Assets

Assets are not currently available for Adobe XD files.

You can export assets from Sketch using Abstract’s assets tool. We support all Sketch file formats and sizes.

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Enable and disable asset generation in project settings

Whenever you create a new project, assets will default to automatically generate on all branches. You can also set the project to generate assets on master only or disable automatic asset generation for the entire project. Only an admin can adjust the project settings.

  1. Locate the project in question in the left navigation panel or in the projects home and click ... [three dots icon] to view more options.
  2. Select Project Settings.

  3. Select the desired option from the Automatically generate assets drop-down menu.
  4. Click Save Changes.

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Create new assets from Sketch files

To create assets in Abstract:

  1. Open your branch in the Abstract desktop app.
  2. Make changes to your Sketch file(s).
  3. Click Make Exportable in Sketch. 
  4. At the bottom of your Sketch window, click Commit changes.
  5. Go back to Abstract. (Assets appear in both the desktop and web apps.)
  6. Wait while assets are uploaded and the project is synced. You’ll see the Up to date status once the assets have uploaded.

Download assets from Sketch files

To download assets from Abstract: 

  1. Open the branch you just committed changes to.
  2. Select the Commits tab.
  3. Select your commit.
  4. Select an artboard.
  5. Go to the Inspect tab at the top. The assets section will be in the bottom right sidebar.
  6. Select the layer you’d like to download in the left sidebar.
  7. Select which assets you’d like to download.
  8. Click Download selected or Download all.

Manually generate assets from Sketch files

Assets are automatically generated for recently changed layers each time you commit. If your assets aren’t showing up automatically, try manually generating them.

To manually generate assets:

  1. Make changes to your Sketch file(s).
  2. Click Make exportable in Sketch. 
  3. At the bottom of your Sketch window, click Commit changes.
  4. Go back to Abstract. (Assets appear in both the desktop and web apps.)
  5. Right-click a file.
  6. Select Generate assets….

These assets will now appear in the Inspect tab, as outlined above.

Asset generation isn't working

If you are having trouble with generating assets, read about how to troubleshoot asset generation.