A nice handy little change that arrived this week is the ability to configure the actual amount made for a manufacture.

Previously, manufactures could only be created in multiples of your batch quantity. For cases where the actual quantity made was different from the expected batch quantity, this was difficult to work around. It either meant fiddling with the batch quantity amounts on the recipe or doing some pretty interesting calculations to ensure that your material and product quantities were both updated correctly.

As an example of this in action, imagine a soapmaker that produces batches of soap. Each batch is supposed to ideally make 12 bars from the ingredients, but occasionally the batch will end up producing 10, 11 or even 13 bars.

To track this in Craftybase, I would have my recipe configured to make the ideal batch of 12. Once I have manufactured the batch and are aware of how many I have produced, I would enter my manufacture in Craftybase.

Predicted and Actual Quantities for Manufactures

For my Predicted Quantity, I would enter 1 as I have made a single batch of 12 bars. This would set my Actual Quantity made to 12 and my materials would update with their usage automatically. From here, I would then change the Actual Quantity to 13 to represent the amount of stock I want to increase my stock by.

Changing the Actual Quantity doesn't update any material stock levels, so they will remain exactly as they were for the 12 batch quantity.