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Using the Engineers Panel

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The engineers panel shows you all the Elite engineers, your status and distance to them, and all the recipes they have. It allows you to plan your material collection, showing you how many upgrade rolls you can make with an engineers recipe, and what you need to collect to get to your goal.

The Engineers panel gives you an Engineer centric view of Elite crafting, as against the Engineering panel which is a recipe centric view of crafting.

Each engineer selected is listed, with an image, and beside it is the information on the engineer and the status your relationship with the engineer. In order from the top:

  • Name of the engineer
  • System location of the engineer
  • Distance from your location
  • Planet of the engineer
  • The name of the base
  • The relationship you have with the engineer (None, Invited, Unlocked)
  • If you have crafted with the engineer, the total of the number of the crafts is listed
  • If you have extended height selected (see below) below the image will be listed the means of knowing about the engineer, how you gain access to him or her, and what they want from you.

It also shows recipes for Guardian engineering and Human engineering unlocks by default.

The grid next to the engineer shows the list of receipes he supports. The following columns are defined:

  • Upgrade/Mat : Shows the name of the upgrade or material (at bottom) required.

  • Module: Shows you which module the upgrade applies to.

  • Level: Shows you the level of upgrade the recipe will create.

  • Max: For upgrades, indicates if you devoted all your material resources to that upgrade you can have this many rolls.

  • Wanted: Indicate in here, by clicking on it and entering a number, followed by the return key, the number of rolls you want from a particular upgrade.

  • Available: This shows how many of the wanted you can actually create.

  • % : This shows you how complete you are to be able to make a recipe. If you hit 100%, the row will be in a green background.

  • Notes: Shows how many materials were used, and if any materials are needed to make your wanted total.

  • Recipe: The recipe for this particular upgrade, the materials are listed by their short names.

  • Engineers: Shows which engineers offer this particular upgrade.

The grid adapts to the currently selected travel history entry, so if you move the selected position up and down you can see the state at a certain point in time.

The icon bar at the top allows you to:

  • Select the engineers to show.

  • Select word wrap in the grid

  • Select extended height for an engineer entry. This shows the extra engineer information, and allows more space for the grid.

Note this panel is independent of other engineering and synthesis panels and usage in this panel does not effect the other panels.