3D Horizontal

The Horizontal strategy is ideal for machining horizontal flat areas. It automatically detects the flat regions in the selected geometry, which means you do not need to manually select the flat regions. Horizontal typically machines starting at the inside of the flat region and then working its way towards the edge where each cutting pass further away from the start resembles the contour as closely as possible. If the bounding surfaces of the flat area drop from the surface, the cut will be extended over the edge to ensure a clean corner.

The Horizontal strategy can both be used as a roughing or finishing strategy and allows you to cut at multiple Z-levels to remove larger amounts of stock above the flat region.