I would like to have the option to autolayout symbols/groups in both directions (height and width) at once, either from a given corner or from the center. This would help avoid issues where content doesn’t fit properly into a symbol if it has different sizes on both axes.
I thought about fitting the functionality into Sketch UI without rebuilding the whole thing. What do you think?
No ETA at this point, no. We’re actively working on Smart Layout — see Experimental feature: Smart Layout in groups — and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. We agree this is an important feature, and have discussions about it, but haven’t gotten our hands dirty on it yet.
This is not the right approach from the beginning. The symbol should stretch either horizontally or vertically. And from which side it should do this, must be set in the layout with “Resizing”. And not enough settings for the maximum stretch length/height and whether to allow stretching in the opposite direction when it is reached.