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Duplicants digging.
Duplicants digging.

Digging involves removing material from the map and turning it into its component materials. Digging speed is determined by the Duplicants Digging attribute, and how hard the object is (sand is very soft with a hardness of 10, whereas abyssalite nearly impenetrable with a hardness of 200). Digging out blocks creates vacuum. Materials fall on the ground, which creates negative decor.

Digging out granite requires that the duplicant at least have the job of Apprentice Miner, while digging out abyssalite requires that the duplicant at least have the of Miner.

Any excavated material will lose 50% of its mass. This loss can be prevented by melting and re-freezing the material but takes more work.

Range[edit | edit source]

Duplicants can dig a rectangle 4 tiles up from the floor and 2 to the side. They can dig 3 tiles down.

Duplicants can dig a rectangle 4 tiles up from the floor and 2 to the side
Digging up
Duplicants can dig 3 tiles down
Digging down