Online Monument Designer & Online Monument Catalog

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All new!
Online Monument Designer and Online Monument Catalog! 

Design Mart's new Online Monument Designer and Online Monument Catalog allow you and your customers to draw designs and email them instantly or search our catalogs for the ideal monument design.  Retailers, manufacturers and families are using these new online tools to communicate and design monuments that preserve the memories of loved ones.  Please scroll down for a few success stories and information on DMart's Online Catalog & Monument Designer.  Please call us if you have any questions!

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Here Are Some Online Catalog & Monument Designer Success Stories:

Waterfall Memorials Links Online Catalog & Monument Designer Into Website

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Pictured above is Billy Capps of Waterfall Memorials.  He uses his web site and a customized
login page to lead customers to their Online Catalog & Monument Designer.

Billy Capps, owner of Waterfall Memorials, was in Elberton recently to pick up a load of stone, and he dropped by to pay Design Mart a visit.  After making his selection of monument brochures he decided it would be a good time to renew his subscription to Design Mart's Online Catalog & Monument Designer, and he told us about how helpful the online products had been.

“Many of my customers find me online through my web site,” Billy said. “And since we started using the Online Catalog & Monument Designer on our web site many customers have been able to make decisions quicker and easier.”

Billy had his web designer build a form on his web site that would collect a visitor's name and email address for follow-up and, at the same time, email the visitor the required user name and password. This means Billy doesn't have to personally send each visitor a password – visitors receive the login information automatically for the Online Catalog & Monument Designer. Billy receives the visitor's contact information, and he follows up with them later to see if they need help making a selection.

“It's there 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year,” Billy said. “I don't have to be there to send the user name and password, and I get basic contact information, so I can contact the visitors to be sure they found everything they needed.”

The Online Catalog features all of Design Mart's monument catalogs for browsing and searching by name, number, type of monument, and granite color. The Online Monument Designer allows visitors to build their own monuments from scratch or they may use designs from “Precious Memories,” “A Closer Walk,” and “Ties That Bind.”

 

Success With The Online Monument Designer In Maryland

We like to hear from monument companies who have been successful with our Online Catalog & Monument Designer.  We recently received this email:

"Good morning.  We had a client use your Online Monument Designer, and we sold a $13,000 jet black memorial.  Thank you very much!"
          Jim Kinsey
          Maryland Memorials

Let us hear your success stories.  Please email us at d-mart@designmart.com or call us at 800-736-7455.  We welcome you to email or call for a free trial user name and password any time.  For complete subscription details and more information about the Online Monument Catalog & Designer, including helpful YouTube videos, please continue reading below.  

Online Monument Designer Keeps Business Moving During Floods

McDonald'sSpacerWhen heavy rains fell earlier this month in Kentucky families lost loved ones, farmers lost crops, and residents and business owners were completely flooded.

When Ilene recently found her office flooded at Restlawn Memory Gardens she took her laptop computer to a nearby McDonald's that offered wireless internet, and she continued helping her clients.

"Our office was under six inches of water," she says.  "It destroyed our computer and phone system, and our internet service was down for 10 days."

A local McDonald's had a WIFI Signal, so she ordered coffee and designed monuments for clients who were waiting for approval drawings.

"I worked until 11:00 one night with the cleaning crew sweeping around me," Ilene adds.  "I even turned one of the employees into a customer who decided to purchase a monument."

Since Design Mart's Monument Designer is online she didn't have to be in the office to have access to the designs or catalogs.

"I worked some odd hours in a strange location - with a small audience watching over her shoulder at times," Ilene says.  "However, I was able to create the monument designs I needed until the waters receeded and I could return to my office."

Online Monument Designer Helps Close Sale

Design Mart recently got an email from Cole Brown at Natchez Monument Company, and he said:

"Thank you Design Mart!  Your software helped me sell this monument which really helps with contemporary designs.  At Natchez Monuments we like new shapes, plus mixing and matching granite colors.  Thanks again, and keep up the great work!"

We like to hear from customers like Cole who have been successful with our Online Monument Designer.  While it does provide a number of contemporary shapes there are plenty of traditional shapes for you and your customers to choose from.  Check out the photos below to see how the monument looked when Cole created it in the Online Monument Designer (left), and then you'll see how close the actual stone turned out (right).

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A report is automatically generated when each design is finished and emailed.  All DMart carving numbers needed for the design are detailed in the report, so the finished design looks exactly like the one pictured in the Monument Designer.  Email d-mart@designmart.com or call 800-736-7455 for a free trial today!

First-Time Users Enjoy Online Monument Designer 

For a few days we decided to ask first-time users to send us the monuments they generated during their first experience with the Online Catalog & Monument Designer, and we were pleased with the results.  It looks like these users created a variety of designs, shapes, sizes and colors.  Several owners asked their sales people to check out the Online Monument Designer, and a few ambitious sales people decided to try it out on their own so they could impress their managers with their newfound talent!  Please email d-mart@designmart.com or call 800-736-7455 today.  We'll be glad to help you with a demo, so you can see if the Online Catalog & Monument Designer is right for you.

Online Monument Designer Samples

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Online Monument Designer

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Online Monument Designer

The Online Monument Designer lets you choose from more than 100 monument shapes and more than 200 carvings.  The personalized login makes the Monument Designer look like it's your very own - with your company name at the top of the screen and on the final report.  When you've finished designing and lettering your monument design you may view it in five colors of granite and email it to yourself, your customers or your supplier.  A Summary Report is automatically generated - detailing the names of the CAD carvings* and lettering fonts used in the design.  Retailers are finding it helpful to give a User Name and Password to customers who would like to design their own monuments.  Others are designing monuments and emailing them to families for approval while sending the same design to a manufacturer for an estimated cost and delivery time.  

It's Here, And It's Easy - Precious Memories Monument Series Added To Online Monument Designer.  Try It Free Today!

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Precious Memories for Online Catalog

Many visitors to our Online Catalog & Monument Designer have enjoyed  building their own monuments, but many visitors feel they simply don't have the creativity or time to design their own.  For those who would like a selection of classic monuments to choose from we've added our Precious Memories series - and all a user has to do is add names and dates.  After adding text, the monument may be placed on a photographic background, and the stone may be viewed in five different granite colors.  Then the image is sent by email to the user, and a copy may be sent to the family, retailer, or manufacturer - making it possible to see exactly how the completed monument will look.

The Precious Memories series features 59 monument designs including companion monuments, family monuments, wint/vase monuments, individual monumenets, markers (slants, bevels and flats), ledgers and children's monuments.

No CAD experience is required, and the Designer is completely web-based.  Anyone with an internet connection can use it.  Free trials are available to any retailer, wholesaler or manufacturer.  Please email d-mart@designmart.com or call 800-736-7455 for your free user name and password today.  

Click here to watch a brief video of the Online Monument Designer.  This video is short, but it is still a large file.  Please be patient.  Please scroll down the page for a helpful section featuring design ideas and helpful questions and answers.

*CAD carvings featured in the Online Monument Designer are all featured in vector artwork DMart Disk3/Classic Components.  The Online Monument Designer is for creating monument renderings only and does not produce a file for stencil cutting.  DMart Disk3-Classic Components mentioned in each Summary Report may be used for stencil cutting.

A Closer Walk Now Available In Online Monument Designer

Design Mart's popular series, A Closer Walk, is now available as part of Design Mart's Online Monument Designer & Catalog.  The series joins Precious Memories and Ties That Bind in the selection of preformatted monument designs that are available for quick and easy customization.

When visiting the Online Monument Designer & Catalog users may browse all of the Design Mart catalogs and print pages from them, or they may click the Design Your Own button to create a customized monument.  After users enter the Online Monument Designer they may choose to add names and dates to preformatted designs from Precious Memories, A Closer Walk, and Ties That Bind, or they may build a unique monument design from scratch by choosing from more than 100 blank monument shapes and more than 200 carvings, emblems and panels.

Online Monument Designer A Closer Walk

After a monument design has been completed users may place the monument image on a variety of photographic backgrounds and then view the design in five different colors of granite - gray, pink, red, black and mahogany.

Online Monument Designer A Closer Walk Marker 

The Online Monument Designer is a quick and easy way to create renderings for customer approval.  An email report is automatically generated, which gives detailed information on CAD files needed for cutting sandblast stencil.  The rendering shown above was created in about three minutes using the new A Closer Walk series.  Design Mart's Online Monument Designer & Catalog operates within most popular web browsers, so there is no special software to download.  No CAD software is involved so there is no lengthy training or expensive application to purchase.

Contact Design Mart today for a free trial, or learn more by scrolling down - where you will see subscription information and links to helpful YouTube videos that will show the Online Monument Designer & Catalog at work.

Personalize Your Online Catalog & Monument Designer With New Color Palettes

Now you can choose a color for your Online Catalog & Monument Designer that matches your logo or your website.  When activating your subscription be sure to tell us which palette you'd like.  If you don't have a preference, you will have the default Blue palette (which is our most popular one).  You may choose from Blue, Green, Tan, Red or Gray as shown below.

Online Catalog & Monument Designer Color Schemes

If you already have a subscription and you'd like to change to a different color palette it's no problem.  Just email d-mart@designmart.com or call 800-736-7455, and we'll be happy to change it for you.

Custom Headers Make Your Online Catalog & Monument Designer Look Just Like Your Own Web Site

Now you can add a custom header to your Online Catalog & Monument Designer and make it look just like your own web site!  We have five color palettes available to complement the colors in your web site: Blue, Gray, Tan, Red and Green.  After selecting your color, provide us with your web address, and we'll do the rest.  After your customers log in to your Online Catalog & Monument Designer they will be looking at a page that has the same look and feel as your web site.  Many of our subscribers appreciate this new feature because it helps their customers feel at home, and it keeps their company name in front of their customers.

Online Designer Custom Headers

If you already have a subscription and you'd like to add your custom header it's no problem.  Just email d-mart@designmart.com or call 800-736-7455, and we'll be happy to change it for you.

All New Upgrade!  Crypts & Mausoleums Now Available In Online Monument Designer

Many of our users have asked for crypts and mausoleums in the Online Monument Designer, and we're happy to announce they're here.  We have always had a variety of DMart crypts and mausoleum images that could be searched and printed from the Online Catalog, but now they can be customized in the Online Monument Designer.  We've made it easy for users to choose from five different styles - single, double, triple, quadriple and walk-in.  You may view them in five different colors of granite - grey, red, pink, mahogany and black as shown below.

Monument Designer Mausoleums

You may also add any carving and text you would like (as shown below, left).  And top options are also available.  Pointed (or roof top) tops may be added (as shown below, middle).  And there are serpentine caps that may be added to the front edge of a flat top.  These serpentine caps are popular for placing family names or additional carving (as shown below, right).

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When finishing your crypt or mausoleum design you may preview it in five different granite colors.  You may also choose one of our photographic garden/cemetery backgrounds as shown above.

We would like for you to try the Online Catalog & Monument Designer for free.  Please email us at d-mart@designmart.com or call 800-736-7455, and we'll be glad to help you with your demo.

 

Benches Now Available In Online Monument Designer

We have always had a variety of DMart bench images that could be searched and printed from the Online Catalog, but now benches can be customized in the Online Monument Designer.  We've made it easy for users to choose from seven different bench designs and view them in five different colors of granite - grey, red, pink, mahogany and black as shown below.

Bench Selection

Users may place text on the benches such as names, dates and verses.  In addition to text, any of the 5000 series carvings, such as flowers and emblems may be added to the benches as shown below.

Bench with background  Customized Bench

When finishing your bench design you may preview it in five different granite colors.  You may also choose one of our photographic garden/cemetery backgrounds (left), or you may place your bench on a pad (right). 

We would like for you to try the Online Catalog & Monument Designer for free.  Please email us at d-mart@designmart.com or call 800-736-7455, and we'll be glad to help you with your demo.

Straight & Apex Tops Are Here!

We are constantly improving our Online Monument Designer by adding new monuments and features.  Another item on our "to do" list was Straight Top and Apex Top monuments.  Many of you had asked for these to be added to the selection, and we're happy to announce they're here.  We offer individual and double sizes in steeled and polished finishes.  You will be able to create custom monuments with these new shapes in five different colors of granite: gray, pink, red, black and mahogany.

Apex & Straight

Just add carvings and text and you're done.  If you haven't tried out the Online Catalog & Monument Designer for yourself please contact us today.  You can email us at d-mart@designmart.com or, call 800-736-7455, and we'll be glad to send you a free user name and password so you can get started.  We'll be glad to help you with questions, and hopefully help you close a sale!

Just visit www.designmart.com/site/onlinecatalog for info; call us toll free at 800-736-7455; or email us at d-mart@designmart.com to subscribe or begin your free demo today.

Hebrew Font Available In Online Monument Designer

Soon after Design Mart's Online Catalog & Monument Designer first hit the web, Jewish cemeteries and monument counselors asked if a Hebrew font could be included in the lettering selection.  We're happy to announce that a recent upgrade included a Hebrew font that will be very helpful for some of our subscribers.

Hebrew Lettering ChartThe Online Monument Designer's lettering interface lets visitors use their own English keyboards, in conjuction The Online Monument Designer's lettering interface lets visitors use their own English keyboards, in conjuction with a key/character chart, to choose the desired lettering for a monument.  Users must refer to a chart of Hebrew characters and corresponding English keys.  As keys are pressed, they appear in English just as they appear on the keyboard.  However, after clicking to add the lettering, the text appears in Hebrew as they are represented on the chart.  This font eliminates the need for special fonts, keyboards, drivers and key codes.

The Online Monument Designer features blank monument shapes and a number of Jewish components that many visitors enjoy using to create custom monuments including: Stars of David, Menorahs, Scrolls, Lions, The Ten Commandments, Roses, Doves, Wheat, Altar, Pitcher/Ewer, Cohanim Hands, and Flame/Yarzeit/Lamp.  We hope you'll enjoy using the new Hebrew font.  The image shown below was created from a blank monument using standard DMart components found in the Online Monument Designer.

Jewish Monument With Hebrew Lettering

Cemeteries and Monument Counselors are encouraged to contact Design Mart today for a free trial of the Online Catalog & Monument Designer.  d-mart@designmart.com , 800-736-7455.

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Online Monument Catalogs
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Design Mart Online Catalog

Design Mart's Online Monument Catalog features a personalized login that places your company name at the top of the screen.  Whether you're using it in your office, in the home, or if you customers are using it at home, it looks like it is your very own Online Monument Catalog.  It's ideal for families who have other family members far away who would like to look at the same monument designs.  Finally there is a way for you, your customer, your customer's family and your manufacturer to look at the same monument design at the same time.

Click here to watch a brief video of the Online Monument Catalog.

Click here to visit the login page and enter your User Name and Password.

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Monument Retailers:
- Share your subscription with your customers so families living in different areas can browse designs together and contact you for an estimated cost and delivery time.
- Share your subscription with your wholesaler or manufacturer so they can browse your design selections and avoid costly mistakes and delays.

Monument Wholesalers & Manufacturers:
- Share your subscription with your retailers to help them (and their families) identify the ideal monument design.
- Share your subscription with your entire sales team to give your employees access to thousands of searchable monument designs, carving identification numbers and sizes.

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Families:
- Share a subscription with other family members, and browse monument designs in the comfort of your home. Discuss your thoughts and selected design numbers with others, so they can browse. Share your decision with your monument retailers for a quick and easy estimate.
 

So Many Ways To Search:
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Search by the Book/Catalog -
View the entire contents of your favorite books - from "Precious Memories" to our latest, "We Remember."

Search by Design Number -
Need to look at a design and you only have the number? Search by design number and find it in seconds.

Search by Family Name -
Do you have a family name, but no design number? Type in the family name and go right to it.

Search by Monument Type -
Would you like to see only flat markers? Search flat markers and preview more than 200 of them with one click. Search for uprights, wings, bevel markers, flat markers, slant markers, ledgers, crypts, benches, and pedestals.

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Search by Monument Style -
Monument Styles include traditional, vase, heart, contemporary, diamond, gothic, bronze, etching and scenes.

Search by Monument Size -
Monument Size choices include companion monument, family monument, individual monument, bench, child monument, Veteran's monument and pet monument.

Search by Monument Color -
Color choices are blue/gray, pink, black, red and bronze.

Search by Carving -
Want to look at all monuments that feature roses or angels? Type the carving name or number that you're interested in. For example, if you you want to look at all designs that feature D5006 Praying Hands you would type D5006 or Praying Hands or both into the search field and your results will appear in seconds.

You can also search by page number or measurements.

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Subscription Rates For Online Catalog & Monument Designer

We have tried to price the Online Catalog & Monument Designer so one monument sale can often pay for an entire annual subscription.  Many users actually use their free one-day trial to close a sale and pay for a subscription.  Please contact us today for a free trial at d-mart@designmart.com or 800-736-7455.


 Type of Subscription

# of days or 

# of visits 

 Price

 Trial

 7 days, or

 21 visits*

 $25.00

 Monthly

 30 days, or

 90 visits*

 $75.00

 Quarterly

 90 days, or

 270 visits*

 $125.00

 Semiannual

 180 days, or

 540 visits*

 $199.00

 Annual

 365 days, or

 1,095 visits*

 $349.00


*Whichever comes first. See details below.

 


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25% Off Online CAD Files


For a limited time, receive 25% off each individual standard design file ordered for your stencil cutting system with your subscription to Design Mart's new online monument design catalog.

Choose from the designs in any of our books and brochures, designs in our Classic Components / Disks III / 5000 Series, or any designs in our Miscellaneous / Assorted Clip Art.

Most designs are $35 and you can take 25% off as long as your subscription is current. For more information on Design Mart's all new online monument design catalog, please email us at d-mart@designmart.com or call toll-free (800) 736-7455.


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Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

Helpful Tips 


You can search for a design by the following methods:

DMart # (ex: D936 or D936A). When searching by DMart #, be sure to include a "D" in front of the number.

Keyword (ex: serpentine top traditional monument design or child monument)

Series (ex: We Remember or A Closer Walk)

Page # (from book/catalog)

Type (ex: traditional upright companion monument in blue/gray granite or contemporary wing companion monument in black granite)

Family Name (shown on monument in book/catalog)

Carving Components (ex: D5001 Rose, 5009 Panel)

Measurements (ex: 3'6" x 1'2" x 0'8" ; please note: all type, including spacing, should match example shown or no search results will be found)


How to log in as a user:


After you set up an account with Design Mart, you will receive an email displaying your username and password. You will need this information each time you, or another user of your subscription, accesses the database.
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To log in as a user, go to http://designmart.com/catalogs.
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Enter your username and password.
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Click log in.

* Please note: A subscription lasts a certain number of days or visits - whichever expires first. For example: If a subscriber purchases a monthly subscription which includes 90 visits and the subscriber uses all 90 visits during the first week of the month, the subscription expires. For your security, each login session will time out after 30 minutes on the site. To get back on the site, you will have to login again and use another visit. It is possible your company may use several visits in one day. Free one-time trial visit to the site must be used on the same day the free visit is set up. You will receive an email notifying your company that an account has been set up. It will include your username, password and instructions on where to go to log in. You will have 30 minutes to browse the site before it times out.

To search for a design in the database:
After you have logged in, use the right hand menu and click on the method you would like to search by. In this example let's search by DMart#. To search by DMart #, do the following:
- Click on DMart # in the right hand menu.
- Type the DMart # (You must put a "D" in front of the number. ex: D936)
- Click submit.
A page will come up in a few seconds and will display your search results. Click on the design number beside the thumbnail picture to view the design's information. A page will display showing a large picture of the design, series name, page number, family monument name, carving components, monument type, style, granite color, size and dimensions (small, medium and large).
Click logout on the right menu when searching for designs.

Online Monument Designer Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why can't I click the "Back" button to "undo" something?
A: Since the Online Monument Designer is working in with your web browser (such as Internet Explorer) there is no Undo as typically seen in applications such as Word or CAD programs.  When you complete one stage of the design process, that information is sent to the next stage, and it is no longer available when clicking the 'Back' button.  This is a disadvantage of using a web browser to create graphics.  However, the advantage is - you don't have to install or learn complicated and expensive programs such as CAD applications.
 
Q: Why do I get the message: "No Data Available?"
A: Since the Online Monument Designer is working in with your web browser (such as Internet Explorer) there is no Undo as typically seen in applications such as Word or CAD programs.  When you complete one stage of the design process, that information is sent to the next stage, and it is no longer available when clicking the 'Back' button.
Q: Why does my panel disappear when I place it on a monument?
A: You may be using a panel that is too large for the monument shape you've chosen.  If the width of the panel exceeds certain boundaries, the image will disappear.  Please search for a similar panel in a smaller size, and you should have better luck with that one.
Q: Why does an old monument appear when I'm trying to draw a new one?
A: It's likely that a previously cached image is being pulled in because you are still in the same 'session' as before.  Please log completely out of the Monument Designer and Online Catalog.  Close your web browser, then reopen the browser (such as Internet Explorer), and log back into the Online Catalog and Monument Designer.
Q: Why does a panel cover a design component - such as a flower, and how can I get it back?
A: It's likely that a previous session is still being referenced.  Old information is being used to place the components and track their positions in the layout.  It is recommended that users log out and close their browsers before starting another monument design.  Usually, closing the browser and reopening it to start a new session will eliminate the problem on the next layout.
Q: If I do not wish to add any carving to a plain monument, how can I avoid the message "Not Post Data?"
A: You must apply a graphic at this stage.  At the bottom of the carving selection you will find a block of polish.  Place it a corner of the monument, and make it as small as possible.  It will be nearly impossible to detect, and it will satisfy the requirement of adding a graphic at this step in the process.
Q: How do I create a name like McDONALD, when there are no lower case letters in monument fonts?
A: You may do this by creating three lines of text: "M", "C", and "DONALD."  Make the C smaller, and place them in a line horizontally.
Q: Why can I browse the catalogs, but I can't design a monument?
A: Your security settings may be set too high.  The Monument Designer must be able to write cookies on your computer in order to keep up with the various steps in the design process.
Q: Why isn't my monument design shown in my email after 30 days?
A: Images of designs that have been created using the Online Monument Designer are kept on the server for 30 days.  After 30 days they are automatically deleted.  If you check your email after 30 days you may not see the image at all.  We strongly recommend that you right-click the monument image in your email and click Save As.  Save the image to a folder, and it will be available in the future for emailing to a client, pasting into a contract, etc.
Q: Why don't I see my finished design in my email after I submit it?
A: Your design is automatically emailed to you.  This type of email is viewed suspiciously be some email spam filters, so your email may be going to a Junk, Spam or Trash folder.  Check these folders to see if your messages are there.  If they are, you'll need to adjust your settings to reduce the amount of security or screening taking place in your email.  You may also be able to 'whitelist' the email address where your drawings are coming from.  Please email or call us if you have any trouble or questions.
Q: Why can't I use certain features of the Online Catalog & Monument Designer?
A: It's possible that you need to enable 'cookies' if you've disabled that function in your web browser.  Your browser's security settings may also be too high.  It's good to be safe when you are online, but websites often need to be able to communicate with your computer and temporarily store information on your computer.
Q: Why am I having problems with entering text (names and dates)?
A: If you're using Chrome, Safari (possible other browsers) there may be compatibility issues.  We are working to be compatible with all browsers, but if you're experiencing any problems we recommend trying Internet Explorer or Firefox.  As far as we know, there are no issues with either of these.
Q: I can't skip the step of adding text.  Do I have to add text to every monument?  Can I make a blank design?
A: You do have to add text to every monument you design.  However, this can be as simple as adding a period (.) in the polish of a stone.  It will never be detected, and it's a quick and simple way to move past this step if you'd like to design a blank stone.
Q: Why am I getting an error message after I email my design?  My design never arrived in my email.
A: You must fill out the TO and FROM fields in the email options.  If you leave either of these blank the email will not be sent.
     


Design Ideas
A recently added upgrade allows users to place frosted panels that cover a monument and offer a polished margin around the panel.  In the case of a serpentine top, the frosted version is also available in a serpentine as shown below.  Also shown below is an example of a marker created in the same way.  These frosted panels are available for doubles, wings, markers and many other shapes found in the Online Monument Designer.

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Another upgrade to the Online Monument Designer is the addition of frosted lettering.  Users can now letter darker stones or place lettering in polish without using panels.  The first release of the Online Monument Designer only featured dark or v-sunk letters, making them difficult to see on polish and requiring panels to be used on darker stones.  Many users are now enjoying the freedom from panels - especially when using the new, contemporary shapes.
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Another upgrade included base accents that can be added to the top of the base to create a three dimensional look.  This can make your renderings look even more realistic and it can also be helpful if a different finish is required on top.  It is also a nice way to show off the addition of a vase or polished margin.  On the left is an example of a monument as it appears in the monument selection window, and on the right is an example of the same monument showing the top of the base, as well as a polished margin and vase upgrade.

Base Upgrade 

A recent upgrade included vases that can be placed on monuments or bases.  Two flower arrangements are available for placement on the vases to make them look even more realistic. 

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Another upgrade included polished margins that can be placed on monument bases. The example on the left shows a base with an added polished margin, while the one on the right shows a base that is completely rock pitch or hewn.

Online Designer With Base Polished Margin  Monument Designer Without Base Polished Margin

Here are some examples of design ideas recently composed by users.  You can try to create similar designs or be unique.

Online Monument Designer Samples