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  1. Preserve corner radius when resizing

    If I'm drawing a rectangle and setting a corner radius of X, and need to resize that rectangle's width, I'd like to just be able to push one side without having the other side's corner radius "squashing" up.

    Currently it's possible to do so by editing vector points and just selecting the left or right-side point group, but it wastes a bit of time. Thanks :)

    125 votes
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      7 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • InDesign Workflow – linked files in XD

      For the design I use InDesign as InDesign is much more powerful as XD. I export my Designs as PNG and import those PNGs in XD to create linked artboards for customer presentations.

      It would be very much needed to have extern links (as in InDesign) pointing to those PNGs. Each time I update my Design in InDesign and export automated all PNGs all screens in XD would also be updated. I conceptualize webprojects with more than 200+ screens and this would speed up prototyping tremendously.

      Anyway XD rules – really like it – just miss this killer feature!

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

        Okay, so I’m trying to understand here. By looking up documentation, I see that you can place images in your file and link them to an image on your file system, so not embedding them in the file. (I’m assuming you’re not talking about inserting links to images on the Internet via URLs.) When the document opens, it loads up the image and places it in. In some apps, updating the file on the file system will update the image automatically without any intervention, and in other apps, changing it on the file system won’t update until you either manually refresh or relaunch the app.

        This scenario is what I was defining as “dynamic linking.” Smart Objects (as I’m defining them in my head) are elements that are in a CC file format (like Photoshop or Illustrator). Am I misunderstanding your request for external links?

        Thanks,

        -Elaine

      • Direct selection tool - adjust points in multiple shapes at once

        I need direct selection tool to adjust groups this way:
        1. I created rectangle and placed icon inside with 10px offset from right side.
        2. Grouping rectangle with icon.
        3. Now I want to resize this group and save 10px offset, but this offset changes proportionally.

        I can easily do this in Ai using Direct Selection tool. So, add Direct Selection tool, please.

        35 votes
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          11 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          You can direct select elements by holding CMD when clicking on items that are part of groups. Marquee selecting anchor points is landing very soon, so that you could select parts of your rectangle. Do you expect a different behavior? Did I understand your request right? Thanks for your feedback.

        • Change image only in single repeat grid item

          Would be nice to be able to change images of repeat grid items. At the moment if I drag & drop on a repeat grid item, all instances will change …

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            11 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Here’s how it works currently:

            • If you drag a single image onto a Repeat Grid where all grid cells show the same image, the image will change in all the grid cells.
            • If you drag multiple images onto a Repeat Grid, you will set up a repeating sequence of different images. For example, if I drag in 5 images at the same time, the first 5 grid cells will show different images and then the pattern will repeat (e.g. every 5th grid cell will show the same image).
            • If you drag a single image onto a Repeat Grid that already has a repeating sequence of images, you’ll replace all copies of the image you dropped onto. For example, if you had a sequence of 5 images repeated 3 times (15 total grid cells), and then you drop a single image onto one grid cell, you’ll see 3 copies of that…
          • Export to an APK file

            Export APK file...

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              9 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Import PDFs

              Vector assets for iOS are PDFs. Not being able to import existing assets directly sucks.

              17 votes
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                5 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Snap to Grid

                just like in Illustrator, Set grid, turn it on, any move using mouse or kbd keys will always snap the move to the created grid. very impt for UX design work.

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                  11 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Please let us know how you would like XD’s existing Grid snapping feature to be different.

                  Or if you’re having trouble just finding the Grid feature in XD, please let us know where you’d expect to find it in the UI.

                  Thanks!

                • Title name for character styles

                  There must be an option to call what kind of text style I have created.
                  Currently, it just shows what the font type, size etc., but user should be able to create his own style name or predefined user interface styles.

                  Like in Adobe InDesign for paragraph styles.

                  That way I can easily identify what kind of generated style I want to use to the text component I have created.

                  11 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Shared Site Map

                    To go along with the shared styles, have a shared sitemap that you can click on and be taken to the design and easily jump back and forth between the site map mode and the design mode. Also, easy way to export the sitemap.

                    7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Looking for clarification on this request. Are you asking for…

                      - An overview/map in shared prototypes on the web? If yes, please upvote https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/13760121-show-all-screens-to-navigate-shared-prototype-map-overview

                      - An overview/map in shared design specs on the web? If yes, this feature is done already! This is now the starting view for any design specs link.

                      - An overview/map within the XD desktop app itself? If yes, please upvote https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/12957801-simplified-view-of-artboard-interaction-links-overview-desktop-app

                    • Allow Noun Project App to work with XD

                      When dragging icons from Noun Project App into XD there is an issue with XD not recognizing SVG's. The SVG icon is only recognized as a png element? When doing the same in other programs (illustrator or photoshop) or in your competition Sketch this is not a problem! Currently, the workaround is to drag from noun project into Illustrator and then copy into XD but obviously annoying.

                      5 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • undo

                        This idea was posted before but closed? WoW - not sure why - this feature is desperately needed. Often have to just quit XD and start over again because there is not easy/intuitive way to undo things.

                        4 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Hi can you please add a lock transform to objects. So that if I want to re-scale an entire group everything would scale uniformly.

                          Hi can you please add a lock transform to objects. So that if I want to re-scale an entire group everything would scale uniformly.

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                          • Selecting items should be a lot better. It is really unreliable

                            Selecting an item in Sketch is really way better.

                            3 votes
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                            • Repeat grid feature counterintuitive.

                              Most of the time I find myself trying to replace only one picture but all pictures on the grid get replaced. I know it's a use case but please give be a modifier while replacing the picture because I need to build my own order one by one and this is not possible. In order to do this I need to ungroup the grid and then all the magic is gone.

                              And it's completely inconsistent: I can replace a single text on a box by typing but can't do it with another element of the same group (picture)

                              3 votes
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                              • Mac/Windows Font Structure Issue

                                Some fonts have issues between Mac and Windows environments most notably at the moment the Intro typeface. It works fine in all other Adobe software but in XD if a person sets up a file on a Mac and then a Windows user tries to open the file the fonts are all missing despite the exact same font files being installed on both computers. Mac and Windows in XD seem to group font families differently so Intro Black Caps on Mac is Font-Family: Intro, Font-weight: black caps. But on Windows it's Font-Family Intro Caps, Font-weight: Black. Causing the files to…

                                3 votes
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                                • Shape builder

                                  It would be great if XD had a shape builder like Illustrator to more easily build more complex shapes. This would allow me to stay within just one application instead of having to use multiple applications. The standard boolean operators just don't cut it.

                                  2 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Drag Reverse to Previous Artboard

                                    The drag is only limited by its feature to create the transitions to the next screen. BUT if we want to go back to the previous artboard with a reverse drag, you can't.

                                    The problem is if we want to show you can drag to back to the previous artboard screen, you have to create a new screen. So a carousel that has 3 artboards, now you have to create at least 6 artboards.

                                    This suggestion of mine is to reduce the number of screens that take up Adobe XD's limited pasteboard and reduce the workload to prototype these interactions.

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                                    • Non stoppable animation

                                      Make non stoppable animation to animate new items for example to catch user attention

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                                      • Same size

                                        Same sizing of elements

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                                        • Smart objects for XD

                                          Hi! I would love if you could create a parent or a smart object inside XD so that you not need to apply small changes to all of your artboards.

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