Support math operators in number fields
It will be nice I can use that 200/2 = 100 directly in a numbered field just like any other Adobe App. (/ and - and * and +)
As of our June release, you can now use math operators in numeric fields! If you don’t see the update, open the Creative Cloud desktop application, select the … in the upper right corner, and select “Check for App Updates.”
Chris Z commented
Math is great and all, but why can't I type in %.
If my art board is 360x640, and I want to add a background shape to it I'd like to be able to draw the shape and then in the W/H fields type in 100% so it matches the artboard size. This is possible, and my workflow, in other popular design programs.
Math calculations is a great addition, however would love if when selecting to the left of the number, the current value wouldn't highlight. You have to double click otherwise it just replaces the number.
I was excited to hear that the June 2018 update included Math Calculations which I what I upvoted. I was surprised you said it was completed but I felt like it's not there yet.
So here's my problem that I still ran into many times.
I have a responsive website project with more than 100 artboards. If I change the footer height size by -40px, that means I would have to go to each artboard to manually change the height size of the artboard by -40px as well.
I thought I could select all 100 artboards of different height size and go to the property panel and type in -40px so that it'll update all of them instantly.
But found that the limitation has to be that if the selected artboards shared the same height size, it can be edited.
Joshua Merrill commented
Well, we got the math now!
Ravikant Sanepara commented
This feature is now ONLINE, Its awesome to use quickly. Now I don't need to open calculator every-time or remember lots of sizes. Thanks for this update :)
Caroline Hermans commented
Aaron Higgins commented
Sounds weird, right? I think it would be helpful tho. As a designer, Im constantly bouncing back-n-forth btwn xd and calc to help with spacing , layout, grid alignment ......
I'd like to be able to include calculation expressions in width, height, x, y.
Example: 100 + 5, 10 * 5
Armando Scuro commented
oh man, can't wait to kiss my notification sidebar calculator goodbye
James Kachan commented
In general, I really think that InDesign should be the guide for how XD performs. In many ways, I wish InDesign and XD were merged really, but I understand how that would be too complicated and it's probably easier to just rebuild from scratch.
However, InDesign would be an outstanding ref for great design usability features like math operators..
Alex Restuccia commented
Satomi Shishido commented
Alex Batista commented
Yes, it works amazingly on Adobe illustrator.
Valery Alexeev commented
It might be a really useful feature. Right now you can change width and height of layer by setting absolute value in inspector. Sometimes you know, that you need to add ex. 12 pixels to height — so you need to calculate it all the time.
It would be great to just put «+12» into height field, so XD automatically add it to the original size.
Cristian Dragos commented
@Tobias neither Photoshop or Illustrator have this feature which is really stupid! All modern graphic design tools support math operators in their number fields.
Thats truly a must and should be easy to integrate, since same feature is available in other Adobe applications.
Yes please +1
must have feature +1