DesignToolBox - tools for architecture & design

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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 with some of the included transformation tools, like reference rotation, scale and position, measurement tools and reference guides.

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

New tools are added periodically, check the complete feature list
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  • If you are upgrading from refGuides, you will need to uninstall it first. Some files need to be manually removed.
  • Some features depend on the 3ds Max version. If you are working with a version before 2017, features like custom guide objects will not be available.
  • This is a commercial script. Some features are not available in the demo version.

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

Version Requirement: 
2016 x64 - 2024
Other Software Required: 
Microsoft .NET 4.8
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mozag's picture

Bad Review 2

The only reason I still use your set of scripts is the scripts I use - there is no good alternative to several of them. If you had made at least only the Distance and Divide tools, I would have bought this script separately, but if there was a separate script or scripts Expand, Merge, Pivot to Center, Pivot to Bottom, Lock All, Local Rotation and Reference Scale, then I would gladly pay for each of them.

mozag's picture

Bad Review

A set of scripts would be great if everything worked. From version to version, bugs appear that are not treated if you do not write to the developer, and if they are cured in one version, they may appear in the next (apparently bugs appear due to the fact that a very large package of scripts and fixing one cannot but harm the other). In general, I do not use a large number of commands from the entire set: Expand, Merge, Pivot to Center, Pivot to Bottom, Distance, Divide and Lock All, I would still use the Local Rotation and Reference Scale tools, but they work correctly only in 3d viewport, and you should not wait for an acceptable result on the Front and Left views. Also, the problem with using this set of scripts is that there are a lot of them! 3ds MAX starts for 30-40 seconds even without scripts, and with this set, the waiting time is doubled. But the cup of patience was overflowed by the latest version, which is not even installed, and after installing an older one, a window with a suggestion to install a newer version begins to terrorize me.
For the developer: if your script wasn't big, then most likely all these problems wouldn't exist, but you just can't cope with this volume. Make some small scripts, but working without errors.

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Tested compatibility: 3ds Max 2016 - 2021
Installer support: 2015 - 2021


ereju's picture

3ds max 2014

does it work for Max 2014?
it is looking really useful
Thank you

Atelier Bump's picture

Backburner problem

will be publishing an update on the next days, resolving the problem with Backburner.

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Backburner crash

will be publishing an update on the next days, resolving the problem with Backburner.

maxnix's picture

crashes Backburner

Still crashing backburner in 3ds max 2019, Its a shame I liked this script a lot.

Max Ehrlich

trick's picture

Install DTB crashes Backburner

Installing DTB in Max2018 results in a 3dsMax Adapter error in Backburner (No "ShowProperties" function for undefined), making it impossible to use it.

Please fix this as soon as possible!

(If you install DTB without the ribbon extension Backburner works OK!)

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.

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