Transferring Styles and Clip Art Collections from Artboard 1 to Artboard 2: Mac App Store Version

If you are an Artboard 1 user and are upgrading to Artboard 2, you may have customized User Collections that you’d like to use in Artboard 2.

If you purchase Artboard 2 directly from us, the application is not sandboxed and will automatically import user collections and templates from any older version, including the Mac App Store version. YOU CAN STOP HERE, YOU’RE DONE!

If you purchase Artboard 2 from the Mac App Store, it is sandboxed and is therefore unable to automatically import user collections and templates. This is an inherent limitation imposed by sandboxing required by the Mac App Store.

Therefore, to get around this, you can Export your custom user Collections from Artboard 1 and Import them into Artboard 2. You can do this at any time – downloading and installing Artboard 2 will not remove or affect your installation of Artboard 1 in any way.

Export Your Custom User Collections from Artboard 1

 

Open the Library Manager

To do this, in Artboard 1, choose ‘Window > Library Manager‘ from the main menu.

Export Collection

  1. Under ‘My Library’, click to select and highlight the collection you wish to export.
  2. Press and hold the Action Menu button a the bottom of the sidebar to see the pop-up menu.
  3. Choose ‘Export Collection…‘ from the Action pop-up menu. This will export the selected Collection as a complete zip file ready to be imported into Artboard 2 and/or shared with others.
  4. Repeat for each Collection you wish to export and share.

Import Your Custom User Collections into Artboard 2

Choose between Easy Install or Manual Install to add your exported Collection to Artboard 2.

Easy Install

  1. Unzip the file – In Finder, navigate to where you saved the exported .zip file. Double-click the .zip file to uncompress it, or right-click the file and choose ‘Open’ to unzip (the unzipped exported Collection is a .symlibrary file type).
  2. Install – Right-click the unzipped Collection file and choose ‘Open With > Artboard.app (version 2.x)‘ IMPORTANT: Make sure you choose to open with Artboard 2.

3. Click the ‘Install‘ button to automatically install the Collection in Artboard 2.

Manually Install

  1. Unzip the file – In Finder, navigate to where you saved the exported .zip file. Double-click the .zip file to uncompress it, or right-click the file and choose ‘Open’ to unzip (the unzipped exported Collection is a .symlibrary file type).
  2. Open Artboard 2 Library Manager – In Artboard 2, click the Library icon in the Toolbar, or choose ‘Window > Library Manager’ from the main menu to open the Library Manager.
  3. Action Menu – Press and hold the Action Menu button a the bottom of the sidebar to see the pop-up menu.
  4. Install – Choose ‘Import Collection…‘ from the Action Menu popup menu. Navigate to the unzipped exported Collection and click ‘Import‘.

The Collection is imported and ready for use in Artboard 2.

Moving Custom Templates

If you have templates you’ve created yourself, and would like to use these in Artboard 2, you’ll need to move these manually as neither Artboard 1 nor Artboard 2 have an in-built way to Export or Import templates. You can do this in the Finder.

  1. To make the ~/Library/ folder visible, hold the Option key and choose ‘Go > Library‘ from the Finder main menu.
    • If you were using the Mac App Store version, your templates will be located at:
      • /Users/[your user name]/Library/Containers/com.mapdiva.as.artboard/Data/Library/Application Support/com.mapdiva.as.artboard/My Templates/
    • If you were using the non-Mac App Store, version of Artboard 1, the path is:
      • /Users/[your user name]/Library/Application Support/com.mapdiva.artboard/My Templates/
  2. Copy or move your templates to the new location of the templates for Artboard 2 (Mac App Store version), this is:
    • /Users/[your user name]/Library/Containers/com.mapdiva.mas.artbtwo/Data/Library/Application Support/com.mapdiva.mas.artbtwo/My Templates/