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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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    Stevo shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    feature-completed  ·  AdminElaine (Adobe) (Admin, Adobe) responded  · 

    We’ve released the Design Specs feature in our November release this week as a Beta. You can now publish a Design Spec directly from XD, and your developer can get measurements of objects by selecting the object from the detail view of the screen. We’re working on additional functionality for this feature and are looking for feedback, so please try it out and file new feature requests in this area against the Design Specs feature area.

    Thanks,

    -Elaine

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      • Gosia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great news! I was waiting for this feature for so long! Thank you, you made my day today :)

      • Gary Brindley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can't believe this feature is under review after all this time! I just had to get my dev to install XD to use my prototype. Without this, I'll have to ditch it. What a waste!

      • Gary Brindley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can't believe this feature is under review after all this time! I just had to get my dev to install XD to use my prototype. Without this, I'll have to ditch it. What a waste!

      • Mason commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree this is a MUST! Our devs love the inspect + sketch an I am switching from PC to MAC just so I can use these features. XD also needs much more robust export functionality.

      • Jinyi Su commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Definitely need this feature if I want to persuade all designers(including some windows users) in our team to start using Adobe XD. please have it ready ASAP! thnx!

      • Milana Stanic commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Actually not using XD because this feature is not present and would really like to see it because I think it can be better than what is offered by your competitors products.

      • 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 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!

      • Jeff Chan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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

      • Olen 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 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 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 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.

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