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0009846Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Mechanismspublic2016-06-18 13:152021-06-13 10:15
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0009846: Metal Mechanism made in the wrong place.
When assigned from the job manager construction of metal mechanisms are assigned to a mechanics workshop. The mechanism is then made by a mechanic using metal bars and charcoal.
When assigned from the workshop metal is not an option at the mechanics.
assign jobs from the job manager.
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has duplicate 0010233resolved Loci Manager assigns metal mechanism jobs to wrong workshop 
Issue History
2016-06-18 13:15timotheosNew Issue
2017-05-16 21:27LociRelationship addedhas duplicate 0010233
2018-03-29 22:39DoorkeeperNote Added: 0038079
2018-03-29 22:41DoorkeeperNote Edited: 0038079bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0038079#r15477
2018-03-29 22:43DoorkeeperNote Edited: 0038079bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0038079#r15478
2018-03-29 22:44DoorkeeperNote Edited: 0038079bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0038079#r15479
2018-04-02 20:16HuntthetrollIssue Monitored: Huntthetroll
2019-04-22 12:55LociNote Added: 0039345
2019-04-22 12:55LociAssigned To => Loci
2019-04-22 12:55LociStatusnew => confirmed
2021-06-13 10:15QuietustNote Added: 0041084
2021-06-13 10:16QuietustNote Edited: 0041084bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0041084#r16716

2018-03-29 22:39   
(edited on: 2018-03-29 22:44)
Still present in DF 0.44.08

Adding a task in a mechanic's workshop still has only two options: "make Rock Mechanisms" and "make Traction Bench". Metal mechanisms are made at the metalsmith's forge under Trap Components, and only weapons-grade metals are available. Conversely, using the work order to make metal mechanisms (either from the Manager screen or from a mechanic workshop's Workshop Profile) will use a mechanic's workshop instead, and all type of metals are available.

See 0001141. The issues related to the work order with mechanisms were fixed back in DF 0.43.03, but the workshop buildings were not updated with the same changes.

2019-04-22 12:55   
confirmed v0.44.12
2021-06-13 10:15   
(edited on: 2021-06-13 10:16)
By the same token, if you attempt to add a work order via the Workshop Profile, a Mechanic's Workshop will allow you to add "Construct [metal] Mechanisms" jobs (for ALL metals, not just weapons-grade ones you can manually add at a Forge), while a Metalsmith's Forge or Magma Forge will not offer them as an option (as noted in 0011765).