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In the export panel, I set the export folder "fold" to the layer, and then click the Export button. The file is not exported to the "fold".

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In order for the layer to be exported to "fold", I have to add an extra exporting item to this layer. 

then, I click the Export button and the file is exported to "fold".

 

I hope that when exporting a file, even if there is only one exporting item, it is exported to the folder I specify.

 

 

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In my experience when you click on the Export button you are presented with a Save dialog that allows you to specify an export folder. Although you can specify a folder name as you've showed, it will be relative to the folder you choose with that Save dialog.

That is, if you specify fold1\background.png and then click Export, and specify c:\Folder in the Save dialog, your file will be exported to
  c:\Folder\fold1\background.png
because the export is constrained by the location you chose on the Save dialog.

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1 hour ago, walt.farrell said:

In my experience when you click on the Export button you are presented with a Save dialog that allows you to specify an export folder. Although you can specify a folder name as you've showed, it will be relative to the folder you choose with that Save dialog.

That is, if you specify fold1\background.png and then click Export, and specify c:\Folder in the Save dialog, your file will be exported to
  c:\Folder\fold1\background.png
because the export is constrained by the location you chose on the Save dialog.

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Hi, Walt.farrell. Thank you for your attention and sharing your opinion.

 

My situation is that there are many asset files in my .afdesign that I want to export, and I will specify subfolders for them in AD. E.g:

 

Asset/iOS/
Asset/Android/
Asset/PC/
Asset/mockup/

 

When I set everything up, pressing the button 3  makes it easy to export all the images with a single click. So far, everything is perfect.

 

The problem is that my .afdesign files are keeping revised. After the changes, some images need to be re-exported. The button 3 will export all the images which is not what I want. So I will find the object I want to export, and click on the button 1. Then I choose the "asset" folder, and the exported files are no longer assigned to subfolders, which causes trouble for me. Because I have to manually select the subfolder again. I am repeating selecting folders for each object.


Button 3 is not used frequently in actual work and Button 2 is more commonly used for me.

 

I suggest

button 1: export to subfolders
button 2: ignore subfolders
button 3: export to subfolders

 

Or providing a personality setting that allows the user to choose whether to always export to a subfolder.

 

If my suggestion can be achieved, then in a project, I only need to remember one folder. Each time I want to export a file, I choose the folder without thinking. This can greatly reduce my work!

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About Button 1:

 

On the other hand, I am confused about the inconsistent behavior of one exporting file and two exporting files that in the same object. Since I specify the subfolders, even if there is only one file, I want it to be exported to the subfolder.

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Hi seabirdr,

I still have to try your case myself to check what's going on, but have you tried to use the Continuous function (on the bottom of the Slices panel) to deal with the revisions/updates you are doing? It should update the edited/changed assets for you automatically.

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55 minutes ago, MEB said:

Hi seabirdr,

I still have to try your case myself to check what's going on, but have you tried to use the Continuous function (on the bottom of the Slices panel) to deal with the revisions/updates you are doing? It should update the edited/changed assets for you automatically.

 

Hi, MEB. Thanks for your attension and reply.
 

Continuous function can largely solve my problem, but it will bring new problems. Please download the attached file "test ad export.zip" and follow me 

 

test ad export.zip

 

The first step, click the export slices button to export the file to the test ad export folder (root folder)

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The file is exported to the subfolder asset. This works perfectly.

 

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In the second step, duplicate item-1 as item-2
 

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The third step, copy item-1 export parameters to item-2
 

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the result is 

 

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Two item-2.png are created. one in root folder, one in sub folder.

 

 

After I set the export parameters for different layers, I will set the new object by copying and pasting. This is a time-saving approach. But as my test above shows, The result has serious flaws that extra files are exported.

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