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Patrick Hansen Patrick Hansen

Inspect feature within DSM?

are there any plans to offer a feature similar to the current Inspect mode within Invsion Prototype projects into DSM?

I think this would be very helpful to allow access to attributes/info of assets other than just type and colors.

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Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson, InVision Employee , ambassador
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Hi Patrick,

Great news! Our Support team is currently tracking interest for this feature. I will open a ticket on your behalf to add your vote to this feature. Please look for a message confirming your vote shortly.

I would like to thank you for the time you have taken to consider how we can better provide an effective product for you, and other users. 

Have a wonderful day,

Shaina

If anybody else would like to add their vote for this feature, please contact Support here and voice your opinion!


Patrick Hansen
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@shaina,

 

Thank you for the quick response! That would be great if that feature is considered and added and would help streamline design to development - as we are planning on using DSM as the single source of truth, and the screens uploaded to prototype projects as general guides for layout and view/UX/UI composition. This will definitely be a large consideration factor with our team for using DSM and the Invision platform.

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Shaina Torgerson
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Hi Patrick,

Of course! That is great feedback. I will be sure to add your notes to your ticket for our Support team to refer to as they consider adding this feature.

Have a great day,

Shaina

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James Wilson
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I would also just like to add that the ability to inspect through DSM would also be extrememly useful for our engineering teams when reviewing components synced from Sketch to DSM. Simply so engineers can easily grab size and colour attributes. This would also prevent design from needing to list a large variety of styling RGB attributes. Thanks! 

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Shaina Torgerson
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Hi James,

Thanks so much for adding your feedback regarding this feature. I noticed that you are already working with our Support team on some related issues.

I'm happy to open a separate ticket on your behalf to track your vote for the feature discussed in this thread. Please look for a message confirming your vote soon.

Best,

Shaina

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James Wilson
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Thanks Shaina,

Yes this is something I asked when I first starting looking at sample DSM projects. It would be great for our company style guide! Thanks again.

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Shaina Torgerson
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Of course! Glad I could help :)

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Beth Katz
InVision ambassador Beth Katz , ambassador
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I wish I could upvote this ten thousand times. 

The reason my development teams abandon tools like Inspect or Avocode is because the copy/paste feature is not aware of the CSS style classes that have already been created, making the tool basically unusable for them as-is.

Unfortunately global search and replace for a color string isn't a great substitute - sorry, Avocode :(

The ability to link a preconfigured style sheet like the ones we create from DSM would go a long way towards getting Inspect adopted internally.

Please, please, please tell me this is coming soon!

 

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Shaina Torgerson
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Hi Beth,

Thanks for reaching out in this thread as well as opening a feature request ticket with our Support team! We greatly appreciate your insights into the usability of the potential feature. I will be bringing your comments to our next Product meeting so that our DSM Product Manager is aware of your need for this feature.

While I'm unable to disclose when this potential feature may be released, I can assure you that it is on our team's radar. I apologize for any inconvenience this is causing in the interim.

We’re constantly working on improvements, and we greatly value opinions like yours! Please continue to reach out here in Community.

Have a wonderful day,

Shaina

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marc bruneau
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Hello, any news about this feature inspect in DSM ?

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Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson, InVision Employee , ambassador
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Hi Marc,

At this time, Inspect for DSM is only available to those with an Enterprise InVision account. If you have an Enterprise Cloud account and are using Design System Manager (DSM) to build your prototypes in Sketch, you can view DSM data directly in Inspect. However, it's available to Enterprise accounts with either the DSM Free plan or the DSM Enterprise plan. In case we have a Help Center article on the differences between DSM plans

I also recommend checking out our other Help Center article detailing how to use DSM in Inspect here. Please let me know if you have any questions.

We are still tracking interest for a potential feature for more than just Enterprise accounts. If you would like, I would be happy to link you up with this feature! Just shoot me a response or feel free to open a ticket with Support here and voice your opinion!

Look forward to hearing from you,

Shaina

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Melissa
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Hi Shaina,

Being able to inspect the DSM components inside of a prototype is very helpful. However, my reason for upvoting this was based on being able to inspect an individual component directly from within a library.

Thanks,

Melissa

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Shaina Torgerson
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Hi Melissa,

Thanks for reaching out on this thread to add your feedback. I appreciate you taking the time to clarify exactly how you are looking to use Inspect. 

I notice that you have an existing ticket on this topic with our Support team which has been linked up to the appropriate feature request that we're tracking. I will be adding your comments here to that ticket to share with our Support and Product teams.

Please let me know if there's anything else I can help you with.

Have a wonderful day,

Shaina

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Eric Evans
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Hi All, 
I've just upvoted every part of this conversation that I could, is there any more I could do to promote and follow this feature request? It's more than a little silly that the only information generated about a component is its dimensions... for us that means the usage of DSM Libraries will practically never extend outside of the design team. The only workarounds we've found for sharing inspectable components with devs are to either create a giant one-page invision prototype with every possible component (using the Symbol Instance plugin) OR create a giant 600+ page plus prototype with every component on its own page. Both approaches are admittedly terrible.

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Melissa
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Absolutely and totally agree with Eric's comment above.

In order to fully support an atomic design process, individual 'atoms' should be inspectable without the necessity to create an 'organism'.

 

 

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Carson Brown
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Hi all, thanks so much for the feedback here. My name is Carson and I'm a Product Manager on the DSM team.

As you can see from our earlier launch of DSM support in Inspect for prototypes, we're looking to invest in this area and help developers make the most out of shared design work. We understand the request further down this thread is also for design work in another phase, where individual components of a design system are being explored, not full prototypes.

As Eric Evans posted above, creating a prototype of everything in your design system from DSM can be a burdensome amount of work with larger systems. It also doesn't lend well to discoverability, whereas inside of DSM there's navigation and search.

Please know that this kind of workflow is something we plan to address. Your feedback about how critical this is in order for DSM to work for folks outside of the design team is important for us to hear.

All the best,
Carson Brown
Product Manager, DSM

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