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For a elliptical outline of the engraving please first select Insert > Engraving object > Ellipse and place the object. In the subsequent dialog box "Engraving object properties", you can then determine the desired properties.

What is an "Ellipse engraving"?

An elliptical engraving is created by an elliptical gravure line with certain characteristics, such as the main and co-vertices of the outline, line width and in-fill color.

Properties of the Ellipse as an engraving object

After placing the object you can set the following variables for the required ellipse engraving in the properties dialog box, while previewing the resulting engraving:




"Ellipse" is pre-selected when you open the properties dialog box. At this point (and at any other design stage) you can switch to "Line" or "Rectangle"

Fill area

If this box is checked, the area enclosed by the gravure line will be planed to the depth of the gravure line, thereby creating a color-filled ellipse


Co-vertex of the Ellipse engraving


Main vertex of the Ellipse engraving

Angle of rotation

Rotation angle of the elliptical engraving around its reference point

Line width

You can set the width of the gravure line freely in the spinner, as long as " Use tool diameter" remains unchecked (lower limit set to tool gauge). If " Use tool diameter" is checked, the tool gauge determines the line width.

In-fill color

Color of the paint with which the gravure line should be in-filled. By selecting "No in-fill color" the engraving remains bright.


The width of the gravure line is determined by the diameter of the tool, as long as " Use tool diameter" is checked. If this or " Automatic selection" is checked, the largest possible tool is selected that is compatible with the requirements.

Place on reverse side

Set the check mark if you want the engraving to be applied to the reverse side of the panel. Please note that the engraving element appears mirrored on the reverse side. In Front Panel Designer, the front panel is always displayed and processed from the perspective of the front side.

Do not produce object

If you do not want to produce an engraving object, but to place it on the front panel for information purposes only - for example as a marker -  then check this box.