When you discover new inventions, you need to arrange the used items (modules) in a specific order to optimise the inspiration cost for the discovery. This is done either by trial and error, or using some sort of logical approach, which can be time consuming. It would be nice to have some help here!
I looked at this idea before and sadly there isn't any better non-burteforce solution. Best i could do is show the bruteforce pattern on screen, but i don't think it would be very helpful and only slow you down.
There might be better ways, but this is how i solve them:
1. Do some random stuff until you get at least a good rating.
2. Follow the bruteforce pattern until you get an improvement. Reversing every step that doesn't improve the rating and starting again from the start when you get an improvement. I usually have to do this 2-3 times.
There are probably better ways to do it but this way is quite simple and can be done quick quick and without having to remember previous moves.