Workflow

System Creation

System Creation

The new system maker allows you to create systems of components to share with others from directly inside of your Origami documents.


Prerequisites

In order to create a new system, you must be in a saved Origami document with document components. You must be at the outermost level of the layer list (not within a component).

Publishing your system

Click “Component” in the menu bar, then “Publish Components.”

The option to create a new component system
The option to create a new component system
  • If you are already in a document with a published system, this option will be “Publish Component Updates.”
The option if you are already in a document with a published system
The option if you are already in a document with a published system

Select which components you want to publish as part of your system. By default, all components will be selected. Then press continue.

The component selection page
The component selection page
  • You can edit metadata for each component before pressing continue by selecting the component from the list and then changing any metadata on the right side. These changes will be persisted in your document components whether or not you choose to finish the component publishing flow.

In the next screen, you can enter a name, author, and description for your system before pressing continue.

The system metadata page
The system metadata page
  • You can click “Advanced Options” to show more options:
    • custom system identifier
    • custom version
    • icon
    • text styles/color/data
      • Press “Choose file…” to add these files, and the small “x” indicator to remove files you don’t want.
  • The name, author, system identifier, and version fields must be filled out in order to press “Continue” and finish publishing your system.

After publishing your system, a new section will appear in the sidebar that shows the System Info for your new or updated system.

Exporting your published system

Follow these steps when you want to generate a .origami-system file that you can distribute.

After publishing a system, click on “File” in the menu bar, then “Export System.” Select a name and location and press “Save.”

Exporting your system
Exporting your system

When to publish and when to export

  • If you create new document components or want to edit your system metadata (such as bumping the version number), you should first run through the publishing process to ensure the correct components and information are being published.

  • If you edit document components that are already part of your system, you can just follow the export steps to generate the .origami-system file.