Schematics are files that describe a portion of Minetest nodes. Minetest schematics have nothing to do with the file format used by the Minecraft community that has the same name.

Minetest provides built-in functionality for mods to place structures, or schematics, with decorations or with the minetest.place_schematic function. The binary schematic format is stored in .mts files and can be generated by the engine with minetest.create_schematic.


  • Schematic Editor (schemedit) is a mod that allows you to import, edit and export schematics straight within Minetest.

  • MTSEdit is an external program for Windows, macOS and Linux where you can edit schematics in an isometric view.