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Design for CNC by Anne Filson, Anna Kaziunas France, Gary Rohrbacher

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Chapter 12. Parametric Design

Parametric tools enable you to easily modify specific parts and attributes of a digital model. When you combine digital fabrication with the parametric capabilities of advanced CAD software, you have the exhilarating power to produce customized designs with relative ease. If you need a table with a specific length and height, you can parametrically adjust a digital model to match the exact dimensions you desire. If you want a storage unit with an overall size to match a space in your shop, and shelves to fit your favorite tools, you can make it all happen with several parametric adjustments to a digital file. With parametric software and digital fabrication, it takes nearly as much effort to produce a custom version ...

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