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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.

"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).

Properties Pane

The properties pane displays information about the currently selected item(s) and allows you to modify the information.

What do you want to do?

Modify properties

The contents of the properties pane varies depending upon which gear is selected. When multiple pieces of gear are selected, only the properties that are shared by all of the selected gear are available.

New properties pane
  1. The properties are displayed in a docking/floating pane.
  2. You change the gear's properties within the pane.
  3. Helpful hints at the bottom of the pane update as you move between the available properties.

Properties toolbar

The toolbar at the top of the properties pane allows you to toggle the properties between a categorized and alphabetical list, restore the item's default properties, access the item's properties in a dialog, lock the item, and display online Help (for the selected item if gear-specific help is available).

Specific properties

Click on an illustration (below) to learn more about that section of the properties pane.


Appearance Section
 
Rope Appearance Section
 
Shape Appearance Section

Forces Section
 
Forces (Pull/Release) Section
 
Text Section
         

Connection Info Section
 
Rope Info Section
 
Forces Info Section