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.
THIS PLEASE!!!!! Photoshop needs this too.
I would say, not just 'align to key object' but also 'align to artboard' and 'align to selection' would be very useful as well.
Harun Alikadić commented
like already said in the request description and other comments - like in Illustrator
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.
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!
Anna Willoughby commented
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ADD THIS IT IS DRIVING ME BATTY.
Thank you. :)
Mr. Doomsbuster commented
I have been missing this feature and is very much needed to create pixel perfect web designs. Please add this feature to the product.
Yes please, you got it right in AI, missing it here.
James Kachan commented
Very VERY needed… please Adobe… we need precision.
Aligning to a specific object like in Illustator or Indesign is critical for layout design.
Leland Cusack commented
As a Designer with fine motor challenges, the ability to use 'align to key object' is essential to keeping my ideas flowing onto the screen. This is a major accessibility feature and should be considered.
I want this feature right now. This tool changed Illustrator for me years ago, and I never looked back.
Please add this.
Yes please! As below, the Illustrator align to key object interaction would be perfect in XD. This is one of the most obvious gaps in the system thus far - really looking forward to it being implemented!
Please add this guys.
Brian Wood commented
Yes, please. This feature is a serious time saver.
Adam Trabold commented
BTW...I love the way AI implements this...select objects (including key object) > click object you want to be key again > boom, alignment works.
Adam Trabold commented
THIS x1000. It's really hard to know which object will be treated as "key object" when you're trying to align elements. Theoretically, you could use the smart guides...but they don't always track the element you're trying to align to, so that doesn't always work.
It would be really helpful...maybe even necessary-level for me...to set your own "key object" (a la Illustrator). Even in PS you opt-click the layer you want to align to, and use that selection to align against. I easily use this a hundred times daily.
Aaron Ellis commented
Please! I can't for the life of me figure out the alignment behavior. It seems to be random.
Blake Leal commented
How is this soo far down the vote list!? This is one of the first things I noticed that Xd needed. Align in general is a bit shaky in Xd. I would like to be able to align to key object & page without making a box that spans the width of the page/desired align area.
Tinjo Thomas commented
Yes I can set X and Y position, what I am talking about the "origin" as @sylvester Aryee is mentioned. Currently the X position always starts from top left. There is no way to change that.