Integrating with Figma

Linked Files

A linked file is a Figma file that has been imported into Supernova to be used as a source for your design system.

Linked Files appear under the Figma tab, along with the time Supernova last checked for updates, and the last fetched version that was imported.

Figma linked files

Sync Modes


If you selected Automatic Updates, Supernova will check for changes periodically (hourly) and update the design system automatically.


If you selected Manual updates, you must click Get Updates to fetch the latest changes.

Imported from Plugin

Any files imported using the Figma plugin will show up under the Imported from Plugin section. These files must be manually imported using the plugin, unless you provide a link for the file. You can do this by clicking Link Figma File.

Link a Figma file

  1. In the Figma tab, click + Link New File.

  2. Enter the URL of the file you would like to link.

  3. Click Link File to complete.

Link a Figma File

If you choose to turn on automatic updates, Supernova will check the linked file periodically (hourly) for new changes to import.

To unlink a Figma file and remove all related tokens from Supernova:

  1. In Linked Figma files, find the file you would like to unlink.

  2. In the context menu, click Unlink file.

  3. Type "UNLINK" to confirm, and click Unlink.

Unlinking a Figma file

In the case that a Figma file becomes unlinked, such as the file was deleted or the user who gave access to the file was revoked in Figma, you have the option to relink the file.

  1. In Linked Figma files, a file that is missing will show a Relink file button.

  2. Click Relink file to provide a new URL for this file.

A file is unavailable, and needs to be relinked