Can you provide something(s) more specific that you need help understanding? Have you worked through the SW Simulation tutorials?
From what I can understand of your post you likely only need to look at the stress and deflection output in the 'Results' tab. You should automatically get some rainbow colors on the assembly (you do need to run this on an assembly) and that will show you where the highest stresses and deflections are located.
P.S. You can right-mouse button click on the results item and select "Show" to see the plot.
see shaun's response
what kind of class is this for?
is it one that you could look at some examples or speak to a ta?
i'm sure everyone here can help out but we need more details about where you are stuck and maybe post your model
Thomas Valente wrote:
...I have used solidworks for years ...
anyway I have a school project .
Given your years of experience using SolidWorks, I assume you have an assembly you can attach here.
Analysis is an advanced topic that deserves (requires?) a professional level of preparation. Are you saying you were given a school assignment without instruction in the topic of the assignment?
Attach your assembly here - and I am sure you will get some free instruction.
First thing I'm going to suggest is that to start out - limit your materials to rigid materials.