Step 1: Pre-Analysis & Start-Up
Open ANSYS Workbench
Click on the Start button, then click on All Programs. Depending on where you are attempting to access ANSYS, it may be under ANSYS 12.0, ANSYS 12.1 or Class. Once you locate ANSYS click on the the workbench button,
The problem at hand is a static structural problem, so click and hold down the mouse button on the Static Structural (ANSYS) button, , and drag it over to the project schematic window. When you begin to drag the Static Structural (ANSYS) button over to the Project Schematic window a green dashed box should appear as seen in the image below.
Drag the Static Structural (ANSYS) button into the green box until it turns red and has the text "Create standalone system" within it, then release the mouse button.
Change the name of the project to Cantilever and your workbench window should look similar to the image below.