X Y and Z

Topics: Questions/Advice
Dec 8, 2015 at 3:52 AM
So I am on my planet base and I did some stone mining.


I have several items as such


Now I want these to be a few feet from me in a straight line like | | | so they are one after the other.

How do I do this with X Y Z?

Because I don't understand at all what X Y and Z even are.

But I'm sure Z is the Height as in how high or low it is.

but X and Y got me confused.
Dec 8, 2015 at 8:32 AM
X, Y, Z coordinates is a way of arranging things in 3 dimensional space.
If you are interested in reading up on such things you can try the wikipedia article.

More than likely, it'll hurt your head just as much as mine.

Probably more to the point, is why exactly do you want to position the floating Stone ore in a line in front of you?
Is it for easy collection?
Creating a scenario for other players?
Arming a kinetic weapon?

If it's the first, wanting to collect them, then I suggest using my Admin helper mod.
It has a variety of text commands which you enter in the chat text box.
One of them is "/collectobjects 100", which will collect all floating bits of ore, components, ingots and tools within the specified 100m, and place them directly in front of you.

If you are creating a scenario or arming a kinetic weapon, then Space Engineers allows you to create items in space, and drop them in front of you.
Dec 8, 2015 at 12:10 PM
Edited Dec 8, 2015 at 12:10 PM
nah I just want to better understand X Y and Z on a planet. Putting the objects in a line is just for experimentation
Dec 9, 2015 at 9:14 AM
Before you can calculate where to place the stone ore, you will need to calculate a vector from where you player is standing.
Based on that, it would run out in a line in the direction they are facing.
Sadly, I have not added the direction the player faces into SEToolbox.