Stockpiles with item templates


#1

Hello,

first of all: Thank you cliffski for coming up with such a great idea of making this game. It’s awesome!
I played several hours in 1.02 and 1.03 now and I think it’s time for me to share my suggestions.

Most of the time I need items in a stockpile which are required by the assembly station next to it.
I think an option to use a “items template” would be nice: When adding items to a stockpile there should be an optional setting “use template” and all parts with the corresponding required amount are automatically put in the item list.
The only thing I have to do then is adjusting the amount to my needs. When I already have such a stockpile there should be an option to “copy” that stockpile with its item list and the amounts.
Example for the template: When I select the template for “fit engine assembly” the following items will be added to the list: 1 flywheel, 1 starter motor, 8 valves
I have attached a modified screenshot how the template thing could be implemented in the interface.
After building bigger and bigger production lines I hope something like that is possible to implement, because it would help a lot.

Regards, Meikl



#2

Yup, I agree this is needed. Its just delayed by the time needed to do some fiddly GUI code.


#3

Hey,

have the same topic for my suggestions but found another way how it could be solved: add a ‘Place Stockpile’ button to the station information window so both steps (placing the stockpile and selecting the items) can be done at the same time e.g. while building up a new production line.

Regards
M!