Modelling raft using ETABS and SAFE

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Im a complete newbie and am working on ETABS for the very first time, just completed my Civil engineering degree and am taking my first tender steps into the practical realities of the field. So please forgive me for my lack of knowledge and experience in advance.

I am currently working on modelling a G+5 commercial building with basement raft in ETABS. Im aware of the fact that foundation design requires the use of SAFE. However, in this particular project, the columns in the basement are tied with inverted beams that were cast with the raft. I would like to know whether these beams need to be included in the ETABS model or can SAFE account for these beams tying the columns within the raft. Looking forward to any help from experienced users

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