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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).

Shortcut Menus

"Right-click shortcut menus" are a powerful way to access commands. In most cases, shortcut menus are much faster than using the toolbar.

Click your right mouse button on gear to display a menu with commands that are relevant to that piece of gear.

Click your right mouse button on a blank area of the workspace to display a generic shortcut menu. The commands in this menu vary based on the gear that is on the workspace.

You can also access commands by "right-clicking" on the status bar, the toolbar, gear panes, the properties pane, the quick access toolbar, etc.