# Contour machining part 4 – Number of Cuts – Alphacam #24

# Contour machining part 4 – Number of Cuts

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In the **Levels and Cuts** tab we have a few important parameters. One of them is the **Number of Cuts**.

At this point, we have full depth machining in one pass. In some situations this can be difficult to do.

It is better to divide machining into several Z-axis passes.

Typing 5 in the parameter **Number of Cuts**,

We will get 5 equal Z-axis passes.

Of course, we can set, for example, 10 passes.