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.
The character style panel gets quickly cluttered. I think it would be better if you could group/parent styles. It can provide you a better focus on the things that matter at that moment.
I also miss the feature for text orientation (top middle bottom) within a text box. I'm not a developer, so maybe that is left out on purpose?
Aaron Makaruk commented
This should be a top priority, in my opinion. Please also fix the bug where all assets get reorganized in a chaotic order at random.
Phil Parry commented
I have just ported 100s of design system components from Sketch to XD and I'm staring at a long list, which I'm not able to organise! This is not good and hopefully will be adressed in coming releases.
Carol McCue commented
Completely agree -- disgusted that I just spent 20 minutes manually alphabetizing my assets, saved, reopened, and they're back in random order. How hard could it be to display them in alpha order by default? And yes, I want folders to organize by type.
Warren Wang commented
The idea would be to be able to group components into folders and subfolders as the project grows. In my use case I've imported a sketch asset from an online site which has a ton of things turned into components, but there's no logical way to sort them or group them as they grow in to the > 1000 count. I'm refactoring it as we speak into something more manageable with master component dependencies, but it would be great if we could just drag and drop them into different folders for grouping.
Yeah this is really necessary. When working with larger clients, who have lots of brands you get tons of assets. In Photoshop you can sort assets by group. This would be nice in XD too.
There is another problem with assets: You can't have duplicates. So, lets say that one of the type styles on desktop matches with one of the styles on mobile, then I can't have both among my assets. And I don't want to keep separate assets libraries for Desktop and Mobile. Same goes with colors.
In my attached examples I'm showing a library that belongs to one of our clients. It's a huge oranization with lots of different brands, but with the same design language. I don't want to keep each brand as a separate library, but some of the brands share a few colors and all of them share the typography.
In Photoshop (screenshot) I can group assets in folders and organize them neatly however I want, but in XD (movie clip) I can't store all the assets due to duplicates and I can't organize them by anything other than assets categories, like colors, type and components.
Please keep working on this!
Cynthia sanchez commented
100%. In our use case, we have hundreds of pages designed and had to create a design kit (another XD file) where we can organize all the assets in different groups:
- Form elements
- Layout elements
If we could have this organization inside our assets, then we would simply have the assets linked to all of our designs, therefore, every time we either create a new component or update an existing one, reflecting the changes in all pages would be a matter of 1-click.
Caitlyn Burke commented
I'd like to:
1. Organize/group character styles by mobile, tablet, desktop into groups.
2. Organize/group Colors by gradients, brand colors, secondary colors, hover colors, light/dark theme, etc.
3. Organize/group components into groups or folders such as icons, desktop icons, logos, etc.
Andrei Robert Cristian commented
This should be a priority for the devs, I have a huge project and I can't find anything right.
I need to organize by Desktop / Tablet / Mobile and then by Input field / Buttons / Sliders / Cards and so on.
Urgent in need for Assets Components to be able to create folders, or groups, so everyone can easily organize the assets and components and find things in XD.
When I sort the components in the assets menu manually, they jump back into (random?) position. Best would be to have the option to sort them in groups, too. If this is not possible, then at least sorting alphabetically would be better.
I agree - Also trying to migrate from Sketchapp - But for now it is simply not possible for me. I have a huge library, and it is impossible to navigate in it right now.
Need a folder structure - with folder-names I can define myself. - The same for test-styles plz!!!
Richard Partridge commented
100% - Once you start getting a serious number of assets it becomes a nightmare trying to organise them. Having folders would make this a doddle ...
Jyoti Bock commented
Agree with everyone. Our component library is too big for just the search feature. I would love to have this done sooner than later because we are currently working on migrating to the new system.
I think having just one section called components and dropping everything into it is very limited. I would like to create sections for icons, buttons, text fields or anything that I can group.
German Rivas commented
This would be GREAT! Please add this feature.
Thanks for your feedback. We currently support linked colors in XD through using the Linked Cloud document feature. To learn more about this feature and how to use it, please check: https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/linked-assets.html
In regards to color organization, how do you currently organize your colors? and do you use the same paradigm to organize your character styles?
Vova Kowalski (ndeerz) commented
This is necessary to keep in order growing components library in large project.
Saurabh Shendge commented
In an Enterprise Design Language setup for product suits, we have extensive usage of the DLS, and the color palette is one of the most important asset for us. We have categories of colors and multiple colors signify different usages of colors according to context.
It will be great to have these:
1. The color palette appearing on Fill/ Border color etc, need to have organization possible, to create categories of colors. So its easier to chose the right color for right element.
2. The global colors in assets and color palette need to be linked, so if there is a change in Master file, those changes will be available for use immediately. Also, the colors used already can be replaced with the newer colors set in Master file.
This will help a lot of complex Enterprise UX Design teams and will add an additional edge of convenience over other design tools.
It is an absolute must for every medium size project and up, specially if you work in a team. It's hard to argue against other software that can handle that more efficiently. Please update it!