🎉 Great news! Zeplin recently rebuilt the Adobe XD integration from the ground up to fix critical performance issues and support cloud documents. You can give the new Zeplin Adobe XD plugin a try by following the details here.

Getting started

In order to publish from Adobe XD, you will need to have the latest versions of both Adobe XD and Zeplin installed on your computer. After installing the plugin from https://zpl.io/xd-plugin, you will see a new menu item in the Plugins menu of Adobe XD.

Follow these steps below to export a layer or artboard from Adobe XD to Zeplin:

  1. Select any layer/artboard in your XD.

  2. Select "Plugins" > "Zeplin for XD (Beta) > Export Selected…" from the menu up top:

The shortcuts for publishing designs are:

  • On Mac: Ctrl+Shift+E

  • On Windows: Ctrl+Alt+Z

This will then take you to Zeplin where you can select the project you want to publish the artboards into. Designs are now live on Zeplin, along with all the specs, assets, and code snippets that developers can make use of.

☝️ If you’re using the previous legacy plugin, the keyboard shortcut for publishing is“Command+Option+E” on Mac and“Ctrl+Alt +E” on Windows. Make sure that the file is saved locally before publishing. Due to a technical limitation, it is not possible to export files saved on Adobe cloud.

Seeing File Location

Zeplin shows the file location on the right panel of the screen if you're the user who exported that screen and you're using the same machine that you used to export. You can directly open the design file in XD by clicking on the file name.

Importing files into Zeplin

It's sadly not possible to import XD files directly into Zeplin just yet. You can only export your designs from the Export menu of Adobe XD.

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