I could not find a resolution for what I need to do as I searched so I will ask it.
I have a plaque that I am designing that is 3/4 inches thick. The first cuts will be a name and will have a depth of about .2 inches deep from the top surface which is the zero reference point. The lettering will be about 1 inch in height and Times New Roman font. The next lettering will be below it, about .4 inches in depth from the top and its top surface is at .2 inches in depth. This lettering size will be 2.5 inches tall and all caps, Times New Roman as well. The bottom of the larger lettering will be the pocket depth, in this case, a rectangle about 1/4 inch from the edge of the material. The word Ken is the top lettering and sits on top of the bottom and/or parts of the H.
I need some suggestions on how to set this up in my VCarve Desktop. I have no problem with the Ken, but when I group Ken and the H and the pocket edge and attempt the second level of work, the only part left of Ken is that which resides on top of the H. I am thinking that I will somehow have to join the two groups of letters so that I can make the pocket minus both groups. Thank you in advance for any suggestions or assistance you can provide.