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Smoothing

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The left room's walls are smoothed. The right room's walls are not.

Smoothing rough stone is a simple way to increase the value of a room. Walls and floors become Smooth Material Wall/Floor when smoothed. It is impossible to climb a smooth wall.

How to Smooth[edit]

A dwarf must have the Stonecutting labour active. Designate the area to be smoothed (v-m). Note that this can only be done with natural stone — soil cannot be smoothed, and constructions are already considered to be smooth for most purposes.

Smoothed "natural" ice has different names than regular smoothed items. The walls are "straight" and floors are "level".

Follow up[edit]

After a natural stone surface is smoothed, it may be further improved by engraving. This increases the room's value, but, unlike smoothing, engraving has quality levels. A wall can only be engraved once (for floors, there is a workaround). Using only skilled engravers will result in higher room and fortress values.

Smoothed walls are also a prerequisite for carving fortifications. Engraved walls can also be carved into fortifications, but the engravings will be destroyed in the process.