Setting up a Factory Planet for Planetary Interaction
Have thought about setting up a factory processing planet for Planetary Interaction (PI) for a while but only just getting around to it finally. So had to make an alt character and train him up with some PI skills. Wasn’t really sure what kind of ratio of setup in the pin design to go with for Launchpad’s, Advance Industry Facility’s, Hi Tech Production Plant’s. As well unsure what kind of design I really wanted. I could always use my extractor/p1 planet efficient design from last overhaul. But wanted something a little different since I enjoy playing with the pins a bit setting things up.
Dropped an Advance Command Center module on a barren planet about 4K radius in same system with some my other planets. I really like the base hexagon pin design from my previous other planet designs, looks like a 6 shooter gun barrel. So I went with that as my base design. Did a rough sketch out how many of each of the various pins roughly the command center can support and started designing pins. Usually when I design the pins I never hit submit button ever till the entire design is complete and submit once to complete the entire design in total. As well it saves ISK if you make mistakes.
After first setup pin placement decided to start linking the pins to see what my final power and cpu consumption will be and hopefully come in just under the limit. Unfortunately not enough CPU to even complete the links. With 3 launchpads they consume allot of cpu for each vs the other structures.
Just deleting one launchpad would give me a lot of options with probably 2-3 extra processors or 2 storage units maybe. I figure I didn’t need the hassle of storage units and doing transfers back and forth in the future. So decided to go with 3 launchpad design for more convenience. So nixed one Advance Industry Facility which in the design meant relocating a Hi Tech Production Plant and moving it to one of the seven pins in the base hexagon design on the left.
Looking over the setup: 3 Launchpads, 1 Hi Tech Production Plant and 17 Advanced Industry Facility ( 18 total processors). I recheck my design before proceeding. I’m ok with things and really like the design layout and decide to hit the submit button for the first time to make the entire design layout permanent. Hopefully I don’t have to make any more changes in the future to the layout.
Cost about 12 million ISK investment for the entire factory processing planet setup in just one click. Now have to figure out exactly what I’m going to make on my new factory floor.