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.
This is something we are planning to do! Stay tuned for more details.
Is here any ETA for us? We are forced to switch to figma with the hole company, if this small update is not incoming soon.
Also curious on an ETA? I work on a team that has a large Design System to manage. XD makes it really hard to work with and we have a lot of issues with people using one off files because it's just easier to manage smaller asset amounts using XD. We also have people who prefer Sketch because of this very problem (and are starting the move to Figma)...Would be great to have a way to organize XD's Components list (and the others as well) into nameable subcategories to actually make it usable (and easier to onboard new people) instead of having a giant scrolling pain point. It would be a huge step to get the entire team on the same tool. Pretty please :D?
Is there an ETA on this much-needed request?
Adobe, please push this important feature! Should be a classic low hanging fruit, I guess.
The missing ability to add folders to the assets forces us to use figma or return back to sketch.
You talk about supporting design systems but In real world projects you need a lot of assets for responsive solutions.
This and missing multiple pages like in figma/sketch are killers for all of our big client projects.
When designing a Design System (a UI Kit) we often create a web sites that share the design system with users. There is often a direct connection between the content of this site and libraries built in Xd. One thing that we frequently do with these sites is group content into buckets (i.e. Compontents/Buttons/Primary). I would be nice to mimic this in the assets pane. I would like to be able to group things like fonts and compontents. When we have a lot of colors, styles and components the performance and ux suffer when I have to scroll through huge lists.
Just a thought, Please share if I am missing this feature.
p.s. For those sketch users... I am looking for the same funtionality as naming symbols with slashes (i.e. "Buttons/Primary/Small" and "Buttons/Primary/Large") which resutls in:
---- and so on...
Can you assess when this functionality will be developed? (January 21, Q1 21?) My team need this really much and we don't want to switch to Figma :/
Yes, please. This is one major downside of Adobe XD as all the assets ( colors, character styles and components) tend to get big when working on bigger projects.
Amber Cooper commented
Yes please!! This is the only thing that makes me want to use figma instead as of now. I NEED ways to organize better.
This feature would help when you publish a cloud document to a library. If the library was created using a cloud doc, it does not allow you to edit/add outside of the cloud doc and therefore you cannot create folders for the library assets. This makes it difficult for larger teams with large libraries of components.
This feature would be awesome.
Just use all the features inDesign contains. Also include options to give a text style margins/paddings before and after – this would be amazing.
Evaluz Luna commented
Typography size equivalents (desktop / tablet / mobile) and component folders!!!!! (having nested components AND components got me scrolling like crazy)
Lukas Brückner commented
Totally in love with the cloud shared files and linked assets for design systems.
But I'm missing one particular thing:
I'd like to individually sort
into subfolders which are also shown in the local files where the design system file is linked.
Value: Especially if design systems are growing or if i want to highlight the difference between the purpose of e.g. colors (basic colors, prime colors, infographic colors etc.) this would be a great feature.
Folders within the asset panel seems like a no brainer, Adobe! What has taken so long on this?? It's difficult and clunky managing a large design system in XD. Seems like I'm not alone. Please consider placing priority to this backlog item.
Alex Batista commented
In a real world, we designers organize our document by "categories" like form components that as buttons, toggles, switches, inputs, dropdown list etc; menu, cards and go on.
The user should be able to not only create a group to organize the components, but also organize them by dragging and dropping the items inside the groups.
How does one become a contributor to the XD feature team? Do you have a panel of professionals that is possible to join or apply for?
Lukas Schneider commented
I like the way Sketch organize it with an extra page
We need this to switch from Sketch to Xd!
Dylan Cyr commented
This is a huge feature that would prevent us from using XD for our enterprise component library
I appreciate XD has come a long way, but what would really help along the way is component management, so basically folders like layers. At the moment you have a long mess and if you want serious designers to take the software seriously where we want to manage components within a system of some sort folders would be helpful and those folders are exportable. For example you may have a mobile design with the desktop one, but you may want to export the mobile stuff only to the app team for example.