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.
Adding custom groups just like the CC Libraries allows you to do would alleviate in-document findability issues. I find myself prepending component file names with a type ie; button, icon, card, input, etc.
Donn Vey commented
PLEASE put this in! This makes XD's library system simply not viable to use with larger libraries
Edu Couchez commented
Absolutely needed. Started a new project from zero with "atomic" components in mind. Only five pages, with logos and icons, now my Assets list has grown beyond hundred... "cognitive friction" at its highest
Mason Moriarty commented
I can't believe this isn't a feature yet. Our design team is split between XD and Sketch. There's a huge push to XD since we use CC for everything else, but I took one look at the assets tab after importing our GUI and closed right out. We have tons of icons and to have them flooded there along side website modules just doesn't work.
I can't see many users leaving sketch for XD until this is added - myself included. The prototype and animate features XD has are awesome, but not awesome enough to spend 10 minutes searching for the right asset.
ABSOLUTE MUST!!!! When your Design System is so comprehensive it is difficult to find components
Piotr Monsiorski commented
That would diffinitelly improve workflow, as looking throught a sometimes humongous list is just a waste of time...
Hugo Frossard commented
I illustrate this great idea as I don't think this is so difficult to implement.
Basic behavior :
- from assets pannel, you move a component inside another component > xd ask you to define a group name > these two component are inside this new group
- you can remove the group(s) by clicking the settings icon (next to the + icon)
This is a MUST!!! Can't believe this feature is not even considered yet... It would save so much time.
It would be great if I could group components together which would then be exported into separate folders.
I am shocked that how Adobe can miss this feature... this is must feature and essential .. adobe should work on it asap and make it happen in next update..
and I should be able to create new groups like icons, buttons, forms and so on. Instead of everything in three buckets.
Just like in sketch.
Paul Popa commented
As we are currently trying to switch to Adobe XD for building our design system, transitioning thousands of elements/components — considering each element states, colors, fonts, shadows and such — can become a huge impediment.
Being able to group all these elements and components in a more structured way, would be a really great advantage.
It will help
Jonathan Magoga commented
I second the manually created folders (and sub-folders).
That is especially useful for linked assets, where one can have a master file for all assets, well organized into a neat structure, making the lives of all involved much, much easier.
Oh, and toggles for each main asset type (colors, character styles, and components), so we can focus on one particular type, if needed.
As in other Adobe design products where you can place items into groups for easier organization, it would be great if you could put master components into Groups as opposed to one long list. Right now I have 50+ master components and it would be easier to find individual ones if they were able to be placed in labeled folders. Thanks for the consideration!
This is necessary. I have giant lists of fonts, colors and components with no real organization and it kills a workflow to have to scroll through them. Searching is available but requires searching.
Sketch handles it through using a shortcode to generate folders but I prefer manually creating folders and organizing items into them because trying to remember shortcodes or paths is cumbersome.
Chloe B commented
How has this not been made already? This seems like such a basic feature and until this is resolved along with nested components large scale design sytems can't be efficiently managed in XD.
This would be VERY helpful! Our team works with a very large design system and right now someone who doesn't know what the component is called needs to scroll through the assets panel to find what they are looking for.
We are also holding off on adding our icon library to the components library since it would nearly triple the size of what it is now.
The ability to group components together and expand/collapse each grouping would solve this frustration.
Ram S commented
Need a grouping of assets and naming conveniently for identifying later and use it. Also like a windows format painter it should apply the styles from the assets window (like paste appearance) to the elements present in canvas
Ji Hoo Yoon commented
This is a basic feature that should be implement from the start. Scrolling down infinitely to find a component to use in hundreds of components is NOT acceptable at all.