NcThumbnail is a service that is installed on a computer running Windows Vista or newer operating system. After installation, all the CNC programs on your computer will be represented by a thumbnail ( small picture ) when browsing directories with Windows Explorer.
( Just as you see thumbnails of your pictures from your digital camera )


NcThumbnail supports both lathe and milling programs. With NcThumbnail also follows NcPreview . If you choose to install this service, you will be able to see a larger picture and the CNC code in Windows Explorer's preview window .

NcThumbnail supports most common CNC formats like Fanuc, Heidenhain and Siemens. It can also be used for other formats that use similar codes. No cycles are currently supported.

Codes that are supported:

  • Rapid traverse: G0, G00, FMAX, F9999
  • Linear movement: G1, G01, L
  • Circular movement: G2, G02, G3, G03, C, CC, DR+, DR





By downloading and installing NcThumbnail you agree to our EULA which can be read by here