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 level detail.
As an example lets import a photograph and place it on the board. Photographs are good example because of the large amount of individual pixels that can vary greatly in depth. Some of these pixels can be deep, but they are right next to high pixels, essentially creating a “hole”. When the bit goes to carve this, it will cause a widening of that hole from the diameter of the bit.
Find more about Project Optimization techniques through the following tutorials:
Chapter 2 – Carving Signs and Lithophanes
Most of the Software Basics tutorials utilize optimization techniques