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Sample vRigger Files

This page contains sample vRigger files that you can use with vRigger version 10.2. You may also be interested in the free training videos.

If you create files that you think will be helpful for other people who own vRigger, please send them to us for possible inclusion on this page. Thank you.

Mechanical Advantage Files


2 to 1

This file displays a 2:1 mechanical advantage system.

(Remember that the "angles" and "friction" checkboxes on the Forces tab also affect the mechanical advantage. Watch the video about calculating forces for more information.)


3 to 1

This file displays a 3:1 mechanical advantage system.

(Remember that the "angles" and "friction" checkboxes on the Forces tab also affect the mechanical advantage. Watch the video about calculating forces for more information.)


3 to 1 (piggyback)

This file displays a system with 3:1 piggyback system mechanical advantage.

(Remember that the "angles" and "friction" checkboxes on the Forces tab also affect the mechanical advantage. Watch the video about calculating forces for more information.)


4 to 1 (simple)

This file displays a system with 4:1 mechanical advantage.

(Remember that the "angles" and "friction" checkboxes on the Forces tab also affect the mechanical advantage. Watch the video about calculating forces for more information.)


4 to 1 (compound)

This file displays a system with a compound 4:1 mechanical advantage.

(Remember that the "angles" and "friction" checkboxes on the Forces tab also affect the mechanical advantage. Watch the video about calculating forces for more information.)


Mechanical Advantage (many)

This file displays systems with 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1, 5:1, and 9:1 mechanical advantage.

(Remember that the "angles" and "friction" checkboxes on the Forces tab also affect the mechanical advantage. Watch the video about calculating forces for more information.)


Block-and-Tackle

This file explains how to create a block and tackle mechanical advantage system using a pulley with a becket.

Knot Files


Adjustable Prusik Hitch

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.


Barrel Knots

This file shows how to use the two barrel knots. Using these knots require you to connect the rope to the knot twice and then use the "rope benders" to create the knot's loop.


Bowline Knot

This file shows how to use the "Knot (bowline)" knot. Using this knot requires you to connect the rope to the knot twice and then use the "rope benders" to create the knot's loop.


Bowlines (Interlocking)

This file shows how you can create two interlocking bowlines.


Butterfly (adjustable)

This file shows how to use the "Knot (butterfly, adjustable)" knot. Using this knot requires you to connect the rope to the knot twice and then use the "rope benders" to create the knot's loop.


Girth Hitch

This file shows how to create the appearance of a girth hitch using three ropes.


Highline

This is a fairly simply highline system.


Load Release (adjusts)

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).


Munter

This file shows how to use the "Knot (Munter)" knot. Using this knot requires you to first connect the Munter to a carabiner and then connect it to the rope.


Overhand

An overhand knot is a good safety knot (as are barrel knots). This file shows how to use the overhand knot as a safety knot.


Two-Loop Figure 8

This file shows how to use the "Knot (F8 two loop)" knot. Using this knot requires you to connect the rope to the knot twice and then use the "rope benders" to create the knot's loop.

Gear-Specific Samples


Anchors

This file shows a variety of anchors that are included in vRigger.


Ascentree (Petzl)

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.


Grillon (Petzl)

This file shows how to use the "Grillon (Petzl)".


Hoist (Harrington)

This file shows how to work with the Harrington chain hoist.


Hoist (Harrington lever)

This file shows how to work with the Harrington lever hoist.


I-Beam (side and eye)

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. (Search vRigger's help system for "statically indeterminate" for details.)


People

This (large) file shows almost all of the men that are available in vRigger. Click on the "View" button to see this image.


MPDs

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).


Pipes and Fittings

This file shows how to work with pipes and fittings.


Pickets (snow)

This file shows several different ways to use the snow pickets.


Silhouette Men

These four silhouette men are great for creating simple, easy to understand illustrations.

Special Situations


Chairlift Rappel

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".


Confined Space

This file shows how you can draw a confined space using the "Shape (ellipse)" and "Shape (line)" items.


Storage Tanks

This file shows how you can create storage tanks using the "Shape (ellipse)" and "Shape (box)" items.


Tether

This file shows one way of creating a safety tether.