If I have an equation for a parabolic curve and need to
create a curve in solidworks sketch, is there a way to inut the
equation to allow for it to draw the parabolic curve?

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.

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...