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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 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).

Zooming

You can zoom in to get a close-up view of your rigging system or zoom out to see more of the system at a reduced size. The following zooming commands affect the entire workspace. You can also resize individual pieces of gear.

What do you want to do?

Zoom in for a close-up view

Do one of the following:

  • Click Zoom In in the Zoom group on the View toolbar.
  • Click Zoom Box in the Zoom group on the View toolbar and then click-and-drag your mouse on the screen.
Zoom Group
  • Press the Ctrl+Space keys to activate the zoom box command and then click-and-drag your mouse on the screen.
  • Press the + key.
  • Press the Ctrl key and roll the wheel on your mouse forward.

Zoom out to see more of the workspace

Do one of the following:

  • Click Zoom Out in the Zoom group on the View toolbar.
Zoom Group
  • Press the - key.
  • Press the Ctrl key and roll the wheel on your mouse backward. 

Zoom to a specific percentage

Do one of the following:

  • Click Zoom % in the Zoom group on the View toolbar. You can then specify the zoom percentage in the Zoom dialog.
Zoom Group Zoom Group
  • Click on the zoom percentage that is displayed on the status bar.
Zoom percentage on status bar
  • Press the keys 1 through 8 to quickly zoom between 100% and 800%.

Quickly see the entire workspace

  • Click Zoom To Fit in the Zoom group on the View toolbar.
Zoom Group
  • Press Ctrl+0 (or F5).
  • Right-click on the workspace and choose Zoom To Fit.

Watch a video that explains how to zoom and scroll the workspace.

The zooming commands change the view of the entire workspace. Avoid the temptation to resize the individual pieces of gear. The individual sizing should only be used to change the relative size of a few pieces of gear.