DST file extension (Tajima CAM) is used by embroidery machines and software. Tajima embroidery format is widely supported by embroidery machines and applications. DST file holds stitching instructions for embroidery machine, such as trim, stop, and jump. DST file also contains label metadata.
Each DST file contains a header and body. Maximum length of header is 512 bytes, however, 125 bytes is the most commonly used value. Each command in the file body is 3 bytes long, while other embroidery formats use only 2 bytes of data.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with DST files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with DST extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DST files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with DST extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DST files.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DST files is that no program that can handle DST files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Orchida Embroidery System or different compatible program, such as OESD ARTsizer, Janome Digitalizer Pro, Tajima DG/ML by Pulse. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Orchida Embroidery System installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Orchida Soft website and download from their official repositories.
You still cannot access DST files although Orchida Embroidery System is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Orchida Embroidery System cannot handle files with DST may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Orchida Embroidery System is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of Orchida Embroidery System installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DST on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DST file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the DST is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the DST file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the DST file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with DST extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Tajima Embroidery Format file.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DST extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Tajima Embroidery Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DST files affecting older versions of given software.
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