This is a post on the 3Hit Site.
As a designer, having all of the tools and capabilities you need in a single platform is critical. When it comes to modeling, all designers have their preference for direct or parametric modeling or choose to use both to perfect their visions.
Direct modeling allows designers to quickly define and capture geometry without the constraints of features or original design intent. In contrast, parametric modeling helps designers create shapes based on design intent, features, and constraints. Both have their pros and cons, but the best CAD software offers both in a single platform.