Craft Library Updates(

over 3 years ago from Stephen Olmstead, Design Partnerships @ InVision App

  • Stephen Olmstead, over 3 years ago

    Hey DN friends, quick note: we just pushed some updates to Craft Library this morning highly focused on fixes and new features that came directly from community feedback (thank you!). These include:

    • Multi-symbol updates, including ability to send multiple symbols to Library for team-wide collaboration

    • Better support for symbol overrides when syncing library

    • Thumbnail hover previews to see important details (click and hold)

    • Background preview options for easier searching and scanning (great for being able to see lighter assets or ones with large amounts of transparency)

    • Color picker to more easily choose the colors you want to add to Library

    • Smarter search that enables sorting by type, color, category, and groups

    Anything else you want to see? Hit us up here or ping me directly stephen[at] Excited to continue sharing more with you on the Craft front in coming weeks. :)

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    • Matt GalliganMatt Galligan, over 3 years ago

      Nice update Stephen! Any plans to support library versioning? That way when you have to go back to an older file and make adjustments you're able to use the symbols, colors, etc. that were relevant for that time?

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      • Stephen OlmsteadStephen Olmstead, over 3 years ago

        Hey Matt- like where your head is at here. Going to add this to our feature request list for review. All of the above came from similar requests. :) I can see how this would be helpful in the given scenario so that you're not accidentally updating historical versions via an errant push on library where the same symbols are used. Hit me up at stephen[at] if you have more info here. I'd be interested in finding out how frequently you end up full-on opening past versions vs finder preview for quick look, etc. Rocking feedback!

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        • Matt FeltenMatt Felten, over 3 years ago

          I'm also very interested for versioning support. That's a feature of that I really like.

          An example, when a company goes through a brand update, a lot of the library will probably change. If a designer is working on a product feature at the same time, having to update their design midway through their process becomes a workflow challenge. It would be better to let them decide when to do that on their own terms to not pull out of the flow.

          Also, if the version is document-dependent, we'd still have artifacts of exactly what the design spec was at the time.

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    • Leanne Gunn, over 3 years ago

      Hi Stephen, thank you for being so involved on this board, it's helpful as I have searched high and low on the InVision help center and get no where.

      Can you elaborate on "Better support for symbol overrides when syncing library?" I am not having much luck with symbol overrides (for nested symbols), period. I even added all of the nested symbols into the library itself in hopes that it would find them there, but still no luck. This pretty much breaks the organization my team has for our symbol library. Will there be any update on this?

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      • Stephen OlmsteadStephen Olmstead, over 3 years ago

        Hey Leanne- apologies for delay, somehow I missed seeing this one. Sure thing I can elaborate!

        Symbol overrides now work correctly for regular symbols, however you are correct, nested symbols are not yet supported. Prior to this release we had a behavior thought caused overrides on regular symbols (not nested) to get overwritten during certain sync procedures. We're getting there step by step and hope to have support for nested symbols in the future. They're a little bit trickier given the different abstraction used to house them. That said this is something we all want. Hang in there and we'll keep cracking at it!

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