How To View Grid In Figma

If you frequently work on projects as a designer or a developer, you are likely familiar with Figma. This highly effective design software has gained popularity among industry experts for its user-friendly interface and collaborative capabilities. Among its many useful tools, Figma offers a grid system that allows for precise and consistent alignment of designs. However, this grid may sometimes be hidden and therefore not immediately visible. This article will guide you through the steps of how to view grids in Figma.

Enabling Grids in Figma

To view the grid system in Figma, you must first enable it. If you follow these simple steps, you will be able to enable and view your grids:

  • Open your Figma project.
  • Select the frame you want to enable the grid for. You can select a frame by clicking on it.
  • Once the frame is selected, go to the properties panel on the right side of your screen.
  • In the properties panel, scroll down until you find the ‘Grids’ section.
  • Click the ‘+’ icon in the ‘Grids’ section.
  • You will now see a dialog box where you can adjust the settings for your grid.

And there you have it! You have now enabled the grid system in your Figma frame. Once the grid is enabled, you can view it on your frame.

Adjusting Grid Settings

Once you have enabled the grid, you can adjust its settings to suit your needs. Figma provides various options to customize your grid:

  • Grid Size: This option lets you adjust the size of your grid squares.
  • Color: This lets you change the color of your grid.
  • Style: Here, you can choose between a Uniform Grid or a Column Grid.

Toggle Grid Visibility

Once your grid is set up, it’s easy to toggle its visibility on and off. To do this, all you need to do is:

  • Go to the ‘Grids’ section in your properties panel.
  • Next to the grid you have set up, you will see an ‘eye’ icon.
  • Click the ‘eye’ icon to toggle the visibility of your grid.

Note: Even when the grid is not visible, the snapping functionality will still be active.

Using grids in Figma can significantly enhance your design process, providing guidelines for more precise and consistent designs. So, go ahead and explore this feature and let it help elevate your design game.