Custom / Multiple Nudge Distances
Being able to create custom nudge distance (mapped to a hotkey + direction key) in addition to the standard nudge would be very useful.
Use Case: The site uses 30px multiples for spacing. We set the custom nudge distance to 30px, create a new element and nudge it down once for 30px or twice for 60px for fast uniform spacing. This also works well for measuring out distances; create a 30px tall rectangle and select the bottom edge with the direct selection tool (another feature we need), now nudge it down 3 times for a 4x height. Or change a 4x height section to 6x by selecting the bottom edge and nudging down twice. This is much more intuitive and faster than doing the math and typing in pixel amounts. This is both useful for personal workflow, and ensuring uniform spacing for all team members' work.
This would be in addition to the 1px nudging, so it would be direction key for 1px, and Cmd + direction key for custom distance.
You can do that now in Windows, using an integration called Func Creatives.
Matt Braun commented
It's absurd that there's no preferences for units! Especially for moving and spacing objects. Been trying to find a hack for two weeks since starting on XD just to work with a normal 8pt system (like every other good modern digital project)
Craig Willers commented
Utterly vital. Just started switching to XD from Sketch for a project. Can't switch without it.
In AI this function is so vital it's on the main Preferences screen -- I'd probably use it something like 5 times an hour. Even the two step in InDesign is annoying. But to have it not available at all ...
There's the same requests under Custom / Multiple Nudge Distances which also request Increase Height / Width with a shortcut. Also the lack of this is a showstopper (also some kind folks have solved this with a plugin).
3 Years later still cant edit nudge distance!!?? Come on.
still not available?
Eduardo Chang. commented
Now this is possible with a plugin:
You can search for the name in XD's plugin manager
and if you on a Mac, you can map the shortcuts using this notation
Plugins->Adjust Size by Shortcut->Command Name
I did them as in other software and its working great.
Plugins->Adjust Size by Shortcut->Shrink Width
Gabriel Vaz commented
Please add a keybord increment (in pixel) for all deplacement in design mode and prototype mode. For make a 8 pixels move with text bloc for example.
Thanks a lot
Zack Keys commented
Yeah this is a desperately needed feature. We work in a base 8 grid system and using Nudge.it in sketch has been a life saver.
Reony Tonneyck commented
I'm used to using a plug-in with Sketch called Nudg.it. I use it when working with 8px grid designs, especially for Material Design.
Greg Phillips commented
Similar to Illustrator -> Preferences -> General - Keyboard Increment. I use this feature all the time to better align and move elements in designs. When elements do exactly match up to the grid or when aligning text and the Align tools cannot center objects and elements due to the bounding box.