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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. Choose vRigger Options from the File tab to display the Options dialog.

This page also allows you to check for updated versions of the vRigger program and gear. Learn how to upgrade.


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.
  • Choose About vRigger from the File tab and then click on the Updates button.

The Check for Updates command checks for both program and gear updates. If an update exists, you will be prompted to download it.

This dialog also allows you to specify whether vRigger should automatically check for update.

Other Update Information

Information regarding the program and gear revisions you own are displayed at the top of this dialog.

The View Program Revision History button displays changes to the vRigger program and gear.

You can use the Manually Download Program and Manually Download Gear buttons if the Check for Updates command is unable to connect to the vRigger.com server due to a firewall or proxy server.

Change Licensing Options

Choose the Program and Gear Licensing button to change various licensing options.