The lifeblood of a fortress, a smelter is used to smelt ores with fuel or for melting existing metal objects into metal bars. The smelter is also where lignite and bituminous coal are made into coke. A dwarf must have the "Furnace Operator" labor enabled to use the smelter.
If all options in a smelter are red, there are three possible scenarios to explain why:
- Fuel is needed - find/buy coke or turn wood into charcoal at a wood furnace.
- The workshop is being specified as a "Give" destination from a stockpile that does not possess any/all of the necessary materials.
- The smelter is located inside a burrow, while one of the necessary materials is outside the burrow (this bug occurs even if no dwarves have been assigned to the burrow).
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