Hey

I am currently sitting with a model of a robot i am planing to build for a project at school. It has been a while since i have used SolidWorks and i have never really used the FEM part.

I am trying to simulate stresses and the deflection when a force of 500N is applied to the tool part of the robot. But i keep getting errors in SolidWorks when running the simulation. I know that something is not properly defined and would like if someone with some knowledge in the field could give some guidelines/tips on how i can get this simulation running?

I have made on version with the tool modeled up very basic and one that is close to what we want (without the belt system and motor)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9pnz1h1lth..._tool.zip?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4tq019za2h..._tool.zip?dl=0

Every tip will be greatly accepted as i learn more and more.