Adobe XD, Big Sur, and Apple silicon | macOS 11
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- Create interactive prototypes
- Animate prototypes
- Object properties supported for auto-animate
- Create prototypes with keyboard and gamepad
- Create prototypes using voice commands and playback
- Create timed transitions
- Add overlays
- Design voice prototypes
- Create anchor links
- Create hyperlinks
- Preview designs and prototypes
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- Share selected artboards
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- Group sharing for enterprise
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- Work with external assets
- Work with design assets from Photoshop
- Copy and paste assets from Photoshop
- Import or open Photoshop designs
- Work with Illustrator assets in Adobe XD
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- Copy vectors from Illustrator to XD
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Learn about the Adobe XD compatibility with macOS Big Sur (version 11) and Apple silicon.
With the version 42 onwards, XD runs natively on Apple computers with the Apple silicon M1 chip. This version performs up to 80% faster on key workflows than the similarly configured previous generation systems.
Workaround: Upgrade to macOS 11.3.1.
Is XD compatible with macOS Big Sur?
Yes, XD versions starting with XD 34.0.12 work on macOS Big Sur (version 11).
Are legacy versions compatible?
No. XD versions previous to XD 34.0.12 were not designed or tested to work on macOS Big Sur (version 11).
Older versions use 32-bit licensing components and installers. So, you cannot install, uninstall, or activate them after upgrading to macOS Big Sur.
If you have already upgraded to macOS Big Sur, use the Creative Cloud Cleaner Tool to remove older versions.
Does XD run in Apple silicon Rosetta 2 emulation mode?
Yes. XD versions starting with XD 18.104.22.168 can run in the Rosetta 2 emulation mode on Apple devices with Apple silicon (M1 processors). See the known issues below.
Rosetta 2 emulation mode known issues
When you install XD for the first time and launch it from the Creative Cloud desktop app, two instances of XD open at the same time.
Close one instance and use the other.
When you copy objects from an Illustrator document to an XD document, some objects don't get copied over.
Open the Illustrator document directly in XD.
When you import an image to XD, the option to edit it with Photoshop is disabled.