Adding meshes a certain segment high

Is there a way in Blender 2.93 to add a mesh x number of segments high? I’m wondering because I’m going through tutorials that say to add a mesh (or primitive in gmax or 3ds Max as the tutorials were done in 3ds Max 4). The only way I can think of going about it is add the mesh and then add loop cuts to create the segments. Thanks.

Well, sadly no. You have to add subdivision after you create the object. But there is an addon a use that allows you to add subdivision and also change the values after the primitive object is made. Its called Wonder mesh, you can buy it or download for free here.

Thank you.

Geometry Nodes can do this too.