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For the purposes of this example, choose the uppercase standing letter ‘S’ and click just in front of the medallion in the plan to place the letter.
Using the Select Objects tool, select the letter C and choose the Open Object edit tool to display the Geometric Shape Specification dialog.
On the General panel:
Try to keep the proportions similar to the original, make the letter about ¼ its original size, so that it will fit comfortably in the 8” medallion.
Set the Height to 6”
Set the Width to 5”
Set the Depth to 1”
Set the Floor to Bottom measurement to 59 1/4”
Go to the Materials panel to set the appropriate material for the C.
For the purposes of this example, choose the material "Bronze Brushed."
Click OK to apply these changes and exit the dialog.
To position the Medallion
With the letter S still selected, drag it up so that it is flush to the medallion.
If it snaps into the medallion so that just a bit of the letter shows in front of the medallion, that is just the effect you want.
The two items are now properly aligned in plan view.
Select the Window menu and return to the Cross Section view.
In the Cross Section view, select the Letter S and drag it to the center of the medallion.
You may find it helpful to use the full-screen cross hair cursor to line things up. This setting can be turned on in Edit> Preferences> Edit> Cross Hair> Enable in Plan and Cross Section/Elevation Views. Also, holding down the Control or Command key while dragging will disable the bumping/snapping feature allowing you free movement.
Once the letter S is centered on the medallion, return to plan view and using theSelect Objects tool, select it.
While holding the Shift key on your keyboard down, click to select the medallion as well so that both of these items have been group selected.
Click the Make Architectural Block button on the Edit toolbar to group together the two parts of the monogram.
To specify a label for the medallion
With the block still selected, click the Open Object button to display the Architectural Block Specification dialog and edit the block.
Go to the Label panel and check Specify Label.
Call the label ‘Monogram – letter S’.
Click OK to apply these changes and exit the Architectural Block Specification dialog.
To add the symbol to the Library Browser
With the block still selected, click the Add to Library edit button to place the monogram directly into the Library Browser.
You can right click on it to select it and chooseRenameto name it toMonogram - letter S.
You may want to even create a folder in your User Catalog for monograms such as this one.