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asset export - can the asset name pickup the layer's name automatically ?

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Aug 13, 2019

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Hi all,

i've spend quite some time to name my layers with good, make-sense names and when I try to export Illustrator call them 'asset 1', asset 2', etc.. !

I know i can rename them but it's really annoying and time consuming as I have hundred of assets to export !!

can it pick up the name of the top layer automatically ?

thanks !

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asset export - can the asset name pickup the layer's name automatically ?

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Hi all,

i've spend quite some time to name my layers with good, make-sense names and when I try to export Illustrator call them 'asset 1', asset 2', etc.. !

I know i can rename them but it's really annoying and time consuming as I have hundred of assets to export !!

can it pick up the name of the top layer automatically ?

thanks !

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 14, 2019

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Hi Andrew,

Thanks for reaching out. I understand that you are trying to export assets with layer names. This might be possible through scripting. I am moving this discussion to Illustrator Scripting​ forum so that you can get some more responses from our scripting experts.

Regards,

Srishti

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May 05, 2020

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Yes, this is VERY annoying trait of the poorly implemented Asset Export 'feature' that barely works and is never updated. 

 

You CAN get the layer name - but NOT in any of the ways you'd expect. You have to select the layer and click the export layer button at the bottom of the layer palettle. Hope that helps. 

 

(You may notice however, that if your layers are nested more than one deep, your exports may be broken and add tons of space and random things to it. Very broken.) 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 06, 2020

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Try the layer exporter script: https://gist.github.com/TomByrne/7816376

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