Get a handle on DSTV files with CMS

Produce and manipulate the DSTV (nc1) file format with CMS.

A CAD/CAM software application dedicated to the production and manipulation of DSTV-NC (nc1) file output format.

While the DSTV-NC file format is considered industry standard for communication between design software and CNC machines that produce structural steel, different detailing software providers produce different variations of the CNC file and CNC machine vendors also have differing preferences as to how the DSTV file should be written and organized.

CMS Standard saves fabricators considerable time cleaning up DSTV files by allowing users to either batch process, adjust these files or to create DSTV files that are specifically compatible with the CNC machine used. CMS standard is available standalone or can be used in conjunction with plug-ins to Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, AutoCAD and MBS.

CMS Structural steel detailing DSTV output for Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, and Solidworks
CMS is compatible with:


DSTV Blocks Supported with CMS standard

CMS – DSTV File blocks supported

DSTV BlockDescriptionCMS Stand Alone
BOHole BlockYesYes
AKBorder contour cut block – including edge preparationYesYes
IKInside contour cut blockYesYes
SIStenciling text blockYesYes
PUMarking – Powdering blockYesYes
KOMarking – Scribing blockYesYes

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  • Dynamic file creation – see the file develop on the fly
  • Create templates for hole and slot arrangements, as well as common cuts.
  • Flexible tools for creating and editing weld preparation
  • Query tool for sorting files for any combination of steel parts and operations
  • 2D or 3D graphical interface for nimble manipulation
  • Metric or Imperial units
  • Conversion / production of DXF files
  • Conversion of DXF files to DSTV (layer defined)



Take advantage of our years of experience in DSTV file creation.

Submit your project files to us for a quick and free quote for conversion of your Autodesk Inventor (.IPT), SolidWorks (.SLDPRT) and AutoCAD (.DWG, .DXF) single body part files to standardized DSTV (.NC1) files for use in most CNC beam lines, drills and plasma cutters. Our service will streamline your workload and prices are fixed per part so there are never any surprises.

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CMS Viewer allows users to view and verify the exact content of structural steel component DSTV- NC files (nc1).

CMS Viewer provides both a 2D/3D graphical representation as well as the standard text format representation of DSTV and nc1 files within the same interface, which facilitates communication and collaboration between structural steel detailers, drafters and fabricators.

CMS Viewer enables graphical scrolling through DSTV files in a browser like interface, allowing users to rapidly view contents of any number of files in the same directory.

With CMS users can check dimensions, view details such as holes, patterns, and cutting angles, and rotate the part to view it from any angle. The DSTV text view is interlinked with the graphical view, thus any element that is highlighted in one view is highlighted in the other.

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disable the virus scanner prior to download to avoid file corruption.

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