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In Blizzard real-time strategy games, you must click on a building before building a unit. If you have two barracks, the unit you build will emerge from the barracks you queued it in.

In Command & Conquer 3, units are built from an ever-present bar at the side of the screen. If I have multiple barracks and I build a unit from the side bar, how do I know which building it will emerge from? What about when I have multiple bases spread across the map?

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You are able to assign a certain Barracks (or other unit producing structure) as the Primary structure by double-clicking it (I believe - this is how it was in C&CRA2, at least). Barracks units will come from that Barracks only unless your production speed is so fast that the animation of the unit walking out of the Barracks and into position is longer than your production time (in which case they come out of the closest Barracks to the Primary, IIRC).

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