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Modifying Parabolas

To modify the parabola:

  1. In an open sketch, select a parabola.

    The pointer changes to Pointer_Parabola.gif when it is over a parabola.

  2. Drag the vertex to shape the curve.

    The pointer changes to pointer_vertex.gif when you select the vertex.

    • To flatten the curve, drag the vertex away from the focus.
    • To make a sharper curve, drag the vertex closer to the focus.
    • To change the length of a side of the parabola without modifying the curve of the parabola, select an endpoint and drag. Video: Modifying a Parabola
    • To modify the length of both sides of the parabola without changing the arc of the parabola, drag the parabola away from its endpoints. Video: Modifying a Parabola Without Changing the Arc

  3. Click PM_OK.gif.


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