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.
This would be very helpful. I'm surprised it doesn't have more votes. I use components for almost everything but I can't align something outside of a component with something inside of a component.
Richard Merrill commented
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.
Coming from Illustrator, I feel like we need this badly.
Cyrill Studer commented
I agree. Maybe this can be solved by enabling „global“ snapping by pressing a modifier key while moving an object.
Dennis Bolanos commented
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
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.