Tutorial - Simulation of Vice Grip in SolidWorks?

The model used is Vice Grip. The file consists of STEP, IGES, and Solidworks version.

  1. Step 1:

    Open the Vice Grip assembly.

  2. Step 2:

    Under simulation tab click Study advisor and then new study.

  3. Step 3:

    Keep the default settings and click OK.

  4. Step 4:

    Under fixture advisor click fixed geometry.

  5. Step 5:

    Select these face.

  6. Step 6:

    On the other side also. Keep the default settings and click OK.

  7. Step 7:

    Under external loads advisor click Force.

  8. Step 8:

    Select the handle face and input a value of 250N.

  9. Step 9:

    Apply the same force on the other side too.

  10. Step 10:

    We are not creating mesh. If we don't define the mesh, SolidWorks will automatically create mesh for the part. Click Run.

  11. Step 11:

    After solver is finished we have the Simulation results.