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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).

Using Gear

Gear Manager

Use the Gear Manager to select which gear is available. Suggest gear you'd like added to vRigger.


Ropes and More

Learn the ropes, then learn about cable, chain, and webbing. And learn how to route ropes using slack points.

Shapes & Text

Learn how to use circles, lines, boxes, and text to clarify your rigging systems.


Learn the basics of using knots in vRigger as well as the ridiculous complexities of illustrating your own knots.


Working with pulleys is straightforward, until you work with multiple sheaves.

Learn More

Be sure to check out the free training videos and sample files. If you're still stumped, contact us for free support.