Creating and Using DSM Design Systems

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Troubleshooting Sketch DSM plugin network proxy issues

The new DSM plugin for Sketch supports the proxy configuration that’s defined in the Network Proxy settings of the machine running the plugin. At bigger organizations, the company IT team typically manages proxy configuration. ...

Hide or show DSM sections

With DSM, you can hide or show specific sections of your design system. When a section is hidden, only design system admins and editors can access it. Additionally, you must be a system admin or editor to change a section's vis...

Using duplicate Sketch libraries with DSM

In some instances—like when building themes, for example—you may want to upload duplicate Sketch libraries to DSM. Currently, DSM identifies each Sketch library by its document ID. If multiple Sketch libraries with the same ID ...

Adding icons to DSM

The Icons category of your DSM documentation site can contain any symbols that you reference on a regular basis, such as system icons, logos, and illustrations. Viewers of your DSM site will be able to download these items as S...

Archiving and restoring DSM design systems

At any time, you can archive a DSM design system. When a system is archived, it moves to the bottom of the design systems list and changes to a read-only format. You can always restore an archived design system. If you need to ...

Adding links to DSM components

For any component page in Design System Manager (DSM), you can add links to supporting documentation or sites.  For certain sites, it's also possible to embed full web pages in DSM. Adding links If you're using legacy DSM, you'...

Embedding external webpages in DSM

Embedding web pages is currently limited to the DSM Enterprise plan. Learn more about the DSM plans. If using DSM Enterprise, you can embed content from the web directly into your design system. This allows you to make all you...

Password protecting DSM design systems

This feature is only available on the DSM Enterprise plan. Learn more about the DSM plans. If you're a DSM design system admin, you can password protect a design system. This allows you to securely share your system with those ...

How do I duplicate a DSM design system?

If you're an admin or editor in your Design System Manager (DSM) organization, you can duplicate a design system. To duplicate a design system: Sign in to DSM web view. In the main design systems list, hover over a system and ...

Downloading icons in DSM

You can download any icon in your DSM design system as an SVG. To learn more about adding icons in your design system, check out this article on developing DSM documentation. To download an icon: Sign in to the DSM web view an...

Why aren't fonts displaying correctly in DSM?

When viewing text styles in your DSM website, you or your viewers may notice that the rendered samples don’t display the correct font. This can occur if the viewer doesn't have the needed fonts installed locally on their comput...

Design tools supported by DSM

Design System Manager (DSM) is currently only compatible with Sketch. In the future, we do plan to expand DSM's ability to integrate with other design tools (like InVision Studio). 

Can I access DSM offline?

If your DSM design systems are synced locally to Sketch, then it's possible to access them offline. That said, you can't edit design systems, and the DSM documentation site (web view) isn't available offline.  Because the files...

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