# How to use Cut operation in intersection of plates with openings

$$The operation Cut can also handle the intersection of plates with openings correctly. Cut by Work plane is also possible. For Cut by "Plate" or "Work plane" + is for the direction of the plate, - is for the other way around. For Cut by "Member" + means that a larger or equal part of the cut plate (modified item) will remain, - the smaller part will remain. Available in both Expert and Enhanced editions of IDEA StatiCa Steel. Download and try features of IDEA StatiCa 22.1 Download IDEA StatiCa 22.1 RELATED CONTENT Steel Knowledge base Connection Browser: Properties, parameters and filtering Connection EN (Eurocode) +3 Steel Knowledge base Combining weld and contact operations Connection EN (Eurocode) +3 Steel Knowledge base Timber connections – angle to the grain Connection EN (Eurocode) +3 Steel Concrete Release notes Release notes IDEA StatiCa 22.1 Oct 09, 2022 Connection Detail +9$$