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Combining parts within SolidWorks is a fairly simple process. Two methods are to save your assembly as a part file or to use the insert part command to combine parts into one file. The first, saving an assembly as a part, replaces the parts with surfaces that represent the bodies within an assembly, eliminating any feature history.

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While it is difficult to simulate the actual compression of a spring in SolidWorks, you can create multiple configurations to represent the different compression states of a spring. This will allow you to quickly switch back and forth between different lengths of a spring, and with a design table, you can easily create as many configurations as needed.

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