Adobe XD: Feature Requests

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  1. Adjust error message when exporting to a file open in another app

    I needed to overwrite a file when exporting it. However, I spent approximately 20 minutes trying to figure out why I kept getting the error "There was a problem exporting your asset. We'd love to understand what went wrong so that we can fix this for you. Please tell us about the problem here."

    I finally realized that this was because I was overwriting an opened file (I was viewing it in Adobe reader). As a software engineer to a team of software engineers, I highly recommend making the errors much more specific to the issue.

    if File.isOpen()
    sendError("Please close…

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    5 comments  ·  05 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Preserve corner radius when resizing

    If I'm drawing a rectangle and setting a corner radius of X, and need to resize that rectangle's width, I'd like to just be able to push one side without having the other side's corner radius "squashing" up.

    Currently it's possible to do so by editing vector points and just selecting the left or right-side point group, but it wastes a bit of time. Thanks :)

    142 votes
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    8 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Got it. Currently, that’s expected behavior, as double clicking and adding points converts it from a rectangle (which will maintain the corner radius) to a path, which has a different set of rules for resizing (for things like icons). I think what you want is this behavior: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/12962355. If this looks good, I’ll go ahead and merge this story with that one.

    -Elaine

  3. Mac/Windows Font Structure Issue

    Some fonts have issues between Mac and Windows environments most notably at the moment the Intro typeface. It works fine in all other Adobe software but in XD if a person sets up a file on a Mac and then a Windows user tries to open the file the fonts are all missing despite the exact same font files being installed on both computers. Mac and Windows in XD seem to group font families differently so Intro Black Caps on Mac is Font-Family: Intro, Font-weight: black caps. But on Windows it's Font-Family Intro Caps, Font-weight: Black. Causing the files to…

    7 votes
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  4. Snap to Grid

    just like in Illustrator, Set grid, turn it on, any move using mouse or kbd keys will always snap the move to the created grid. very impt for UX design work.

    30 votes
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    21 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Shared Site Map

    To go along with the shared styles, have a shared sitemap that you can click on and be taken to the design and easily jump back and forth between the site map mode and the design mode. Also, easy way to export the sitemap.

    11 votes
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    1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Looking for clarification on this request. Are you asking for…

    - An overview/map in shared prototypes on the web? If yes, please upvote https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/13760121-show-all-screens-to-navigate-shared-prototype-map-overview

    - An overview/map in shared design specs on the web? If yes, this feature is done already! This is now the starting view for any design specs link.

    - An overview/map within the XD desktop app itself? If yes, please upvote https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/12957801-simplified-view-of-artboard-interaction-links-overview-desktop-app

  6. Export Illustrator file

    A client is requesting to have assets in Illustrator format. Basically, I want to be able to export from XD as an Illustrator file with the options to save images as linked or embedded. This is similar to the SVG export option, except that SVG I think has a file size limit of about 15 MB. When I export as an SVG at a large size, XD fails. Exporting as Illustrator with supported text boxes (not breaking them into individual text lines and not outlining the text either. Just easy and editable from XD to Illustrator. XD export as SVG…

    20 votes
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    7 comments  ·  05 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    I would like to understand more about the limitation of the export as SVG as i am not aware of any limit. Are you talking about a limit in the application that consumes the SVG, like a browser or Illustrator?

    In general, if you choose to export with embedded images, the size of SVG will become large and it will be hard to process it in other application.

    Cheers,
    M.

  7. InDesign Workflow – linked files in XD

    For the design I use InDesign as InDesign is much more powerful as XD. I export my Designs as PNG and import those PNGs in XD to create linked artboards for customer presentations.

    It would be very much needed to have extern links (as in InDesign) pointing to those PNGs. Each time I update my Design in InDesign and export automated all PNGs all screens in XD would also be updated. I conceptualize webprojects with more than 200+ screens and this would speed up prototyping tremendously.

    Anyway XD rules – really like it – just miss this killer feature!

    64 votes
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    15 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Okay, so I’m trying to understand here. By looking up documentation, I see that you can place images in your file and link them to an image on your file system, so not embedding them in the file. (I’m assuming you’re not talking about inserting links to images on the Internet via URLs.) When the document opens, it loads up the image and places it in. In some apps, updating the file on the file system will update the image automatically without any intervention, and in other apps, changing it on the file system won’t update until you either manually refresh or relaunch the app.

    This scenario is what I was defining as “dynamic linking.” Smart Objects (as I’m defining them in my head) are elements that are in a CC file format (like Photoshop or Illustrator). Am I misunderstanding your request for external links?

    Thanks,

    -Elaine

  8. file preview thumbnails in Bridge

    Can we please get a preview of .xd files in Bridge? Right now it's just the XD logo.

    7 votes
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    3 comments  ·  07 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Clipboard Integration with PS + AI for Vector and Transparent PNG

    Pls add clipboard integration for Vector Shapes from AI and Photoshop as well as transparent bitmap layers from PS.

    8 votes
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    2 comments  ·  07 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    You should already be able to copy and paste vectors from both Illustrator and Photoshop. In Photoshop, you’ll need to copy as vector in order to paste into XD. For more about both, please read: https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-design/help/working-with-external-assets.html

    I believe we also support transparent bitmap layers from Photoshop as well on Mac.

    Please let us know if this answers your question!

    -Elaine

  10. Import PDFs

    Vector assets for iOS are PDFs. Not being able to import existing assets directly sucks.

    27 votes
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    9 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    I would like to understand more about your workflow. What are you trying to achieve and what prevents you doing with the latest XD version?

    Cheers,
    M.

  11. XD export feature to xCode

    Add xCode export to the list of functions... great for informative apps

    74 votes
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    28 comments  ·  05 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Can you tell us more about how you’d like this to work? Do you want XD to export image assets and insert them directly into the correct folders/filenames in an existing Xcode project? Or do you want XD to generate Objective-C / Swift code to create a brand new Xcode project?

  12. 33 votes
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    15 comments  ·  04 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Direct selection tool - adjust points in multiple shapes at once

    I need direct selection tool to adjust groups this way:
    1. I created rectangle and placed icon inside with 10px offset from right side.
    2. Grouping rectangle with icon.
    3. Now I want to resize this group and save 10px offset, but this offset changes proportionally.

    I can easily do this in Ai using Direct Selection tool. So, add Direct Selection tool, please.

    40 votes
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    12 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    You can direct select elements by holding CMD when clicking on items that are part of groups. Marquee selecting anchor points is landing very soon, so that you could select parts of your rectangle. Do you expect a different behavior? Did I understand your request right? Thanks for your feedback.

  14. Change image only in single repeat grid item

    Would be nice to be able to change images of repeat grid items. At the moment if I drag & drop on a repeat grid item, all instances will change …

    32 votes
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    14 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Here’s how it works currently:

    • If you drag a single image onto a Repeat Grid where all grid cells show the same image, the image will change in all the grid cells.
    • If you drag multiple images onto a Repeat Grid, you will set up a repeating sequence of different images. For example, if I drag in 5 images at the same time, the first 5 grid cells will show different images and then the pattern will repeat (e.g. every 5th grid cell will show the same image).
    • If you drag a single image onto a Repeat Grid that already has a repeating sequence of images, you’ll replace all copies of the image you dropped onto. For example, if you had a sequence of 5 images repeated 3 times (15 total grid cells), and then you drop a single image onto one grid cell, you’ll see 3 copies of that…
  15. Wacom Tablet issues on Mac

    It is very easy to navigate the Xd interface with a magic mouse or touch pad however when I am working with my Wacom (which is often) I loose some of the functionality such as zooming and being able to move around the interface with a 'hand' tool option 'H' like in Illustrator and Photoshop. If one of the artboard falls off the screen/interface, I am unable to simply drag the view to accomodate the artboard. If I am using the Wacom I have to go to the magnification setting in the upper left hand of the interface which is…

    35 votes
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    7 comments  ·  07 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Please note that the Wacom tablet on Windows only is considered a pen experience, which is not yet supported on the canvas. You should be able to select the tools along the side and interact with XD in the property inspector. We’re working on that particular experience.

    However, I’d like to keep this open to be able to talk about what specific issues Mac users are experiencing. Please do add these in the comments!

    Thanks,

    -Elaine

  16. Export to an APK file

    Export APK file...

    23 votes
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  17. Auto leading for text

    Please add auto leading for text. It would be great being able to set up the auto leading for the document like in Illustrator or Indesign (Auto leading: 120 %)

    6 votes
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  18. Can't copy group of object from AI to XD

    I'm using newest version of XD, and have problem that can't copy group of object from AI to XD, it still work if I copy each single object, the prev version don't have this problem, thank you!

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  19. Help system

    Why is there no complete help system for XD? Seems very strange to release a product without one.

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    3 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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