Welcome to the help page for the Space Engineers Calculator. Each section below describes a screen in the application.
Navigation Tip: The back button of your mobile device will go back to the previous screen in the app.
The Items Panel is used for selecting a block to add to your build list (workshop). Blocks are grouped by categories. The search feature allows you to filter the current list by block name. Pressing a block row in the list will make it the selected block.
The selected block is displayed at the bottom of this panel. Pressing the “+” button will add the block to your build list and the “-” button will remove that block from the build list. The input field with the number 1 allows you to add more than one of the selected blocks at a time by changing that number. The “x 0” label to the right displays how many of this block type is already in your build list.
The “Remove Selected (0)” button removes everything from the build list. The number depicts the total number of blocks in your build list.
The Workshop Panel is used to calculate the amount of items and resources you’ll need to build all the blocks that are part of your build list. The top table has 4 rows which are Blocks, Components, Ingots, and Ore. Selecting one of these rows populates the bottom table with a break down.
The Save Panel allows you to save and load your build lists.
The Blueprint Panel lets you load blueprints from the game into the app.
My original intent was to load them from Steam but Steam doesn’t allow 3rd party applications to download files from the workshop.
To use the blueprint screen you need to host the blueprint file somewhere like Google Drive and then copy the link in the app. It’s not as seamless as I would like but if you have a huge ship, this beats having to select all the pieces. See below for a step by step on how this works.
- Go to the blueprint directory: C:\Users\YourUserName\Appdata\Roaming\SpaceEngineers\Blueprints
- Copy the blueprint you want to view in the app to a hosted environment like Google Drive or any other service which will give a direct download link.
2.1 If you use Google Drive, Google doesn’t like to provide direct links to files. Try using this: https://sites.google.com/site/gdocs2direct/ to convert the shared link to a direct download link for your ship.
- Copy the link of the shared file into the blueprint URL input box in the app and hit the load button.
This is one of my blueprints you can try out in the app. Just copy and paste this into the URL field:
The Thrusters Panel calculates the amount of thrust your ship needs to break from the gravitational pull of a planet.
When navigating to the Thruster panel the Mass and Thruster fields may have values by default. These are calculated by the blocks in your build list. These fields can be set manually as well. The Current Altitude slider is used to recalculate from that altitude. The green “LIFT” image will change to a red “No Lift” when your ship’s thrusters cannot beat the gravitational pull.
The drop down at the bottom allows you to select any of the planets/moons in the game.
Mass and inventory size can change based on your game’s world settings. To keep the mass calculations accurate, you can modify the same world settings as the game on the World Settings Panel.
The Power Panel calculates the amount of power your ship systems require. When navigating to the Power panel the Power Usage and Reactor/Battery fields may have values by default. These are calculated by the blocks in your build list. The reactor fields can be set manually but the power usage must be set by adding more power consuming blocks to your build list like refineries.
The square button at the top right toggles the ship size from large to small. The red/green bar displays the amount of power used (RED) compared to the amount of total power (GREEN).
The “Items Panel” button allows you to navigate back to the Item panel.
Edit Settings Panel
The Edit Settings Panel is used to selected your language and to manage the resetting of data.
Language – The selection of languages and all translations were taken from the game.
Save Settings – This will save your language selection for the next time you load the app.
Reset Settings – Any saved settings are deleted and defaults are used.
Reset All Data – All the block data that is used is unpacked and stored within the app working directory. This will force the app to unpack the block data again. This happens automatically on each update.
World Settings Panel
As mentioned before the World Settings Panel is used for producing accurate thruster calculations based on your own in-game settings.
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