.249
Predator MDC v11.0.249 has been released. This minor release fixes the following bugs:
1. Fixes a bug with printing some chart legends
2. Fixes a bug with Machine Time and Cost chart legend
3. Fixes a bug with Machine Timeline chart and None status

August 10th 2017 – Predator MDC v11.0.248
Predator MDC v11.0.248 has been released. This minor release makes over a dozen application improvements including a significant boost in performance to the Predator MDC Service.
Refer to the following:
1. Improves favorite reports with multiple monitors
2. Improves manual user logins w/New Events Touch
3. Improves manual machine downtimes w/New Events Touch
4. Improves manual good parts w/New Events Touch
5. Improves manual scrapped parts w/New Events Touch
6. Improves manual custom commands w/New Events Touch
7. Improves New Events Touch to display multiple custom values
8. Improves Microsoft SQL Server database re-connection
9. Improves Advanced Machine Connection processing
10. Improves Machine Events report
11. Improves Predator MDC Service processing performance
12. Includes Predator MDC Service v11.0.64
13. Reduces overall load on the database instance
14. Fixes a bug with Machine Time and Cost chart legends
15. Fixes a bug with Machine Downtime and Cost chart legends
16. Fixes a bug with adding window sizes to My Favorites
17. Fixes a bug with indeterminate data with Microsoft SQL Server
NOTE: Enabling or disabling advanced machine connections for a specific machine, requires the Predator MDC Service to be restarted. Previously this was done automatically but at a performance penalty.

July 14th, 2017 – Predator MDC v11.0.246
Predator MDC v11.0.246 has been released. This minor release makes a couple of changes.
1. Improves MDC APIs
2. Fixes a bug with running reports from View Components

July 7th, 2017 – Predator MDC v11.0.245
Predator MDC v11.0.245 has been released. This minor release makes a number of improvements but mainly focuses on improving the Machine Timeline Chart based on customer feedback.
Refer to the following Machine Timeline Chart improvements:
1. Adds duration of chart to the header
2. Adds date and time zooming to first or the last segment
3. Improves legend display to eliminate multiple nodes
4. Improves automatic and manual refresh logic
5. Improves date and time zooming to be easier to use
6. Improves display of no data for users, jobs, parts, and operations
7. Improves display of cutoff events at the start and end
8. Improves overall chart performance
9. Improves performance with Microsoft SQL Server
10. Improves the use of arrow keys
11. Fixes a bug with displaying the same chart overnight
12. Fixes a bug when clicking on the chart while refreshing
13. Fixes a bug displaying the initial state in certain cases

Refer to the following other MDC improvements:
1. Improves FIPS compatibility with Predator FLM v11.0.0.2
2. Improves part serial number permissions
3. Removed two deadlock conditions with Microsoft SQL Server
4. Fixes a tooltip bug with several charts
5. Fixes a very rare database driver issue

June 8th, 2017 – Predator MDC v11.0.241
Predator MDC v11.0.241 has been released. This minor release improves a number of features based on customer feedback.
Refer to the following improvements:
1. Adds Chinese, Japanese and Korean style reports w/non-Asian Windows
2. Adds Locale display to Help About
3. Adds Deleting components with PDM requirements
4. Improves Multiple screen display support
5. Improves -Language command line argument
6. Improves Predator MDC Service Manager w/Adv. Machine Connections
7. Improves View Machine Status performance w/Microsoft SQL Server
8. Improves View OEE Status performance w/Microsoft SQL Server
9. Improves Chinese language resources
10. Improves Trend Analysis Chart legend to includes Averages & Totals
11. Improves Production Trend Analysis Chart display
12. Improves Global default for Horizontal style charts
13. Improves Horizontal style Performance Ranking Charts
14. Improves Import worksheet
15. Improves Online Help
16. Removes Automatic Cycle End when processing Part End
17. Removes Vertical style Production Trend Analysis Charts
18. Removes Vertical style Trend Analysis Charts
19. Fixes a bug with the Trend Analysis Chart to support Chinese
20. Fixes a bug with the View Machine Status and Since colors
20. Fixes an intermittent bug with Machine Timeline Chart

May 12th, 2017 – Predator MDC v11.0.231
Predator MDC v11.0.231 has been released. This minor release improves a few things while fixing a database creation bug.
Refer to the following improvements:
1. Improves MDC APIs
2. Simplifies initial database creation
3. Improves international language resources
4. Fixes a bug with initial database creation

May 9th, 2017 – Predator MDC v11.0.229
Predator MDC v11.0.229 has been released. This release includes a wide range of customer suggestions with most of them involving Windows Authentication, My Favorites, and the Machine Timeline Chart. Along the way, several other new features, enhancements and bug fixes have been completed.

Refer to the following improvements:
1. Adds Windows Authentication as a global password option
2. Adds Machine Status Since to red and green background colors
3. Adds Machine Status Finished Cycles to red and green background colors
4. Adds Machine Status Scrapped Parts to red background color
5. Adds Machine Status Good Parts to green background color
6. Adds New Users with Windows Authentication support
7. Adds Edit Users with Windows Authentication support
8. Adds Importing Users with Windows Authentication support
9. Improves Machine Status with Microsoft SQL Server
10. Improves View Machine with a better machine pull down and title bar
11. Improves View Machine with Microsoft SQL Server
12. Improves New Events Touch refresh when switching machines
13. Improves New Events Touch default font color
14. Improves Shopfloor Layout default font color
15. Improves switching back to Predator passwords
16. Improves Online Help
17. Improves Performance Ranking Charts with new average value
18. Improves Machine Timeline Chart for faster performance
19. Improves Machine Timeline Chart to display more machines
20. Improves Machine Timeline Chart when zooming
21. Improves Machine Timeline Chart when re-sizing
22. Improves Machine Timeline Chart when redrawing
23. Improves Machine Timeline Chart’s use of the arrow buttons
24. Improves default Machine Downtime color
25. Improves My Favorites to restore report window sizes
26. Improves My Favorites with drag and drop operations
27. Improves My Favorites with duplicate machines, groups, and locations
28. Improves My Favorites to remember folder states
29. Improves My Favorites to support multiple reports
30. Improves My Favorites with invalid window sizes
31. Improves My Favorites with saving special character
32. Improves Sub-groups within report filters so By None is always first
33. Improves Password recovery mode
34. Improves language resource file loading
35. Fixes several small bugs with Machine Timeline Chart
36. Fixes a bug with percentage style Performance Ranking Charts
37. Fixes a bug with Trend Analysis Charts on Chinese OSes
38. Fixes a bug with Assigning Permissions within standard MDC
39. Fixes a bug with FLM licensing on Windows 10, 2012 Server and 2016 Server
NOTE: The above FLM licensing fix requires Predator FLM v11

February 5th, 2017 – Predator MDC v11.0.216
Predator MDC v11.0.216 has been updated with the following minor improvements:
1. Fixes a missing English resource
2. Fixes an install bug with the MDC API help file
NOTE: We still have an FLM licensing problem with Windows 10, 2012 Server and 2016 Server.

January 28th, 2017 – Predator MDC v11.0.216
Predator MDC v11.0.216 has been released. This minor release adds several new features and enhancements.s.

Refer to the following improvements:
1. Adds Windows 2016 Server support
2. Adds Dynamic Measurement Dimensions to Event Trend Charts
3. Adds Dynamic Part changes to Event Trend Charts
4. Adds Scale to Latest option to Event Trend Charts
5. Adds Importing Command style Measurement Dimensions
6. Improves View Machine with current operation
7. Improves Event Trend Chart to plot gaps vs. zero
8. Improves Event Trend Chart with Shifts
9. Improves Event Trend Chart dialog
10. Improves Machine Timeline Chart dialog
11. Improves Machine Timeline Chart with Shifts
12. Improves New Events Touch dialog with Custom Commands
13. Fixes a bug with Adding View Machine to Favorites
14. Fixes a bug with Machine Timeline Chart with Yesterday
15. Fixes a bug with FLM licensing on most Windows OSes

November 10th 2016 – Predator MDC v11.0.207
Predator MDC v11.0.207 has been released. This major new release makes hundreds of new features and enhancements.

Refer to the following major improvements:
1. Adds Multiple Charts and Dashboard support
2. Adds Shopfloor layouts
3. Adds New Touch Screen support
4. Adds New Multiple Monitor support
5. Adds 1500+ Trend Analysis charts
6. Adds 1500+ Performance Ranking charts
7. Adds 20 User Downtime charts
8. Adds Machine Utilization charts
9. Adds First Pass Yield charts
10. Adds Event Trend charts
11. Adds 3 New Pareto charts
12. Adds Automatic and manual chart refresh
13. Adds New Chart options
14. Adds New Toolbar buttons
15. Adds Complex Predator Password support
16. Adds Active Directory Password support
17. Adds Measurement Dimension wizards
18. Adds Universal Downtime colors
19. Adds Universal Scrap Code colors
20. Adds Universal Command colors
21. Adds Microsoft Access 2016 and 2013 support
22. Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2014 support
23. Adds Oracle 12 support
24. Adds Windows 2012 Server support
25. Adds Windows 10 support
26. Improves Dashboards
27. Improves Favorites
28. Improves Slide Shows
29. Improves Performance
30. Improves UAC and Security support
31. Improves Daylight savings support
32. Improves Predator MDC Service Manager
32. Improves International Language Resources
33. Improves Online Help
34. New Install