Select one or more objects.
Learn how you can move, align, distribute, and arrange objects in Adobe XD.
You can move objects in the following ways:
Use the Shift key to constrain the movement of one or more objects, so that they move in a precise horizontal or vertical direction relative to the current orientation of the x and y-axes.
You can also use the Align panel to position objects in relation to each other.
Select one or more objects, and drag to the new location.
Select one or more objects.
Press the arrow key for the direction in which you want to move the object.
Select one or more objects. In the Property Inspector, enter new values for the X and/or Y coordinates. You can also click in X and Y values and use the arrow keys to increase or decrease the value.
Select one or more objects. In the Property Inspector, perform simple math in any box that accepts numeric values. For example, if you want to move a selected object 3 units to the right using the current measurement units, enter +3 after the current value.
Supported math operations to calculate the changes include +, -./, *.
In a text box that accepts numerical values, do one of the following:
Hold down the Shift key while using arrow keys to bump up the value by 10px.
You can use the Align panel to align or space selected objects horizontally or vertically to the selection, or the artboard.
Select the objects to be aligned, and click one of the following options in the Property Inspector:
Select the object or group to be aligned, and click one of the following options in the Property Inspector:
You can align the edge of an object with the the pixel grid. In order to do so, XD rounds off the integer values for the X,Y,W,H properties of an element to ensure they look sharp and crisp.
To align an object to pixel grid, right-click the object and select Align to Pixel Grid.
Aligning to pixel grid does not always mean the X/Y/W/H properties will not have fractions. For lines and paths (center-stroked shapes), sometimes the X/Y need to end in 0.5 to keep the stroke crisply aligned on-pixel.
Adobe XD supports artboard grids which are different from pixel preview. Adobe XD does not support pixel preview. The default artboard grid in Adobe XD is an 8-pixel grid. You can change the grid settings to create a 1 pixel grid. For more information, see Position elements on artboards using grids.
Adobe XD stacks successively drawn objects, beginning with the first object drawn.
You can also select, order, and move objects in different layers using the Layer panel. For more information, see Work with layers.
To move an object to the top or bottom position in its group, select the object you want to move and choose one of the options as appropriate:
You can also Ctrl+Click an object, and select any of the Arrange options in the context menu.
Right-click an object, and select any of the Arrange options that appear in the context menu.