How to make an animation for a compression spring in Solidworks 2011?

How to make an animation for a compression spring in Solidworks 2011?

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I think a very basic piece of information is missing from the steps above:
The spring needs to be modelled as a revolved sweep, the animation won't work if you use a helix.

 
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"How to make an animation for a compression spring in Spaceclaim 2015 ?"

 
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Step 6 and step 7 is so confused to me.
When i click on centerline ( on her top point and on circuit line of the part behind) i get this option
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/7355853718_45cfb4f58f_b.jpg
You get this option
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8142/7170642697_0341afbaf1_b.jpg
WTF
I used SolidWorks 2012

 
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Additionally to what Steen Winther said, there's another important detail that is not highlighted enough (although it is said in the tutorial) for this method to work: the coil sketch MUST be in EDIT mode before connecting the upper point of the coil axis ant the center of the upper plate.

 
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