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Reorder objects within a repeat grid in the layers panel

When designing complex widgets that are reproduced as repeat grids I oftentimes need to rearrange the z-order contained layers within the repeat grid.
Unfortunately this is not possible at the moment. If this is not supported as a feature the interface should indicate so. Now the contained layers look like regular layers outside a grid, but behave otherwise.

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  • Thibaud Van Vreckem commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    for some reason re-ordering layers (via drag&drop) into the layer panel is not possible for children of:
    . a mask group
    . a repeat grid

    All the arrange commands and shortcuts (bring to front, send backward, ...) do work as a workaround.

    Yet I find it way more intuitive, easier and faster to manipulate the object in the layer panel directly.

  • Sam Blowes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is super annoying, having to clean up, un group change and reapply repeat grid...

  • Jakub Foglar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My workaround is to temporarily move the top object to the side, drop in my images and then move back. Not ideal when working with symbols.

  • Jakub Foglar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have a repeat grid made of two rectangles on top of each other. The top one has a semi-transparent gradient, the bottom one has an image fill that I want to populate with a set of images from the Finder.

    The order makes it impossible to drop the set of images on the bottom rectangle – it drops in into the foremost object and replaces its fill (the gradient).

    If I could drop the image set on the bottom object in the Layers panel, instead of on the canvas, it would solve this.

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