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Version Control in DSM

Version control

Note: For a quick visual walkthrough of version control in DSM, check out the DSM Learn Hub.

Design System Manager (DSM) version control fundamentally improves the way you build and manage your design system. The versioning feature is only available on the DSM Enterprise plan. To learn more, check out our comparison of DSM plans.

Creating a new version

When you’re ready to release a new version of your library to your team, you’ll do that from within the Sketch plugin.

  1. Go to your DSM plugin modal.
  2. Click the drop down menu, then hover over your library name.
  3. Click Release new version.
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  4. Enter the version name and a description of the changes from the last version.
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  5. Click Create Version.

A new library version will be pushed to all team members. The See What’s New link opens the latest version of your library in the DSM web view. 

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When you release a new version, team members currently working with the design library will see an alert notifying them that the library has been updated to a new version. The updated assets and styles are available to use immediately. No manual opt-in or download is required.

Switching between versions

To switch between versions:

  1. Go to your DSM plugin modal.
  2. Click the drop down menu, then hover over your library name.
  3. Hover over Switch Version.
  4. Select the version you’d like to switch to.
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 Viewing version history

To see a version history along with their details:

  1. Go to your DSM plugin modal.
  2. Click the drop down menu, then hover over your library name.
  3. Click Version history.
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The DSM web view will open and you can use the ••• menus to view a specific version or compare it with a previous version.

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If you compare with a previous version, you’ll see a list of the assets that were added, removed, and changed. Changed items will automatically be compared side by side. Click the item, and then click Highlight Differences to see specific changes.

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