Metal cutting tool is an important part of machining, and its performance directly affects the manufacturing efficiency and machining quality of products. With the increasing demands in manufacturing industry of cutting performance, machining efficiency, customization and quick response, traditional tool design methods can no longer meet the above requirements due to many repetitive work, large amount of calculation, complex process and low efficiency. Parametric design has become a new development direction of customized tool design because of its fast, stable and accurate characteristics. In this paper, the parametric design of cutting tools is realized based on the process construction method of model generating history. The tool parametric design platform is developed by the method of secondary development of commercial CAD software. The platform realizes automatic operation in the background without the main interface of CAD software, completes the parametric modeling process of tools, generates 2D drawings and 3D models conforming to ISO 13399 standard, and realizes the cloud storage function of model data. The platform has simple operation and good man-machine interaction, and realizes the parametric design of many kinds of tools. Compare with that traditional modeling method, using this parametric modeling platform, the modeling efficiency is increased by 90% on average. This platform is of great significance to improve the design efficiency of complex customized tools and shorten the original design cycle by 30%.