New Measure Distance Tool
A macroscript tool for measuring the distance between 2 objects. Creates a feedback window giving the distance between 2 mouse click. Stays open allowing you to continue measuring until you're done. The most user-friendly method, better than the Tape Measure Helper or the Measure Distance tool. As a macroscript, once installed, it's fast and easy.
unzip the macro and place it in your macroscripts folder (typically: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max XXXX\UI\MacroScripts). You'll find the macro under "DAS Tools" when you go to "Customize\Customize User Interface\Toolbars\Category: All Commands".Place the macro on any toolbar. If you are not familiar with loading macroscripts see the max help regarding Customizing the User Interface. The script will prompt you to click in the viewport to declare the beginning of the measurement. If that point is registered you'll be prompted to click a second location after which a dialog will pop up showing you the distance between the 2 clicks. You'll be prompted to contiue measuring more points or exit.