The new manager interface allows you to set conditions on repeating jobs.

What qualifies an item with the "nearby" trait in the conditions?

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It should be in a stockpile, or 20 tiles of the initial position. 20 tiles from the workshop for example.

I think you should be able to access it too, if it have no way to access the stockpile or workshop it will not be available as nearby.

Edit: I was trying to find a source, and remember to see it in the wiki http://dwarffortresswiki.org but the best thing I found is:

Hope this helps.

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    Is that 20 tiles horizontally, regardless of z-level? Either way, that use of "Nearby" sounds consistent with general workshop behavior. Thank you.
    – Paul
    Apr 7, 2017 at 20:48
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    If I have several workshops, does it choose one or count them all? but anyway thanks, I will test it in new fortress. Apr 8, 2017 at 15:02

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