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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 some of the included transformation tools, like reference rotation, scale and position, measurement tools and reference guides.
Ability 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 included, and new ones are added with each update.

Ref. rotate

Transform

Precise CAD-like transforms

Qmeasure

Measure

Inquiry dimensions, areas...

refGuides

Project

Spatial references

Eyedropper

Replicate

Match properties, replace nodes

Interactive array

Clone

Make patterns & dsitribute elements

Layer isolation

Organize & manage

Work faster with layers and manage node visibility

paneling

Model Details

Add details to furniture

Multimap

Bulk mapping

Apply and edit multiple UVW modifiers at the same time

Utilities

Convenient Utilities

Several utilities to make your work faster

Over 30+ unique tools to enhance your workflow

Carefully crafted and visually pleasant UI

Complete feature list

Spatial transformations

Ref. rotate

reference Rotate

3-Point rotation from direction axis and reference line.

local rotate

local Rotate

2.5D CAD-like rotation.

Ref. scale

reference Scale

Match Scale to reference distance in any axes.

Qdimension

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

Polygonal area

Compute flat polygonal areas.

Qvolume

Cubic volume

Quick measure interior empty spaces or objects bounding box.

Subdivide

Divide distance

Pick a distance, set reference points in-between.

Reference tools

refGuides

refGuides

Reference line guide tool

Protractor

Protractor

Angular reference tool

refGuides line

live Rulers

Quick measure interior empty spaces or objects bounding box.

refGuides scale

Visual references

Quick measure interior empty spaces or objects bounding box.

Intersections

intersection points

Snap to guides intersection.

Object Array

Convenient tools

Pattern array

Pattern array

Make complex rule-based object arrays; walls, mosaic patterns...

Clone between

Clone between

Quick 1D array between 2 points.

Layer isolation

Layer Isolation

Isolate the current working layer.

UnHide

Unhide by selection.

Select the objects you want to unhide or unfreeze.

local Isolation

local Isolation

Isolate Object with local coordinates as reference plane.

Eyedropper

Miscellaneous tools

Eyedropper

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, layer... in short: any matching property.

QPanels

Paneling tool

Add Simple panels to surfaces. Ideal for modelling furniture cabinets or tiled finishes.

Multimap

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.

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DesignToolBox documents

Documents

Consult the user guide to learn how to use the tools and their available options.

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New Features

What's new

Stay up to date with the development and new features added in the latest version.

Version history

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Full version

single-seat license*

$22.99

USD


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Autodesk 3Ds Max version support: 2016 - 2019 64bit .


  • Single-seat license model: it can only be installed and registered on one computer.
  • Additional licenses can be purchased at a discount price (-50% off). Please contact us if you intend to buy more than one license.
  • 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.
  • 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.