do i use the pocket tab ? I’m confused on which setting can someone help?
Start with a suitable stock thickness:
Draw a suitable geometry:
Assign a Pocket toolpath less deep than the geometry is thick:
can i use a forstner bit
Not in a trim router.
You should only use tooling which is rated for the RPMs which trim routers (or your spindle) spin at and which have a cutting geometry which matches your toolpaths — most CAM tools expect to be able to plunge, so the endmill/router bit must be center cutting.
ok so the 201 bit that came with the machine is what i should use
and i need to set the stepover
Yes, the #201 is fine — stepover should be set to whatever is appropriate for your material and your finish expectations.