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Not sure I understand either of the questions, but I'll take a stab:

1)  ETABS wall panel elements cannot be "face" loaded.  If you want to
design the wall itself for lateral pressure, you are using the wrong
program.  More than likely, though, that you mean the resultant load on the
diaphragm at the top of the basement wall.  You can use joint loads to do
that, you'll just need to take trib areas for each joint.

2)  Just had a look at the ETABS manual, and I guess you can't (see page
147, note 2).  

You might try accessing the CSI website, then sending them some email with
your question.

T. Eric Gillham PE

From: Jorge Manuel Ramos <junip(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: ETABS modelling
Date: Friday, October 23, 1998 7:17 AM

I need some help from who is using ETABS software. I have two questions
about structural modeling:
Q1: How can I model (input) the forces over basement walls due to earth
Q2: Is it possible to model one way spanning slabs, with the tools we have
in the software?
Suggestions will be welcome.
Jorge Ramos, CE