Connect Figma

Brienne Wong
Brienne Wong
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Connect to Figma

To connect zeroheight to Figma:

1) Open the Uploads dashboard in zeroheight and click Add new upload

Arrow pointing to Add new upload button in zeroheight

2) You’ll be asked to authorize zeroheight to access your Figma account—don’t worry, this is safe. We only read files later when you explicitly give us their link.

Figma branching

You can read about using zeroheight with Figma branching here.


Upload a design

Now that zeroheight is connected to your Figma account, all you need to do to upload a Figma file is paste the share link.

1) You can get the share link by clicking the Share button in Figma, then Copy link. The setting of the link doesn’t matter (it can be view or edit) and the file can be any file - it doesn’t have to be in a team or published.

The share window in Figma shows the Copy link text has a circle around it.

2) Paste the link into the Uploads dashboard. Once your upload completes, you should see a summary in the Uploads dashboard. Congrats on your first upload!

Uploaded Figma file in zeroheight.

👉 Note: Because of how the Figma API works, only styles applied to layers in the uploaded file are uploaded, so if you’re missing a style, just apply it to a layer and update the file in zeroheight.


Add Figma content to your styleguide

Once you’ve added your Figma file to zeroheight, you can insert your Figma components and style your styleguide.

1) Choose Design uploads from the editor:

Design uploads function hovered over in the zeroheight toolbar.

2) Pick the components and styles you want to display in that block and insert them!

Gif showing how to add color styles into zeroheight.

Sync Figma descriptions

You can sync Figma descriptions and display these below your components.

Display Figma variants

You can automatically display properties below your components. This is useful for documenting how different variants should be used.

Embed a Figma file or prototype

1) In Figma, click Share

2) Click Get Embed Code

3) Copy the code - it will be something like this

<iframe style="border: 1px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1);" width="800" height="450" src="" allowfullscreen></iframe>

4) Copy only the src="" property, which is in this case

5) In zeroheight, insert an Embed block

Embed function hovered over in the zeroheight toolbar.

6) Use the src URL from Figma as the Embed target

7) Your file or prototype will be displayed

Figma & zeroheight

Video showing how to import various components, styles and icons from Figma into zeroheight.

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