If you're working across multiple design tools, then you may wish to export or copy across objects, groups or entire Frames into another system.
Exporting and importing Vectors often requires conversion. Depending on the quality of the exporter/importer, this can often be a lossy process.
As SVG is a lossless format, we recommend exporting SVG files when moving between design tools.
Import to Figma
You can import SVG elements from other design tools by copying them and pasting them in Figma. This allows you to bring across icons and graphics, as well as layers, groups or entire artboards.
- Open the tool you want to select your layers from.
- Select the elements you want to copy.
- Copy the elements to your clipboard:
- In Illustrator, select "Copy"
- In Sketch, select "Copy as SVG"
- In Figma, select "Copy"
- In Adobe XD, go to "File > Export > Export to SVG"
- Open the Figma File in the Editor.
- Paste the layers or SVGs into the Canvas.
Note: SVG Symbol, marker and clipPath elements are not currently imported.
Export from Figma
You can drag SVG files exported from Figma directly into both Sketch and Illustrator.
For Adobe XD and Affinity Design users, use the Copy as SVG option in Figma to copy the layer or group, then Paste the SVG directly in the other tool.
You can also export your Files from Figma to other tools in your workflow via our purpose-built integrations:
Tip! Want to export an entire file from Figma? Head to File > Save a local copy from the menu.