This is a general question, and it actually was already asked before but for a case that was wisely solved (see here). I'm going to give a naive example to be clear:

Let us suppose you have three different parametric functions (pairs): {fx[a],fy[a]},{gx[b],gy[b]} and {hx[c],hy[c]} , with no common factor between them, etc. In particular, they come from NDSolve so they are actually InterpolatingFunctions with specific ranges, so we cannot handle the parameter regions of a,b,c.

For example:

ParametricPlot[{{x^2, 2 x}, {y^3, 3 y}}, {x, 0, 2}, {y, 0, 3}]

gives no problem. But,

ParametricPlot[{{x^2, 2 x}, {y^3, 3 y}, {z^4, 4 z}}, {x, 0, 2}, {y, 0, 3}, {z, 0, 4}]

does give the following message:

ParametricPlot::nonopt: "Options expected (instead of {z,0,4}) beyond position 3 in ParametricPlot[{{x^2,2\ x},{y^3,3\ y},{z^4,4\ z}},{x,0,2},{y,0,3},{z,0,4}]. An option must be a rule or a list of rules.

Is there a possibility to plot this case? Wolfram says in this site:

"The Wolfram Language can plot parametric functions in both two and three dimensions. Use a parametric plot when you can express the x and y or x,y, and z coordinates at each point on your curve as a function of one or more parameters."

Here "more parameters" means two?


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    $\begingroup$ Is that ok: MapThread[ ParametricPlot, {{{x^2, 2 x}, {y^3, 3 y}, {z^4, 4 z}}, {{x, 0, 2}, {y, 0, 3}, {z, 0, 4}}} ] // Show[#, PlotRange -> All, AspectRatio -> 1/GoldenRatio] &? $\endgroup$ – Kuba Jan 7 at 21:06
  • $\begingroup$ @Kuba Thanks, it worked! I didnt know MapThread. Now I will try to use it in my case. $\endgroup$ – resanrom Jan 7 at 21:11
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    $\begingroup$ MapThread is not necessary, it just makes it shorter than writing Show[3 x ParametricPlot]. $\endgroup$ – Kuba Jan 7 at 21:16
  • $\begingroup$ @Kuba Oh, yes. Thanks again. $\endgroup$ – resanrom Jan 7 at 21:19