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Line/stroke ending in arrows

Line start and end should allow arrows, triangle, or circles

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Original request:
(this covers some topics already tracked elsewhere on UserVoice: please upvote those other suggestions if you're interested in dotted lines and CSS-driven styling).

In CSS and other adobe tools we have Stroke or Border options like type or style (dotted, dashed) start and end (arrows, triangle, circles). In XD we do currently have weight and color options, though it will be amazing to add these options to reflect dotted arrow line or dashed border around a rectangle etc.

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Suhail shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
AdminPeter Flynn (Software Engineer, Adobe) responded  · 

Several of the items originally mentioned here are covered by other feature requests already:

The only suggestion I think we don’t have listed yet is arrow-head line endings. To keep the request list tidy, I will change the title here so it is specifically focused on that one idea. Please upvote the other links above so your interest in those features is captured too.

Thanks for your feedback!

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  • Brad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am very excited to have arrow heads in XD! Great tool! And can't wait to see how you guys decide to implement the feature. My ideal setup would include the ability to snap line ends to objects. At its basic function should use 'radial weights' to connect from the center of the object to decide how 'sticky' a line is its edges (check out yEd). And, at the basic function the lines are drawn straight to one another. The algorithm to coordinate line strategies should be extensible so people can write plugins to try custom layout strategies.

  • Lauren Bowers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    also include the ability to have 3 styles - orthogonal | diagonal/straight | curved - similar to what omnigraffle allowed. I want to be able to choose if i have an arrow taking the straightest path between objects, 90º angles, or curved to go around other objects

  • Aromal Ram commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is so annoying. I have imported a file from sketch and now all arrows are just lines. Only option seems to manually sit and draw arrow heads. Arrows are such a basic function for a product meant for UX designers.

  • Matt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be great to have similar options like indesign does for the ends of strokes. For diagrams and flows, it would be super helpful to be able to have dot ends, arrow ends, bar ends, etc.

  • Carolyn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How are arrows NOT a thing in a product supposedly designed for UX designers? It was literally the second item I wanted to put on a page, after making a box. (after all, UX designers often need to point to things or make IA flowcharts first) I kept thinking surely I am missing a setting or preference.

  • Dominika commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would save me lots of time! use Adobe XD to make interaction diagrams as well. Agree it should also snap/lock the arrow to the object it is connected.

  • Boaz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Also, maybe lock the arrow to the object it points from and to, like they have it in Visio. It's very useful

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I make user flows, service maps, and interaction diagrams that desperately need arrows that snap to other text boxes. Thanks for prioritizing this.

  • Nick Kelly commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When I make a line segment, I would like the ability to customize the tips of the lines so they could be rounded or pointed.

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