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At this time you will have to edit the input file generated by FEMAP. The BEAM44 real constant data must be translated to BEAM188 section data. There should be adequate documenation from ANSYS on how to do this.
You can change the formulation of the beam by using the command Modify > Update Element > Formulation... This cannot be done by editing the existing property.
Just did a quick test using Femap V11.4.1 and it does appear to read and write BEAM188 into an .ANS file. But I am not an Ansys user, so I'm not sure if there are finer details to worry about. As you say.. once the formulation has been modified.
Is it possible to post the file that you are talking about in the original post so that FEMAP development can test this? We are looking at improvements to the translator for a future release of FEMAP.