Bruno Camara has posted a video tutorial on creating ropes in 3ds Max.
Bend of Brothers
Bend of Brothers is a 3ds Max script hat allows you to generate instances and add bending properties to your selection.
Cobwebs - Free Script for 3ds Max
John Martini has created a free tool, Cobwebs, for 3ds Max, that makes suspending cables, cobwebs, wire bundles, etc.
Copitor is a useful script that allows you to copy and paste objects from one 3ds Max session to another.