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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).

Getting Started with vRigger

vRigger lets you create rope rigging systems on your computer.

If you want to save time, invest five minutes watching this video.

Learn the basic steps to build a rigging system.

Adding Gear

Learn how to add gear to the workspace using the Gear Finder, the gear panes, and the toolbar.

Moving Gear

Learn how to connect and move gear, move connected gear, and nudge gear using your keyboard.

Rotating Gear

You can rotate gear with your mouse and with the properties pane. You can also flip gear horizontally.

Sizing Gear

Learn how to resize gear and more importantly, how to change the zooming.

Sharing Images

You created those badass rigging systems, now share them in print, email, PowerPoint, or as image files.