Adding colors, styles, symbols to CC library from within XD
Just like in Illustrator, it should be possible to add colors, styles, symbols, ... to a new or existing CC library.
At this moment, the CC library is of not much use when you're creating a brand new project in a team of XD designers.
In the latest release of Adobe XD, you can now write colors, character styles, and objects to CC Libraries. Check it out and let us know what you think! Please feel free to file individual tickets for additional features you’d like to see in this area.
I see that this is now a feature.. I have not figured out how to do this in XD though. I have the most recent version. Is there some sort of how to guide somewhere describing the steps to do this? Thanks
Emily S commented
I've imported a colour library from sketch in adobe Xd and they've been converted to components in my assets panel not colours. Is there something I need to get changed in the sketch file to sort this out? Thanks!
Currently, the Library window in XD is read-only. And if I made an icon in XD and want to make it a part of the team library I need to export it as an asset and use another Adobe products to put it to the library for other tams to share.
It would be great to have a fully-functioning Library window with the ability to put something there.
Any update on this feature?
Ari Maguire commented
ADOBE!!!!! MAKE THIS FEATURE POSSIBLE! Also give users the ability to SORT, either by name, date, or HOW EVER WE WANT.
PLEASE...this is the one of the most severely lacking workflow features with XD. I have to fight this thing on a daily basis.
Make content add-able to CC Libraries like it is in Illustrator; add graphic, add color, etc.
When adding graphic, we could use vector outline, SVG, or even flatten to PNG?
Regina Biberger commented
This feature ist absolutely necessary!
This feature is paramount to a team's workflow.
Copy and paste into illustrator with our making the "paste" in Illustrator raster.
Make Libraries work in XD. Not one way, both ways. Make it work just like Illustrator. Drag into Libraries or Drag out Keeping it all Vector unless source/original is raster.
Tomas Bloem commented
You delivered the solution and now you don't?
We work with ±400 clients in Creative Cloud and use and collaborate via the Library. However, I came to a grinding halt when I noticed that I couldn't do that anymore when working in Xd.
I think I'm not alone when I say that this is not only a shortcoming but a big necessity for productivity.
Right now, my team (including myself) is facing the daunting task of trying to keep designs in line with our Library and prevent errors which the Library solved for us. Our workflow had to be adjusted. It's backwards innovation, you delivered the solution everywhere else and now you don't.
I would love to give this feature top priority (if I could) since so many of us rely on a good workflow, which Adobe offered, and now that workflow is no more.
There was a similar feature requested:
https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/12930321-creative-cloud-library-support-share-symbols-asse but it never got quite explained in details.
This is the problem: We're currently using Sketch as our main UI design tool. We've had issues with Sketch in terms of performance and integrations with our other (adobe photoshop, illustrator, etc) tools. Adobe XD is our best bet to solve most of these issues (great work!).
However, we can not use it because it's just not made for collaboration.
There is no way to share design systems or style guides across projects and with different teammates. You already have a solution to this problem with Creative Cloud library and you've decided not to fully integrate it with XD, which makes no sense. The power of Creative Cloud is that you can import and export assets. Only importing removes the most useful feature of Creative Cloud.
While it might not be the most upvoted feature, it might be the most profitable one (for me this is a flaw with tools like uservoice). If you read comments in the thread that I've posted above you can tell there are major/big companies that are interested in this (I include myself in this, we have fortune500 companies that would be using this).
Adobe XD is the only tool that is robust enough to be used at the enterprise level. There are no other tools that care about this segment but it just makes sense for Adobe to provide support for that because that's what they've done with their other tools (photoshop, indesign, premiere, etc).
We want the ability to add items to creative cloud library from XD.
Exactly! For this reason Adobe XD is nearly unusable for bigger scope projects. This is for sure the most important missing feature right now. Don't understand why this has such a small number of votes so far.
Should be like in Sketch: you create a document with symbols that serves as a library, which means any changes made to this library will be automatically visible in all other files you created based on it. The library can be shared with all team members.
Here is how it works in Sketch: https://medium.com/sketch-app-sources/a-beginners-guide-to-sketch-libraries-5f431d91f657
Suellen Santos commented
This function will be extremely important for my team, to work on a design system. Could we get a status update on this?
Zach Bruce commented
Could we please get a status update on this? It's made CC Libraries in XD gone unused.
Dmitrii Albert commented
It is extremely essential being able to have symbols stored in cloud libraries accessible across different files. Copy and paste reusable elements from file to file is tiresome and not productive.
I strongly encourage Adobe to work on this feature!
Kaoru Ando commented
XD lacks a lot of core functionalities and this is one of them.
Only reason I haven't been able to switch to XD. We have over 300 symbols, makes no sense to copy them from file to file.
Jared Uffenorde commented
It really is strange that XD cannot create assets for a library. Has Adobe put forth a rationale for keeping this functionality out of XD? Hopefully this is in the works.