Designs are very important in the game. Let us see how to use the designs and the shipyard.
You can see four buttons in the shipyard include Produce, Compose, Exchange and Dismantle. Click Produce, you can see available ships. You can produce ships according to your owned designs. You cannot have two same ships. The design of already owned ship can be used for advancing only.
Click Source in Compose, you can see how to get kinds of ships. Try to obtain design shards as it shows.
In Recycler, you can dismantle designs, ships, parts and tokens. Recycle designs to get Gold, Universal Designs (S) and Universal Designs (L). Recycle ships to get Gold, Universal Designs (S) and Universal Designs (L). Recycle parts to get Alloy that can be used to advance parts. Recycle tokens to get Universal Tokens (S) and Universal Tokens (L)
You can obtain Designs and Tokens in Exchange Center. Exchange your Universal Design (S) and (M) for Tier-A and Tier-S Designs. Exchange your Universal Token (S) and (L) for Tier-A and Tier-S Tokens.