Selecting layer selects artboard
I have been given an icons file that has 100+ icons, each on a separate artboards.
I can search (finally) for the item in Layers and select it, but it is not selecting or locating the artboard at the same time.
An alternative to this would be to have a search function on artboards.
Sergey Osokin commented
If an artboard has a name, you can go directly to it in the viewport with the ArtboardsFinder script. The script will activate the Artboard (black frame), but unfortunately it will not be highlighted in the Artboard panel either.
Yep, there is a separate request to search artboards:
Automatically selecting an artboard won’t be an universally applicable behavior, I think, because sometimes object can belong to several artboards at once, and Ai does not allow to select several of them on canvas when not in the Artboard mode. I the panel — well, maybe, but it won’t do you no good unless you extend the panel the way you did at the screenshot... since Ai won’t be able to display several positions at once if they don’t fit in the panel when selected simultaneously.
This free script won’t select artboards specifically, but will zoom into them:
Does it help in any way?