New project

Creating a new project from blank is the most common way to create a new project. Several options allow you to determine how to start your new project, including the basic theme and look of the project, and the target platform for the project.

Title your new project

The first step to creating a new project is giving it name.

Project Title is the name the project will have, and the way it will be recognized in the future. Make sure to choose a name you can distinguish from existing projects.

Description is an optional field, available for personal usage.

The Assign Groups button allows you to assign one or more user groups which can view and edit the project.

The Tags input allows you to assign one or more tags which can help organizing and tracking the project.

The project title, as well as its assigned groups and tags, can all be edited once the project has been created, using the Project Manager.

Choose the project’s base

When creating a new project, you have several style options to choose from as the base of your project:

  • Blank – Create a new project entirely from scratch, allowing you to create your own style and design for your project.
  • Set-based Project – Create a new project using one of the preexisting set-based templates. Set-based templates are vector based and are highly customizable, including their color scheme, which controls the color scheme for the project.
  • Styled Project – Create a new project using one of the preexisting style templates. These styles can be altered using several variations, but generally have a more fixed visual appearance.

Choose a primary target device

Allows selecting the project’s primary target device: Desktop, Tablet, Smartphone or Responsive. These options optimize the project’s default document size and the style according to your selection. The Responsive option allows creating a project that is built to adapt to any device, by manually adjusting its layout to fit each device and orientation.

Pick and tweak your project’s style

If a set-based or styled base was selected for the project, the next step is choosing and adjusting the style to serve as the basis for the new project. A style is the general theme a project has. A style affects the default visual appearance of each document in your project.

This step consists of several styles, each consisting of several master layers. Selecting one of the master layers in each style will show a preview of that style. All set-based options and some of the styled options can be further personalized, using the customization panel which appears once these are selected.

Configure your project’s run-time properties

The last step allows configuring various options regarding the behavior of the course at run-time, such as the size of the project and the way it opens. These settings can be changed at any time after the project has been created, using the run-time properties dialog.

Create the project

Once confirmed, a new project will be created, and the Project Manager will be automatically opened to allow configuration of the project. To start configuring the project, see Managing a project.