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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  2. Default placement of first artboard should be in a corner

    Art boards start off being placed at the center of the canvas but as projects grow and things are placed outside of art boards it becomes difficult and time consuming to move the group to the upper most bounds. By default the art board should be placed in the upper-most right corner of the canvas to maximize space and minimize the pain that comes in moving when you realize you are out of canvas space.

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  3. Preview Bounds

    Like in Illustrator, to have the ability to edit things with preview bounds for things that have a border that are done with the pen tool/line tool/imported SVGs

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  4. Prototype wires to go underneath artboards (optional)

    Have the ability for prototype wires to go underneath the artboards.

    This feature would be would be already made wires, any wire that you are live-editing would be above artboards.

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    0 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. User-rights management in online prototype (permissions)

    Users should have different statuses like admin, able to leave comments, just watch, disallow access to specific areas of the prototype.

    - sometimes users have to be able to look over an prototype but not to comment

    - some users might watch specific parts of a prototype but shell not see others

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  6. Choose whether to add border to shared prototype

    Realize that this was "fixed" by removing borders for prototypes, but I am now having an issue with designs that use a white background color.

    It is hard to tell the boundaries of the viewport. Feel like it will be impossible to satisfy everyone with a default setting.

    Any way we could choose to add a border color to our prototypes?

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  7. [Win] Ability to close project and still open another file without reopening app

    It would be awesome if every time I opened the wrong file, after closing it, I would still get the initial screen where I can choose another file.

    As of right now, the project closes and I have to reopen the application to choose another file.

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  8. Global color swatches across the application

    Introduce a feature to Swatches, where you can access all your colours that you've saved in other projects and be able to view them in all projects, similar to Photoshop

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  9. Separate symbols from other assets

    Especially in bigger projects it can be necessary to create many symbols or global elements (like a header which appears on each document, or a footer - so it should be given more space for these things.

    Also it would be helpful to have the possibility to categorize symbols as well. So for example there could be different forms, buttons (add new, send, post, etc.) different types of bundled in one category - so they can quickly be placed on each place in the document.

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  10. Display file's last edit date and time beside file name

    Either display the last edit/change in the window title where the file name resides or better yet, each artboard also displays the last change time and date. This is very important for large companies which has multiple designers working on a single file.

    Please see attached mockup, refer to the middle window title.

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  11. Associate comments with versions of the prototype

    At the moment I realise a prototype, everyone comments on it and if I update the prototype the comments are lost.

    I think it would be really cool if comments were maintained if i republish a prototype.
    Maybe the comments could be labelled with a page release version number or date so i can hid them - but I don't want to lose the comments, i want the person who left the comment to be able to marked the problem they highlighted as solved.

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  12. Add rename, edit, and export to assets panel context menu

    The addition of a few features to the right click menu in the assets panel would definitely improve productivity.

    1. Rename - The ability to right click and rename objects in the assets panel would greatly improve the ability to organize objects instead of the current method of navigating to list view and then renaming objects.

    2. Edit - The ability to right click and edit any asset (as is currently possible only with colors) would be extremely useful for assets that are used infrequently in large projects that would have to be found manually and changed on the canvas.

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  13. 50% zoom keyboard shortcut

    Similar to Zoom In Cmd+1=100%, Cmd+2= 200% it would be nice to have Zoom Out, say Cmd+Shift+2 = 50%

    Currently the only way to go 50% from keyboard is hit Cmd+- twice.

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  14. Automatically average/modify uneven gaps for dashed border strokes

    If a dash and gap lengths do not evenly go around the circumference of an object, a merged dash will occur, making it uneven. To avoid the merge or the incorrect gap on the top, XD would have to average/modify the gaps or the lengths so to automatically change values for those. I hope to see this option implemented for border strokes in the future.

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  15. warning window before create a new link

    Hi,

    I love XD but I do have one comment when updating the button to create a new link is right next to it, and it's been many times that I click the create a new link by mistake and then I need to resend the last link and or add all the emails to the invite list. Should be good if there is a warning window that you need to double check before create a new link

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  16. Measure overlap between objects

    Currently we can only measure the distance between the two objects that either don't overlap or are entirely separate. It would be nice to between the top edge of two object that overlap (for example, between object B side E and object A side A, labeled as measurement 1). I would like to be able to select the edge of the object I want to measure from and see the measurement to the selected edge of another object.

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  17. Widen Scroll Bar on Layers Window.

    The scroll bar for the layers window is narrow and takes precise mouse work to select it on a laptop or high resolution screen. Double the thickness so it is easy to select and drag. Great app.

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  18. Show reload icon when a new prototype has been published

    Mark the guide with new(or refresh) icon when there is a renewal in the file.

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  19. Add Fixed Position to right click/context menu

    The fixed position option is fantastic but could benefit from being easier to access. Adding the fixed position option to the context menu or just adding a a keyboard shortcut would greatly benefit many designers' workflows.

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  20. Preview Window Behind Context Windows

    If context windows (color pickers, preview, publish, etc.) appeared in front of the preview window, but everything else remained the same (i.e. the preview window is still always in front of the canvas) I think the annoyance of having info unexpectedly hidden by the preview window would be avoided.

    This applies to both Design & Prototype mode.

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