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In Adobe XD, you create and manipulate your designs and prototypes using various elements, such as toolbars, panels, and Property Inspector. These elements form the workspace of Adobe XD.

Home screen

The Home screen gives you quick access to learn tab, cloud documents, cloud documents shared with you and deleted, manage links, artboard presets, and recent files.

XD Home screen
A. Home B. Learn C. Cloud documents D. Shared with you E. Deleted F. Manage links G. Recent files H. Artboard presets 

The Home screen in XD shows the following options:

Tab Description
Learn Access all the tutorials related to features, tools, and workflows in XD. 
Cloud documents View the list of cloud documents that you have saved in XD. You can organize your personal XD cloud documents in folders. For more information on how to get started with cloud documents, see Cloud documents in XD.
Shared with you View the list of cloud documents shared by different stakeholders for review.
Deleted Find the complete list of cloud documents deleted. You can choose to restore the documents or delete them permanently.
Manage links... Manage links direct you to assets.web.com. View and access the cloud documents from the Cloud documents section in the Files menu. You can view the documents either in a grid or list view, sort them by name or by date of modification.
Artboard presets Get started with your design project by selecting one of the preset artboard sizes on the home screen. You can choose from different options that are listed under of iPhone, Web, social media presets, or even define your own custom artboard size. For more information on artboards, see Working with artboards.
Recent files View the list of recently accessed XD files.

Workspace overview


Adobe XD workspace on Mac
Adobe XD workspace on Mac

A. Main menu B. Design mode C. Prototype mode D. Share mode E. Invite to document F. Preview on device G. Preview H. Property inspector I. Pasteboard J. Artboard K. Plugins L. Layers M. Libraries N. Toolbar 

The workspace in macOS includes the following options:

Option Description
Main menu Access File, Edit, Object, View, Window, and Help menus and the submenus within them
Design mode Create and design the artboards that make up your project. You can choose to import assets created using other tools or from the web, or create graphics in XD.
Prototype mode Link artboards together, create video demos of the design (currently only on macOS), prototype your design in a browser or a device, and share them with stakeholders for review.
Invite to document Enable Coediting and invite your fellow designers to simultaneously access and edit your XD document.
Share mode Create and share links for design reviews, development, presentations, and user testing. 
Preview on device Connect multiple devices through USB to your desktop machine, set them up to transfer data, and view them live.
Preview Test your prototype within Adobe XD using the desktop preview or the Adobe XD app on your iOS or Android device.
Property Inspector

Define various properties of objects and manipulate them using different options in the Property Inspector. For example, you can specify backgrounds, fills, borders, shadows, alignments, and dimensions of objects. You can also combine objects together to make entirely new objects.

To lay out repeating elements, use the Repeat Grid option in the Property Inspector. Use the Fixed Position option to fix the position of multiple elements on scroll. You can also use the math calculation to create designs with greater precision or move objects to a new location or modify its width and height.

Toolbar (Plugins, Layers, Assets, and tools) Access the selection tool, drawing tools, text tool, artboard tool, the Assets, and Layers panel.



Access the Design mode, Prototype mode, zoom levels of the canvas, preview, and sharing options.
Work area Contains the canvas or artboards with the assets that you create.


Adobe XD workspace on Windows
Adobe XD workspace on Windows

A. Main menu B. Design mode C. Prototype mode D. Share mode E. Preview on device F. Preview G. Zoom percentage H. Property Inspector I. Pasteboard J. Artboards K. Plugins L. Layers M. Libraries  N. Toolbar