As soon as your project is created in the Vivado Design Suite, you can run behavioral simulation. You can run functional and timing simulations on your design after successfully running synthesis and/or implementation. To run simulation: in the Flow Navigator, select Run Simulation and choose the appropriate option from the popup menu shown in the figure below.
Tip: Availability of popup menu options is dependent on the design development stage. For example, if you have run synthesis but have not yet run implementation, the implementation options in the popup menu are grayed out.
Figure 1. Simulation Run Options