This page summarizes the enhancements to vRigger version 11.
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To learn which version you own, choose "Check for Updates" on vRigger's Gear (or Insert) toolbar.
There was a maintenance release on December 1, 2019 to improve product stability.
There was a maintenance release on October 7, 2019 to improve product stability.
Version 11 adds 44 new pieces of gear. About half of these are used for rigging and the other half are used to create firefighting illustrations. Most of the new gear is only included in the "industry gear kit." These items are marked with asterisks.
ActSafe ACX Power Ascender*
ActSafe ACX Power Ascender Remote*
Carabiner (Exotica Lanyard, bronze)
Carabiner (Exotica Wireeye, red)
Newer Petzl ASAP (w/biner)*
Newer Petzl ASAP (wo/biner)*
CMC Kootney Ultra Pulley
Multi-strand Overhand Knot
Petzl JAG Micro Traxion*
Petzl Pro Traxion*
Petzl Rollclip A carabiner*
Petzl Rollclip Z carabiner*
Petzl Swivel Open*
Tandem Prusik Belay Snippet
Newer Petzl Tibloc Ascender
Pulley (AZTEK, blue w/Prusik)
Pulley (AZTEK, orange w/Prusik)
Prusik (AZTEK, floating, blue)
Prusik (AZTEK, floating, orange)
A new Gear Manager makes it easy to declutter vRigger by specifying which gear you use. For example, if you never use the circus performers or non-locking carabiners you can simply move them to the "don't use" list.
Although it may seem a little out of place to create firefighting illustrations
in rope rigging software, the core features of vRigger are very well suited to this
task. And rather than create a separate product, we are including this in
vRigger's "industry gear kit."
(If you won't be creating firefighting illustrations, you can use the new Gear Manager to easily move this gear to your "unused" list.)
Twenty-three pieces of gear were added to help create firefighting illustrations.
Tee Hose Connector*
X Hose Connector*
Wye Hose Connector*
Fire Engine (top view)*
Firefighter (top view)*
Fire Hydrant (red)*
Nozzle (smooth bore)*
Standpipe, Wall (dual)*
Standpipe, Wall (single)*
Tree (top view, 1)*
Tree (top view, 2)*
Tree (top view, 3)*
Valve Handle (fire)*
Version 11 is linked to a new vRigger Learning Center that makes is much easier to find answers to your questions. If you have a question about vRigger, it's very likely you'll find an answer in the Learning Center.
New Gear Manager
Adding—from Gear Finder
Adding—from Gear Panes
Rope and Webbing
The following sample files were added to the website to help you design rigging systems.
You can choose vRigger's appearance from several new visual themes.
Hundreds of other changes were made to improve vRigger. Here is a small sampling: