Using Qt Bridge for Figma

Organizing Designs

To get the best results during export and import, follow these guidelines when working with Figma:

  • Use pages for different purposes, such as sketching for trying out ideas, components for creating UI components, assets for images that you use in the components, and screens for building the UI screens using components and assets.
  • Arrange each page into frames. When you are happy with a design, move it from the sketching page to the components page and use it in screens. When you export your assets, you can skip all frames that you don't want to be part of the final UI, to avoid cluttering the Qt Design Studio project. The code generated in Qt Design Studio corresponds to the structure of your Figma document.
  • Qt Bridge for Figma supports Figma components. Each Figma component is exported as a Qt Design Studio component, and each Figma component instance is generated as a respective component instance in the component files generated when you import the design into Qt Design Studio.
  • Create components with instances in Figma and export them to Qt Design Studio. Qt Design Studio friendly Figma components make it easier to create, for example, button states, connections, animations, and transitions.
  • Qt Bridge for Figma does not support exporting changes in component instances. If you make changes to component instances in Figma, you must detach the instances before exporting them. Similarly, if your Figma components contain nested components, Figma allows you to hot swap the nested instance inside the component instance. However, Qt Bridge for Figma doesn't support this so you get the original component unless you detach the component instance before exporting it.
  • Use descriptive and unique IDs to avoid duplicate IDs after exporting designs and importing them to Qt Design Studio.

To use the fonts that you use in Figma also in Qt Design Studio, you need to add them to Qt Design Studio as assets. Qt Design Studio deploys them to devices when you preview the UI. For more information, see Using Custom Fonts.

Items You Can Export

You can export the following parts of your design using Qt Bridge for Figma:

  • Images
  • Vector images
  • Layers
    • Text layers
    • Shape layers
  • Components
  • Component instances
  • Frames
  • Groups

Using Frames

Frames are exported as components of the Rectangle type by default. However, if you have applied effects to the frames that Qt Bridge for Figma cannot handle, such as gradient fill colors or a mixed radius, the frames are exported as images.

Using Variants

Figma variants are exported as a component with states. All variants inside a component-set are merged together and the differences across the variants are translated into states.

For an optimal output, follow these guidelines:

  • Qt Bridge for Figma panel is disabled for variants. Before adding a variant to a component, the Qt Bridge for Figma settings for the component should be complete.
  • Do not change the layer names across the variants. The ID of a layer is derived from the layer name which in turn is used to identify the property differences for the state generation, so it is essential to keep the layer names same across variants.
  • Adding and removing layers across the variants is fine and encouraged to create the variant differences.

Exporting Designs

"Qt Bridge for Figma"

To export your design using Qt Bridge for Figma:

  1. Specify settings for exporting each group and layer.
  2. Select Export to export your design.
  3. When the exporting is done, select OK.

Qt Bridge for Figma exports everything into a .qtbridge archive. You can import the archive into a project in Qt Design Studio, as described in Importing 2D Assets.

Export Settings

You can specify export settings in the Home tab and in the Settings tab.


You can specify settings for exporting each group and layer.

IDQt Bridge for Figma automatically derives identifiers for all groups and layers from layer name. You can change them in this field. Use unique and descriptive IDs to avoid duplicate IDs when the layer and the respective artwork are imported into Qt Design Studio.

Note: Once the ID is edited, the automatic assignment of ID from layer name stops for this layer. Use button next to ID to reset the ID back to automatic assignment.

Export asDetermines how to export the group or layer:
  • Child exports each asset of the selected group or layer as a separate component file. Images are exported as separate files nested in Image components. You select the image file format in Settings > Asset settings.

    Figma rectangles are exported as Rectangle components. Figma vectors are exported as SVG Path Item components from the Qt Quick Studio Components module.

  • Merged merges the selected groups and layers into one component.
  • Skipped completely skips the selected layer.

Note: Use button next to Export as to reset to default value.

Custom Component TypeDetermines the component type to morph this layer into. The component that is generated during import will be of this type. For example, if you drew a button, you can export it as a Button component from the Qt Quick Controls module. You can provide the import statement of the module where the component is defined in the Imports field.
PropertiesSets values of properties for the component. You can add properties and modify their values in Qt Design Studio.
ImportsIf you want to make additional components available in the component file, you can enter the import statements of the modules that contain the components in this field. For example, to use components from version 2.3 of the Qt Quick Controls module, you need the import statement QtQuick.Controls 2.3 and to use version 1.0 Qt Quick Studio Components, you need the import statement QtQuick.Studio.Components 1.0. You can add components from all the available modules in Qt Design Studio later. You can also import a module as an alias.
PropertiesSpecify new properties or assign values to the existing properties of the component. You can also add and modify properties in Qt Design Studio. The following are a few examples of the properties:
property int counter: 5
property string label: "ok"
antialiasing : true
width: parent.width / 2

To remove a property, write a "dash" (-) followed by the "property name". For example:

- width

will remove the property width from the generated code.

SnippetSpecify component to be added as child under this component. Following example adds a Connection component:
Connections {
    target: myItem
    onVisibleChanged: console.log(original_Text.visible)

Note: The code must have a scope of a component(e.g. Item, MouseArea, Connections etc.) with a valid syntax for UI Files.

Note: Add respective imports for your snippet in Imports.

AliasExports the component generated from this layer as an alias in the parent component.
Start ScreenSets the component to be the starting component in Qt Design Studio project.


You can export assets in the selected format (JPG, PNG, or SVG).

By default, vectors are exported as SVG Path Item components from the Qt Quick Studio Components module. This might not work for layers that have particular effects applied to them. In that case, the layers are exported as images.

Because MCUs only support simple images, disable the Export as shapes check box when designing for MCUs.

Asset settingsExports assets in the selected format (JPG, PNG, or SVG).
Export as shapesExports vectors as components of the type SVG Path Item from the Qt Quick Studio Components module.
Create page hierarchyOrganize the generated UI in Qt Design Studio under the directory named after the parent page of the respective component.
Reset plugin dataResets all settings for all layers and groups (also in the Home tab) to default values. This means that you will lose all your changes to the settings.

To learn the basics of Qt Bridge for Figma, take the How to Use Qt Bridge for Figma course in Qt Academy.

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