I have a planet with lots of manufacturing and research facilities.
With the research project active i get more research when setting to 100% production
than with 100% research:
Needless to say this is
2) needlessly complicated
I would strongly suggest to look at the govern panel. it makes manufacturing way too flexible, leads to tons of micromanagement (a different govern setting for each planet) and is very unintuitive. imho it should be removed. if i want to specialize a planet into a research center, shipyard or economic powerhouse it should be done via buildings and not with buildings + some weird govern setting.