Projects are collections of instance definitions linked to a Glyphs font file but kept in a separate project file. This is useful for setting up different font versions without altering or compromising the original Glyphs file. Project files carry a .glyphsproject suffix.

Setting up a Project

Create a new Glyphs project with File → New Project. Save the newly created project with File → Save (Cmd-S).

Click the Choose button located in the top-right of the project window, select a Glyphs file, and confirm with Choose. The selected font does not need to be open in Glyphs. This links the Glyphs file to the project. Click the file path to choose a different Glyphs file. The instances of the font are listed in the sidebar of the project window:

Rearrange instances using drag and drop. Duplicate an instance by Option-dragging it to its new location in the list. Alternatively, copy (Cmd-C) and paste (Cmd-V) to duplicate the selected instances. Click the plus  button to add new instances and variable font settings. Delete the selected instances with the minus  button. Revert to the instances of the Glyphs file with the arrow  button.

Edit the parameters of instances in the right half of the project window. See Font Info: Exports for details.

Exporting a Project

Ensure that the project is saved (File → Save, Cmd-S) and that the path to the linked font is valid (a path becomes invalid when the linked file is renamed, moved, or deleted). Click the Export Destination file path to set the export folder. Instances are exported into this folder. Customize the export folder of an instance with the Export Folder custom parameter (see Export Destination). Click the Export button located in the bottom-right of the project window to export all configured instances. The linked Glyphs file does not need to be open for export.