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True Aspect Ratio Lock

Can we get a true aspect ratio lock when the ‘Constrain Proportions’ is on?WX20210123-114719@2x A true aspect ratio lock means two things:

  1. When dragging on a node with ‘constrain proportions’, its width and height always stay in their original ratio no matter which direction you drag it.
  2. When resizing on the parent of a node with ‘constrain proportions’ that happens to be constrainedWX20210123-112532@2x, the node takes on the smallest of its supposed width and height, and calculates its ratio accordingly.

This would be so very helpful to polygon shapes that want to stay in that shape. Consider a spider chart. When you resize its parent, you don’t want the ‘spider net’ to squish squash; neither will you want a doughnut to turn into an oval.

*Resizing of the node’s parent layer is inevitable if you need responsive designs.

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I feel like this is a must-have feature as it has been quite an issue in my project for me… especially being somewhat new to figma.

I’ve seen workarounds with adding a line at an angle using responsive layout, but it’s just a workaround and has quite a few limits.

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Exacto!

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People work with images and this is super necessary in those cases. If I set my image container to a 16:9 aspect ratio when it’s 160x90px, I’d obviously expect it to be 320x180px when I scale it to twice the width, not 320x90px.

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A big +1 from our team as well.

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