Balsamiq Community Discussion

[Feature Request] Snap to objects inside groups/symbols


I design to grids and use symbols and/or groups to keep the columns together. Each column is a rectangle, and I can resize the height of the group to make them longer as required.

It’s really convenient as I can easily do things like treat the symbol as markup to hide it, or quickly move all columns forward/backwards over a browser window at the back of my mockup

One issue with this approach is that whilst grouped, I can’t snap elements to the edges of the columns - only to the outer edges of the whole symbol/group. I have to just approximate the widths of my elements unless I ungroup the columns, which is a pain.

As such, can I request the option to snap to objects that sit within a group?


Sounds like a good idea, @ryanoo.

I will get it added to our feature tracker. Thanks for taking the time to give us a specific use-case! It helps us a lot!

Please let us know if there is anything else you’d like to see, Ryan. Feature requests are our lifeblood. :slight_smile: