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Schematics are files containing block and entity information of a certain area a player scanned with the Scan Tool in-game. You can use the scan tool and scan ANY building or structure you like in singleplayer or multiplayer and then have your Builder build it for you (provided that you give them all the materials needed, of course).

Scanning a New Structure

Once you have a structure or area you want to scan to have your Builder build, you need to determine the exact area that needs to be scanned.


Take your Scan Tool and left-click the lowest left block of the area and then place a block (it can be a placeholder block in the top right corner and right-click on it.



Then click in the air to see the entire structure.


Once you have the full area set, you can press Escape and the white outline of the scan area will stay in place. Go around it to double-check that everything you want is in the scan area. When you are ready, you can right-click in the air again to get the GUI to display where you can enter your scan name. Then press the green checkmark to save the scan.

Scans are saved in ../minecolonies/scan/new/...

Once the scans are saved, they need to be moved to the ../structurize/schematics/(folder)/file if they are a custom hut.

Placing a Schematic.

Once you have scanned a structure, you can use the build tool to have your Builder build it for you. Once you right-click with the build tool, you will have to select “My Schematics” (in the left dropdown menu) and on the right dropdown menu you will see the scans that you have made. There is also a Rename button where you can change the name of the scan. You can also delete any of your saved scans.



This is a FAQ section to answer most questions regarding schematics in MineColonies.

What and where is the scans folder?

The scans folder is where the schematics are saved after performing a scan using the scan tool in MineColonies. This is a client side only directory which is located in Minecraft’s folder under: */structurize/scans/. Freshly scanned schematics can be found in */structurize/scans/new/ unless they have been renamed in game. This directory is shared between all your singleplayer games and multiplayer games.

Where is the schematic folder?

Custom schematics need to be copied inside the schematic folder: *\structurize\schematics\.

The location of this folder depends of the type of game:

  • For a singleplayer game, there are 2 possible locations:
    • In the world folder: */minecraft/saves/(World Name)/structurize/schematics/
      • Note: Use this directory when you want to use custom schematics restricted to the world. When this directory exists (even empty), MineColonies will completely ignore the other directory.
    • In the Minecraft folder: */minecraft/structurize/schematics/
      • Note: Use this folder when you want to have the same custom schematics across multiple worlds.
  • For a multiplayer game, the schematics are always loaded from the world’s directory under: */minecolonies/schematics/ directory.

I have a “*/minecolonies/01e6a291-8a01-4763-bcae-f3a8797b1d52/cache/” folder, what is that for?

When playing on a server, the server needs to send the schematics to the players so that the build tool’s preview works. Those schematics are saved in Minecraft’s directory under */structurize/{ServerUUID}/cache/, where ServerUUID is the unique identifier of the server. Those directories can be safely removed as they are automatically created by the server when needed.

How to create custom huts?

To create new schematics for existing huts, there are some guidelines that you must follow: the scans MUST have the same footprint for the same style/hut’s type; the scans must contain the hut’s block, for example the Builder’s Hut block for the Builder’s Hut; the hut block need to be exactly at the same place and have the same rotation for each level; the scans’ filenames need to follow the naming convention: {StyleName}/{HutName}{HutLevel}.blueprint. For example, for the Builder’s Huts with the MyOwn style, we would have:

myown/builder1.blueprint myown/builder2.blueprint myown/builder3.blueprint myown/builder4.blueprint myown/builder5.blueprint

  • Note: In the build tool, the extension is hidden. HutName can be any of the listed huts below. The maximum level is 5.

Once ready, move the myown folder into the schematics folder and start your game. You should be able to see it with the the build tool.

  • Note: Remember that you need the appropriate hut in your inventory to be able to see the schematics in the build tool.

Custom Hut Filenames

Here is a full list, up-to-date as of 9 February 2020, of the building names. Please note that capitalization matters.

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
archery1 archery2 archery3 archery4 archery5
baker1 baker2 baker3 baker4 baker5
barracks1 barracks2 barracks3 barracks4 barracks5
barrackstower1 barrackstower2 barrackstower3 barrackstower4 barrackstower5
blacksmith1 blacksmith2 blacksmith3 blacksmith4 blacksmith5
builder1 builder2 builder3 builder4 builder5
chickenherder1 chickenherder2 chickenherder3 chickenherder4 chickenherder5
citizen1 citizen2 citizen3 citizen4 citizen5
combatacademy1 combatacademy2 combatacademy3 combatacademy4 combatacademy5
composter1 composter2 composter3 composter4 composter5
cook1 cook2 cook3 cook4 cook5
cowboy1 cowboy2 cowboy3 cowboy4 cowboy5
crusher1 crusher2 crusher3 crusher4 crusher5
deliveryman1 deliveryman2 deliveryman3 deliveryman4 deliveryman5
enchanter1 enchanter2 enchanter3 enchanter4 enchanter5
farmer1 farmer2 farmer3 farmer4 farmer5
fisherman1 fisherman2 fisherman3 fisherman4 fisherman5
florist1 florist2 florist3 florist4 florist5
guardtower1 guardtower2 guardtower3 guardtower4 guardtower5
library1 library2 library3 library4 library5
lumberjack1 lumberjack2 lumberjack3 lumberjack4 lumberjack5
miner1 miner2 miner3 miner4 miner5
sawmill1 sawmill2 sawmill3 sawmill4 sawmill5
shepherd1 shepherd2 shepherd3 shepherd4 shepherd5
sifter1 sifter2 sifter3 sifter4 sifter5
smeltery1 smeltery2 smeltery3 smeltery4 smeltery5
stonemason1 stonemason2 stonemason3 stonemason4 stonemason5
stonesmeltery1 stonesmeltery2 stonesmeltery3 stonesmeltery4 stonesmeltery5
swineherder1 swineherder2 swineherder3 swineherder4 swineherder5
townhall1 townhall2 townhall3 townhall4 townhall5
university1 university2 university3 university4 university5
warehouse1 warehouse2 warehouse3 warehouse4 warehouse5

Hut Requirements

Building Requirements Suggested
Archery 1 archery dummy per level (a hay bale with a button on it)  
Bakery 1 furnace  
Barracks 1 barracks tower per level (up to lvl 4)  
Barracks Tower   1 bed per level
Builder’s Hut   1 rack per level
Citzen’s Hut 1 bed per level  
Combat Academy 1 combat dummy per level (a pumpkin on top of a bale of hay)  
Composter’s Hut 1 barrel per level  
Restaurant 1 furnace per level  
Dyer’s Hut 1 furnace  
Flower Shop 4 compost blocks per level  
Glassblower’s Hut 1 furnace per level  
Guard Tower   1 bed per level
Hospital 1 bed per level  
Library Bookshelves  
Mine A mineshaft  
School 2 carpets per level 4 carpets per level
Smeltery 1 furnace per level  
Stone Smeltery 1 furnace per level  
Plantation 4 per level: brick under sand, cobble under sand, sand next to water  
Tavern 4 beds, horizontal barrels and/or vertical barrels, a dining room  
University Bookshelves  
Warehouse Racks (more each level)  

Level Requirements

Level Requirements
Level 1 Very Easy - Wooden
Level 2 Easy - Iron
Level 3 Medium - Nether
Level 4 Difficult - Ocean
Level 5 Very Difficult - End

Tips on Building


  • Make all levels of a hut have the same footprint for x, y, and z
  • Place the hut block in the same location with the same rotation
  • Make sure all chests and [racks](../../source/items/rack) are in the same location through all levels
  • Use [solid placeholder blocks](../../source/items/placeholderblocks) at or below ground level
  • Use [light placeholder blocks](../../source/items/placeholderblocks) where you want to keep any existing block (including from level to level), like the [Barracks Towers](../../source/buildings/barrackstower) in the [Barracks](../../source/buildings/barracks) schematic
  • Use only vanilla blocks or Structurize blocks (officially)
  • Use Books and Quills instead of blank books
  • If building upgradable deco, add the deco controller with the name of your deco item, LunaDragonStar (the schematics admin) will fix the pathing that goes in it to match where she puts it in the files


  • Use unobtainable items in builds (no command blocks, petrified wood, infested blocks, or mob heads (including player heads))
  • Change someone else's style (officially) unless specifically asked to do so

Additional Information

How to override some built-in schematics?

Simply create a schematic file with the same style/name. For instance, to override the Builder’s Hut wooden level 1, create a schematic file name called wooden/builder1.blueprint.

How to use custom huts?

The custom huts need to be copied in the schematics folder. Once copied, you can start your singleplayer or multiplayer game as usual. You should see them in the build tool (if you have the hut block in your inventory).

How to allow my players to use their own huts’ schematics on my server?

You will have to copy them yourself in the schematics folder on the server and restart it.

How to allow my players to use their scanned decoration schematics on my server?

Edit the configuration file and set allowPlayerSchematics to true. This allows the player to use their own decorations. It is not possible for the player to use their own huts’ schematics. You can also limit the number of players’ schematics at any given time by editing maxCachedSchematics (default is 100). When the limit is reached, the server will start deleting unused schematics.

How to disable built-in schematics completely?

Edit the configuration file and set ignoreSchematicsFromJar to true. Be aware: things will break if some huts’ schematics are missing.

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