I am giving Ver 360 another try today. During the night, my subconscious part of my brain told me that maybe the reason for all the disconnects was MICROSOFT (MS) related. Let me explain. I wasn't in my shop for 7 weeks, and MS sent 12 updates to Win 8.1. So as I was trying to run a test part, MS was sucking up all the resources and causing the disconnects. Well, a test run (Face front and back side) of my Big Ass Pulley and everything has run smooth. No Disconnects.
I will be changing over to some Fusion 360 programs soon, so the testing will continue.
Still have jumpy rapid (slow/fast)
Still can't set my Work Offsets (G54, G55, etc)
But I can work around those two items for now.