Copy contents of blueprint to a buffer chest.

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Copy contents of blueprint to a buffer chest.

Post by xenoxaos » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:21 pm

I think being able to copy paste to a buffer chest from a blueprint could be helpful. This could be like copying an assembler to a requester chest. This could be helpful for quicker long distance placement like solar arrays.

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Re: Copy contents of blueprint to a buffer chest.

Post by Koub » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:44 pm

Totally legit.
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Re: Copy contents of blueprint to a buffer chest.

Post by wpirobotbuilder » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:13 am

Yes, this would be amazing. +1. I would use this for nuclear reactor expansion, where I need lots of materials if I want to add a new pair of reactors + turbines.

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Re: Copy contents of blueprint to a buffer chest.

Post by invisus » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:18 am

Sorry for the necro on this, but I just spent a few hours searching through the forums, reddit, the mod portal, etc!

Very much this!

Given that:
It makes complete sense to support pasting entity lists from blueprints into buffer chests given it's the second use case, "as a more localized supply for construction."
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Being able to copy your logistics requests from inventory to a buffer chest might be nice, but not specifically what I had in mind.
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An interesting workaround in the steam forums from KoS about incorporating a pre-configured chest with your blueprint. This allows for easly Shift+RightClick (copy) and Shift+LeftClick (paste) to a new chest wherever you want it, or as she suggests, reblueprinting the chest to plop down.
At the moment, there is no way to do this. However, a potential workaround would be:
Say you are BPing a green circuit array.
1. Place a requester chest within the BP area.
2. Test BP the area, and note the number of items you need.
3. Enter these numbers into the requester chest.
4. Make a BP of the whole area, including the chest.

When you plop the BP down somewhere, you can just re-BP the requester chest and place it where you want it to be (e.g. the train station).

Given the ease of copying the ingredients from an assembler's recipe into a requester chest, it seems to make a lot of sense to implement a similar QoL improvement to ease the use of buffer chests by allowing a player to paste a blueprint's entities.
By using SHIFT + Right mouse button and SHIFT + Left mouse button to copy-paste a recipe from an assembling machine to a requester chest, the requester chest is automatically configured to request enough ingredients for 30 seconds of continuous crafting.

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