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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).


Printing the Workspace

Do one of the following to display the Print dialog:

  • Click the File tab and then click Print.
  • Press Ctrl+P.
  • Click your right mouse button on the workspace and choose Print from the shortcut menu.

Specify the print quality

You can choose the quality and size of the printed image in the Print dialog.

The enlarged printouts, below, show the smoother edges in the higher quality printouts. The slight downside of the higher quality printouts is they print slower.

Select the print orientation

  • Click the File tab.
  • Hover your mouse over Print.
  • Choose Print Setup.
  • Choose the desired Orientation.

Desktop Publishing

To create the highest quality printouts:

  • Choose Copy Image in the Clipboard group on the Home toolbar.
  • Select Copy Large Image.
  • Paste the image into your desktop publishing software.

Optionally, you can use the Save Image command on the Home toolbar to save the workspace as png image file. Selecting No when asked if you want the png file to have a transparent background will create the highest resolution image.

Watch a video about using the clipboard and copying images into Word and PowerPoint

To get better printouts

The size of the printout is based on the Print Size selection in the Print dialog. The zoom settings do not change the size of the printout.

Learn how to copy systems to PowerPoint.

Learn how to save the workspace as an image file.

For additional printing control (e.g., to more precisely control the size of the printout), use the clipboard commands to copy a large image. Then paste the image into Microsoft Word (or another program that supports graphic printing). You can then use Word's commands to resize and print the image.