Creative Cloud Library Support (share symbols/assets across multiple files or team)
This would make it easier to use the assets created in other Adobe applications.
Hi, everyone! In the August release of Adobe XD, we’ve introduced the ability to consume colors and character styles from your existing Creative Cloud library. We’re working on bringing you the ability to bring in graphics (both bitmaps and vectors) as well, so we’re keeping this feature open until we get that out the door.
In the meantime, if you have feedback on what we’ve already released, please do file a new idea so that we can get community feedback on it.
If you haven’t seen the update yet, launch the Creative Cloud desktop application, click on the gear icon, and select “Check for App Updates.”
I work for one of the major Oil companies and would love to make XD our default design application but cannot due to lack of support for shared libraries. I think its absurd that we still do not have a way of maintaining a shared library across teams. Adobe XD is almost unusable on large applications. At the very least could you provide support for merging symbols when combining two artboards from separate files into a single file? This way we could create our own system for maintaining an asset library.
Chris Northcutt commented
This is honestly the main reason we don't switch to Adobe XD. While you can "access" CC libraries, it is pretty basic. Like others have said if you are working on larger project it is nearly impossible to maintain any sort of design system. It would be nice if you could link colors and typography from CC libraries so that when you change the color or type it updates across all files. We are pretty much all adobe aside from UI projects.
Any news regarding this? After this release we're seriously thinking about moving to a different tool (sketch, figma). Adobe XD is a great tool, but without the library it's unusable for bigger scope projects.
@Rob M, in the latest version of XD you do have access to CC Libraries. Look in menu "Window" > Creative Cloud Libraries". https://cdn.pbrd.co/images/HBhkQWJ.png
Rob M commented
We don't use XD anymore, because we must have a shared library. It is not possible to work consistent in a large project. Updating the seperated XD files is a time consuming task. Now we use Sketch. When this feature is integrated in XD, we will switch back.
Mark Whitley commented
Will we see this any time soon? Sharing the symbol section of the library is essential to help us split our single large xD file into multiple smaller xD files whilst keeping the design consistent. This would benefit teams massively and allow us to work from a single symbol library on our separate files.
Adam Trabold commented
Any updates coming soon on this one? Being able to create a library and share it to or access it from other XD files would be, by far, the most valuable XD time/frustration-saver for my team right now.
Simona Podova commented
This should be in the next release of Adobe XD! It would really help speed up the flow for designing complex products with hundreds of artboard which simply cannot all be part of one single file.
If you want to make big companies happy and have a broader adoption, this should be your priority number 1. Thanks!!
Denis Teleshevskii commented
So when?! XD is nothing for command work while it has not CC synced assets (symbols, etc). Now it's only images, colours and types from Illustrator. Bored.
Why not make your own libraries available. I mean, XD files stored in your computer as opposed to only the ones available in Creative Cloud. With Sketch you can add any of your own local files as a library.
It is possible to share assets among XD files, but since we do not correspond within the same file for updating that asset (symbols of components etc.!), We need a copy every time.
It is a symbol function of Sketch. .
Allow XD assets to be registered in the CC library, etc.
Is there a way to add assets from XD to library? Thanks!
This is a must!!
Does anyone know when XD is rolling out the feature to create a library in XD itself?
Łukasz Krebok commented
Is there any update about this feature?
Is there a way to organize/view/search the CC libraries in XD the way one is able to do in Illustrator? Currently, it seems you can only view items in a library in tile view and not list view. Also, it looks like it's organized by date added or created. And finally, there's no easy way to search for items in a library; a search bar would be helpful. When can we expect updates to the XD library?
Is there an update on this feature regarding adding assets to the CC library from XD?
This would be very useful (contributing XD assets to CC libraries). A few thoughts...
• Make library color styles support fill and stroke properties in a single chip (can set either to none). This feature is needed across the board for CC library color chips.
• Make color styles update like assets... in other words if I modify a color in the a CC library color style it updates everywhere that color is used/linked. This is critical for tweaking style guides. Sketch supports this and is a competitive advantage for them (our visual design department is moving toward Sketch for this reason)
• Allow XD features such as repeat grids to be included in CC library asset.
I would like to know, how can I keep the CC Libraries window open, every time I switch between applications like Illustrator and Photoshop, the panels always stay open, but not in XD, is there any way to keep it open? Thank you!