The user interface update that we've started in the previous version has been continued in 2018.1. In this EAP build we reworked:
In addition to that the build line presentation has been reworked through the whole web interface.
In the current TeamCity version if a build step is defined in a template it is shown as read only in a build configuration inheriting this build step. If some customization is required then parameter reference should be defined for some settings in the template and specific value should be set for this parameter in the build configuration. But this workaround works for text fields only.
In this EAP it is finally possible to customize inherited build step, i.e. it is possible to change every setting of the inherinted build step without necessity to introduce parameters.
When there is a need to define a common build step in a template, such a step should be executed either before all build configuration steps or after them. In this EAP build for a given template it is possible to define steps and then define their placement with respect to build configuration steps. All build configuration steps are represented as a placeholder in reorder steps dialog. Template steps can be placed before or after this placeholder.
Note: you still can have completely custom order of steps in the build configuration iherited from the template.