SHORT VERSION OF QUESTION: How do I choose which axis in a sketch , e.g. x- or y- axis,

should be the axis for the independent variable that is denoted by x in the “Equation

driven curve property manager”.

LONG VERSION OF QUESTION: When I make an equation driven curve (Equation type:

Explicit) the SolidWorks “Equation driven curve property manager” uses x to

denote the independent variable and y to denote the dependent variable.

This is all fine but when I make a sketch in a random plane I don’t seem to get to

choose which axis to be the axis for the independent/variable. So if I sketch

in the y-z-plane the Equation driven curve seems to default to a certain dependent

and independent variable (the independent x seems to be along the z-dim and the

dependent variable y along the y dim)

I want to be able to choose if the independent variable (denoted by x) should be: x- the or

y-axis if I sketch in the x-y-plane, y- or the z-axis if I are sketching in the

y-z-plane and x- or the z-axis if I am sketching in the x-z-plane.

I can of course just get the curve in there and then move it (require rotation and maybe

translation) to where I want but it feels I SHOULD not need to do that + it

might be difficult in editing with design tables etc.

Most

thankful for any hints!