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).
You can copy the image that is displayed on the workspace so it can be pasted into other software, such as email, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
A copyright notice is automatically added to the copied image. You can disable the copyright notice from the General page of the Options dialog.
Use one of these commands to paste the image:
See other ways that you can share your rigging systems with other people.
You can also copy and paste gear.
When working with a system that contains "curved" ropes, a rope may be inadvertently "clipped" when copying or printing. That's because vRigger can't tell where the curved rope is. You can prevent this by adding a lone slack point as shown in the following illustration. vRigger will expand the selection area to include the slack point, but since slack points are hidden, it won't be saved to the clipboard.