Efficient use of Construction Robots

I often find myself constructing things using blueprints because it’s so much easier than laying multiple things by hand. I was recently doing this at a remote mine site, that I had connected via Roboports to my main base, because I wanted to ensure that any damage would be automatically repaired by construction robots using the repair packs that I requested for the roboports.

However I noticed that as I was stamping down my blueprints, my personal robot swarm was only doing one trip between me and the planned items on the ground, and leaving the rest to be laboriously brought from my base which takes between two to three minutes. It would have been much faster if my personal robots did the construction.

From now on, I’m planning to leave connecting the roboport network till after construction, but it seems like a waste, when they could be spending the time that I’m constructing, transporting the decent amount of repair packs that they will require.

Is there any way to tweak the logic that determines which robots are chosen for a construction task or do I just have to not connect up the network till I’m done?


Actually there is no way. The following workaround should help:

  • place a roboport with construction robots in the target area (dont connect the port)
  • place a yellow chest including all blueprint parts next to the port
  • use blueprint
  • after completition fill the gap of roboports to connect the robonetwork to your main factory

This way they will construct while you can place belts, or do whatever you want.

It’s not as perfect as you’d like to have it, but this is the closest possibility to what you want to achieve.

Source : Link , Question Author : JamesENL , Answer Author : Otto V.

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