Factory Planner is a mod that allows you to plan out your production in advance. This means you select the products you want to produce and specifiy the recipes, machines and modules to accomplish that task. You can choose which timescale to use, incorporate mining productivity, and use custom default machines for every kind of recipe. To be able to better structure your plans on large projects, you can create infinitely nesting subfloors that further lay out a specific recipe.
In those ways, it is similar to Helmod. My goal was to improve on it in several ways, most importantly making a mod that's more convenient and intuitive to use. It should also have better performance and a prettier interface. In the future, I also want to add a calculation model that can handle any of the more complex recipe chains in the game (cyclic recipes, input based calculations, etc). The effort towards accomplishing this is ongoing.
The advantage of using a mod to do this (as opposed to the various online calculators) are that it can incorporate any combination of mods that you play with, and always be up to date on the latest versions. Your plans are always in sync with the exact set of mods you use, which is something external solutions can never provide.
If you have any suggestions, or encounter any bugs, I would love it if you told me about them here on the mod portal (under Discussion). Alternatively, you can join the Factory Planner Discord and talk to me more directly/casually. I don't want to provide a tutorial here, as you can hopefully figure it out on your own. If you do have any questions, there is an in-game written tutorial for you to consult.
Factory Planner works with any content mods, is fully multiplayer compatible, and can be added to a save at any time. Thanks to anyone that contributed suggestions, bug reports and advice, I really appreciate it. If you want to support me monetarily, you can use the ko-fi button below. Thanks!