I would suggest you hit the books or to say go to the http://www.carvewright.com/forum/
and read ever post,,, they have a great help forum
It will take a bit of time but you will be ahead of the game...
Down load the new ver. 1.131 and update your software and the memory cards..that's a good place to start
Then take it one step at a time...read the manual you got with the machine over and over it's a great help but you must read it over and over from the 1st. page to the last page,,, yep I know what you are saying I don't want to read I want to use the machine...but one step at time
If you don't you will not like the machine and you will give it up..
I will say it took me 30 days to get the software down and I'm still working on that one..
many tools in the software,, do get on the mailing list from carvewright you will get many great tips how to use the machine..
Below you will see just two of them Feb.08 ,in the PDF format..
That sounds easy Bob but I don't even know how to start.