This research investigates the relation between parametric modeling (PM) and digital fabrication (DF) of complex shapes in architecture. The complexity involving the recent designs in architecture has demanded new procedures, as much during the conception as to make possible its construction. Thus, the PM and the DF have allowed architects and engineers conceiving, detailing and constructing complex structures with more precision and faster. In this paper, the author contributes for a discussion in this field, still incipient in Brazil, particularly in the process of PM teach-learning.