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 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).
Do one of the following to display the rope angles:
Rope angles are only displayed for rope segments that are not curved.
You can view the angle of a single rope segment by hovering your mouse pointer over the rope segment (the angle is displayed in a ScreenTip). You can also click on a rope segment and view its angle in the Rope Info section of the properties pane.
When viewing rope segment angles, the angles are based on their offset from vertical:
The rope segments in the following illustration are offset 45Â° from vertical, so the individual angles will be displayed as 45Â°. The angle between the two rope segments will be displayed as 90Â°.
If the total angle exceeds 120Â° (the "critical angle" where the load on each rope segment exceeds the weight of the load), the angle is displayed in red.