The first task in EnRoute was to work out the vectors.
I started with a flat relief. This would form the border and everything would build off of that.
I decided to add a border on the lettering before we went too far.
I then used this lettering border vector to modify the relief.
I then selected the relief, the inside round, the lettering border and the lettering and the texture bitmap. I applied a value of .2″.
I then modified the relief using the lettering vector to raise the letters from the border.
The last step was the centre dome. It was created as a separate relief.
The height of the relief wasn’t important at this stage. I then went to the front view and using the up arrows raised it into position.
Once it was lined up I then merged it highest with the base relief.
Once merged with the base relief I aligned it to the bottom of the plate and took a look at it in the front view. I build without a great deal of concern about the height of the final relief as it is a simple matter to grab the top node and then pull it down into the plate.