Is it possible to measure the distance between two elements?

Emerson Smith shared this question 2 years ago
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I know I can easily calculate the distance between elements using the left and top positions, and/or it's height and width, but I was wondering if there was a tool that will automatically tell me the distance in px between two elements. For example, in my screenshot I'd want to know the distances between the rectangles.

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Dear Emerson,

Our engineers are working on this feature, however, there is no set date when this will be implemented. Meanwhile, as a workaround, you could introduce a rectangle in the gap between each element so you can see the width between them.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Best,

Sonia Durán

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Thanks donna. I've found it is easiest to apply vertical or horizontal guides, align them to my element, then caculate the distance that way.

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Two years later, has this been implemented yet at all?

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Yes, something like this appears when you show 'Smart Guides' in the view menu and select and move an element.

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