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Guides

An ability to drag out persistent guides to an artboard and have other objects snap to it

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    Tom KrchaAdminTom Krcha (Admin, Adobe) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • ReneeRenee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Seriously, I'd start using this app tomorrow if it had Guides and the ability to create guide layouts - totally baffled as to why it hasn't happened yet!

      • Simon QuinnSimon Quinn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Many of us come from programs like Photoshop and Sketch etc and using XD which is missing basic features we come to rely on after living with them for so long makes it a deal breaker. I really really want to love XD hence I'm here taking my time to give you feedback but we need certain basic (and a few killer) features to swap. Guides, global styles, symbols in which you can link individual elements to different pages (the same way a real menu works) overlays of symbols on top of artboards and persistance (floating) headers and sidebars are definitely at the top as that's how real websites are made and I can't make real website designs without these features. At best XD is a wireframing tool right now.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I hadn't review Xd again since you guys launched the first beta. I seem to remember not been crazy about it, so I kept working with Sketch. Today; don't know how, I went back to check out for updates and things were looking pretty good... After looking more info, I felt I could jump and try it, until I saw the lack of Guides!?. The only option of grid it doesn't work for me at all. be able to set grids and use guides is a deal breaker.
        Sorry guys

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What?? I don't believe this. This was requested on 26, May 2016, and still not considered??? This is basic!

      • Benjamin SmithBenjamin Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        At MAX 2016, they told us they intentionally left out guides because the snapping is so smart we wouldn't need it. This would be cool and I wouldn't mind, but it is simply not the case. Even when I have a 12 column grid, I have trouble aligning objects to it. I need to zoom in to like 700% and nudge it with the keyboard because it snaps like 10px to the left or to the right of the grid object.

      • Zach BruceZach Bruce commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As a responsive web UX designer, this is one of the most important missing features from Xd. Is there a reason why this feature is still under review?

        I've actually experimented with using repeat-grid boxes as guides to some marginal success, but it's difficult to do the maths every time I want a guide layout.

      • JanyJany commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        guides are necessary when your object does not fit the exact size of the pixel grids, pls add it!

      • ShianShian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I never use guides if the objects can snap to grid and auto-align. guides is old school haha ;p

      • JohnJohn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really looking forward to using this app for web design mockups, but I really can't until I am able to lay down guides. Please include them soon!

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