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Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

By Shane   /   Mar 21, 2018     Guides
Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Learn how to create a megafactory, with step-by-step instructions...

I have created this guide because i construct this factory often and find it very useful, and thought it would be nice to share with you all a chance to build it yourselves. When its completed it will have the following attributes.

  • 1260 Combined Room Volume
  • Generate 500 watts of solar energy
  • capable of holding all tierII workstations
  • Accomadate internal stockpile(s)

Introduction



They are various options to this design, you can build a smaller version without the large extension if space is limited in your choosen location. The entire thing can be expanded in width or length at your desire so this in mind it may be worth your time to quickly read through the guide and make a decision on how your going to proceed, etc..

Without the extension which i added over time the factory itself is based of this real world building...



This guide the large extension part of the factory is smaller than when i first made this building because the choosen location on this game had a river in my way, so its not as long, but it just proves you can make those adjustments regardless of how large a structure it is when required...

This example shows a brief insight into the space at hand, when laying out your workstations:

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

You can even opt to remove the inner brick wall, and as mentioned already increase its footprint, or decrease it with ease once the first sections have been mastered, its really simple to achieve.The building is designed tall enough to house stockpiles inside its walls, for those who prefer this option, i often bury mine underground however, its all a personal choice when it comes to layouts, so theres not to much point droaning on about this aspect.

But it was something that made me almost not bother with this guide, building in games, is a personal thing for most people. and many want to create their own designs, but if you wish, please feel totally free to use this guide, adjust the design, at your own leisure.

I had as much fun making the guide, and the factory itself yet again, as i did the first time around.

Step #1: Foundations



First you need to lay your foundations for the entire factory to make construction easier as you go up in height, this picture shows the first layer from a birds eye perspective and you can clearly see the layout and where lumber walls, and brick walls are used.

It also provides a point of reference when counting out the blocks because they alternate lumber/brick making it quick and easy to get started from that perspective as well...

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

The brick only section on the right of the picture is focused on here, with a dirt block removed to show the measurement requirements where theres is no lumber providing a distinction

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

This picture also shows where i have placed doors, you can adjust as you see fit, but this guide is using those positions, i may add another at a later stage for the fire escape. but for now to make it go smooth i suggest you all copy the exact locations regardless.

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

You can use the roadtool to make the interior grass blocks a more suitable floor (or) apply your choosen block as a floor in your own time. but this is quick and easy to achieve and is the best method ive found for the flooring.

Because how terrain is in Eco, and how large this buildings footprint is, it may be neccesary to expand or dig out a large section of the ground, when selecting your location i highly suggest you try and make it so your adding dirt, rather than digging it out, ive done both and this method is less of a headache.

Of course the perfect option is finding a nice space and avoiding all terrain landscaping..

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

One last change to make before we move on is to change the wall sections to blocks on what will be the single pipe chimney stack... I will try and avoid making that happen again folks.

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Step #2: Chimney Stack



Firstly bring the chimney stack up two more blocks, the first layer should be brick wall sections, then the next will be block sections (making it a total 3 high) like so...

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Then on the inside section of the factory, remove the bottom two layers of brickwork (6blocks) and place three on each side so that it creates a open fireplace type effect.

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)
Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Next switching back to brick wall sections, bring the whole stack up another two levels...

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Finally, bring the whole thing up another 3xlevels, this time your going to start with blocks, switch to the wall sections, and back to the blocks, then add a iron pipe all the way down the chimney stack (stopping two blocks before the floor of the factory)..., this is a perfect place for the cement mixer, but you can decide on that stuff for yourself once the building is completed..

So you should end up with this...

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)
Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)
Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Step #3: Small Extenstion



You remember that brick section, where i dug out the dirt block for a reference point, well we are now going to bring that up another 3xlevels, the first two layers are going to be brick walls, and the last will be brick blocks, it will take 21bricks to achieve...

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)
Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Finally add a row of brick blocks across the inside, poking out the edge by one block at each side, which will create this shape, it will have a hole in the middle and be suspended in mid air at this stage.

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Next lets take care of the fact that its suspended in mid air by filling in the 8xouter wall sections on the gaps underneath the overhang we have just created, leaving the centre open.

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

And also adding 3xlumber blocks in the hole on top, Giving us a completed extension/section...

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Step #4: Office Windows



Turning your attention to this section now (nicknamed office windows for lack of inspiration) we are going to create the main focal point to the front of the building, using a mixture of lumber and bricks...

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Using lumber create three windows on the front brick layer, then on top of those windows 3xbrick wall sections, like this...

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)
Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Once we have that shape, bring the lumber sections adjacent upto the same hieght, then add a layer of brick blocks along the top of the whole thing.

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)
Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Reference picture of how it should look at this point

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Finally add another lumber/window layer, and a brick block layer, in just the same manner, giving us this completed office window section...

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Step #5: Walls



The hard parts are mostly constructed at this stage, things get much faster, and much easier to deal with from here....

Do not touch the side with the small extension at this stage, only add to blocks at the foundation level itself...

Next we are going to create the walls to the entire building, by taking every wall section up another 4xlevels. Starting with the bricks, so where you see a brick placed at the foundation stage bring them all up four more sections (wall sections of course) and you should have this...

Note: by adding x4 to the foundation each column will be 5xhigh at the end...

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Now we are going to repeat that process but with the lumber sections, so bring all foundation lumber sections up 4xlevels to match the brick ones, dont forget to add lumber above each door, same as you will have to have done on the interior brick wall part...

You can also bring up the lumber sections either side of the chimney stack we constructed at the start of this guide, shown here...

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

When you have finished the entire thing should look something like this when constructed:

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)
Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Last but not least, to finish of the walls part of this building, add brick wall sections along the roofline of the small extension section, like so...

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Then add a brick block layer all the way around the outer edge of the entire building so that you have one place on top of every wall section creating a lid on the outer-rim of the structure.

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Remember because you have now essentially taken each wall part up another level, that interior brick wall creating a room divider will be a level lower, allowing the roof to be placed down later.

the only thing left with this section is to add windows, at some stage...

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Step #6: Roof



The time has come to put a lid on things people, this guide will show you how to create a dedicated triple pipe outlet on the roof of the large extension section, i personally use this to run dual blast furnaces, but you can also opt for other workstations if you so desired...

To begin focus on the corner bang centre of the following screenshot:

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Using brick blocks take a line out x7 from the edge of the building, creating a suspended line, then once complete, remove the edge block, leaving just 6xbrick blocks, the pictures will explain better than words...

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)
Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Once that is done, we are going to make it squared, heres the finished look....

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Using lumber roof tile sections, go around the edges of the box, then at the same level create a flat 1xhigh roof with 3 holes to poke pipe sections out the top.

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)
Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

This image just show my setup with dual blast furnace, and how the pipes are connected, this can be adjusted to your own taste or needs, its just a reference picture...

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

All that remains now is too place the same lumber blocks we used on the small extension earlier, to create a flat roof on the entire building, we dont place them underneath the box we just created a second ago. so starting here...

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

Complete the roof, like so...

Eco - Megafactory Blueprint (Tier II)

I stuck a solar panel on mine, it just fits!
Tags:   Eco, PC
Written by Shane.