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Snap to objects inside groups from outside (Smart Guides align to all objects regardless of group nesting)

When objects are in a group smart guides do not show up for those objects, only the group. It makes it hard to keep an artboard organized, no objects you want to align other objects to can be in groups.

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  • Richard Merrill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For instance, a form made from a repeat grid. I want to add save/cancel buttons, but can't align them to the form fields.

  • Josh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Coming from Illustrator, I feel like we need this badly.

  • Cyrill Studer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree. Maybe this can be solved by enabling „global“ snapping by pressing a modifier key while moving an object.

  • Dennis Bolanos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed! It would be very helpful to be able to line up an element in a group with another element outside of that group.

  • Curtis G commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I wish I had the ability to select an object within a group and an object in another group or no group at all and then align those objects. It's very tedious to always have to ungroup things or move them in my panel just to get them to the same "level" so I can align them and then move items back into my groups.

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