Adobe XD: Feature Requests

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  1. [Windows] Artboard grids

    The ability to turn artboard-based grids on and off using a checkbox in the artboard's property inspector.

    22 votes
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  2. Rotate Symbols using mouse

    (NOTE: You can rotate symbols currently by entering a rotation value in the Properties panel. This request is for dragging on canvas to rotate, like you can with other objets that have resize handles).


    Can you, please, add handles to be able to rotate symbol with mouse cursor. Like it is now done for all the other elements in XD.

    Because for me it is faster to duplicate symbol and rotate two of them and then to remove the duplicate, rather than use special input field on the properties panel.

    21 votes
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  3. Auto-scroll when working on the canvas (selection, duplicating)

    You could just zoom out to select larger areas, but I think this is a usability issue. When zoomed in, in photoshop for example, you can drag a marquee selection off the window and it will scroll to follow the mouse. I would expect a similar action to take place here, as some mobile pages can get very long.

    21 votes
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  4. Illustrator support for CC libraries

    Seems like we're missing CC Library support for Illustrator assets. I'm sure you're on it but didn't find another comment on it. I can imagine you were under the gun to show off more library integration for MAX but vector symbols are really where it's going to be at for our team's needs. (That and JPG exporting, but that's been covered).

    19 votes
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  5. being able to easily arrange objects to the back and front

    since there is no layers tab, it is crucial to have a feature that allows the user to arrange objects to:


    • bring to front

    • bring forward

    • send backward

    • send to back

    I'm aware that these are in the menu under Object, but please make them more accessible in the UI, if I have to go into the menu every time to arrange objects it will slow down the user's work flow!

    19 votes
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    6 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In our June 2016 release, you will be able to use the context menu (right click) to arrange your item. For now, you can use the menu under Object as mentioned, or shortcuts (CMD + ] to Bring Forward, or CMD + [ to send Backward).

  6. Eyedropper tool for the assets panel

    When creating colors in the Asset panel, it would be nice to use the color picker tool and not have to have the Hex value handy. Not all mock-ups are color sensitive so this would make a nice quality of life addition.

    18 votes
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    We’re pleased to announce that the assets panel eyedropper is now available in the November release of Adobe XD. If you don’t see the update in the Creative Cloud desktop application, click on the three dots in the upper right hand corner of the application and select “Check for App Updates.” If you’re looking for improvements on this feature, please do file a new request!

  7. [Windows] Change mousewheel zoom shortcut

    On Windows 10
    Using the shortcut Alt+mouse to zoom as it is for photoshop and illustrator instead of Ctrl+mouse

    18 votes
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  8. Save SVG Icons without transform at root level

    Wrong Coordinates in the Viewbox if i save SVG´s from Xperience Design.
    To correct the coordinates and the viewBox, i have to open the SVG in Illustrator, to save the ICON (SVG ) with right code.

    Maybe it is my fall if yes tell me the right way :)

    18 votes
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  9. Color Themes support for XD CC Libraries

    I'm on W10. The library doesn't work at all. When I open the Xd my library items are absent. The only thing I was able to retrieve was some of my color library but all my vector files and color schemes is not available. I actually get sections I have never ever created! Like a section named Shapes. In the library item section I get the text "unsupported elements".

    So is everything I have in my CC library unsupported in Xd? I thought the main purpose of the library was to be able to use the items cross apps? Seems…

    17 votes
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  10. Easier way to toggle grid on/off

    This may be small but takes a lot of time up: I switch between seeing the grid and not seeing a lot. In XD I have to click on the artboard name for the grid show/hide shortcut keys work. Would be awesome if these would work anywhere in design mode.

    17 votes
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  11. Hexadecimal colors in color picker (too hard to find)

    The ability to select colors by hex is paramount IMO. Most style guides use hex for web/mobile. Not to mention I have several hex colors memorized (self serving much... ;) )

    17 votes
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  12. Indication of master component on the layers panel

    There's nothing that I have found that indicates that a component is a master component or not, other than the green outline(instead of blue) only when selected, and right-clicking every component and seeing whether "Edit Master Component" exists or not in the context-menu. These two current indicators are not helpful at a high level because you have to select or click on each individual component instead of being able to see this information at a glance in the component/layers list.

    The layer/component icon changes when the group is open(revealing the layers inside) or closed. This is not a necessary change…

    16 votes
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  13. Display names of Asian-language fonts/typefaces that language (Korean, Japanese, Chinese)

    Dear Adobe XD.
    It is a very big part of working in international Web design that the design tool support all font's.
    It means that I also need the name in original langues.
    Photoshop, ondesign and illustrator can do it but i can't find any way in XD

    16 votes
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  14. Warn if missing fonts when opening document

    When opening a document there needs to be a warning if the fonts used are not currently active.

    At this time it involves a lot of guess work to remember which fonts a used in a specific project to have the active before opening the document.

    thanks!

    16 votes
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  15. Unhide all layers

    Elaine, where in UserVoice should we put this request, if not here? The implementation of hide and show objects needs to be very much improved. It really needs to be like Illustrator where you can hide one object at a time but also unhide all of them. To unhide 10 hidden objects in XD, you currently have to click 10 times in the "layers" palette. When these items are near all adjacent to each other on the artboard, but all mixed up in the layers palette it is extremely frustrating. Especially when in AI it just requires one simple keystroke…

    15 votes
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  16. Eyedropper tool for the gradient panel

    Allow users to use the eye dropper when in "gradient mode"

    15 votes
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    4 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re pleased to announce that the ability to use the eyedropper to set gradient color stops is now available in the November release of Adobe XD. If you don’t see the update in the Creative Cloud desktop application, click on the three dots in the upper right hand corner of the application and select “Check for App Updates.” If you’re looking for improvements on this feature, please do file a new request!

  17. Support symbols import from Illustrator


    1. 0.5.0.4 Beta

    2. Steps to reproduce:
      Create an AI file
      Draw an circle on it (any object, really)
      Drop a symbol on the same artboard
      Select both items
      Copy
      Go to XD
      Paste into XD
      Observe only the object comes over, not the symbol.


    3. Expected Result - Both items should appear in XD


    4. Actual Result - Only the object appears, not the symbol

    15 votes
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  18. View > Show Layout Grid should toggle on all artboards, not just selected ones.

    I use the new Layout Grid heavily, but because of the color shading applied by default I need to hide it across ALL artboards to review what I've designed. Would appreciate if the functionality worked more similarly to Photoshop Guide Layouts where toggling the keyboard shortcut did this across the board.

    14 votes
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  19. UNDO

    we need an "undo" function please. honest to god, cannot believe this is not a function in this app...

    14 votes
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    As multiple people have mentioned, undo is one of those critical features that we’ve had in the product since the first day. On Windows, you can right-click on the canvas to get the context menu and undo, or you can Ctrl+Z.

    Hope that helps.

    -Elaine

  20. [Windows] Blur

    Windows needs blur effects, that Mac got in May release.

    I believe that Mac got blur effects before Windows, because Mac has blur integrated in the system...We would love to see blur in windows version. (I know that Windows has blur behind Action Center, and all other nice stuff but it isn't used as much as in Mac OS and iOS.) Tell me if i am wrong.

    This is the only reason I do my designs of old Photoshop, using Blur effects with Clipping Masks. And it is so slow and terrible experience.

    14 votes
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