In design engineering, parametric modeling refers to the use of feature-based, solid and surface modeling software tools to affect a design using real-world attributes. Changes to a model's attributes are interlinked via a history tree to maintain a relationship among them, which allows one attribute change to affect the attributes dependent on it. For example, changing the radius on the corner of a cell phone's outer shell could change the radius of the screen's corner as well. Parametric modeling is often contrasted with direct modeling, which allows designers to interact with the geometry of the digital model by pushing, pulling or twisting it to change its attributes.
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