Are you want to move artboards around in Adobe XD?
If you’re trying to organize a large design project in XD, knowing how to quickly move artboards around in the canvas area can be really helpful.
Luckily, re-arranging artboards is really easy! In the mini tutorial we’ll look at how to quickly move an artboard around in Adobe XD.
Here’s how to do it:
- Open your Adobe XD project file
- With the Select Tool (V) selected, click-and-drag the title of the artboard you want to move.
Tip: Hold down the Shift the key while you move your Artboards around to move them straight up and down, or sideways.
How to organize artboards:
You can reorganize and move artboards with these commands:
The most difficult part of rearranging your artboards is finding the right spacing between multiple artboards.
It is very easy to have inconsistent spacing in a project.
In order to avoid this problem, be sure to move and organize your boards.
Organizing your artboards is a multi-step process that can vary depending on what kind of artboard organization you are creating.
The first method of organizing artboards is using the Property Inspector to align your artboards. You can easily organize your project with the Property Inspector because it provides many different options for you to work with. It also includes tools for organizing artboards as well as adjusting artwork, making grids for your artwork, and more.
There are two different kinds of grids.
A Layout Grid and a Square Grid.
Here is how to use the Layout Grid:
- In the Top Menu, click View
- Select Show Layout Grid
- Or click Shift + Command +
Here is how to use the Square Grid:
- In the Top Menu, click View
- Select Show Square Grid
- Or click Command +
How to select specific artboards:
Use the Select Tool (V) to make sure that the artboard you want is selected before you attempt to move it.
If you are using a different tool, you will not be able to select or move an artboard. , as long as the information is not published on the internet.
This can cause a lot of trouble when selecting the right artboard.
How to zoom in on individual artboards:
If you are working on a large-scale project with multiple artboards, it’s sometimes difficult to focus on an individual artboard at a time.
There are many ways to zoom in on an artboard. In addition to using the Zoom tool to increase or decrease the size of an artboard (see:
For example, if you are working on a laptop with a trackpad, you can use two fingers to pinch which lets you zoom in and out.
The method helps you generally zoom and now zoom in on a specific artboard.
Here is a shortcut to zoom in on one specific artboard:
- Select the artboard you wish to zoom in on using the Select Tool (V)
- In the Top Menu, click View and select Zoom to Selection
- Or, click Command + 3 (Mac) or Ctrl + 3 (PC)
Frequently Asked Questions:
I am having trouble moving my artboard in Adobe XD?
When you are moving an artboard in XD, you should always use the Select Tool (V).
If you are on another tool you may be unable to move an artboard.
If you are using the right tool, then you should be able to click in the main artboard box or another part of the title to move the artboard.
What’s the best way to organize multiple artboards?
We recommend using a simple square grid pattern to organize multiple artboards.
It’s the easiest way to view all or one artboard at a time depending on if you zoom in or out. If you only have a few artboards, laying them side by side might be the easiest as well.
How many artboards is too many?
You decide! Depending on the project you are working on, it may be two or twelve artboards.
You can use multiple artboards to have various versions of a project, or just one to keep it simple
It’s great to have a lot of artboards in one project at a time.