Using the Grid in Designer

You may have noticed in another article or video where there was a grid of “squares” on the board surface. This is a really nice feature to help you layout objects with a degree of precision. The Grid can be viewed/turned on by selecting “View/Toggle Grid Lines” from the Designer menu. By default, the grid […]

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Bit Optimization Tool

Bit Optimization Using the “Bit Optimization” feature in Designer can make a dramatic difference in how well your carvings turn out. Most often, choosing “Bit Optimization – BEST” will yield cleaner, more defined detail in your carving projects. Bit Optimization sets the limit with which the bit carves into tight areas to preserve the top […]

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Backing-Up Your Favorites Folder

Backing-Up Your Favorites Folder It’s always a good idea to back-up important files so that you can recover from “unexpected events” concerning your computer. We can’t even count the times we’ve had customers call in after their computer crashed and they lost all the patterns they spent hours making themselves.  All those patterns that you create […]

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Installing on MAC

We have resolved issues with Apple’s new operating system “MAC OS Sierra” It is contained in the latest versions for Basic, Version 2 & Pro PLEASE make sure you follow the instructions on PAGE 3 of the Software Quick Start Guide. Designer must be drug into Applications folder and run from there. X11 must be […]

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“GUI.exe has stopped running” Error

There are a number of possible causes for this “GUI.exe has stopped running” error.  The first step is to verify the installation is not corrupted and installed correctly. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS If you encounter a “gui.exe” crash after installing the software using the procedure listed in the installation document, you may need to make a few […]

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