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).
The "angles" and "friction" checkboxes on the Forces toolbar also affect the mechanical advantage. Watch the video about calculating forces for more information on force calculations.
This file displays rigging systems with 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1, 5:1, and 9:1 mechanical advantage.
This file displays a system with 3:1 piggyback mechanical advantage (i.e., a 3:1 attached to another rope).
This file contains four different configurations of the AZTEK system that you can copy and paste.
Learn more about the AZTEK rigging system in vRigger.
The adjustable Prusik hitch lets you create a Prusik with any length loop. It's a little complicated to use (and can't be used in force calculations), but it is very versatile.
This file shows how you can create two interlocking bowline.
This file shows how to connect a clove hitch to a carabiner.
This file shows how to create the appearance of a girth hitch using three ropes.
This file shows how to work with a load releasing hitch that has an adjustable length (the other load releasing hitches in vRigger have fixed lengths).
This file shows how to use the "Knot (F8 multi-loop)." This is also called a "Bunny Ear Knot" or a "rigid double figure-eight loop." You can adjust the size of both loops. See the "Two-Loop Figure 8" sample file (on this page), too.
This file shows how to use the "Knot (Münter)." Using this knot requires you to first connect the Münter to a carabiner and then connect it to the rope.
This file shows how to create an adjustable-length loop using an overhand knot on rope.
This file shows how to create an adjustable-length loop using an overhand knot on webbing.
This file shows how to use the "Hands (tandem Prusik)". vRigger includes a Snippet that will do all of this for you.
This file shows how to use the "Knot (F8 two loop)." One of the loops in this knot has a fixed size. See the "Multi-Loop Figure 8" sample file (on this page), too.
This file shows how to use the VT Prusik hitch and rope eyes to create a VT hitch. There is also a snippet that inserts a VT Prusik.
This file shows how to customize the "Arrow (customizable)" and includes variety of arrows that you can copy and paste into other vRigger documents.
This file shows how to use the "Ascender (Petzl Ascentree)" ascender. It includes several tips to get the ropes to appear on the correct side of the ascender.
This file shows the pros and cons of using the ASAP "w/carabiner" and "wo/carabiner". Read about the newer ASAP Lock and ASAP'SORBERS.
This file explains how you can change the friction to affects force calculations. Read about using the ASAP Lock and ASAP'SORBERS.
This file contains two "I-Beam (side)" items connected to several "I-Beam (eye)" items. Note that the force calculations above the I-Beams may appear incorrect because they are statically indeterminate.
This file shows how to use the CMC MPD to lower, descend, belay, and raise. When you create a system using the MPD, make sure the loaded rope segment always comes out on the correct side of the MPD (i.e., away from the orange "release" lever).
This (large) file shows almost all of the men that are available in vRigger. Click on the "View" button to see this image.
These four silhouette men are great for creating simple, easy to understand illustrations.
This file shows how to position ropes and webbing on trusses. Learn more about working with the truss. (The truss will be available in the next vRigger release. If you own version 12 you may contact us to receive a prerelease copy of version 12.1 of vRigger that includes the truss.)
This file shows how to use the wire strop. The main tips are to change the rope color to light gray (so it looks like cable) and to use the rope benders to curve the cable. (The wire strop will be available in the next vRigger release. If you own version 12 you may contact us to receive a prerelease copy of version 12.1 of vRigger that includes the truss.)
This file contains a man rappelling from a chairlift. Instructions in the file explain how the rope was routed around the chair using slack points.
This file shows how you can draw a confined space using the "Shape (ellipse)" and "Shape (line)" items.
This file shows how you can create storage tanks using the "Shape (ellipse)" and "Shape (box)" items.