The Architect Table is one of the more advanced machines in BuildCraft, and is able, through Landmarks, to record the shape (and materials) of a structure, and to print it out for later replication with a Builder.
To operate the Architect Table, the player must first designate the area he wishes to record, using a series of Landmarks. Once done, the player sets the Architect Table down next to one of the activated Landmarks, and the area should be encapsulated in a wireframe 'cube' of BuildCraft's distinctive yellow and black caution tape. Blocks on the same level, or intersected by, the caution tape will be included in the Table's recording.
Once the structure is completely inside the Architect Table's recording area (or a structure has been built in a pre-defined recording area) the player puts either a blank Template or a blank Blueprint in the recording slot of the Architect table. Once done, the Architect Table will automatically begin to print.
Before the printing is complete, the player may give the resulting template or blueprint a name, if they choose. If not, the result will default to 'Template/Blueprint #n', where 'n' is the number of Templates or Blueprints recorded thus far in that particular Minecraft World.
- Once set down, an Architect Table can only be picked up with a Stone (or better) pickaxe.
In the current version of buildcraft its named Template drawing table(in Technic 7.2 it is "Architect Table")