Design Toolbox is a collection of tools designed to accelerate and simplify basic modeling tasks of architectural, urban or interior scenes tools: Standard transformations by reference, like the ones usually found in more precise work oriented applications; Fast measurements, speed up positioning of reference coordinates and workplanes. It also includes some other useful tools for quickly apply and manipulate uvw maps, for paneling simple surfaces; plus some others useful time saver tools.
refGuides includes a set of tools intended to improve and facilitate accurate modeling, particularly helpful for modeling architectural scenes. This tools allows to create construction lines guides, for accurately position and model objects. They can also be used as rulers, displaying measurement units in the viewport. Other great added feature is the ability to snap to intersection points.
reference Rotate3point rotation from direction axis and reference line.
local Rotate2.5D CAD-like rotation.
reference ScaleMatch Scale to reference distance in any axes.
reDimensionScale object by real world units.
Offset positionMove objects with precision.
Distance measureQuick visual feedback distance measure tool.
Divide distancePick a distance, set reference points in-between.
Angle measureVisual feedback angle measure tool.
Polygonal areaCompute flat polygonal areas.
Cubic volumeQuick measure interior emty spaces or objects bounding box.
refGuidesReference lines tool. Line guides can be used as rulers, guides for placemenent, to mark intesection points... Different systems of placement: free space coordinates, Orthogonal and Polar coordinates.
ProtractorAngular reference tool
live RulersQuick measure interior emty spaces or objects bounding box.
Visual referencesQuick measure interior emty spaces or objects bounding box.
Object Spatial informationLive display of standard transformations and object dimensions.
Pivot Placing3Points position, align, from face, reset or place anywhere.
Unhide by selection.Select the objects you want to unhide or unfreeze.
local IsolationIsolate Object with local coordinates as reference plane.
Lock flagsEasy lock/unlock object transformation's.
Interactive arrayQuickly create a 2.5D Array of objects, picking points in the viewport.
Pattern arrayMake complex rule-based object arrays; walls, mosaic patterns...
ReplicatorReplace any object with another. Replicate multiple instances, keep or not material and transformations.
EyedropperCopy almost any property from one object to another. I.E: Match the radius of a circle with the length of a rectangle, render properties, layer or anything else.
Visual appeareanceMatch object's visual properties.
MaterialPick copy and apply materials with two clicks.
ModifiersPick and replicate modifiers in the viewport.
TransformationMatch objects rotation, scale, position...
UVW mapPick and drop UVW mapping from one object to another, no command panel actions involved.
Paneling toolAdd Simple panels to surfaces. Ideal for modelling furniture cabinets or tiled finishes.
UVW mapping toolsApply/Edit UVWmaps to multiple objects at once, directly map mesh elements and faces, random transformations and more...
Snap state setsSave snaps configurations.
Upgrade to full package. For current customers of (descontinued) refGuides module and lite version
Autodesk 3Ds Max version support: 2014 - 2018 / 64bit versions.
Note: If you are upgrading from refGuides (prior to version 3.1), you will need to uninstall it first. some features needs to be manually removed so, please, follow this uninstall notes...
*Purchased licenses are standalone (per-PC license) use. Additional licenses can be purchased at a discount price. Please contact us if you intend to buy more than one license.