Adobe XD: Feature Requests

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  1. Export Measurements for Developers

    Now that Adobe XD allows designers to measure all their elements. There's still the problem of having to deliver the design to the developers. They always require a spec sheet with the measurements. They don't want to download Adobe XD because they think it's hard to use, and would rather have a PDF opened instead.

    It would be great to have a feature where I can have the measurements present itself on the page when I export to PDF, instead of having to manually type in the measurements as well as drawing the lines between the elements of my app…

    738 votes
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    46 comments  ·  05 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve released the Design Specs feature in our November release this week as a Beta. You can now publish a Design Spec directly from XD, and your developer can get measurements of objects by selecting the object from the detail view of the screen. We’re working on additional functionality for this feature and are looking for feedback, so please try it out and file new feature requests in this area against the Design Specs feature area.

    Thanks,

    -Elaine

  2. Copy from XD & paste into Illustrator (or Photoshop)

    For any given vector pieces, to be able to copy from XD and cut to illustrator. We can do it in the other way for now, but it would be great if it could work the other way too.

    To rework an icon for example, or trick an object with more advanced tools like in illustrator. Why ? It's faster than to export to svg and export it back again. It would also allow to keep your objects scaled the same way.

    626 votes
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    94 comments  ·  05 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This feature is now available in the March release! If you don’t see an update, select the … icon in the Creative Cloud desktop app and select “Check for App Updates.” If you have further feedback on this feature, please feel free to file a new ticket!

  3. Global reusable text styles & export text style guide

    It would be useful to be able to label text styles as paragraph, h1, h2, link etc and then be able to export a text file that would include all of those styles to pass on to the developer

    446 votes
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    39 comments  ·  05 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, all! In our August release, we’ve introduced our Assets Panel, which allows you to aggregate specific styles in one place for reuse. You can read more about this new feature here: https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/august-update-of-adobe-xd/

    We do have a separate story about handing off to developers here, which you should upvote if you care about the handoff part of things: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/12951915-generate-specs-measurements-style-guide-for-de

    Let us know what you think in a new idea here in UserVoice.

    -Elaine

  4. Export to After Effects to add animation

    The best animation tool... gotta communicate with AE like PS

    385 votes
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    58 comments  ·  05 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone,

    I’m happy to announce that with version 13 you can export your designs from XD to After Effects. Layers, artboards, symbols, groups and artwork are transferred as editable and with great visual fidelity.

    Here’s how it works:
    1. In XD, select the layers or artboards you want to animate in After Effects.
    2. Go to: File> Export > After Effects. If After Effects is not installed on your machine, this option is greyed out. You can also use the ⌥⌘F (Mac), or Ctrl+Alt+F (Windows) keyboard shortcuts.
    3. The selected layers or artboards are added as native shapes, texts, assets, and nested compositions in your AE project.

    Here’s the list with what’s supported and not supported at this time: https://helpx.adobe.com/ro/xd/kb/open-after-effects-files-in-xd.html

    Thanks for voting this feature and let us know how it works!

    Best,
    Dan Tuhoarca

  5. Shared XD libraries

    Need to share Adobe XD assets library to other CC users. Not only Illustrator CC libraries, but XD colors/fonts/symbols lybraries. It's a must!

    212 votes
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    20 comments  ·  05 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone,

    With XD May release, now you could create a single source of truth for all your colors, character styles, and components in an XD cloud document and reuse all your assets in your XD documents.

    With the linked assets feature, you can easily share and consume not only components — or what was formerly known as symbols — but colors and character styles as well. This is incredibly handy if you are sharing sticker sheet with your team or reuse design elements across projects.

    Linked Assets complement the workflow of linked components. When you modify a linked asset in the source document, all the consuming documents with those linked assets receive update notifications. From there, you can choose preview and accept the updates.

    Please give it a try and let’s us know what you think

    To learn more about this feature check out:
    letsxd.com/whats-new
    helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/linked-assets.html

  6. Export to JPG (JPEG)

    We often send clients JPGs to show them the design, would be good to be able to export individual/all artboards (like in illustrator).

    203 votes
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    48 comments  ·  05 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re pleased to announce that JPG export 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. Remember names of exported assets

    I like the idea that you simplify layers and groups. But when we come to code flow, renaming all assets after export is very waste of time.

    142 votes
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  8. Export Assets as PDF

    Add PDF to list of export options for Vector assets in addition to just SVG.

    PDF contain embedded sizing information (in points), allowing assets to be used directly in iOS with no manual rasterization necessary.

    This would allow an iOS/OSX developer to export vector assets just once, and import directly into XCAssets library immediately with no intermediate steps.

    Here's how this is accomplished with Illustrator today: http://martiancraft.com/blog/2014/09/vector-images-xcode6/

    104 votes
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    10 comments  ·  05 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Our July release will have options to export selected artboards or assets to a single PDF or multiple PDF files.

  9. 1 click exporting of assets

    Currently if I design mobile app assets at 1x I have to rescale individual assets at different sizes to export them seperately per platform.

    I'd really like to see a one click export for both platforms from a 1x designed screen. 1x screesn are key when testing and there isn't an option setup a project at different scales.

    Majority of my assets are vector, especially for the all important app iconography.

    Photoshop has something like this at the moment be great to see something like this in XD.

    Thanks

    45 votes
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    4 comments  ·  05 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We currently have this feature built into the export in Adobe XD. You can export, select the device type, and then click on export for multiple versions. You can also now batch export by marking an asset or a group for batch export, then select Export > Batch.

  10. [Windows] name export svg

    It's cool that we now have the option of exporting SVG files with the february update - But unless I'm blind it does not seem like there is any option to name the file that one wants to export? It would be very nice if it was possible to choose a custom filename like "car.svg" rather than "Path 823.svg" for instance.

    44 votes
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  11. [Windows] Export SVG

    I'd like to be able to export SVG so that I can output my vector artwork.

    27 votes
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  12. [Windows] Export to PDF

    I'd like to be able to export my assets and artboards to PDF.

    24 votes
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    You can now export to PDF in the Windows version of Adobe XD. To check out the latest version, go to the Creative Cloud desktop app! If you don’t see the update, you can select the gear and click on “Check for App Updates.”

    -Elaine

  13. Export to JPEG @2x (JPG)

    The title says it. Since the original request for "Export to JPG" (https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/12942069-export-to-jpg) was completed, though not fully, I'm adding this request to add exporting of JPEG @2x resolution.

    20 votes
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  14. Exporting assets for iOS and Android

    When we have 25+ icons on the all artboards, we must have a command to export all the icons in one single click which will save a lot of time.

    8 votes
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    Hi,

    Starting with XD 4.0, you can mark an object for export. You can then export all marked objects in a single operation using File → Export→ Export batch or shortcut Shift + Cmd/Ctrl + E.

    Hope it helps.

    Cheers,
    M.

  15. Export to PDF - Option for 2x Bitmaps inside (or don't downsample at all)

    Many times when exporting to PDF, while most assets may be vector there are some bitmap assets included (think a thumbnail image inside a UI)... while I have control over the pixel density at design time (I can use a larger bitmap and scale down) when I export, it always downsamples the image to 1x. Would be good to either downsample to 2x or not at all.

    8 votes
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  16. Select which assets to include and exclude in an export

    Being able to choose which files to export and NOT export would be great. So that you can easily re-export all images of a UI without hand-picking every file you want to export. So a tag for include/exclude....(!) Should also work with groups so that groups of buttons and text can exclude the text in an export process.

    4 votes
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    Hi,

    Starting with XD 4.0 you can mark for export individual assets and export them in a format of your choice. Marking can be done using the layers panel. After marking, you can select the following menu sequence File →Export→Batch or shortcut Shift + Cmd/Ctrl + E.

    Hope it helps.

    Cheers,
    M.

  17. Copy from XD and paste as a raster image (bitmap) in other app

    This is straight taken from my Sketch workflow. In Sketch, when you copy an artboard, the pastable asset is a raster version of your artboard. This allows to quickly paste a work in progress to a Trello card or Slack channel/conversation. This also negates having to export an asset for nothing, saving time and reducing project clutter in general.

    As of now,

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  18. XD file shared to Creative Cloud is not very useful yet

    When your XD file synces automatically to CC Cloud files it is in a unreadable format. Taking up space while unusable. Please fix this or just don't have them sync. I realize easier to share on another computer with XD on it but I don't think it should be the default to automatically share unless it shared as a JPEG at the very least.

    4 votes
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  19. Click and drag to import individual assets from Ps & Ai

    Just the ability to be able to click and drag a layer or object across in Xd would be class.

    3 votes
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    In the latest version of Adobe XD it is now possible to drag & drop layers from Photoshop into XD to import them. (You can also copy-paste).

    You can copy-paste individual assets from Illustrator into Adobe XD, though you can’t drag & drop them.

    That seems like enough to call this feature completed now. Please let us know if I’ve misunderstood what you’re asking for, though.

  20. Link color and type assets between documents

    Easiest way by far to share colors & text style across documents. Should work like symbols - update Master in Master doc, propagate changes from master to children

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