# How do you plot a curve in Solidworks?

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## How do you draw a curve in Solidworks?

on the Curves toolbar, or Insert > Curve > Projected. Use this selection to project a sketched curve onto a model face. , select the curve in the graphics area or from the flyout FeatureManager design tree. , select the cylindrical face on the model where you want to project the sketch.

## How do you draw a parabolic curve in Solidworks?

To create a parabola:

1. Click Parabola. (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Entities > Parabola . The pointer changes to .
2. Click to place the focus of the parabola and drag to enlarge the parabola. The parabola is outlined.
3. Click on the parabola and drag to define the extent of the curve. Video: Sketching a Parabola.

## How do you curve a straight line in Solidworks?

Autotransitioning

1. Click Line (Sketch toolbar) or click Tools, Sketch Entities, Line and sketch a line.
2. Click the endpoint of the line, then move the pointer away. The preview shows another line.
3. Move the pointer back to the endpoint, then away again. …
4. Click to place the arc.
5. Move the pointer away from the arc endpoint.

## Can you make a curved plane in Solidworks?

To project a curve: Click Project Curve on the Curves toolbar, or Insert > Curve > Projected. … Under Direction of Projection , select a plane, edge, sketch, or face as the direction of the projected curve. Under Projection Faces , select the cylindrical face on the model where you want to project the sketch.

## How do you use the equation driven curve in Solidworks?

To create an equation driven curve: On the Sketch toolbar, click the Spline flyout, and then select Equation Driven Curve or click Tools > Sketch Entities > Equation Driven Curve . Under Equation Type, select Explicit or Parametric. 3D sketches support parametric equations only.

## What is one of the easiest and most useful ways to use a conic sketch?

What is one of the easiest and most useful ways to use a Conic sketch? To attach two endpoints to a curve.

## How do you close a curve in Solidworks?

If you want to close the curve, select the Closed curve check box. icon appears next to the curve name in the FeatureManager design tree.

## How do you draw a composite curve in Solidworks?

To create a composite curve:

1. Click Composite Curve. on the Curves toolbar, or click Insert > Curve > Composite.
2. Click the items (sketch entities, edges, and so on) that you want to join. …
3. Click .

## How do you convert a straight line to an arc?

Convert a Line Segment to an Arc Segment

1. Select the polyline to display its grips.
2. Hover over the grip in the middle of the line segment you want to convert.
3. Click Convert to Arc.
4. Specify the arc midpoint.