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Predator PDM

Release Notes

October 19th 2020 – Predator PDM v11.0.237
This minor update makes the following improvements:

  1. Adds automatic blank line removal when importing all major components
  2. Adds C++ redistributable to improve Microsoft Access support
  3. Improves Online Help
  4. Includes Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server v18.4 improvements
  5. Fixes a bug with Microsoft Access editions reporting “Operation must use an updateable query”
  6. Fixes a bug when importing pending jobs with the Microsoft SQL Server edition

June 9th 2020 – Predator PDM v11.0.236
This minor update makes the following improvements:

  1. Fixes a bug with the Full Screen Attachment function when viewing a reference style attachment

May 29th 2020 – Predator PDM v11.0.235
This minor update makes the following improvements:

  1. Adds 10+ new icons for custom commands
  2. Adds Collapse All function within View Vault and View Released Vault
  3. Adds Double click option for toggle all within View Vault and View Released Vault
  4. Improves Expand All function within View Vault and View Released Vault
  5. Improves Report header within the Vault Item Files report
  6. Improves Existing icons for custom commands
  7. Improves Language resources
  8. Fixes a bug in Select Quality or Manufacturing Status per User or User Group when unchecking the clear option
  9. Fixes a bug in shop floor views when an old name only style list item is used

May 15th 2020 – Predator PDM v11.0.234
This minor update makes the following improvements:

  1. Adds Vault Item Report with support for all attachments and shared files with multiple filtering options
  2. Improves Shared file tooltips within View Vault
  3. Improves English language resources
  4. Fixes a bug with the Status Report intermittently returning multiple rows
  5. Fixes a bug with creating a new network folder within the New or Edit Vault wizards

April 15th 2020 – Predator PDM v11.0.232
This minor update makes the following improvements:

  1. Adds automatic unzip option when attaching vault items
  2. Adds automatic drag and drop unzip option when attaching vault items
  3. Improves install and uninstall to support unzip components

April 4th 2020 – Predator PDM v11.0.231
This minor update makes the following improvements:

  1. Improves the Database tab within the Logon dialog
  2. Improves Online Help

March 21st 2020 – Predator PDM v11.0.229
This minor update makes the following improvements:

  1. Adds new \MachineNotes custom command line variable
  2. Adds new Predator PDM icon
  3. Adds Prompt to optionally repeat an import
  4. Adds Automatic sorting of importing components
  5. Adds Database selection within the Logon dialog in the Microsoft SQL Server edition
  6. Improves shopfloor view defaults and resizing to favor content display
  7. Improves vault performance when read only access is provided
  8. Improves International language resources
  9. Improves pimportworksheet.xls
  10. Improves Database connection messages in the Microsoft SQL Server edition
  11. Improves Vault security when the -RemoteConnection option is used
  12. Improves Vault cache logic
  13. Improves trace mode details
  14. Fixes a bug with toggling Show on Shop Floor with component reference attachments
  15. Fixes a bug with enabling the Back button within the Release wizard when there are no custom fields
  16. Fixes a bug with importing shared file notes
  17. Fixes a bug with displaying online help within the Status Report wizard
  18. Fixes a bug with error messaging when importing component attachments
  19. Fixes a bug when a user logs in without any user or user group permissions

February 21st 2020 – Predator PDM v11.0.226
This minor update makes the following improvements:

  1. Adds TLS 1.2 support to all Predator PDM for SQL Server editions
  2. Adds TLS 1.2 support to the Predator PDM API
  3. Adds preference for 32bit and 64bit Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server to all Predator PDM editions
  4. Adds preference for 32bit and 64bit Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server to the Predator PDM API
  5. Adds 64bit v18.3 of Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server to the install
  6. Adds new Predator PDM icon to the download package
  7. Adds configurable PDM API user via the Predator PDM Administrator
  8. Adds new PDM API method udtLogon.LogOnAPIUser
  9. Improves Check In wizard color highlighting
  10. Improves International language support
  11. Improves secure download dialog within the download package

August 3rd 2019 – Predator PDM v11.0.221
This version makes the following improvements:

  1. Adds always on display of vault item asset numbers
  2. Adds manufacturing status control of editing vault items
  3. Adds quality status control of editing vault items
  4. Adds -IgnoreStartup command line option to override View Vault
  5. Improves the Attach Files wizard to optionally work with Pending vault items
  6. Improves finding of vault items by asset number
  7. Improves vault loading status
  8. Improves English language resources
  9. Improves shopfloor browsing to be identical to engineering browsing
  10. Improves re-install process
  11. Improves API installation
  12. Fixes a bug sorting work centers within the Edit wizard
  13. Fixes a bug displaying a blank dialog after importing vault items

May 1st 2019 – Predator PDM v11.0.217
This version makes the following improvements:

  1. Adds Tabbed File Select option to shop floor views
  2. Adds tool tips per file to shop floor views
  3. Adds F10 and F11 keyboard shortcuts for next and previous file
  4. Improves Installation processes when updating an existing installation
  5. Fixes a bug introduced with build 215 with language resources
  6. Fixes a bug introduced with build 215 with Multi Event processing
  7. Fixes a bug with assigning default color for New Events Touch

April 25th 2019 – Predator PDM v11.0.216
This version makes the following improvements:

  1. Improves Copyright to 2019
  2. Includes PMDATA7 v11.0.76
  3. Fixes a bug introduced with build 215 with resource strings

April 20th 2019 – Predator PDM v11.0.215
This version makes the following improvements:

  1. Adds 11 custom command variables
  2. Adds 4 integration options to New Events Touch within PDM Enterprise
  3. Adds DecodeAttVariable method to the PDM APIs
  4. Improves New Events Touch’s machine pulldown within PDM Enterprise
  5. Improves New Events Touch’s refresh button within PDM Enterprise
  6. Improves New Events Touch with Multi Event within PDM Enterprise
  7. Improves International Resources
  8. Improves Online Help
  9. Includes Predator PDM API v11.0.18
  10. Fixes a bug with Multi Event usage w/New Events Touch within PDM Enterprise

March 14th 2019 – Predator PDM v11.0.214
Predator PDM v11.0.214 has been released. This version fixes several Predator PDM Enterprise only bugs that were introduced with the previous v11.0.213 release. Refer to the following details:

  1. Improves Error handling with loading a file
  2. Includes PMDATA7.dll version 11.0.75
  3. Fixes a bug with the Part Start dialog
  4. Fixes a bug with the Job End dialog with the Access edition
  5. Fixes a bug with Setup Start processing with the SQL Server edition

February 23rd 2019 – Predator PDM v11.0.213
Predator PDM v11.0.213 has been released. This release primarily improves the New Events Touch dialog within the Enterprise edition. Refer to the following details:

  1. Adds Require password confirmation before Logon Start event option
  2. Adds Require jobs to be released to the shop floor option
  3. Adds Finish Jobs automatically with Job End event option
  4. Adds Release Jobs automatically with Job Start event option
  5. Adds Customer and Part Type filters to the Job Start dialog
  6. Adds Filtering based on the current job to the Part Start dialog
  7. Adds -RemoteConnection vault option for testing
  8. Improves PDM APIs to support source asset numbers for released vault items
  9. Improves Editing jobs, even after they have been started
  10. Improves Viewing Cutter and Insert Materials
  11. Improves Online help
  12. Includes PMDATA7.dll version 11.0.73
  13. Includes PPDMAPI.dll version 11.0.17
  14. Fixes a bug in displaying certain Job numbers within Edit Job with multiple parts
  15. Fixes a bug importing cutter and insert material attachments

November 14th 2018 – Predator PDM v11.0.211
Predator PDM v11.0.211 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  1. Adds default refresh rate for New Events Touch in Predator PDM Enterprise
  2. Improves “User Group” label width in the Assign Permissions dialog
  3. Fixes a bug within the database login tab when switching Oracle hostnames
  4. Fixes a bug in New Events Touch when re-assigning a downtime in Oracle

October 12th 2018 – Predator PDM v11.0.208
Predator PDM v11.0.208 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  1. Adds support for nested levels of release vault item shortcuts
  2. Adds shop floor dialog for barcode and QR code scanning of released asset numbers
  3. Adds -ViewVaultAssetDialog command line argument
  4. Adds warnings to licensing when UAC is enabled
  5. Adds support for database servers in different timezones
  6. Adds initial loading feedback for huge quantities of parts and jobs
  7. Improves touch screen support within the New Events Touch dialog
  8. Improves multiple time zone support for the New Events Touch dialog
  9. Improves font sizes, proportions and performance to New Events Touch
  10. Improves International language support
  11. Improves Online Help

August 26th 2018 – Predator PDM v11.0.204
Predator PDM v11.0.204 has been released. This release makes the following fixes:

  1. Improves Multiple monitor support in New Events Touch – Enterprise only
  2. Improves Multi-Event support in New Events Touch – Enterprise only
  3. Improves Trace output for complex troubleshooting
  4. Improves Online Help
  5. Removes parameterized Oracle queries
  6. Fixes a bug when integrated with SAP CAMS
  7. Fixes a bug importing component type attachments
  8. Fixes a bug with editing manufacturing & quality statuses – Oracle only
  9. Fixes a bug with the user and user group reports – Oracle only
  10. Fixes a spelling error within the background image

July 11th 2018 – Predator PDM v11.0.198
Predator PDM v11.0.198 has been released. This release makes the following fixes:

  1. Adds Asset number column to five PDM reports
  2. Adds Single quote characters within filenames for vault item attachments
  3. Adds Single quote characters within filenames for reference attachments
  4. Adds -PDM command line option to simplify licensing
  5. Improves New Events Touch dialogs to scale automatically for high resolution tablets
  6. Improves Vault Item Delete wizard
  7. Improves Tab order in a number of wizards
  8. Improves Deleting vaults within the Edit vault wizard
  9. Improves Revision report layout
  10. Improves View Components with Release Vault Item Shortcuts
  11. Improves View Vault refresh with Show on Shop Floor toggle
  12. Improves Trace output for complex troubleshooting
  13. Improves Online Help
  14. Fixes a bug with several Online Help IDs
  15. Fixes a bug trying to release a vault item when the tree is collapsed
  16. Fixes a bug displaying * vs. @ in the tab name in shop floor views

May 2nd, 2018 – Predator PDM v11.0.194
Predator PDM v11.0.194 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  1. Improves International Resources
  2. Improved Online Help
  3. Fixed a bug with New Vault Item
  4. Fixed a bug with New Manufacturing and Quality Status

March 1st 2018 – Predator PDM v11.0.184
Predator PDM v11.0.184 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  1. Fixes a bug with online help searching
  2. Fixes a bug when multiple lists are used within a vault

January 31st 2017 – Predator PDM v11.0.183
Predator PDM v11.0.183 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 refreshing Enterprise’s New Events Touch window
  4. Improves Error message with missing vault item components
  5. Fixes a bug with build 182 with initial user password creation

January 20th 2018 – Predator PDM v11.0.182
Predator PDM v11.0.182 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  1. Adds support for mixing Windows Pro and Home editions
  2. Adds support for non-domain PCs to connect to domain hosted vaults
  3. Improves Trace logs with domain details
  4. Improves Show on Shop Floor menu toggle
  5. Improves Show on Shop Floor with -ViewVaultItemDialog command line
  6. Improves View vault performance
  7. Improves Expand All performance within View vault
  8. Improves Importing attachment performance
  9. Improves Viewing vault item shortcuts
  10. Improves Error messages with -ViewVaultItem command line
  11. Improves New Events dialog within PDM Enterprise
  12. Improves Tab order within many wizards
  13. Improves Delete machine wizards
  14. Improves Initial licensing to require Administrator permissions
  15. Improves Logins to require Administrator permissions for PC options
  16. Fixes a bug with logins
  17. Fixes a bug with changing Predator passwords
  18. Fixes a bug with View vault wizards after collapsing the tree
  19. Fixes a bug with editing vault items

October 10th 2017 – Predator PDM v11.0.177
Predator PDM v11.0.177 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  1. Adds selector tooltips
  2. Improves View Components with PgUp and PgDn key support
  3. Improves International language resources
  4. Fixes a bug with duplicate filenames

September 8th 2017 – Predator PDM v11.0.176
Predator PDM v11.0.176 has been released. This minor release improves the following:

  1. Improves SaveAs API with URLs
  2. Fixes a bug with the -hidedatabase command line argument
  3. Fixes a bug with the -viewvaultitemdialog command line argument
  4. Fixes a bug with saving reports

July 15th, 2017 – Predator PDM v11.0.174
Predator PDM v11.0.174 has been released. This minor release adds FIPS compatibility while fixing a couple of issues.
Refer to the following improvements:

  1. Improves FIPS compatibility with Predator FLM v11.0.0.2
  2. Improves part serial number permissions
  3. Improves importing manufacturing and quality requirements
  4. Improves online help
  5. Improves PDM APIs
  6. Fixes a bug with running reports from View Components
  7. Fixes a bug with editing custom fields
  8. Fixes a rare bug with assigning icons to custom commands

May 12th, 2017 – Predator PDM v11.0.169
Predator PDM v11.0.169 has been released. This minor release adds a few new features while fixing a couple of issues.

  1. Simplified initial database creation
  2. Improves international language resources
  3. Improves New Events Touch refresh when switching machines
  4. Improves New Events Touch default font color
  5. Fixes a bug with initial database creation

May 10th 2017 – Predator PDM v11.0.168
Predator PDM v11.0.168 has been released. This release includes the following improvements:

  1. Adds Windows Authentication as a global password option
  2. Adds New Users with Windows Authentication support
  3. Adds Edit Users with Windows Authentication support
  4. Adds Importing Users with Windows Authentication support
  5. Adds Return toolbar button to shop floor view
  6. Improves New Events Touch refresh when switching machines
  7. Improves New Events Touch default font color
  8. Improves switching back to Predator passwords
  9. Improves Online Help
  10. Improves Password recovery mode
  11. Improves language resource file loading
  12. Improves Attach command to prevent overwriting existing files
  13. Fixes a bug with Assigning Permissions within standard PDM
  14. 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 19th 2017 – Predator PDM v11.0.167
Predator PDM v11.0.167 has been released. This minor new release includes several enhancements.

  1. Adds History Report filter dialog within View Vault
  2. Improves PDM APIs when used with Predator DNC
  3. Improves Importing new vault items to support statuses
  4. Improves LogOut toolbar button for better security
  5. Improves International Language Resource loading
  6. Fixes a bug when renaming a file that is checked out
  7. Fixes a bug with the New Work Center wizard

February 19th 2017 – Predator PDM v11.0.167
Predator PDM v11.0.167 has been released. This minor new release includes several enhancements.

  1. Adds History Report filter dialog within View Vault
  2. Improves PDM APIs when used with Predator DNC
  3. Improves Importing new vault items to support statuses
  4. Improves LogOut toolbar button for better security
  5. Improves International Language Resource loading
  6. Fixes a bug when renaming a file that is checked out
  7. Fixes a bug with the New Work Center wizard

February 3rd 2017 – Predator PDM v11.0.162
Predator PDM v11.0.162 has been released. This major new release includes hundreds of new features and enhancements.

  1. Adds Complex Vault support
  2. Adds Sign Off and Recent History reports
  3. Adds Filter By and Expand All functions
  4. Adds File List view vs. Tab view
  5. Adds Next and Previous file functions
  6. Adds Release Vault Item shortcuts
  7. Adds Navigate to Source and to Reference functions
  8. Adds Save As and Move functions
  9. Adds Undo Check-out function
  10. Adds Unreleased and Password vault options
  11. Adds Delete if Released and Read Only vault options
  12. Adds Multiple ECN options
  13. Adds Rename file wizard
  14. Adds Machines per PC wizard
  15. Adds Shop Floor Vault Item File Copy dialog
  16. Adds Part Serial Numbers – Enterprise Only
  17. Adds Custom Fields – Enterprise Only
  18. Adds Manufacturing Requirements – Enterprise Only
  19. Adds Quality Requirements – Enterprise Only
  20. Adds New Events Touch – Enterprise Only
  21. Adds New Multiple Monitor support
  22. Adds New Toolbar buttons
  23. Adds Complex Predator Passwords – Enterprise Only
  24. Adds Active Directory Password support
  25. Adds Microsoft Access 2016 and 2013 support
  26. Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2014 support
  27. Adds Oracle 12 support
  28. Adds Windows 2016 Server support
  29. Adds Windows 2012 Server support
  30. Adds Windows 10 support
  31. Adds several new command line options
  32. Adds New Importing components
  33. Improves PDM APIs
  34. Improves Shop floor View
  35. Improves Get, Check-In and Check-Out dialogs
  36. Improves History and User reporting
  37. Improves New, Edit and Revise vault item wizards
  38. Improves Release and Rollback vault item wizards
  39. Improves Change Manufacturing Status wizard
  40. Improves Change Quality Status wizard
  41. Improves Permissions and Working folders
  42. Improves CFR21.1 support
  43. Improves New and Edit User wizards
  44. Improves New and Edit Vault wizards
  45. Improves Vault Viewing with several new options
  46. Improves Importing components and attachments
  47. Improves Select PC per Machine wizard
  48. Improves Performance
  49. Improves International Language Resources
  50. Improves Online Help