• Paul Bunyar, 2 months ago

    Cloud, cloud, cloud. Disappointed that the only way to share / load assets is from a cloud document. Why can't I simply load assets / colors / styles / etc. from a base document on my desktop or server? Just like as I do in InDesign. Believe it or not, the world doesn't live in the cloud.

    2 points
    • , 2 months ago

      Hey Paul - you can load up a local file and add Assets (colors, type, components) from the document. You can also save files locally and share them as you wish.

      Are you referring to something else?

      5 points
      • Paul Bunyar, 2 months ago

        Oh, okay. What I have read so far only mentions sharing via the cloud. If I can do local sharing — especially to myself for new documents — than I am good. Thanks.

        1 point
        • , 2 months ago

          You got it. We leverage cloud to enable linked assets between documents (i.e., allowing a designer to use components that another designer is maintaining) and it will be the basis for some future features, but at the core you can still design offline and using local documents.

          2 points
    • Justin WJustin W, 2 months ago

      I may be reading this wrong, but it still seems like the only way to link a file and have it update within your document if you make any changes to it (like InDesign links) is through the cloud. That's definitely a feature I'd like to see as a local option, the libraries can still be a bit clunky.

      However, updating a master component works well enough, that's definitely an improvement.

      3 points
      • , 2 months ago

        Thanks, Justin. We leverage the cloud for our whole sharing model and don't expect that to change now. In your scenario, would you be editing a design system/component library in one file, saving locally, and then hoping to see those changes in another local document?

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        • Justin WJustin W, 1 month ago

          Yeah I get the cloud sharing stuff is the way this is going. For the scenario, generally yes - was looking to just embed/place something, update it elsewhere and have the changes reflected within XD. I'll explore the update with the components though and work something out - thanks!

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          • Jonathan Pimento, 1 month ago

            Justin, if you decide to work with a local document, you can copy paste components between documents. When you make changes to the source document, the consuming document will notify you about available updates.

            The only difference in functionality while using components from a local and cloud doc is how you access them. If the source document is a cloud doc then you can easily add it to any/new doc via the Assets Panel. If the source document is local, then you need to manually copy paste your components from it.

            Jonathan Pimento (Product Manager - Adobe XD)

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