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Align to key object

One of the most convenient alignment features in illustrator is the 'align to key object', which Sketch doesn't support, making it difficult to align objects quickly. Please add that feature for XD.

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  • Theunis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why not just add the option to force exact pixel alignment in the options.

    And while you are at it add a Preference panel... with options to customize and refine one's experience in this application to design experiences.


  • Theunis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's simple. Really

    1) I love XD, it's awesome.
    2) I hate XD, it makes me so mad.
    3) It's not XD's fault but Adobe's poor implementation of certain basic aspects that's been in Ai for ages now.


    The BS misalignment/miscalling that throws all need to align things properly for a mobile where being pixel perfect is kind of a big deal.... out of the door.

    Why Adobe?

    I get that in Ai you can align things to the decimal but even then you can drag things and scale it to align to other objects perfectly. I have to manually adjust the transform numbers in the properties panel which is so archaic.

    Come on Adobe, that is basically grade-school logic for you by now.

  • Nate commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, please add along with a more accurate spacing/distribution feature (i.e., plug in 10 px between objects, etc.). From a UX standpoint, why make XD so different than all other Adobe programs?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is this feature still not available after 2 years since the request has been posted? I just started using XD and I find the lack of this feature annoying. The objects aligning randomly.

  • Tony commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would say, not just 'align to key object' but also 'align to artboard' and 'align to selection' would be very useful as well.

  • Jonathan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be great if we could use the align tools much more in line with Illustrator's current tool. Automatically keying objects to each other is really obtrusive and the moment.

  • RM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I love how clean the interface for XD is, and I understand not cluttering it up, but this doesn't even need a button on the menu. Just the ability to select two objects, then click on one to make it the key object, like in Illustrator. Saves so much time and headache!

  • Mr. Doomsbuster commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have been missing this feature and is very much needed to create pixel perfect web designs. Please add this feature to the product.

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