First, make sure that you’re running the latest Avocode desktop app on macOS and that you have a valid Adobe XD CC app (version 4.0) installed on your machine. Note that you need to be logged into your Adobe Creative Cloud account in the Adobe XD CC app.

⚠️ We're planning to release support for direct import of Adobe XD files, i.e. you will be able to directly upload XD documents also on Windows, Linux, and in the browser - without design tools or plugins.

3 ways how to import an .xd file into Avocode

Before your start, please make sure you have saved the XD document.

1. Open Avocode and drag & drop it into a project

Avocode will automatically detect if Adobe XD app is installed, and if yes, it will launch it, and import the .xd file.

2. Open Avocode and press +ADD DESIGN in any project
Browse to select the design file you wish to upload. Avocode will automatically detect if Adobe XD app is installed, and if yes, it will launch it, and import the .xd file.

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. 

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.

Known issues

  • 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 In case you’re having a problem with importing Adobe XD file because of its outdated format, please create a completely new Adobe XD design, copy and paste the artboards into the new Adobe XD file and save it.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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