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In addition to pushover curver (Base shear Vs displacement) SAP gives you the option of ATC -40 curve. So you can select that. Then go to the properties table of the curve and you can get the Sa and Sd values.
Can you add the reference, from where above excerpt has been taken?
It is always a good idea to indicate the reference, whenever an excerpt is quoted to explain some technical matter or concept (especially when it is taken from some book or code). This helps the reader to consult the original reference and study in more details, if required.
You can model sag rod as bracing (Sag rod properties can be defined in a frame section and modelled as a brace) provided your design condition allows the sag rod to behave like a brace as I mentioned in the previous post. Once you model them, see the forces and design accordingly.