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  1. CONVERT TO CODE

    We seriously need to be able to convert our designs into code, just like sketch and invision can both do. This is the only thing holding people back from joining xd.

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      37 comments  ·  04 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi, all-

      “Convert to code” is fairly ambiguous, and I’m looking for more specifics as to what you’re hoping to get out of this. We already have a number of stories that go to specific technologies: HTML/CSS, XCode, Android Studio, etc. I’d like to close this one out in the interest of having more specific export paths.

      -Elaine

    • 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 :)

      125 votes
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        7 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Copy vector art from Illustrator

        I can't find this exact feature request so I thought I would request it here. Is it possible to build XD so that any Adobe Illustrator artwork can be pasted into it?

        Photoshop has this ability so I'm continuing to use Photoshop for app design, however, Sketch has some nice features over Photoshop but it's inability to accept even the most simple compound shapes from Illustrator make it virtually unusable for serious design. If preventing users from switching permanently to Sketch is on Adobe's radar, I think y'all should get Illustrator objects compatibility going. It'll be the clincher to ensure…

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          9 comments  ·  06 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi, all-

          I’m trying to consolidate a number of the Illustrator issues into one list to work against, as the various requests seem to be all over the forum. I’ve started with James’ specific list below, and would like to hear back as to what other specific features are not importing correctly from Illustrator 2017.

          • Pixel dimensions not aligning
          • Support for dotted lines
          • Support for rounded stroke
          • Text is broken up into individual lines

          Are there additional things you’ve hit that you’d like us to address?

          -Elaine

        • slack integration

          For my team, this would be much better than just a dedicated in-tool comment system for getting feedback as this would make my prototypes more accessible to the whole team and company without the need for me to specifically send the link to select individuals.

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            11 comments  ·  06 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • XD export feature to xCode

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

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              23 comments  ·  04 : 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?

            • 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!

              56 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

              • 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.

                35 votes
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                  11 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.

                • 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…

                  33 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  06 : 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

                  • 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 …

                    23 votes
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                      11 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…
                    • Export to an APK file

                      Export APK file...

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

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                          6 comments  ·  04 : 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.

                        • Custom name in sharing link URL (instead of random characters)

                          Include the file name in the shared link to make it easier to keep track of multiple XD prototypes.

                          18 votes
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                            9 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Dim background (set tint + alpha) behind overlay

                            Love the new overlays feature! As an extended feature it would be great if you could choose what should happen to the background when the overlay appears. For example being able to dim the background by choosing a color and opacity.

                            This would help with darkening the background for modals etc.

                            17 votes
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                            • Import PDFs

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

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                                5 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

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                                  11 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Please let us know how you would like XD’s existing Grid snapping feature to be different.

                                  Or if you’re having trouble just finding the Grid feature in XD, please let us know where you’d expect to find it in the UI.

                                  Thanks!

                                • Title name for character styles

                                  There must be an option to call what kind of text style I have created.
                                  Currently, it just shows what the font type, size etc., but user should be able to create his own style name or predefined user interface styles.

                                  Like in Adobe InDesign for paragraph styles.

                                  That way I can easily identify what kind of generated style I want to use to the text component I have created.

                                  11 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • More supported languages on Voice-Based Prototypes

                                    Please provide more supported languages on Voice-Based Prototypes. I think that this is a fantastic feature.

                                    10 votes
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                                      9 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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.

                                      7 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  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

                                      • Device Frames

                                        My idea is to have a real looking or clay mockup like device frame when viewing prototypes like Invision studio is planning to do!

                                        6 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • file preview thumbnails in Bridge

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

                                          6 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  06 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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