One of the wonderful aspects of online services is the communities that form around them. These communities can not only share ideas, but sometimes they create very useful tools and add-ons that make the original service even better.
That's just what happened when Shapeway user Virtox created a special script for 3DS Max that computes the final price for printing the model at the Shapeways service. Evidently Virtox spent considerable time performing these calculations manually or uploading them to Shapeways to verify pricing. Instead, the calculation is now done quickly and efficiently. The script not only calculates pricing, but also computes final volume and verifies polycount. You can find the script at the link below.