Good planning is key to any company that is trying to maximise its profits, and the Complex Planner is the perfect tool for this job. It allows complexes to be planned based on the resources available in the proposed location. These may include asteroids, which must be scanned to determine their yield, for mineral production, and sunlight output for the production of energy.
Entrepreneurs can access this tool from the empire management interface. There they can create plans, save them for later use, adjust them as required, and communicate them to the Construction Service in the form of a build order for remote complex construction. It is important to note that the Complex Planner can only make use of information that is available in the ship's database or encyclopedia, so plans can only include stations that are listed there.