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.
Dear XD Community -
I’m happy to share that as part of XD 44, we have delivered the long awaited assets organization feature 🎉. So now you can flexibly groups your assets to help you organize, navigate and find your assets much faster.
This feature will allow you to:
1. Create unlimited groups and sub-groups for all your assets
2. Easily move assets between groups by drag-n-drop or using the move dialog
3. Custom Reorder your groups
4. Publish linked libraries with groups
5. Sort your document assets panel by name
To learn more about this feature check: https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/work-with-assets-and-libraries-xd.html
Please give it a try and let us know what you think.
Just like in sketch.
rony land commented
Now that the assets panel only has colors, I need to classify the colors into border-colors, background-colors, and shadow-color.In addition, we need to add a new category of border-radius.
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.
Viktorija Z commented
I think that this is a huge issue as to why we can't really use XD for large projects. My project has a large library of custom icons that should all be added as assets (which is something my team can't afford to do). There are around 260 colors in Google Material library and I have to scroll through them to get to text styles and components. We're seriously considering switching to competitors' products because design system feature is great but barely usable at this point and this suggestion hasn't been addressed in over a year.
I couldnt agree more. XD really need to make this happen. I know i can serch but, like in figma i would love to make it into groups by putting the components in an artboart with a group name and the library will inherit that
Big project, lots of components... Organized them into folders would be great
I think he refers to the assets panel.
I'm also upvoting this. Just like it is in AI Library, where you can create groups of colors.
The problem with using the cc library in XD is that you cannot edit colors inside XD. or update all elements that are using the same library color
Therefore, using the XD color assets is just great, but when having like 100+ colors, it would be nice to be able to group them
AGREE. I realy need this feature!!!
Gabriel de Kadt commented
Essential feature. Currently missing.
this would be very helpful to organize large files...
Vincent Wielders commented
Oh man I would really love grouping components by simply dragging and dropping components on top of each other. I've made a design so development can start right away. :-D
All of my icons and generic components should be organized in the library - search, drag, and drop.
search field for library, one that you can actually search in, is a must.
* And please make the thumbnails smaller
Saurabh Shendge commented
We have our colors from different contexts defined, ex selection colors, background colors etc. Now when we have added them in the document, they come randomly and not organized. This makes the color usage vulnerable to mistakes & confusion. Please give us an option to separate out chosen DLS colors. Thank you :)