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Infinite Canvas

One of the main reasons we use Sketch is because of the infinite canvas. For large web projects, there can easily be 60+ artboards at 1920px width, which would run into the edge of XD's canvas. Please make it infinite - it's also very annoying trying to zoom into an artboard at the edge of the canvas, since you can't center the artboard in the view properly.

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      • Manuel Ryan Espinosa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ASAP on this request please. I have run into this issue several times now as my speed and skills have grown with XD. I am sure other designers will need to expand the canvas as their skills improve as well.

        Thank you.

      • Dennis Tiensvold commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've been waiting for this for more than a year now. We use Sketch files with over 100 HD templates in them and no one will even try Xd, because it can't properly open Sketch files.

        I've been watching Xd YouTube videos weekly for a year now and have seen vast improvements and want to badly make the switch, but the lack of an infinite canvas is the main thing holding me back right now.

        PS - I have a picture to share, but don't know how.

      • Faith Deutsch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I might be moving to sketch - I am halfway through a project and I ran out of room. OMG - deal killer if they dont fix this.

      • Eric commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        First off, XD is an amazing tool for designers and allows us to work freely and rapidly; however, while working on design projects of wire-framing/prototyping, it is very easy for said project to include 100+ artboards. With the limited canvas that XD currently provides, it becomes difficult to work on important/larger projects.

        Moreover, it would be great if XD allowed users to have either a larger canvas or multiple pages with equal canvas size that would still allow us to still prototype with the other page(s).

      • Krish commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ability to make work space to extend for free size, where required as per the number of art boards to create. Currently there is a limited workspace to create number of art boards.
        For example: I have 300+ artboard screens that i need to create in a single file, which is in flow of entire application with particular artboard size.

        But here, am unable to create more than 200+ art boards or screens that i need to.

        I think it helps a lot for the UI UX Folks to expand their ideas and create wonders that what they wanted to.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The current canvas size is definitely much too small. I can't start using Xd until this is increased, or like someone else has suggested, allowing multiple pages could also work.

      • Feng.Chang commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why to limit XD visualization operation?(Be sure to like Adobe Illustrator?)In the file, web page design more unified component, very inconvenient

        为什么要给XD限制可视化操作范围?(一定要像Adobe Illustrator一样?)在文件多、网页设计图统一组件的情况下,很不方便

      • Sylvain commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi,

        artboards could be great for separe your design by features or devices.
        But I agree with Linford Lof, I have the same problem a lot of screens for a rwd plateforme and I will be quickly restreint by the workspace.

      • Aryashree commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Need this feature badly! It has been flagged since 2016, and still no progress?
        Been struggling with 100+ artboards for a large website project .

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Have an improvements/updates been made to being able to manually determine the size of the workspace in XD (ie: Illustrator)?

      • Pascal Aden commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        From my point of view we´re dealing with a high-level-priority-issue!

        Please make it infinite, pleeease! :(

      • Dennis Tiensvold commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Designer's can't switch at work, because every Sketch file we use has 216 1920x1080 artboards in them and Xd won't show that many.

      • RJOlaithe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I understand that many boards can fit into the space provided, more than enough for any project, but I like to organize my boards in a way that helps me to plan out and make sense of the overall structure of my projects. Working with boards in this way takes up a lot of space, more than what is currently provided, so it would benefit me greatly if that limited space be changed to something that could accommodate my preferred way of using these boards. But rather than having to set the dimensions of this space, I suggest making those dimensions expand and contract according to how it is used. I hope this gets implemented soon. Thank you for continuing to improve this wonderful product. All the best.

      • Matza commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Maybe scale down the request: Please double the canvas as a start! Thanks!

      • Dennis Tiensvold commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Not having an infinite canvas drove me away from Adobe years ago and it's still a sticking point. My team have more artboards than XD can handle and no one wants to switch because of this. Please continually loop me in on status updates. Thanks.

      • Matza commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ALL of my Sketch-projects blow up XDs canvas … It's not only the amount of artboards it's also to place the artboards in a logical order and that often requires to have more space in the width and height!

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