Start by saving the XD document as a local file

By default, all XD documents are saved to their cloud. If the file is not saved to Your computer, you won’t be able to sync it to Avocode via the plugin or drag & drop as a file.

3 ways how to import an XD file into Avocode

1. Open Avocode desktop app or and drag & drop the XD file into any project or subfolder.

2. Open Avocode and click on ADD DESIGN or UPLOAD FILES button. Browse to select the design file you wish to upload.

3. Open the design in Adobe XD app and go to File/Export/Avocode
Avocode app will be launched and import the XD file into your project. 

Tip: You can also use a shortcut CMD + ALT + E.

How to upload a new design version?

  1. Go to the Project manger in Avocode and drag and drop the updated XD document on the preview tile of the previous version. 
  2. You can also upload new versions fro the Inspect mode. Click on the version icon in the bottom left corner and hit the +UPLOAD NEW VERSION button in the left side bar. Then browse to select your XD file and sync it.

New artboards will be added as new and those that you changed will be synced as a new version. 

If there is a file with the same name in the project where you’re trying to import your design, Avocode will ask you if you want to update the file (new design will be added as a new version), or keep both.

How to switch between versions?

Excluding artboards from sync

Avocode imports the entire Adobe XD document by default. If you’d like to select artboards that should not be synced, place a dash “-” or an underscore “_” in front of the name of the artboard.

⚠️ Troubleshooting

  • We do not support older .xd formats. In case you’re having a problem with importing Adobe XD file because of its outdated format, please create a completely new Adobe XD design, copy and paste the artboards into the new Adobe XD file and save it. After you do that, it should be possible to sync the design just fine.
  • If your design fails to be imported, looks different than expected, or something unexpected happens, please reach out to us at so we can fix it. Thanks.
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