I am a graduate student who hasn't worked too much with SolidWorks and am attempting an assembly to perform a FEA. When I used SAP2000, my advising professor wasn't too happy with the graphics despite some semblance of results.
With SolidWorks, I have created a nice assembly and fixed all the meshing errors but have a failure in fixtures as the study failed to run. Eventually I need to put more complicated loading on, but I put simple loading just to make sure my geometry was ok. Unforutnately, it is not.
I have been stuck on this problem now for a week and figured it would be a good idea to ask the community for help. It would be so appreciated as I realize this could be a mess of a file but I have no one here to help me for a project I have to take on in the next month or so on my own. I have attached all files.