I felt I was using reset xform and collapsing too much, so I made a very, very simple script to make this a one click button. All you need to do is open a new script and add this in.
modPanel.addModToSelection (XForm ()) ui:on
macros.run “Modifier Stack” “Convert_to_Poly”
Then select all of this script from within the script editor and drag and drop it to a toolbar you have created. And that’s all. Don’t worry about saving your script, it’s all stored in the button, so you can just close out your script editor.
If this was useful to you, but you are getting problems with it, let me know in the comments and Ill assist. This code was done in Max 2016.