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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).

vRigger Updates

The Updates page in the vRigger Options dialog displays information about the version you own and allows you to check for updated versions.

Do one of the following to display the Updates page:

  • Click Check for Updates in the More Gear group on the Gear toolbar.
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  • Choose vRigger Options from the File tab and then click on the Updates tab in the Options dialog.

The Updates page displays information about the version you own. This dialog also allows you to specify whether vRigger should automatically check for updates.


If an update exists, you will be prompted to download it.

Other Update Information

The View Revision History button displays changes to vRigger.

You can use the Manually Download the Latest Version button if the Check for Updates command is unable to connect to the vRigger.com server due to a firewall or proxy server.