The DST extension is an acronym for Data Stitch Tajima.
The DST file format is a proprietary embroidery file format developed by Tajima.
DST is a fairly popular embroidery format that contains sewing commands for different embroidery machines.
Basically the DST consists of the sewing information and metadata about how the sewing machine should be managed and controlled by the software, precisely.
Each DST file is made up of two parts: header and body.
The DST header is 512 bytes long and consists of content including labels, stitches, color change records, and more.
In the body part, there are DST commands like control codes, TRIM command, sequin command and more, which are stored.
It is important to recognize that there is no native Windows application that allows you to open the DST file, hence the need to use a third party tool to view the DST embroidery file.
The following is a list of software (and brief description) that open DST files:
BERNINA ArtLink - Free embroidery viewer and converter software that allows you to open and view DST files in Windows. It also has the ability to convert DST files to other formats.
Coats EDV - is software designed to open and view DST embroidery files on Windows compatible PC. It allows you to preview the embroidery in 3D view, and thus customize the grid options, rotate the design, scale the design, zoom in and out, show and hide objects and stitches, etc.
Embrilliance Express - is a simple and free embroidery viewer with which you can open and view DST designs on PC. When you open the DST file, an Objects panel will be displayed where you can browse and view all the objects used in the embroidery design.
Typical DST application file locations:
- "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\DWG TrueView 2011\DWGVIEWR.exe"
Frequently used application names to open DST files:
Frequently associated Windows objects:
If you downloaded a DST file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:
To open DST File on iOS device follow steps below:
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