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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).

Sizing Gear

This page explains how to resize gear that is on the vRigger workspace.

Use these sizing commands to change the relative size of a few pieces of gear. Use the zooming commands to make everything bigger or smaller. (Changing the size of numerous pieces of gear may slow down vRigger.)

Sizing Gear with Your Mouse

To resize an item, select it and then click and drag a sizing handle.

Sizing gear

Sizing gear using the properties pane

You can also change the size of gear in the Appearance section of the properties pane.

Learn how to specify the size of rope, webbing, and hoses in mm, cm, and inches.

Resetting the Size

The Default Size and Rotation command at the top of the properties pane (and in the gear's shortcut menu) resets the size, rotation, and opacity of the selected gear:

Tips on Sizing Gear

Resizing gear should only be used to change the relative size of a few pieces of gear. Change the zooming if you want to make everything bigger or smaller.

Gear that is locked cannot be resized.

Watch a video that explains how to flip, resize, and rotate gear.