Organize assets panel objects (symbols/components/colors/character styles) into folders
Would love to organize symbols into folder for easy accessibility. I spend too much time looking through symbols into one library.
Being able to organise assets into 'buttons' 'icons' 'nav' etc would be really handy. At the moment I have a huge list that is a bit painful to search through even when I have given things a naming convention
I just want to be able to see what assets are used where or what assets are not being used so it can be deleted. more like how styles work in Indesign.
Matt Pearce commented
When I'm working on large projects i have a lot of components, it would be good to create folders to put my assets/components in to organise things better.
I find it really hard to search for a layer or a component via the Assets and Layers panel. There's a search to make it easier to find what i'm looking for, but what if i don't remember the name? If there's a way to logically group all components or layers, supposedly grouping them by artboards similar to Figma's frames and nested frames, that will be a really great and enjoyable designing experience!
So for example i created an artboard for a Dashboard screen in an Android app and name it likewise. This "Dashboard" artboard will appear as a group in the Layers panel. And inside this parent group there will be other child groups nested together such as header bar, body, bottom bar. They will all appear in a hierarchial folder-tree like in the Layers panel.
And inside each child group there will be components and items shown. Neat, huh? This will make it a lot easier for me to find what i'm looking for. And later i can share just the particular artboard or even save it as a new file and send it to my colleague.
Parent group (artboard), similar to Figma frame
Child group, similar to Figma nested frame
Share artboard (choose one or more artboard to share, easily)
Save artboard (choose one or more artboard to save as a new file)
sometimes it gives characterformats, where you can say its a group in example: Text, Text attention, Text links etc.
Now when you want to change the fonts you must go in every single character format and change the font. it would be cool you have a undergroup in the characterformats
Adobe, come on - that request should be an easy one for you and large projects are really missing this feature!
Sketch is handling component structure and folders so much better than XD.
We really need this.. Organising components into a Hierarchical list of folders / subfolders would make identification of needed elements quicker and easier rather than continuous scroll fatigue generated by a massive list
Kim Busch commented
This would be a HUGE improvement to finding elements in the Asset panel.
Another request for this essential feature!
Joo Chung commented
This is another critical feature missing from XD. The scrolling panel and no grouping is fine if you're working on small / simple projects, but once things get complex, it's an absolute nightmare to have to scroll through hundreds upon hundreds of assets to find the one you want. And on top of that, it doesn't seem like there's an easy way to see which linked assets are linked to which repository. Sometimes I want to use specifically assets from one repo, and having them organized in one folder would be so, so helpful.
managing design system or library will be impossible until this feature is done
Luiz Costa commented
It would be helpful to create folders in order to manage components better.
We need more organization options than just Colors / Character Styles / Components.
For design systems this is a must have!
Components (+ new folder)
At the moment you have to scroll down the whole component list to find your prefered component.
It would be nice to structure e.g. Buttons in a Section or Folder (like Sketch or Figma do)
Jan Thomassen commented
This is much needed
Some Guy Online commented
Also why do I have to go to different pagination to see the contents of artboards? The contents of the artboard should appear under the artboard as a sub-folder
Jan Thomassen commented
Let us stop wasting hours on scrolling the assets list! That panel is a nightmare.
Trying to decide if it is worth switching over from Sketch and no way to organize components/assets may be the one showstopper!
Can you classify components, such as buttons into a category, ICONS into a category, etc., which is difficult to find at present
wee need this asap