Smart Factory Tycoon: Beginnings guide and tips
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Want to learn how to play Smart Factory Tycoon: Beginnings efficiently? Check out our getting started guide. It’s Smart Factory Tycoon: Beginnings tutorial to help you enjoy the game.

Planning mode

Smart Factory Tycoon: Beginnings guide
Smart Factory Tycoon: Beginnings guide

You can change the speed of the existing game. You can choose from x, 10x, 3x and 5x. Note that time pauses briefly while you remain in Planning mode.

  • Press [Left-Ctrl] to see all working devices in the factory
  • Press [C] (by default) to see all updated makers in the factory
  • If there is no zone in the building or all zones are complete, completed or semi-finished items are kept in the main storage (Though it is not advised since it costs).
  • You can plant trees, find wind turbines and photovoltaic panels in your gardens
  • All turning points can be seen in the Milestones-Section. By finishing a Milestone, you will also earn additional XP
  • To turn the video camera, by default, press Q or E for directional control and the middle mouse button to turn clockwise. To focus or out, just scroll your mouse wheel

Building

DRAG and hold down the left mouse button to create a new room. Insert the door and verify.

There are 2 types of rooms in the building: Production Room and Robots Room.

Production Room

Here you can find all kinds of makers, zones and adapters.

Robots Room

Your robot needs this space for filling and greasing. You can place chargers, compressors, wireless chargers and oil tanks in this space.

Passage

It’s a building hallway if it’s not a Production Room or Robots Room. Here you can place your zone as well as your adapter, but no other devices.

Solar Panels and Wind Turbines

Smart Factory Tycoon: Beginnings tips
Smart Factory Tycoon: Beginnings tips

Solar Panels (Unlock R&D)

Photovoltaic modules convert energy from sunlight into electricity. 

There are 2 types of photovoltaic panels – Solar Panel-I (Small) and Solar Panel-II (Large), with different resistance and current.

Wind Turbines (Unlock R&D)

Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy of the wind into electrical energy. 

There are 3 types of wind turbines – 2 Blades, 3 Blades and Vertical, with different electrical resistance and impact.

Zones

Storage Zones

Storage zones are utilized to save semi-finished and completed items throughout the factory.

2 types of zones include General Zone and Export Zone.

Basic Zone

This is the default setting for a zone in Smart Factory Tycoon: Beginnings. And it enables any items to be kept here.

Export Zone

This type of zone just accepts end products. When put close to the building entryway doors, these can be quite helpful.

Main Storage

Each building basically has a warehouse that has a lobby for robots and a tower crane. If there are no zones in the building or all zones are finished, the finished or semi-finished goods are stored in the main warehouse (but not recommended because of the cost).

When there are no easily accessible tasks for them, or when they are waiting for a suggested charger or oiler, the main camp also has a robot lobby where your robots go. Simply put, if your robot room doesn’t have enough lubricant or battery charger, your robot will wait in the main warehouse until chargers or lubricants are offered throughout the factory.

Robots and Machines

If they have enough cargo and oil, the robot will work continuously. The load and oil level can be seen on the robot screen. Robots earn XP as long as they are active in the Factory and are leveled up and awarded skill points that you can use to increase speed, oil handling, refueling or speed.

Eventually they will level up and bring in extra skill points if you manage to keep your robot active. These skill points can be seen as a plus sign in brackets next to the event log.

My Robots

You can see all your robots here. 

If you click on one of them, you can see its speed, processing speed, load capability, and oil capability. 

Each robot can be tracked by clicking the camera button.

Robots Market

You can buy a new robot in this section considering the price and the specialist. 

You can also choose the building you want your new robot to enter.

Present Operation and Operation Queue

You can see the operation queue of each machine by right clicking on it.

There you can see if there are any existing operations, as well as raw materials or semi-finished products waiting for the machine. All operating manufacturers are indicated by arrows.

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Machine Upgrade

You can upgrade your manufacturers by paying a certain amount for each manufacturer. 

The updated manufacturer shows much better efficiency as it ends up being faster. 

All updated manufacturers are identified by arrows.

Machine Maintenance

Since it’s fully automated and done by drones, you don’t have to do anything to maintain the machine when there’s no operation in line.

Connectors

All operations defined for the adapter are entrusted to the device connected to the port. 

After all, with the help of adapters, dealing with large quantities from manufacturers becomes easier.

Market

Smart Factory Tycoon: Beginnings tutorials
Smart Factory Tycoon: Beginnings tutorials

Medium items are more complex than simple items and usually require more makers. Basic items are the most refined items on the market and most require sophisticated makers.

Special order

They can also be very difficult as they also have to be provided in a limited time frame. 

Once all the articles are ready to ship, they are immediately sent to the customer.

Item information

If your manufacturer’s specifications (health, sturdiness, sustainability) meet the required values, you can prepare your production cycle for the related articles. 

Each item has a chart showing its price history. 

Playing Smart Factory Tycoon: Beginnings, you can also see the optimal shipping quantity to run in your strategy.

Shipment

To make an item available on the market, simply click “provide” in the job tracker on the right side of the screen. 

Keep in mind that you can’t ship until you’ve generated the total number of items you’ve prepared. 

Special offer agreements are finalized as soon as they are created.

Market cycles

Markets change and change over time (cycle time is 72 hours). 

This can affect both tariffs and demand for each good. 

If the percentage is really very low, the product could also disappear from the market.

Research study and Development

In this area you can unlock new functions. 

There are 7 classifications in this area:

  1. Market
  2. Green Factory
  3. Provider
  4. Machine
  5. Transport
  6. Building
  7. Economy

Economy and Statistics

You can view your business administration and statistics such as all types of goods supplied and orders placed, product costs, building and construction costs, electricity costs, taxes and more.

For in-depth statistics, you need to unlock Accountant R&D to see comprehensive data of your every building.

Edit and Demolish Tool

If there is no activity in the building, you can change or destroy the room.

Rooms cannot be reconstructed or destroyed while line operations or finished goods are waiting to be shipped.

Modifying or destroying will remove the area in the room (if it is a production room) and also turn all equipment into boxes (both for the production room and the robot room).

Preparation

On the left side of the screen you can see the equipment needed for this production. 

All necessary machines must be connected at your factory.

  • The various items that you want to create must be included next to the item images.
  • You choose the stability and health level of the raw product.
  • You can then see the product cost for that production.
  • Here you can also see estimated hours for organized production such as hours worked and hours worked.

Leaderboard

Your factory is not alone there. There are other factories listed in the ranking section. 

You can use this list as a reference for how well you are performing and how your competitors might differ from your own factory in terms of revenue and XP.

Hope you will have a good time playing the game with our Smart Factory Tycoon: Beginnings tips!

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