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.
Why oh WHY doesn't Xd have the ability to use folders to group together components? If they had a feature like Illustrator's folders that would make life sooooo much easier!
This would be amazing if it were added!
In addition to allowing folders within an asset type ( Colors, Character Styles, Components) I would suggest:
- UI be updated to allow for toggle view of assets when clicking on heading. (e.g. clicking "Colors" would expand/collapse the list of colors) see attachment: color-toggle.png
- Multi-select assets adds "...Add to Group" option. see attachment: add-to-group.png
- Sort assets by alpha
i want XD to recognize that i've made a group/folder of related components and offer them to me when i say-- right-click on said component.
This would be helpful for iterating with component options (does v1 or v2 work better here?), but most especially helpful for those nested components where you're likely to do frequent overrides, like status or badge icons.
Joshua Reach commented
As we add dozens of components to our style library, this would be immensely helpful to organize them like this. Please do add this feature!
Frans Hanekom (frankthedsigner) commented
This would definitely be a fantastic feature, especially if you're working on a very large corporate site like I am and I need to scroll through almost a hundred different graphics in the components panel. Grouping them into categories and per page would definitely clean up the panel. I use the search field, however it is impossible for any designer to remember each label and keyword. Please consider implementing this feature!
PLEASE ADD CATEGORIES OR GROUPS TO ASSETS LIST.
Like Michael says below, when you have 200+ symbols it is very hard to navigate through.
If they could be collapsible that is a Bonus feature!!
Thomas L commented
We work in a large corporation with many different business units (products), so we have a very large icon library that needs to have categories. The categories help us break up the icons into different parts of technology, or platforms, or just types of actions- which also can be Consumer or Enterprise. So having categories is extremely helpful.
When you look at the way Figma sets up their Assets - they have done a fantastic job. We just want Adobe XD to have it too- and maybe even better! The way they do it is- Each Artboard name becomes the Section Name. That is the most elegant way to do it. Their Sections are arranged Alphabetical. But i challenge Adobe XD to do it better and make it Custom or Alphabetical. To make it have a custom arrangement in Figma, you can give each section a prefix like 01-Title, 02-Title, 03-Title, etc. This has been extremely useful.
Luckily, Adobe XD does have the ability to choose which Asset Source is showing and also to Narrow down the results with Search! So thanks for having that so far!Cant wait to see this get fixed!!!!!
Dylan Cyr commented
100% co-sign on this. Working in a document with a lot of components gets really tedious really quickly.
Good idea !
Matt Comer commented
It would be beneficial for us to be able to group components together for sorting purposes (i.e. Inputs, Buttons, etc.) This would help in keeping large counts of components organized between multiple projects.
Macelo Costa commented
Currently I'm struggling with a lot of symbols. I would love if I could organize them, looks something so simple!
It would be nice to be able to group components like UX Pin did it. There is one simple reason for that: staying organized.
Arjun Sarath commented
the component panel usually have 100s of components and there will be similar components, like buttons for instance. It would be great if all the buttons are grouped together.
Ben Ho commented
This is really crucial for a design system since it becomes super huge really fast
As a user, I want to group and name design system assets so I can search and preview them better.
Scenario 1: I want to create separate groups under the Colors section for `Primary` colors and for the `Secondary` ones.
Scenario 2: I want to create separate groups under the Character styles for the `Headings`, `Paragraphs`, `Form labels`, etc..
Scenario 3: I want to create separate groups under the Components section for the `Buttons`, `Cards`, `Forms` etc.
The ability to create a folder, a title for the folder and place designated symbols in that folder to live in.
ie BUTTON folder for all button symbols.
I feel this would definitely help organizing a building a library of assets.
Martin Kleis Sundstrøm commented
Yes, allow us to select multiple symbols, right-click, create symbol group. Allow us to drag-drop symbols between these folders.
Thanks. Still trying to weave XD into my work process. It is a good start. I think it just needs more features for the user, it is a bit lean as far as Adobe apps go. I don't want it to replace Illustrator or anything but I want to be able to manage my work easily in this app.
• Need better asset management. I know you want this app to be light but you are going to have super users who use this app in powerful ways.
• Allow assets sort by name - ascending or descending order. Right now I have to organize manually
• Allow asset/symbol coloring and/or foldering. There is no easy way to group symbols of a similar type. Buttons, icons, UI elements, etc.