Getting started with autocrafting

What is autocrafting?

Autocrafting is automated crafting through Refined Storage.

You can already craft items manually using items from your storage network with the Crafting Grid, but autocrafting makes it a tad bit more easier and automated.

Instead of manually moving items in the crafting matrix, you can make Refined Storage do all the work.

Patterns

To teach Refined Storage a recipe to craft we use a Pattern Grid. This Pattern Grid creates patterns.

A Pattern contains the recipe of the item you want to craft.

Pattern dependencies

You need to create a Pattern for each sub-item you want automatically crafted.

Refined Storage will first try to extract the sub-item from your storage, but if it isn't available, it will fall back to the Pattern of the sub-item to know how to create it. If there is no Pattern for the sub-item, the sub-item will be displayed as "missing" and the autocrafting task can't run.

Example

You want to autocraft chests.

  • Create a Pattern for the chest
  • Create a Pattern for the wooden planks that are used to craft the chest
    • If you don't create the pattern, and you have wooden planks, than Refined Storage will be able to use those
      • If you run out of planks, Refined Storage will not know what to do
    • If you don't create the pattern, and you don't have wooden planks, than Refined Storage will not know how to craft this item and the crafting task can't

Oredict

By default, Refined Storage will try to extract and craft all the items declared as-is in the Pattern.

You can enable oredict mode for the Pattern you are creating in a Pattern Grid. By doing that, Refined Storage will not attempt an exact extract, but will extract items that match in the ore dictionary.

Crafters

Once you created your patterns, craft a Crafter and connect it to your storage network.

In those crafters you'll store all your patterns.

Requesting an item

As soon as the relevant patterns to craft an item are stored in a Crafter, you will be able to request the item through any Grid.

You can do this by clicking on the item you want to autocraft. If the item is already available and you want to request more of that item, you can use the CTRL + SHIFT key combination to open the crafting window.

When requesting an item, Refined Storage will first ask how many of that item you want to craft. Then, it will show you what items it will take or craft. If you have missing items, the crafting task will only be startable if you press CTRL + SHIFT.

Monitoring your crafting tasks

Craft a Crafting Monitor and connect it to your storage network to see how the crafting task is progressing.

You can also cancel autocrafting tasks from there.

You can also use a Wireless Crafting Monitor to see the running crafting tasks remotely from your inventory.

Managing your patterns in a convenient way

Want a convenient way to access all your patterns in the crafters of your storage network? Use the Crafter Manager.

Speeding up your crafting tasks

Insert speed upgrades in the crafters.