Scissor tool/slice vector path
Making more complex vector drawings is difficult without a tool like the scissor tool from Illustrator.
Creating arches like the attached image in Illustrator is super easy with the combination of the scissor and circle tool, but in XD it is very difficult.
Sathish Devasani commented
Still Slice tool not available in XD? I can't understand without this Slice tool how We (Designers ) can give Assets to developer without proper Alignment?
I find it almost impossible to work effectively without a slice tool. Yes, the design is complete, but handing this to a development team will be a nightmare. Slice tool is an absolute minimum.
On PC, alt delete just deletes everything... no other variation of keys has worked for me so far.
Does anyone know the shortcut for Windows? If I had Mac I would already be using Sketch, only using XD because I am on windows. Ctrl + del deletes the anchorpoint but doesn't open it
Considering just switching to Figma instead, based on these comments and the number of times I have had to google how to do pretty basic tasks in XD (and come up empty) it feels like it would be a vast improvement.
Gustavo Athayde commented
Guys there's a shortcut to delete an anchor point and open a path segments. For Mac hold Alt (option) and Command + Delete. But it still doesn't seem to really help the workflow. Although it doesn't let me chose the point or segment I want do delete. Awfull.
Gustavo Athayde commented
Guys there's a shortcut to delete an anchor point and open a path segments. For Mac hold Alt (option) and Command + Delete. But it still doesn't seem to really help the workflow.
Try alt delete. I needed to do a circular progress bar so I drew a circle and selected a point. The next segment of line disappeared after alt delete
Rich B commented
This is one of the most infuriating things about XD, it stops me in my tracks for such long periods of time trying to work out the most simple vector function. Today i needed to show a circular progress bar... trying to remove points in the circle... UGH! still don't know how to, open up illustrator to do a task that takes 30 seconds... sort it out ADOBE!
Michael Otto commented
how is this still a thing?
I think this is intentional to make users switch over and use something like Illustrator of Photoshop and as such use the PAID parts of Adobe CC. And yes that is a terrible idea since as is evidence in these comments people will just switch over to Figma which can do everything instead of switching over to Illustrator or PS.
I just remembered why I stopped using XD a few years back. I decided to use XD for a new UI project because my Sketch license expired. I figured that by now that the obvious feature gaps would be fixed... Thus my "googling" brought me here.
ADOBE, pretty please! :) This feature should be a given for any vector-based software!
Andrew Freire commented
Jesus christ how is this not a feature already? I am literally about to switch my whole design team back to Figma because this is like the 10th basic thing I've found that XD can't do
Manuel Ryan Espinosa commented
Yes. This would be nice to have. I am finding that I need a more basic method of slicing closed lines when I drag a square onto an artboard. For some reason deleting the Alt tool is just confusing.
I'v tried Alt/option+del to delete one part of a line, and found that it will automatically delete the last part of the line whatever I've chose any other points...so I see XD add this function, but not a completely function like a scissor. When will the function like a regular scissor be online?
James White commented
While a scissors tool may well be useful for certain tasks, when creating arcs it would be far better to retain editability. This would require a checkbox for "open/closed" on a circle shape, and inputs for start angle and end angle. Plus, of course, one for choosing straight or round caps for the stroke ends. Like this control, in Paintcode. Would be super useful.
Or at least... allow us to delete a point... (So we can have open shapes)
Desislava Slavkova commented
Very annoying and limiting. I wouldn't have to go back to Illustrator nearly as often if this wasn't an issue.
Some Guy Online commented
If I create an shape, then double-click on the border, I'm giving a number of points that that the shape is divided into, then I can mess around with distorting the shape to my will, in one of the videos it was claimed that if you hold Alt+Del you can delete a section of that shape, say a square, and create interesting designs; I tried deleted other parts of the shape in this similar fashion, but it always breaks only the top right portion of that shape; was that intended? If not, how would one delete a portion of a shape, thus making it open, but the portion that we chose no the default.
Lizzie Ayton commented
The subtract tool doesn't cut shapes paths and because there is no scissor tool if you want a path that are open and not fully closed you have to draw it manually
B W commented
Final straw really. XD is hopelessly unfinished and will remain so.
The lack of color profiles.
The lack of proper SVG exports - I need usable code that doesn't create shortcuts using 'transform' but proper paths. It may pass for a basic graphic designer but it's unusable as a developer.
Figma seems to be the way forward.