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Defining Parabolic curve in 2D Sketch using an equation
Charles Culp Sep 10, 2008 12:17 PM (in response to David Caldwell)You can, but it will only be a spline approximation. Check out this macro:
http://forum.solidworks.com/fo...&threadid=13106
Also, it is a new feature in Solidworks 2009.
*Edit: Right, so I forgot. As mentioned below, Solidworks has a parabola function already. It is in Tools>Sketch Entities... 
Defining Parabolic curve in 2D Sketch using an equation
Roland Schwarz Sep 10, 2008 2:00 PM (in response to David Caldwell)If it is a "parabolic curve", why not just use a parabola? If you have the equation, you can use the equation to determine the location of two or three key points on the parabola and you will have your curve. 
Defining Parabolic curve in 2D Sketch using an equation
Mahir Abrahim Sep 10, 2008 2:27 PM (in response to David Caldwell)I second Roland. If you have the parabolic equation then it should be as simple as constraining the vertex and one additional point in XY.