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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.

A "hitch" is a type of knot that must be tied around another object.

"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).

Flipping Gear

You can "flip" gear horizontally to change its appearance.

To flip an item, select it and choose Flip Horizontally on the Home toolbar:

You can also flip gear by changing the Flipped property in the properties pane:

Or you can right-click on an item and choose Flip from the shortcut menu:

When multiple pieces of gear are selected, the Flip command flips the entire group horizontally:

The Default Size and Rotation command at the top of the properties pane (and in the gear's shortcut menu) resets the flipping, size, rotation, and opacity of the selected gear:

The Flip command is not available if the item is symmetrical (e.g., a round ball).

Watch a video that explains how to flip, resize, and rotate gear.