I would like to assign one of my crew members to my first Outpost. I know that I have to build a Crew Station first to do that.

But how can I build such a Crew Station (looks like an ordinary office desk) inside a building? Whatever I try, it results in a Crew Station on top of a building or anywhere outside.

After pressing the E button on my Beacon, I see the building menu. I can't find a way to place the Crew Station inside an existing building. Is there any way to open the build-menu inside a room?

What exactly do I have to do to achieve that?

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This is for PC version:

Make sure you have placed an airlock attached to a habitat of some kind.

Once inside the habitat, press F to enter Survey mode. Once in Survey mode, enter Build mode by pressing R.

You can then start placing items indoors.

Happy decorating.

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    Note, this is the same actions you would need to do if you wanted to decorate a house you may have purchased. Sep 23, 2023 at 2:36
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    Same actions for all platforms yeah. Sep 23, 2023 at 5:52
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    It's just a small visible difference between the active and choosable "Build mode" with R in Scanner-Mode and the usual "not available" one. And decorating becomes tricky, because it's nearly impossible to place something exactly on a table or put a chair directly to a wall.
    – PeterCo
    Sep 24, 2023 at 19:32

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