Show Vert Nums
Quick Z Direction
Distance to Clipboard
Angle to Clipboard
A few tools that might be of some use. Nothing fancy.
Show Vert Nums Toggle the display of vertex indices of the currently selected object(s).
Uncomment + ": " + coordVal as string in the macro to enable coordinate display as well.
Quick Z Direction Define a direction by picking two points (usually with vertex snap on). Selected objects are realigned with their Z axis pointing in that direction.
Dictance to Clipboard Angle to Clipboard Pick points to define a distance or an angle. The measure is saved in Windows' clipboard, ready to be pasted in a spinner field, script or text file. To replace the dot as decimal separator by a comma, there are two lines to uncomment in the macros.
Installation Open in max and evaluate once. Or save directly to your UserMacros folder. In the Customize User Interface dialog, the macros appear under the category Mesh Infos (don't ask me why). I use the following shortcuts: Show Vert Nums: Ctrl+7 Quick Z Direction: Shift+Ctrl+D Distance to Clipboard: Shift+D Angle to Clipboard: Shift+A
Suggestions? If you have some ideas for similar tools, i.e. short and simple, please post them. I'll just ignore the ones I don't like ;)