The place for STEM minds to share ideas, take action and solve problems, big and small. Simulation capabilities, CAM, collaboration tools, ease of use, maintenance options, and the extent of its cloud connectivity are a just a few more aspects to evaluate, whatever design paradigm you prefer. What Is Parametric Modeling?
In direct modeling, designers can push and pull on their model to change it. Where Are We Now?
I am continually amazed at the wide variety of opinions about what Price-To-Win is and who plays what role in Price-To-Win. However, since each step follows from preceding steps, parametric design can require careful planning. You give the computer instructions for every step, and it executes those steps for every time the model must be rebuilt.
This supports designs that will need to be modified or iterated on a regular basis. Direct modeling empowers you to define and capture geometry quickly, without spending time worrying about features, constraints, and original design intent.
But from where the not-so-rigorous modelers live, cracks have started to appear in the parametric modeling paradigm.