neoCatalog offers a very easy way to import designs automatically with drag&drop or selection functionality. neoCatalog allows importing two kinds of design types, Digital or Separated

  • In case we want to color the design in channels, the file must be Separated (Multichannel), in format PSD, PSB, or TIFF. 
  • Digital designs are supported in color modes RGB and LAB and in the formats JPEG, PNG, PSD, PSB, TIFF, AI, and PDF.

In order to do the importation from neoCatalog, make sure that you have the proper privileges for create designs. Contact your Administrator.

The design importation data field descriptions are based on the neoCatalog desktop app version and have limitations. If you work with the neoCatalog Server version, you will be able to work with custom fields & dialogs and customize the server dialogs.


Import designs

1. From the 'Create' button select Digital Design or Separated Design which will direct you to the import dialog. 

2. Drag&drop a file here or click on 'Continue with 'Import'. 


3. Once uploaded, it opens the Design Info window automatically to enter or modify design information. Continue with 'Save'. Using the same file name of one existing design in neoCatalog will update the existing design.

Design information examples:

  • File name: Use the file name or counter for the next design number. Can be modified.
  • Design type: Digital or Separated.
  • Designer: By default the logged user.
  • Original: Define an original name (alias).
  • Customer: Type to search for the customer.
  • Exclusivity: By default is enabled.  Expiration date available when is exclusive. 
  • Keywords: Select from the given options or type to create new keywords.
  • Collections:  Select from the given options
  • Comments: Optional

TIP: Refer to Design and Colorways Info and learn how to edit design information in the same dialog after importation.

NOTE: Starting from version 3.16.13, importing designs via the "Create" button happens quietly in the background, skipping the usual upload progress display that is used to show the finished designs. However, there's an advanced preference that lets you use the upload progress if needed.


4. After the importation is completed it shows the detailed view of the design in neoCatalog. 

Update designs

Design update is one process that replaces the file in the application and updates design data. 

1. From the 'Edit' button go to 'Edit Design Info...'. This action opens a dialog with design information. At the bottom of the dialog click on 'Send File'.

2. It opens the drag&drop dialog to choose and upload a new file, as seen in the design importation. Drag&drop a file here or click. Continue with 'Import'.

3. It will detect the file differences and compare them to the existing file. Continue with the confirmation button.


4. After the importation is completed it shows the detailed view of the design in neoCatalog.

Enbale in-app or email notification to be informed when the importaion is compeleted.

Related articles:

Keeping upload progress when import design (advanced)

Custom Fields and Custom Dialogs Management 

Design and Colorway Information

Delete Designs and Colorways

Design Attachments

How to import designs with a folder

User Notifications - How to receive notifications for activities