Using exporters

Install VS Code extension

Install the VS Code extension to work with the Supernova platform directly in your Microsoft VS Code environment. It can be installed from the VS Code extension marketplace. See the full instructions.

For more information about configuring your source design system in VS Code, see the Supernova Developer Platform documentation.


A "build" in Supernova represents a single run of a specific exporter that points to a specific design system and version.

Running an exporter

We recommend you use the VS Code extension to run exporters and obtain production code. If you are unable to, or would prefer not to use the extension, you can use the Supernova Cloud interface.

Run an exporter in VS Code

Recommended Method → See the Supernova Developer Platform documentation

Run an exporter in Supernova Cloud

You can run any installed exporter manually from the Cloud environment.

  1. Navigate to Supernova Cloud > Code Integration > Builds

  2. To request a new build, click on the + New button

  3. Select the combination of exporter / design system / version you want to build

  4. Click Run

When you run a build, it will be queued on our CI/CD servers and will generate the code on your behalf. You can stay on the same page — it will automatically refresh when the code is ready.

Running a new build manually