This also applies to cable, chain, and webbing.
Gear that is anchored includes anchors, rocks, trees, tripods, trucks, etc.
A "bight" is a simple loop in a rope that does not cross itself.
A "bend" is a knot that joins two ropes together. Bends can only be attached to the end of a rope.
"Descending devices" (e.g., ATCs, Brake Bar Racks, Figure 8s, Rescue 8s, etc) create friction as their primary purpose. The friction in descending devices is always considered when calculating forces.
The "Safety Factor" is the ratio between the gear's breaking strength and the maximum load applied to the gear (e.g., 5:1).
Gear that is selected in vRigger can be copied and pasted. For example, you can select a carabiner, copy it, and then choose Paste several times to add several identical carabiners to the workspace.
You can use the convenient Windows shortcut keys Ctrl+C (copy) and Ctrl+V (paste), or you can select the clipboard commands in the Clipboard group on the Home toolbar.
You can also copy the entire workspace and paste it into other software.