How do I make a Roadmap from scratch?
Before you start designing in Figma, we advise you to sketch out the structure chart with pen and paper. This is much quicker and easier.
When you're sketch is finished, start a new file and activate the asset library. Start with the timeline bar. And set it to the right amount of periods and change the copy to the dates/periods you need. Don't forget to switch on the background, if necessary.
When the timeline is done, you can now add events. Drag the events in the file and add the text + date per event. You can flip the events to make them all fit in the timeline. This is also a good moment to make sure all copy is actually needed and isn't just taking up space.
After all events are added, it's time to add a header and explainers when necessary. Also don't forget to add the legend when using multiple parties.