How to flatten a circle


I'm afraid I only have SolidWorks2015 so cannot do this. Below is a tutorial of how to do this though :)



  1. Step 1:

    Change the circle you have drawn to a 3 point arc with lines relating it to the centrepoint

  2. Step 2:

    Dimension the two ends of the circle to be 0.001mm from the top centre

  3. Step 3:

    Flatten the profile

  4. Step 4:

    You could then add extrudes/cuts to get your profile onto either end. It is not the best way to do it- you cannot fold the profile with these features, but it is the only way I can see how to do it at the moment!