NC Guide

NC Guide 1NC Guide Pro is just like using your Fanuc control but on your PC. The key to unlocking the full potential of your operators, programmers and maintenance engineers lies in your ability to train them to use the many productivity tools incorporated into the equipment that you have purchased. Using an actual CNC or a machine tool to deliver the hands on experience that is vital to acquiring and demonstrating competence is often too expensive in investment and lost production costs. NC Guide Pro can simulate a wide range of CNC configurations, including lathes, machining centres and compound machining applications. Multiple display, MDI keyboard and option configurations can be selected and saved to match each of the CNCs being used in an organization. NC Guide Pro provides a very realistic simulated CNC environment that can be used for operational and maintenance training, part program and custom macro training, creation and testing, and custom software development, debug and testing. Simulation tools provide a safe environment where mistakes can be made and corrected without risk to the user or the machine tool. Practically everything that you can do on a CNC and machine tool can be achieved with these simulators, except for actual metal removal. NC Guide Pro provides an operation and part programming environment that includes the standard CNC editors and graphics simulations as well as the easy to-use Manual Guide i interface. NC Guide Pro adds the PMC ladder capability for a complete maintenance simulation and an advanced software development environment. When combined with other GE Fanuc software development tools, NC GuidePro provides a rich, PC-based development environment.  NC Guide Pro simulators are available at a fraction of the cost of an actual CNC or machine tool.

NC Guide Pro supports the following FANUC Controls

•  Series 0i MODEL D
•  Series 30i-MODEL B
•  Series 31i-MODEL A/B
•  Series 31iL-MODEL B
•  Series 31iP-MODEL B
•  Series 35i-MODEL B

NC Guide Academic ( Available for Colleges and Training Schools)


NC Guide, NCGuide Academic Packages and NCGuidePro are FANUC’s CNC software running on a PC. They are available with single or multiseat licences. This is the ideal solution for a dedicated training room or development team.

NCGuide Academic Packages

NCGuide and NCGuide Academic Packages provide a realistic operation and part programming environment at a fraction of the cost of using a production machine tool. This translates into lower training costs. They support both conventional Gcode programming, including canned cycles and custom macros, and FANUC’s conversational programming, MANUAL GUIDE i.

Comprehension and retention is enhanced as students perform repetitive hands-on exercises in an ergonomically friendly environment – away from the noise of the factory floor. Operators, programmers, and maintenance engineers can all practice common procedures and develop optimized processes without risks to people, tooling or machines.

  • The simulation emulates the CNC exactly, which means programs can be written, tested and optimized on the PC bringing productivity gains by working offline and keeping the machine in production.
  • Simulators fit to a classroom situation and so both educational and industrial training is easily implemented resulting in better educated and highly motivated staff.
  • Available as a 16 or 32 user license.


• An excellent training tool with     which to teach new CNC     operators and programmers
• Provides basic training on the     Fanuc control prior to letting     them loose on your expensive     machine tools
• Reduces loss of production and     costly tool collisions

Multi-User Educational License

Cambridge Numerical Control have already installed NC Guide into many Technical Colleges. This gives the students the hands-on experience of working on a FANUC control in a classroom environment.

If you have a training facility contact us to discuss the Multi-User Educational License and Multi-Point System.

Contact Information

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Tel: 01480 468 639

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