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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.

DesignToolBox is packed with our previous tool, refGuides:

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.

This version includes several fixes and improvements, along with some new tools and functionality, for example, orthogonal tracking has been implemented in scale, redimension and measure tools. read the changelog to see the major changes. Also there is a new  help documentation page, up to date and more descriptive.

Main features:


Full feature list




Look at the changelog about the new tools added.

If you have any ideas to improve this tools, or some tool you would like, feel free to comment, suggestions are always welcome!

Additional Info: 
  • Version 2.00 Changelog
  • New Tools
    • unFreeze by selection.
    • Continued measure distance.
    • Spatial and standard transformations live info.
    • Map tools
  • New Features
    • reDimension:
      • Added orthogonal tracking.
      • Fixed incorrect results in scaled objects.
    • reference Scale:
      • Added keep proportions option.
      • Added Xform modifier mode.
      • Added Orthogonal tracking.
      • Enhaced behavior on certain situations, less incorrect results.
    • Measure Tool: Now the tape is drawed until the next measure.
    • Area measure: Added orthogonal tracking.
    • Divide tool
      • Added keyboard imput mode instead of mouse movement.
      • Added Orthogonal tracking.
    • Move Around: Added clone object option.
  • General changes
    • General stability improvements and fixes.
    • Improved viewports perfomance of refGuides tools.
    • Fixed "Lock" tool
      • Lock Object Scale wasn't working propperly.
      • Fixed overall behavior when some locks were already been set
    • Measure Tool: Now the tape is drawed until the next measure.
    • Divide tool: more responsive segments selection.
    • MultiMap : Previous extra tools (fit, center and reset UVW Gizmo...) can now be used as a separate tool.
    • Improved "put assets in line" with a options dialog.
  • UI Impovements
    • Overall Tooltips completion, information and ease of use tweaks
    • Redesigned "move Around" UI to make it more useable and straightfoward.
    • Updated tools dialogs

Previous versions changelog

      • Important note: If you are upgrading from refGuides, you will need to uninstall it first. some features needs to be manually removed.
      • refGuides standalone and the included refGuides tools in DesigntoolBox are not compatible right now.
      • Some features like "Add Chamfer" in Panelign tool will only work with 3ds Max 2016 and up.

This is a commercial script.

Version Requirement: 
2014 x64 - 2017
Other Software Required: 
Microsoft .net 4.5+
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Kurai's picture

Excellent Collection

This is the first Max script I have ever purchased.
I do alot of ArchViz and interiors and I find this collection of tools very helpful. The "Eyedropper" tool in itself is a huge timesaver.

Coming from a Sketchup background, I find the Max measuring system painful to use and the RefGuides tool helps in creating accurate models.

Customer service is fast and friendly.

Rosin's picture


Hi i have sent you a mail.

init0's picture

Excellent tool!

Excellent tool, fast and high quality support. Purchase 2 licenses.

araspicture's picture


this is very good tools thank you ı will buy it when I make design

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