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.
Hayden Hancock commented
While the ability to search assets is great, it's important to be able to organize the assets into folders in order to better organize the assets.
Kevin Daus commented
I want to be able to group Character Style , Symbol and Color. (e.g Header , Content , Footer )
Lee Wilson commented
It would be great to be able to categorise symbols and character styles, I find myself hunting down symbols and styles, If I was able to create folders, say desktop and mobile, I could hide the one I'm not working on and keep things tidy.
XD user commented
Next build please!
Matt Marino commented
It would be very helpful to be able to group, categorize and classify symbols. For instance, you might have various buttons and interactive elements that you'd like to have grouped for easy access, separate from other visual elements, which you could also categorize. Maybe you would have a set of symbols for wireframes and low-fidelity mockups separate from a set of high-fidelity symbols.
It would also be amazing to be able to make an animation a symbol.
And every time I want to add a feature request ... somebody else already did. :)
Alan Jones commented
I agree this would be useful. Another use case would be being able to have a group/folder of icons. More specifically, if you're designing something that contains the font awesome font set, you could have a grouping/folder containing the available fonts.
I'd take the mockup one step further and allow the user to show/hide the various groupings.
Yes, outside of being able to resize something without breaking the symbol, this would be incredibly useful.
Having a modular groups in the symbols section of the assets panel would allow those of us that approach design atomically to keep organized. A simple thing like creating inputs takes up tons of space in the symbols area. On top of this you have a ton of symbols that are only used as atoms of UI elements that later build up to components. Simply being able to throw all of the atoms in a folder and then throw all of the UI input elements in a folder would do wonders for organization.
To be clear, this grouping should help to organize only. It should have no impact on the design or art boards themselves. It just gives designers a better way to find things, keep organized, and change on the fly.
I have a huge document which contains about the whole app I'm designing. Therefor I use symbols extensively to keep the whole app up to date with the latest design changes. (I.e. if I add a notification button to the header, the whole app gets the new button).
This is incredibly useful and saves me from a lot of work.
But with huge documents comes the equally huge need for a tidy workflow. To name symbols and move them is very nice, but with over 500 symbols, I NEED TO GROUP THEM too.
Please help me, so I don't become insane :)
PS: the reason I have so many symbols is because my design approach is based on atomic design. I.e. the header is composed of simple components (symbols), which is composed of even simpler components.
really need to be able to name symbols in the future
Joseph Silva commented
This would be incredibly useful functionality! Great mockup, by the way!
Asset panel is pretty basic at this point. Some better control over them would be helpful.
1 - Be able to name colors, character styles and symbols (I realize you can rename symbols by editing the layer)
2 - Ability to group asset types together (mobile character styles, home page components, button colors...etc)
3 - Rearrange assets (related to grouping)
4 - Override or reset character styles or symbols (this probably has it's own feature request
So I have often thought it would be nice to be able to group assets together in the Assets Panel. Especially when it comes to colors.
Currently colours are all just bundled together. It would be great to be able to group colours for different uses such as if using multiple colour schemes across a large project or having seperate color groups for fills, borders, navigation items, symbols. Or even variants in a colour palette such as darks, brights, pastels, gradients etc.
Same goes for Character Styles and being able to group them into Headings, Navigation, Paragraphs, Stylized etc.
And Symbols for Navigation, Buttons, Icons, Thumbnails, Decoration and so on.
As well as the groups feature, having the ability to export and import Xd Asset Sets is also something I’ve found myself wanting a lot. In the mockup I have included a possible way for this to be accomplised. Or if not importing/exporting Asset Sets, at least the ability to save Adobe Xd Asset Sets to CC Libraries so that a particular Assets Set can be loaded into another project if a user wishes to use an established set of colours, text styles and symbols across multiple of their Xd Projects.
I've attached a mockup to better show what I mean
Being able to organize them within folders on the assets panel would be a huge time saver. Example: a folder where I put all my header symbols, or one for social media link icons, or callout buttons ones. This would also make the handoff to a developer easier. When there are over 20 symbols, it can get daunting to dig through.
This would also improve workflow between projects with commonly used symbols/icons.
Categorization is a must. If you have a lot of symbols in a project scrolling through 200+ symbols just to find a particular one you want is blood boiling
Adson Cicilioti commented
Drag'n Drop arraging!!!
Better organization or categorization for the Assets panel for colours, symbols and character styles. Tabs? Accordions?