.NC File Extension

CNC Software
File Type:
Mastercam Numerical Control File

Having trouble opening .nc extension? Don't panic! This page explains what nc files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open nc files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a NC file?

Nc file extension has Mastercam Numerical Control file type, developed by CNC Software, which is associated with the "cad files" category.

Associated with Mastercam, the file specifies numerical control instructions that allow controlling a machine tool. It may provide two- or three-dimensional machine toolpaths along with corresponding coordinates. NC files also allow toolpaths to be translated into a format that is easy-to-understand for machine tools.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

nc file icon
CNC Software
File Type:
Mastercam Numerical Control File
CAD Files

How to open NC file?

Double click the nc file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .nc extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the nc extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the nc file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open NC files

  • Windows Windows
    • CNC Mastercam CNC Mastercam

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the nc file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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