Northify Tool

by Saienai

Provides a selection tool to rotate any tiles to their 'default' state or (alt) rotate any tiles by 1 (ex: hazard concrete). If using bob's adjustable inserters, also provides a selection tool to rotate all inserters to face north without changing their pickup/dropoff locations. Can also set all inserters placed by robots to be north facing automatically as a QOL.

3 years ago
1.0 - 1.1
3 years ago
Latest Version:
1.1.2 (3 years ago)
Factorio version:
1.0 - 1.1
Downloaded by:
185 users

Adds a selection tool (northify planner) that will 'rotate' any selected tiles to their default state. Alt-mode will 'rotate' selected tiles to their next state. Should be quite helpful with hazard concrete and especially with landfill painting or similar mods that provide alternative textures for tiles that unfortunately 'rotate' along with the blueprint.

If you are playing with bob's adjustable inserters (that allow you to set the pickup/dropoff locations for each inserter), a selection tool is also added that rotates any selected inserters to be facing north (just the bases, not the hands) while keeping their pickup / dropoff positions unchanged. As an option enables any inserters to be placed by robots to be automatically facing north the same way.

Should work with all tiles added by any mod and all inserters added by any mod, though you have to have bob's inserters mod along with the bob's logistics (inserter over setting) to have the inserter tool available since thats what allows you to specify the pickup/dropoff locations for each inserter yourself.

Ideally this should help with blueprinting tiles and fast-replacing inserters so you dont have to wonder in which direction is this particular inserter pointed at, which becomes rather arbitrary when you can set pickup/dropoff locations any which way.