Design Toolbox is a collection of tools specially designed to accelerate and simplify basic modeling tasks for architectural models, furniture design and other tasks where accurate modeling is needed.
Professionals used to CAD or precision software will find it very familiar some of the included transformation tools, like reference rotation, scale and position, measurement tools and reference guides.

Hability to place snapping points at polylines intersections, visual rulers, fast UVW mapping and randomizations, cloning tools, scene management, panel grids, fast pivot placement and workplanes are some of the tools includad, and new ones are added with each update.

Over 30+ unique tools to enhace your workflow

Carefully crafted and visually pleasant UI

Spatial transformations


rotate
reference Rotate

3-Point 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.

Qangle
Angle measure

Visual feedback angle measure tool.

Qarea_icon
Polygonal area

Compute flat polygonal areas.

Qvolume
Cubic volume

Quick measure interior empty spaces or objects bounding box.

sdivide
Divide distance

Pick a distance, set reference points in-between.

Reference tools


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refGuides

Reference line guide tool

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Protractor

Angular reference tool

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live Rulers

Quick measure interior empty spaces or objects bounding box.

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Visual references

Quick measure interior empty spaces or objects bounding box.

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intersection points

Snap to guides intersection.

Convenient tools


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
Layer Isolation

Isolate the current working layer.

Object Array


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...

sdivide
Clone between

Quick 1D array between 2 points.

Eyedropper


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.

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 UVW maps 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

Additional licenses can be purchased at a discount price. Please contact us if you intend to buy more than one license.

NEW: The upgrade to the full DesignToolBox package, for current customers of (discontinued) refGuides plugin is now FREE of charge. Install the demo and your current refGuides license will be valid.

Autodesk 3Ds Max version support: 2016 - 2019 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.

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