Shift is already used in a similar way for blueprint placement, so I'd like to see this done with the Shift key.seky16 wrote: ↑Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:19 pmReally weird no one here is talking about
I personally love it, but I'd like to have it under (modifier) hotkey or shortcut. It just feels weird it behaves differently for belts than other entities and turning it on/off through settings is a hustle. I saw some people suggesting this kind of building for other entities, which could be added if it's under a hotkey.Transport belt drag building is locked into a line, can be turned off by an interface setting.
An alternative would be if you drag initially in the direction of the first placed belt, then it locks in that direction. But if you drag initially in the perpendicular direction then it is free form. With or without a modifier I think you should seriously consider this change, since it allows both behaviours very easily and fairly intuitively.