The video below is for completing this assignment: https://esteq.co.za/2017/08/21/fea-practical-assignment/ using CivilFEM.
If you do not have CivilFEM installed already, you can get access to it here and follow the instructions (remember to indicate that you are a student when registering).
Be sure to download the “CivilFEM with Marc” Student version. It includes everything you need to run the software (also a free license file).
NB: The install file is ±1GB in size, so insure you have ample data and time available if you do not have a fast connection with unlimited data.
The set of videos below plays in an HTML iFrame with a Table of Contents to enable jumping to relevant parts in the process to create 4 different FE model representations of a cantilevered beam.
NB: Please note that some common errors are made along the way and rectified later to show what the result of such errors are and how to correct them.
Update: Until the link to the HTML version of the video below is fixed, you may watch the video here on YouTube: