UEL stands for User-defined Elements. When you have a finite element analysis that requires an element type that doesn't exist in the Abaqus element library, you must write a UEL subroutine. Or, when you want to define various element shape functions, the UEL would be the best choice. This subroutine is one of the most sophisticated in the Abaqus and is intended for advanced users. With this tutorial package, you can become an advanced user and learn how to write such a complex subroutine. This package contains two workshops: writing a UEL subroutine for a planar beam element with nonlinear section behavior and writing a UEL subroutine for a beam element with specific boundary conditions and loading.