# Display | Participation

Displays Participation values between *pairs of shapes* in two Shape Tables

Each Shape Table can contain ODS's, FEA Mode Shapes, EMA Mode Shapes, or Engineering Data Shapes.

## What Is Shape Participation?

The complex Participation of vector {u} in vector {v} is defined by the equation

{u} (Participation) = {v}

Participation is calculated as the *least-squared-error solution* to the above equation with the formula,

Bar Chart of Participation Magnitudes.

## Participation Window Commands

### File | Copy Graphics to Clipboard

Copies the Participation window graphics to the Windows Clipboard.

### File | Print

Prints the window graphics on the system graphics printer.

### File | Close

Closes the Participation window.

### Display | Spreadsheet

Displays the Participation values in a spreadsheet.

### Display | 3D Bar Chart

Displays the Participation values in a 3D bar chart.

### Display | Value

When *checked*, the Participation value for one shape pair is displayed on the 3D Bar Chart.

### Display | Real Part, Imaginary Part, Magnitude

When *checked*, displays the Real Part, Imaginary Part or Magnitude of the Participation values in either a 3D Bar Chart or a spreadsheet.