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Export Measurements for Developers

Now that Adobe XD allows designers to measure all their elements. There's still the problem of having to deliver the design to the developers. They always require a spec sheet with the measurements. They don't want to download Adobe XD because they think it's hard to use, and would rather have a PDF opened instead.

It would be great to have a feature where I can have the measurements present itself on the page when I export to PDF, instead of having to manually type in the measurements as well as drawing the lines between the elements of my app or website design.

This feature is crucial!

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need it fast! We not using XD in any projects at the moment, because this feature is still missing.

      • Varun GuptaVarun Gupta commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Zepelin intergation for the time being while the XD team develops an even better version that combines learning from Zepelin and Invision and puts the Adobe touch on top. Well for the time being please please bring in Zepelin integration!!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sure! I think the best option is to have inspect mode when sharing prot. Comments mode/ Inspect mode for devs. I believe that XD will knock out it's competitors with this feature. XD definitely more intuitive, it has prototype feature build-in, thus no need for third party tools (sketch+craft+invision) too much hustle-bustle. But at the moment my company is not ready for shift. Hope in the future XD will become the only tool necessary for all experience challenges!

      • Reony TonneyckReony Tonneyck commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Spec mode is enough, having to export a PDF and saying someone won't open Adobe XD is just being lazy.

      • Jeff ChanJeff Chan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Definitely! HuaWei demands this feature when we introduced XD to them. Please do have this feature!!!

      • Olen RonningOlen Ronning commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        YES!! It could either be a PDF, or, I think more ideally, it would be like the live shared link for the prototype. That way, I can share a link and continue to make any last minute tweaks without having to keep sending new PDFs and feel confident that they will always have the latest version.

      • Max BurgerMax Burger commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is definitely a crucial tool to have in XD. Drawing them by hand is way to time consuming. Sketch has a few add-ins that handle this sort of thing. maybe you could implement something like what they have.

      • Ricardo FreireRicardo Freire commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Do you have an idea when it will get ready, I really love to use this tool but I really need this feature or I will be forced to change to other tool.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Could probably link a bunch of features into this. If fonts styles were all defined centrally in the document, along with the colour pallet then these could be added to an exportable pattern library. Symbols could also be added, along with icons and button styles.

      • Gwen IvinsGwen Ivins commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As a designer who exports assets to DEV regularly, this would be EXTREMELY helpful. Specing is the worst and being able to just hit a button and have the program export specs and assets for you would save hours upon hours of time.

      • Michael PierceMichael Pierce commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Zeplin like spec area is cool but being able to stamp these measurements via "Alt+spacebar" would help for many email conversations or Slack conversations where you just want to paste in a graphic or create pdfs for documentation. Imagine working at an agency where often specs get handed off as files and sometimes dev companies don't work on it for months so agencies don't really want to have to keep up old project adobe xd links because then it's just another thing small agencies have to manage

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a must have for my organization. We just moved from Illustrator / Invision to sketch / craft / inspector as symbols and an inspector type feature were not available last month when we made the decision. XD is a much more intuitive program compared to sketch and I hope to re-evaluate our tools one day in the future when XD is built out a little more.

      • Jennifer WhiteJennifer White commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm a designer and have to save out so many assets for dev. When we are done with designs we need a way to save out 1. A style guide 2. Measurements 3. Being able to export assets all at once, vector and raster images in the right size for android and iOS. Developers don't like to sign into adobe, so either a link or exporting a file would be amazing. I'm at Adobe max and everyone is chomping at the bit for this.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Urgently need Zeplin integration or our company will be forced to work with Sketch which is NOT my preferred choice.

      • Mark Stevien CelestialMark Stevien Celestial commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This will be very helpful. Our developers keen on asking the Design Guidelines. And it takes a lot of designers time to create accurate one.

      • EddieEddie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes please! Need Zeplin integration or an equivalent tool like invision's new inspect, etc.

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