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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).

Saving Image Files

To save the workspace as a bmp (bitmap), gif, jpeg, png, or tif image file:

  • Click the File tab.
  • Click the arrow next to Save As.
  • Click Save Image.
  • In the File Name list, type the image file name.
  • In the Save as type list, choose the desired file type (i.e., bmp, gif, jpg, png, or tif).
  • Click the Save button.

You can use the Insert Picture command to insert image files onto the workspace.