How to batch select and move multiple artboards in Sketch
I have a problem moving the selected artboards: only the first one in the batch moves while the selection had shown all N artboards selected (first and last artboards having the white small squares around them after I click and drag the left key on my mouse).
I need this feature when I realize that I left out something I meant to go in the middle AFTER having drawn the end screens and now there is no room for them. To preserve the logical order of the artboards I prefer to order them and currently have to do it manually dragging each and every artboard one by one to give the forgotten artboards some room.
I am pretty new to Sketch and may just have as well missed this function, please help.
Use the layers panel
I find the easiest way to accurately select multiple artboards is the layers panel. Collapse the artboard groups (if your list is too long), then command-click each title you're after.
Three ways to move
- Click and drag the title of any selected artboard in the workspace. Don't miss or you'll lose your selection! (>_<)
- Use the cursor keys (with shift for bigger jumps). Tedious, but foolproof.
- Enter values in the x/y position fields. Accurate, but often requires a guess.
^ As you can see above, if your artboards don't share a common dimension, the x/y positions will be blank. Entering a value will align them all to that position. This can be a very handy way to organize your file.