Multiple pages (separate sets of artboards)
Sometimes, for 1 design project we need to make several options and to do so currently we need to create new files every time and name them with versions. So I think it would be really cool if we can create multiple designs within the same file and then be able to have multiple prototype links also based on different options, that would organize stuff and make it much easier.
It's a me Mario commented
It has been almost four years now and this is still a missing feature. It can be found in Sketch, which is why I favor it instead of XD when ever I can work solely on my Mac for a project. It should be simple to add Layers to which you can create or move Artboards. It makes organizing your project so much simpler and should be rather simple.
I am new to UX design so I am learning both XD and Sketch right now. This (so far) seems like the biggest item that makes Sketch more versatile. I, personally, like to keep files compact and efficient so being able to toggle between versions (pages) within one document seems like a must-have item.
Karen Beal commented
Another vote for multiple pages. Various reasons I'm not making the switch to XD is this, and more flexibility within components for vertical rescaling. Seems XD is set up for very 'perfect' use cases where all content is a fixed height. It's not easy to achieve in Sketch, but its far more flexible than XD at the moment.
Julius Koroll commented
Especially when uploading documents as a link, I need separation between different flows. Simply uploading the whole thing is not working out without seperation between the different areas. And pages would be the most efficient way.
Meirion Williams commented
Come on Adobe, this is a pretty basic requirement if someone is to work on a large project with many artboards without going insane.
Copied from another related thread because these features are connected in my mind:
This is a huge thing that is missing. We have large Sketch files that we've imported to XD with many, many artboards including versions-in-progress and I do NOT want all of them published to the share link. Right now my workaround is to export the drafts for review and send them as a JPG which sucks because that's the whole reason we were trying to use XD in the first place. A few of these cloud/sharing features aren't practical with the constraints as set up so even though in theory XD is a better choice, it's becoming more work to try to make it functional for our use cases. And now, it's sharing ALL the screens which is even more infuriating since I haven't created any flows at all! Obviously there are some cases where I'd want to share all the screens but I'd like the option.
Would like to see:
- ability to separate "flows" and share each flow individually without having to create a new XD document.
- ability to tell XD which screens I want included in the prototype and to maybe toggle "share all" as well
Cynthia Duku-Asamoah commented
This needs to happen...ideally I want to make the full switch from Sketch to XD but this lack of basic feature is the reason I haven't. Please can you make a priority!!!
Absolute priority. We were working in XD for a couple of years, but will switch to Sketch for all our future projects, after having huge problems maintaining and updating UI for a large project, over multiple files. Not having way to group and organize artboards into pages makes a hot mess and caused us to lose a lot of time.
Please make this a priority in your roadmap. Not having pages requires multiple files and makes workflow among teams very messy.
Akshita Rastogi commented
This feature is a must-have it is so difficult to maintain multiple iteration files separately. It makes so much chaos within the team. Please make this feature available.
Derek Steinke commented
I know this is old, but I'm also going to throw my comment in here. This should really, really, really be at the top of your priority list, Adobe! It's pretty much the sole reason I'm not using XD more regularly. This and the inability to use images as fills. PLEASE make this update!!!
Austin Condiff commented
This request is 4 years old. Is there any hope for this feature being build into XD at this point? The lack of organization within files kills productivity.
Agreed, I'm literally running out of space on my canvas and using poor organization practices due to the lack of this feature. At the very least, you should have a components page where you can edit the master version of each component instead of taking up valuable space on your canvas.
agreed. It's ridiculous that this isn't available in XD!
I agree, it would be amazing to have different version of the same layout on separate sections. I miss this so much since I've left Sketch for XD.
1 canvas is just not enough. EVERY other competitor understands it. This is one of the biggest drawbacks XD currently has. It makes designer's life really difficult.
Hugo Duarte commented
Unbelievable, this is a team breaker, how is this possible? no multiple pages, im going for Figma or sketch soon.
Bruce Ashtiani commented
We're contemplating switching our organization from Sketch to XD but it's nearly impossible to make the transition without a proper artboard organization in XD. I'm shocked a simple concept like pages in Sketch is not yet implemented in XD...multiple files are needed for larger enterprise applications?....you must be joking....How many files am I supposed to create if I'm targetting Desktop/Tablet large / Tablet Small/ Phone and have nearly 100 distinct application views for each of these (not even counting any special task flows or anything, just purely static views).
In my opinion this is an absolute must within professional use of the tool.
Renzo Suniaga commented
this is super necessary to work on big projects. It is a big differential, please add it as soon as possible