Rigging, in engineering terms, refers to the act of suspending heavy objects or equipment from one level to another, up or down, with the aid of suspended cables, ropes, trusses and spreader beams. Rigging is regularly applied at conferencing, events and other aspects of entertainment. Event technicians and service consultants apply a range of technical knowledge and experience to determine the safety and success of their temporary structures.
Structural Analysis in rigging
When designing and planning rigging work for entertainment, having a rigging software will make your life much easier. A lot can go into the design of rigging structure, including lighting design, sound design, set design, anchor points, dynamic loading and specifications for the venue. Clients often want more weight, for less anchor points which can be a difficult balance to achieve - particularly working by hand.
The nature of this temporary work, means you need to be able to design these staging structures in an efficient manner. An easy-to-use structural engineering software will help you calculate and analyse the safety of your rigging structure in a matter of seconds.