Looking for Balsamiq expertise

18 Apr 2014 - 2:05pm
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DrWex
2006

I'm trying to use Balsamiq on a very large project and am frustrated by a couple of deficiencies.  I wonder if there are mods or add-ons that could help.

1. Balsamiq seems to encode project assets with relative pathnames; thus, if you move a mock-up you lose all your assets (even if they still appear in the Assets toolbar).  Anyone know a way to force it to use full pathnames?

2. Balsamiq doesn't seem to support any kind of include mechanic. So if you have a common element (e.g.a menu) that appears on many mock-ups you have no choice but to copy-paste it and then change every individual copy. It seems to be much smarter about picking up dynamic changes to assets so I'm curious whether I missed something here.

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18 Apr 2014 - 3:32pm
Ian Roberts
2004

#1 The assets you add for a specific drawing should be in a generated folder called 'assets' at the same directory level as your bmml file. Just move that folder with the file. If you want the assets you add to the system to be available everywhere, then you need to put them in the default location. http://support.balsamiq.com/customer/portal/articles/200694

#2 I think this is a nomenclature issue more than anything. Mockups calls those Symbols, and you make them by grouping items together, then giving it a name and marking it as a symbol. Then it lives with your other assets. http://support.balsamiq.com/customer/portal/articles/1306464

This page has a great list of tutorials: http://support.balsamiq.com/customer/portal/articles/1335124

Hope this helps!

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