Sometimes when we place a window in a wall we can grab the grip and stretch it to any size we want. Other times the only sizes we can use are the standard sizes. I know how to add a standard size but how can we make it to where you can just strectch it to any size we want?
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When a window style has standard sizes apply it removes the ability stretch to any length. The only way I am aware to make a window infinitely stretchable is to remove all of the standard sizes from the style. Alternatively you could make a copy of a window style, remove the standard sizes and apply that style to any windows that needed the infinitely adjustable sizing.
When you place a window with standard sizes and want to stretch it to a non-standard size, when you make the width grip hot, you will see long gray lines indicating standard widths, if the current width is a standard width, and short red lines indicating standard widths, if the current width is non-standard. The initial state locks you into standard widths, but by tapping the CTRL key, you can toggle to dismiss the lines and stretch to a non-standard width. No need to create a parallel style with no standard widths.
If you have grip tips activated, you can get a reminder of this by hovering the cursor over the width grip without making it active - see attached image. (Activate grip tips in the Options dialog, on the Selection tab, in the Grips area by checking the toggle.)
Had a little free time today, and made a blog post on grip editing of styles with standard sizes. If you are interested, you can find the article here: http://architects-desktop.blogspot.com/2012/09/aca