At any stage of the project, existing stories and shearwalls must be deleted in order to be able to define two columns, such as basement perimeter shearwalls, and additionally defined stories to the beam. With the Shearwall to Beam command, you can do this at once without deleting stories and shearwalls.
Location of the Shearwall to Beam Command
You can access it from the ribbon menu Modify tab under the Transform heading.
Click the shearwall to beam icon.
Choose shearwall or shearwalls that will be transformed into beams.
The beam settings dialog will open.
If necessary, change the dimension or concrete material properties.
Click the OK button.
The shearwalls will be automatically transformed to beams without disturbing the existing data input.
Shearwalls to be transformed into beams
Shearwalls turn into beams