Relocating master components
Sometimes you need to reorganize your design system files. Once you have created a master components, you cannot move it to another file, and you are stuck with the current file forever.
It would be great if you can just move your Master Component from one document to another.
Link the main file which has the master component with the file you are working on then delete the components you want to relocate from the main file itself and locate the master component in the component panel in your current file, right-click and then click on "edit main component"
It should work fine :)
I'm fairly new to XD and this has come across as a HUGE issue for me. I can't believe Adobe hasn't solved this yet!!
I have multiple people in my team working remotely on a single project and not having the feature to be able to move master components from one file to another is just silly!
Atasay Ugras commented
To be able to update and organize design system files, this feature is a must!
This is a necessary item. For example I imported a sketch file to convert it to XD. Now all my master components are in one file. It is a workflow disaster with over 100 screens to keep finding the master components and zoom back to the boards.
I want all the masters to be in a separate XD file tied into the master to use as my design system components and share with multiple XD files. Now I can't. I'd have to create a separate file, recreate all the assets as new masters and then relink everything.
David Motalík commented
This is really blocker, please prioritize it.
This is so necessary! I work in a team and sometimes someone makes this great component that could be an add in to our Design System.
Right now we have all our components all over diferent files. It would be nice to pull em up into a design system master file.
Joo Chung commented
Wait, what?! How is this not a feature yet? Just absolutely boneheaded that Adobe would force master components to be tied to one file and not allow them to be moved to another file. And this app is out of beta? What the everloving F---!
It will be a breakthrough. Please, prioritize it.
uiux designer commented
I really need this feature to be able to manage my design team
peter brown commented
please make this happen
Desislava Slavkova commented
Relocating and be able to duplicate in the same file in order to modify and make versions of them instead of having to redo all states. Please make this happen
This is an absolute must to fix. I am fairly new to Adobe Xd and this is one of the first roadblocks I have come across. So it is an obvious flaw, not just one you come across after months or years of working with the software.
Charles Diggs commented
Ran into this problem today. Would be highly useful. Please make it happen, and THANK YOU xd team. LOVE THIS PROGRAM since beta!!
Please, make this happen!!!
Saurabh Shendge commented
Absence of the feature to relocate the Master Components from one file to a Central file has a capability to bring the Design System erection to standstill. Adobe XD team need to really look into this on priority as there are more enterprise companies taking XD way too serious for their UX n UI crafts.
Yes! This is a pain in the butt when I create a component I like in another document, I often just want to move the location of the master component!
Its a pain for managing multi asset with scattered components!
Boyan Design commented
Well it only makes sense - if you want to create master-style-document then you wan to relocate all master components to be native to the master-style-document, and not scattered across multiple files
It's insane that you can't already do this.