Drafting Machines (Technology)

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Drafting Machines
Drawing Boards.png
Allow us to research Tier 2 technologies.
Tier 2
Easy 7 hours
Medium 9 hours
Hard 13 hours
Extreme 15 hours
Prerequisite Drawing Boards
Wood.png Wood 75
Steel.png Steel 25

Drafting Machines is one of the Technologies in Frostpunk. It is necessary to unlock the third tier of technologies.

Summary[edit | edit source]

The Drafting Machines technology is the second of 5 special technologies which do not unlock anything directly related to the game world, but instead allow the researching of other technologies by expanding the Workshops' capacity to research. The technology following Drafting Machines is Mechanical Calculators. The prerequisite to researching Drafting Machines is Drawing Boards, having any workshops with working engineers, and 75 Wood and 25 Steel.

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WorkshopDrawing BoardsDrafting MachinesMechanical CalculatorsDifference EngineAutomatic Prototyping

Unlocked Technologies[edit | edit source]

The regular technologies unlocked by Drafting Machines are, by technology tab:

Generator Construction Heating Exploration & Industry Resources Food, Health & Shelter
Optimised Materials[2] Steam Hub Range Upgrade II (Technology) Outpost Depot (Technology)[4] Upgraded Docks[2] Finer Mesh[2]
Foundry[2] Generator Efficiency Upgrade (Technology) Lighter Scout Sleds (Technology) Gathering Post Insulation (Technology) Hothouse Insulation (Technology)
Supercharge[2] Overdrive Couplings (Technology) Factory (Technology) Large Resource Depot (Technology) Hunting Tactics (Technology)[5]
Improved Heaters (Technology) Steam Coal Thumper (Technology) Flying Hunters (Technology)[5]
Repair Station Efficiency I[3] Coal Mining Optimisation (Technology) Healthcare Insulation (Technology)
Emergency Repair[3] Charcoal Kiln Thermostat (Technology) Infirmary (Technology)
Braziers Steam Sawmill (Technology) Cookhouse Insulation (Technology)
Steam Steelworks (Technology)
Freight Elevators

[1]: exclusive to The Arks
[2]: exclusive to The Last Autumn
[3]: exclusive to The Fall of Winterhome
[4]: not available in Endless mode
[5]: not available in The Arks