# Negative volume – the new manufacturing operation

As a part of our autumn product release 10.1, the “Negative volume” manufacturing operation has been added to define an auxiliary member that enables subsequent advanced manufacturing operations.
$$The negative volume can be used to remove intersecting parts of members. This comes in handy especially for openings of irregular shapes.See how the negative volume manufacturing operation can help you to design your joint easier and more precisely. If you want to know more about the Negative volume manufacturing operation, read our release notes to version 10.1.Do you like this new feature or any other we introduced in our latest release? Put IDEA StatiCa to the test – Start your FREE trial and enjoy 14 days of the full version!$$