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Splitting a Design system

What is the best way to split a Desing system in three while having all the instances attached to all the files already created?

At work, we are currently working with 1 Design system for website and mobile. As the system is growing we need to split the system into three, Core, Mobile, and Web.

If I duplicate the Design system in two, only the original one will have the instances and the other one won’t.

Is there a way to duplicate the system and tell Figma what copy should the Mobile files follow and what copy should the website files follow?


There is no way to do that easily as you can’t move components between files other than manually with Master plugin:

May i ask why you need to split it? I would assume a lot is the same? And why duplicate? Just create the designs deviating from your core library!?