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Using the Plateau Milling method, the cutting tool follows the contour of the part staying at a constant Z-level while machining. This method is designed for parts with a large number of vertical or near vertical surfaces. Plateau milling can be set to machine logical zones of the job independently, or set to cut one specific Z-level throughout the job before ramping down to the next specified Z-level.
When you select this function, the Plateau Milling (Constant Z) dialog appears shown below, containing offset and tolerancing settings, among others. When you click the OK button, a second dialog appears. Configure the available settings and click OK. The toolpath is created according to your specifications.
Plateau Milling (Constant Z) Dialog Options:
Specify a name or description for the toolpath being created.
Current Tool and Machine View
Verify that the machining view, tool diameter, and corner radius are correct.