Pin objects/groups to top of artboard layer order
As you go through a design, objects are created and sequentially stacked on top of each other. This affects Z index and view.
Using things like self created grid/layout systems or objects that are required to stay at the top of the z index get obscure and I spend an awful lot of time reorganizing my layers. Too much time.
To save time - having the ability to "pin" the layer order of groups or objects would be amazing. Additionally, defining group/object stacking order by "pinnable" alphanumeric identification would be terrific. example:
Top Layer — Pin1
Second to — Pin2
Third to top — Pin3
Newest created layer —
and so on..
Radu Ghitulescu commented
I often find myself in need to always have a design element on top of all others. For example if I have a site header.
I know for sure that will be always on the top of any other elements in the screen and all the other elements will always scroll under the top.
Right now if I paste or build an ui element is always place on top of all others so I always have to bring the header to front. That can be very frustrating when there many UI elements and I often forget to do that.
It can be a checkbox like the one with Fixed Position When Scrolling that says Always On Top.
Thanks a lot
Izzuddin Sofi commented
I wonder how this is still not yet done by the developers. How hard can a function like that be to code?
Setting design elements to 'Fix position when scrolling' is a great tool. But sometimes when a project becomes bigger it's pain to always drag the layers/elements that are fixed in position...
So why not add a pin layer feature so that even if you add a thousand new layers the fixed position can always be on top. (with its own way/feature to sort them like how it is)
Upvote if you like to see this feature in Adobe XD.
Thanks! Hope you consider this.
This is a need and shouldn't be a feature!
I work a lot with fixed position elements, (Menus, tool bars, edit mode etc)
it would be nice to lock an object or group of elements "always on front" same for backgrounds. So everytime I add something to the design I dont have to click right - bring to front. or to have the need to go to the layers panel to re-arrange the elements.
I would love macro layer groups similar to other Adobe products. This would allow me to nest certain elements into groups and better control Z indexing.
1. A top layer group for fixed headers, nav, etc.
2. A middle layer group for content
3. A bottom layer for backgrounds.
I always have fixed position elements in my designs that I always want as the top layers, for example a site or app header and navigation menus. As I add new elements over the hours, days, weeks and months of design, I have to move the fixed elements back to the top. It's a big pain.
Viktor Lanneld commented
I want to able to pin layers to both the top and bottom of the artboard layer panel. When you send an element to the back, I don't want it to be behind my background.
Every time when I design an object and give a fix position, with the time and changes on the layout I always have to go back to the smae object and place him again in the top layer so he doesn't dessapear behind something on the scroll.
The feature to secure layers that must be placed at the top.
Yes~~ Need it!!
Blair Robert commented
I need this feature for my current design. I can work around it, but with a lot of extra work and time. Layered pins would simplify things.
Marlin Prauss commented
It would be great to have the ability to choose layers, which will always be on top of others.
Sometimes, I build a site, open the prototype and see I forgot to put the Navigation bar on top. Then later I change something or paste new layers on an artboard and the same happens again.
Maybe in the Layers Panel, there could be an option to separate "background layers" and "top layers".
I could use this feature right now. I have a document with 95 wireframes and probably 2/3's of those have three components that I have fixed and have to go through and re-select all of them and arrange to front if I make changes. This would save me so much time!
YES PLEASE. I am desperate for this feature.
Totally agree with everything said here. This would really speed my work flow up if I didn't have to worry about fixed elements slipping behind all the time
Adrienne Stevson commented
Lock content/group to top or stick to top of all layers. For example, headers and status bars should always be on the top layer/front of all content within an artboard.
Any comment on this Adobe? It seems a relatively straightforward implementation. If you select 'fix position' it defaults to be pinned at the top of the layer stack and if a user doesn't want it pinned there they can move it to where they want and the pinning function is removed. (I suppose, on reflection... the best way for this to be implemented in fact ti to add a 'pinning function' to the layer stack.