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File Extension DST

The file extension DST is associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The programs and applications include AutoCAD, C++ Builder, Tajima Embroidery and Micrografix Designer. DST files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.

If the DST file extension is related to AutoCAD, the file is categorized as a CAD file type that contains an organized group of drawing documents which are used with the AutoCAD program. AutoCAD is a Computer Aided Design software application created by Autodesk, Inc. which provides tools for creating industry-specific products.

DST files which are part of C++ Builder are a settings file type which contains settings and configurations for the C++ Builder development application. C++ Builder is a programming application created by Embarcadero Technologies that provides tools for building interactive web applications which support AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) techniques.

If the file extension DST is associated with Tajima Embroidery, the file is defined as a CAD/CAM file type that contains instructions for an embroidery machine. The instructions include codes and other data which tell the machine how to produce a specific embroidery design. Tajima is an embroidery format which is supported by a variety of different embroidery machines and software applications.

DST files created with Micrografix Designer are a CAD file type which contains drawing templates used in the engineering industry. Micrografix Designer is a Computer Aided Design software application originally produced by Micrografix, Inc. The application has since been renamed to Corel Designer Technical Suite and is now owned by Corel Corporation.

How to Open DST Files

Since the file extension DST can be opened using multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. DST files consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.

If a DST file is associated with AutoCAD, it can be opened using AutoCAD 2013 which is available as a free trial download on the Autodesk website. Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 is designed for use with the Windows operating system.

DST files which are related to C++ Builder can be opened using C++ Builder XE3 which is available as a 30-day free trial on the Embarcadero Technologies website. C++ Builder XE3 is multiplatform and can be used with the Windows operating system, iOS, Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Android, and Metropolis.

DST files which are created in Tajima embroidery format can be opened using Designer’s Gallery StudioPlus, which is an application that provides a way to organize an entire embroidery library. StudioPlus is available on the Designer’s Gallery website and is compatible with the Windows operating system version XP and later.

You can also opt to use Embird Studio by BALARAD, which is embroidery software that provides tools for creating and digitizing embroidery designs. Embird Studio is available on the Embird website and is designed for use with the Windows operating system. Orchida Embroidery System will also open Tajima DST files in Windows. Orchida Embroidery System is available for download on the OrchidaSoft website

If the file extension DST is associated with Micrografix Designer, the file can be opened using the Corel Designer Technical Suite or the CorelDRAW Gaphics Suite X6. Both applications are available for download on the Corel website and are designed for use with the Windows operating system.