NC1 – The industry standard file format for structural steel is exported from most steel detailing programs such as Tekla, Advance Steel, ProSteel etc.
DXF – Exported from all 2D CAD programs. Each face of the profile is drawn on separate layers. Leaders give information about bevels. Special layers are used for etching/marking, bevels, quantities and profile information.
STL/STP – 3D models can be exported from any 3D CAD program such as SolidWorks, Inventor, SolidEdge, OnShape etc. in many different 3D model ffile formats. We find that STL is the most trouble free and uniform format.
All file types can be intermingled within the parts nest. The XB1200 does not differentiate between parts drawn or exported in different formats. It speaks many languages!