Part Builder

If you want to build a Part, you will need a Part Builder!
Doesn’t sound that hard, does it?

Importing the package

It might be required for you to import the package if you encounter any issues, so better be safe than sorry and add the import.
import mods.contenttweaker.PartBuilder;

Retrieving such an object

You can retrieve a new, clear Builder using the MaterialSystem Package:

var pBuilder = mods.contenttweaker.MaterialSystem.getPartBuilder();

Set the Part’s Properties

You can set these Properties

ZenMethod Parameter
setName(name) String name
setPartType(partType) PartType partType
setOreDictName(prefix) String prefix
setAdditionalOreDictNames(prefixes) String… prefixes

All these Methods do 2 things: Firstly, they change the builder’s Property, secondly they return the modified builder.
You can see in the example scripts below what this means.

Actually build the Material

Before you can build your material, you need to build it:;

This returns an Part Object.

Example Script

var pBuilder = mods.contenttweaker.MaterialSystem.getPartBuilder();
var denseGearPart =;

var denseIngotPart = mods.contenttweaker.MaterialSystem.getPartBuilder().setName("dense_ingot").setPartType(mods.contenttweaker.MaterialSystem.getPartType("item")).setOreDictName("superIngot").build();

Noteworthy information

Localizing the MaterialParts

The items you create with your new part will generally be named contenttweaker.part.partname
If you want your item to include the material name, you will need to localize it, preferably in CoT’s language files which can be found at Resources/contenttweaker/lang.
Instead of the material name you write %s, so naming the dense gears ans ingots created above would look like this:

contenttweaker.part.dense_gear=Dense %s Gear
contenttweaker.part.dense_ingot=Dense %s Ingot

Adding a texture

The items you create with your new part will look a bit edgy to you.
If you want your part to have a specific icon you will need to add a partname.png file to Resources/contenttweaker/textures/items.
So, giving the dense gears a texture would require us to add a file called gear_dense.png to that folder.