DesignToolBox

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.

Over 30+ unique tools to enhace your workflow

Carefully crafted and visually pleasant UI

Spatial transformations


rotate

reference Rotate

3point rotation from direction axis and reference line.
QLrotate

local Rotate

2.5D CAD-like rotation.
scale

reference Scale

Match Scale to reference distance in any axes.
Qdim

reDimension

Scale object by real world units.
Qoffset

Offset position

Move objects with precision.

Measurements


Qmeasure

Distance measure

Quick visual feedback distance measure tool.
sdivide

Divide distance

Pick a distance, set reference points in-between.
Qangle

Angle measure

Visual feedback angle measure tool.
Qarea_icon

Polygonal area

Compute flat polygonal areas.
Qvolume

Cubic volume

Quick measure interior emty spaces or objects bounding box.

Reference tools


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refGuides

Reference 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.
prot_128

Protractor

Angular reference tool
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live Rulers

Quick measure interior emty spaces or objects bounding box.
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Visual references

Quick measure interior emty spaces or objects bounding box.
info

Object Spatial information

Live display of standard transformations and object dimensions.

Convenient tools


Qvolume

Pivot Placing

3Points position, align, from face, reset or place anywhere.
Qvolume

Unhide by selection.

Select the objects you want to unhide or unfreeze.
Qvolume

local Isolation

Isolate Object with local coordinates as reference plane.
Qvolume

Lock flags

Easy lock/unlock object transformation's.

Object Array

Eyedropper


IARRAY

Interactive array

Quickly create a 2.5D Array of objects, picking points in the viewport.
PARRAY

Pattern array

Make complex rule-based object arrays; walls, mosaic patterns...
MULTI

Replicator

Replace any object with another. Replicate multiple instances, keep or not material and transformations.
REPLICATOR

Eyedropper

Copy 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.

Eyedropper modes


appearance

Visual appeareance

Match object's visual properties.
material

Material

Pick copy and apply materials with two clicks.
modifier

Modifiers

Pick and replicate modifiers in the viewport.
transform

Transformation

Match objects rotation, scale, position...
uvw

UVW map

Pick and drop UVW mapping from one object to another, no command panel actions involved.

Miscellaneous tools


Qvolume

Paneling tool

Add Simple panels to surfaces. Ideal for modelling furniture cabinets or tiled finishes.
Qvolume

UVW mapping tools

Apply/Edit UVWmaps to multiple objects at once, directly map mesh elements and faces, random transformations and more...
magnet

Snap state sets

Save snaps configurations.

Buy now*

Full version

(Stand-Alone license)

$ 22.99

Upgrade to full package. For current customers of (descontinued) refGuides module and lite version

$ 9.99

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.

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