Duplicate guides using opt/alt key and cmd+D/ctrl+D
XD is becoming dominant, and I love the Guide featured added in XD. However, the guide can be even further improved if you add a feature allowing duplicate the guide or create a guide using the guide itself.
Unlike Photoshop and Illustrator, XD artboards don't have a fixed ruler on the interface. Guides can be added from the top and left artboard borders, which is fine. The issue is when we are working with a zoomed level on any object, the top and left edge of the artboard is not accessible, and creating a guide either we have to move to the side and pull a guide to the place, or we have to zoom out to artboard.
This problem can solve by adding a feature that allows duplicating any guide so we can pull any nearest guide without going to the edge of the artboard. Similar to copying any object using Opt/Alt + drag or Cmd/Ctrl + D
David Petrey commented
As a web developer I primarily use XD to prepare and export images and I use guides for this. As someone who was used to PS not being able to create or duplicate a single guide is annoying. I have to zoom out of a very tall mobile design and grab the guide and then zoom back to where I was feels silly. By the way I vote to change the name of this site to "users without a voice". No reason really. Just sounds nice. 😎
Yep. zooming out to create another guide is not 'user-friendly'. I just want to hold down a key and drag another guide line out.
Thomas O commented
YES YES YES please.... impossible to make guides like this without a lot of time and work! Please allow to copy and paste guide lines and allow to pull guides from other places. Even better have a more robust guide tool so you can specify a guide with several horizontal rules. Converting a repeating grid of squares to guide would also be great.
very needed feature. it slows me down a lot to have to go up to the top of the page to drag a guide. very unpractical .... why don't you start from what you learnt on other products Adobe. Surprises me how all over the place standard features are in all programs
I'll give you an example: Often when you're working. Use the zoom to see it better. So it's tedious to zoom out and in again. Only for the help line. Yes in the same artboard.
If there is already an guide line in the workspace. Simply copy with ALT as with the objects