Model Tab

The Model tab contains tools for manipulating 3D objects in the workspace, creating detailed models, working with physical constraints, and adding advanced objects.

Transform Tools

The primary transform tools include Select, Move, Scale, and Transform. When you choose a tool, visual draggers display on the selected object in the viewport.


The Tab key summons the draggers on screen even if the selected object has moved outside of view.


The Collisions checkbox toggles the collisions state when you're transforming objects. If collisions are off, you can move, scale, and rotate objects so that they overlap each other; if collisions are on, you cannot transform objects to overlap other objects.

Transform Increments

The increments for tool transforms are based on studs for moving/scaling or degrees for rotating. You can adjust these increments through the Snap to Grid menu.

Transform Coordinates

Ctrl/+L toggles between transforming an object relative to world coordinates or the object's local coordinates. When in local mode, an L symbol appears to the lower-right of the object.


Pivot Tools

The Pivot tools give you full control over the points around which objects rotate and translate. See Pivot Tools for details.

Align Tool

The Align Tool button opens a set of tools for aligning objects or groups of objects along the X, Y, or Z axes. For more information, see Align Tool.

Part Insertion

The Part button inserts a new part into the workspace. Clicking the dropdown arrow lets you select either Block, Sphere, Wedge, or Cylinder. For more information, see Parts.

Object Properties

Material and Color

The Material and Color buttons set the physical material and color of selected or newly-inserted parts.

Clicking the dropdown arrow for each tool reveals a picker list/chooser. For more information, see Changing Color and Applying Materials.

Group Tool

You can group objects into models by selecting them and clicking the Group button, or by pressing Ctrl/+G. You can also ungroup an existing model by clicking the small arrow to its right and selecting Ungroup, or by pressing Ctrl/+U.


Lock Tool

You can lock objects in the 3D world to prevent them from being selected, letting you more easily work with unlocked parts in the vicinity. The Lock tool operates as a "key" for both states — clicking on an unlocked object locks it, while clicking a locked object unlocks it.

Lock or Unlock
Unlock All

Anchor Tool

The Anchor toggle controls if physics affects the position of the selected part. Anchored parts never change position due to gravity or any other force. This action has a default shortcut of Option+A.

Solid Modeling

This section contains tools to create new geometry beyond the basic parts Roblox provides. For more information, see Solid Modeling.

Action Shortcut Description
Union Shift + Ctrl/ + G Union parts together to make a single part.
Negate Shift + Ctrl/ + N Negate parts, useful for making holes and indentations.
Separate Shift + Ctrl/ + U Separate parts from unioned selection.

Physical Constraints

This section contains tools for creating physical Constraint between objects.

Constraints are categorized into two groups:

  • Mechanical — Constraints in this group behave as mechanical connections, including hinges, springs, motors, and ropes. For more information, see Mechanical Constraints.
  • Mover — Constraints in this group apply force or torque to move one or more assemblies. For more information, see Mover Constraints.

Effects and Spawns

The Gameplay section tools allow you to insert beautiful effects like lights and particle emitters, as well as quickly insert a SpawnLocation into the 3D space.

Action Description
Effects Creates a new light or effect within the workspace or the selected object. The dropdown lets you select which type of effect to create.
Spawn Adds a SpawnLocation for players to appear at when they join the experience.

Advanced Options

The Advanced section contains tools to insert advanced objects, services, and scripts, as well as to configure collision groups.

Action Description
Insert Object Opens the Insert Object popup for quick insertion of objects.
Model Allows you to import a Model from a local file.
Service Allows you to insert services which are not listed in the Explorer by default.
Collision Groups Opens a window which lets you create and edit collision groups for physical collision filtering.
Run Script Runs a Script located in a file on your local machine.
Script Inserts a Script into the selected Instance.
LocalScript Inserts a LocalScript into the selected Instance.
ModuleScript Inserts a ModuleScript into the selected Instance. You can implement his type of script to reuse code across other scripts.