Blueprint Edit - Ability to Zoom In/Out

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Re: Blueprint Edit - Ability to Zoom In/Out

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Agreed with the request for a zoom ... and also the ability to edit, even if that ability is limited (add/remove objects but without actual processing in the machines)

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Re: Blueprint Edit - Ability to Zoom In/Out

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Using "train station" Bp and more larger BP sometimes : +1
It should be add in the game: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=67650 :)


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Re: Blueprint Edit - Ability to Zoom In/Out

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I want to list my features of this suggestion:
  • instead of current “edit”-mode a real editor (technically placing blueprint on empty surface), like the blueprint-lab mod.
  • optionally: in that editor enable to stop time in the “real” world
  • optionally: like in blueprint lab mod, give player possibility to test the blueprint. Or make it at least simple modable, so that new blueprint-editor-features can be added
  • on that edit-surface give player the ability to place/delete any item she/he wants, instead of only delete/undelete
  • place and save any other blueprint from here
  • player on that surface works like in god-mode
  • optionally: during a game this surface doesn’t forget until you clean it. When you enter that surface without clearing, you appear at a new place, but your old constructions are still there.
  • optionally: provides mirroring-mode and helps solving problems with symmetry, provides shifting-mode for rails and shows/helps with those problems.
  • shows theoretical max. usage/production of electricity, max. Item production/usage, min. Standby power...
  • optionally: a mode to “write” letters down to the surface
  • control slice, what screenshot of the blueprint will be taken
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Re: Blueprint Edit - Ability to Zoom In/Out

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Here's a blueprint I was wanting to edit. Can't feasably be done, x number of years we'll all have implants in our eyes to zoom in no doubt, but I think adding the option to the game will be far quicker :) This is a really needed feature :D :D Pretty please <3
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I want to tweak one constant combinator .... oh for a blueprint editor!!
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Re: Blueprint Edit - Ability to Zoom In/Out

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Oh, this feature was not added. :(

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Suggestion: The ability to zoom in on blueprints for editing

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TL;DR
Blueprints are great; editing them is a hassle; zooming would help.

What ?
Once you create a blueprint, editing is quite tedious. It would help if it was possible to zoom in on a blueprint while you are editing.
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In the image you can see my cousin's city block; it's wonderful, but it has a few small flaws that I can't see while holding the blueprint. I hope that I am not alone in this.

Thank you, whether or not this is considered.

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There is a vast cloud of ideas around a blueprint editor.
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Re: Suggestion: The ability to zoom in on blueprints for editing

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Would be quite easy if done similarly to tipps:
An edit button teleports into a world filled with lab tiles with the blueprint pre built
A Save button takes you back and saves the updated blueprint

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Re: Suggestion: The ability to zoom in on blueprints for editing

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Well, there is a mod
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/Blueprint-Editor
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/Kux-BlueprintEditor
Dunno, how that works, but it looks more like a blueprint filter. And it makes me suspicious,that the second is marked as republished from the first.

And there was a mod
https://mods.factorio.com/mod/Edit-Blueprints
I remember this one, that was, what we are talking about here, but it had real problems with bigger blueprints.
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Zoom in blueprints

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With big blueprints it is hard to remove things by hand. Zoom would help with that.

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Re: Blueprint Edit - Ability to Zoom In/Out

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it took me 5 seconds to find a similar thread, but 30 to merge that post into this older one — ssilk
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Pan and zoom controls for blueprints would be a fantastic QoL change. Particularly if you're working with things like train stations or nuclear plants.

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Re: Suggestion: The ability to zoom in on blueprints for editing

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Merge with Thread from 2017?
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=50130

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Re: Blueprint Edit - Ability to Zoom In/Out

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merged also that thread into here

Thanks Optera! :) (I remember I searched for “blueprint editor” instead of “blueprint edit*”.)
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