In previous versions of Vivado I would click on Simulation Settings and check the "scripts_only" option to generate simulation scripts for my design.
I notice that the option is missing in Vivado 2016.1. How do I generate simulation scripts for use outside of Vivado?
launch_simulation is being transitioned to be an integrated simulation option only and the -scripts_only option has been deprecated.
It is scheduled to be removed from future versions of Vivado. Xilinx recommends you to use the export_simulation Tcl command.
In the Vivado IDE you can find export_simulation via File > Export > Export Simulation.
Please refer to (UG900) for assistance on using export_simulation, or in the Vivado Tcl Console you can run the following: