I'd like to know if it is somehow possible to include Concrete in a blueprint. When I select an area with my blueprint, the ground is ignored. Do i need to hold a special key, or is it just not possible (yet)?

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Yes, you need to concrete some empty piece of land (with no buildings on it) and then blueprint it. Next use it as a regular blueprint (even under already built factories et al)

  • Ah, thanks. That should help. So there is no way to include it?
    – Otto V.
    Apr 15, 2016 at 8:53
  • @O.Vollbrecht No, there is not. Frustratingly, it used to be included in blueprints, but an update (not sure which one) changed that.
    – user86277
    Apr 15, 2016 at 22:30

You need to ghost the concrete. Then they will be included.

When you make a blueprint for you can select "include tiles" and exclude everything else. That will make a blueprint for only the concrete tiles.

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    What do you mean by "ghost the concrete" ? Thanks
    – Roman
    Apr 18, 2016 at 20:44
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    @Roman hold shift while placing, Then you will place a ghost image for construction bots to finish laying down. It's handy for extending your inventory while expanding your base. Apr 18, 2016 at 22:33
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    Note to Googlers, make sure you also tick Include tiles in the blueprint screen if you have selected tiles and any other sort of item in the blue print. e.g. walls, gun turrets.
    – Deleted
    Dec 5, 2017 at 4:22

In 0.13 You can have blueprint containing both terrain and machines, you can just select whether you want to include only terrain, machines or both by the checkboxes.

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