|This article is about the current version of DF.|
The lifeblood of a fortress, a smelter is used to smelt ores and melt existing metal objects into metal bars. The smelter is also where lignite and bituminous coal are processed into coke. A dwarf must have the "Furnace Operator" labor enabled to use the smelter, and all smelter tasks require a bar of fuel.
If all options in a smelter are red, there are three possible scenarios to explain why:
- No fuel - 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 all of the necessary materials (including fuel).
- The smelter is located inside a burrow, one of the necessary materials (including fuel) is not available in the burrow, and that burrow has the "Limit workshops to burrow" option enabled.
|Workshops & Furnaces|
|Workshops||Ashery - Bowyer - Butcher - Carpenter - Clothier - Craftsdwarf - Dyer - Farmer - Fishery - Jeweler - Kitchen - Leather - Loom - Magma forge - Mason - Mechanic - Metalsmith's forge - Millstone - Quern - Screw press - Siege - Still - Soap - Tanner|
|Furnaces||Glass furnace - Kiln - Magma glass furnace - Magma kiln - Magma smelter - Smelter - Wood furnace|
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