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Create and Export Reusable Figma Components
Create and Export Reusable Figma Components

Generate cleaner and higher quality code with Anima by using reusable components in Figma

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Written by Andres Raul Leon Bal
Updated over a week ago

Convert reusable Figma components into high quality code with the help of Anima, in just a few simple steps and elevate the quality of your exported code with ease.

In this article, we'll show you how embracing reusable components will revolutionize your code and streamline your development process. No more exporting separate snippets of code for each design element; instead, you'll export clean and concise code featuring reusable components.

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Benefits of Using Components:

1. Develop Consistency:

Once components have been defined in Figma, you can reuse them across various screens and layouts, knowing with full confidence that they will be consistent across the design.

2. Maximize Efficiency:

Stop wasting time deleting redundant and unnecessary code.

3. Maintainability Made Simple:

Take only the relevant part of an updated component, rather than the entire component.

4. Foster Collaboration:

By defining components in Figma, you'll create a common language and foster smoother communication, allowing for better teamwork and collaboration.

5. Effortless Implementation:

There's no longer a need to divide up your efforts between multiple platforms. Design, view and export your code without leaving Figma - by using the Anima plugin. Generate clean, high quality code based on the component definitions you set up in Figma.

How to Create a Figma Component

1. Select the Element:

Choose the design element you want to turn into a component. It could be a button, a navigation bar, an icon, or any other UI element you want to reuse across your project.

2. Create the Component:

Once you have the element selected, go to the "Create Component" option in Figma. This action will turn the element into a master component that you can reuse throughout your designs.

3. Customize and Update:

The beauty of Figma components lies in their ability to be customized and updated. You can create instances of the master component and modify them to suit different styles or states without affecting the original component.

4. Use Across Your Designs:

Drag and drop the component instances onto other screens and layouts to effortlessly maintain design consistency.

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