How to save something so I can keep adding to it yearly?

I run my family tipping contest and every year the winner will get added to a shield (trophy). So how can i save the shield so I can keep adding to it each year, so it only engraves the yearly winners name onto a plaque. How do I know where to position it?

You need a repeatable work zero position for this to work:

Make the design, insert the names and leave space for the following years.
Next year open same file, add a new text object for the new name and center align it, and with equal spacing (using the text object coordinates help here)
Now Duplicate this overall design/names into a new project, and delete all except the new name.

Carve :slight_smile:

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Thanks for the info much appreciated. As I’m only new to this I kind of got what you were saying and I’ll give it a try. The more I play the more I will learn from my mistakes. Once again thanks.

Add the new name to the proper location on the shield and then set the depth cutting on the previous cuts to zero. I am assuming that you are adding to an existing shield.