Lingos & Jargons

To have a common API that is consistent across different target code outputs, BuilderX has generalized some terms to make it easy for designers and developers to design/build their apps seamlessly, irrespective of the targeted code language.

Following are the commonly used terms in BuilderX:

  • Artboard - It refers to a particular screen or page of your application. For every Artboard, the generated code has a single file. The Artboard is explained in detail here.

  • Layer - It refers to the basic building block of your design that is used to create an app. The Layer is explained in detail here.

  • Group - It refers to a container of wrapped layers.

  • Reusable Components - Components are layers or a group of layers that are intended to be re-used throughout your design. They can appear in the Layer List on the Layeras instances of a master Component. Reusable Components are listed in the Layer & Components Panel with a Folder icon on the left to be differentiated. Properties of each instance of Reused Components can be overridden individually.

  • Rectangle - A rectangle refers to a container element that also supports laying out Artboards.