0 Replies Latest reply on Oct 27, 2014 2:56 PM by Gustaf Enebog

    How to set "independant axis" in equation driven curves

    Gustaf Enebog

      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.


      thankful for any hints!