Framer is primarily a design and prototyping tool. It allows you to design interactive prototypes of websites and applications using production components and real data.
Depending on your goals, that might be close enough to a real app for your needs. However, some limitations may prevent you from using it to create complete production websites and applications.
Can I re-use my code components in a React project?
You could copy over your code, but would need to replace those components with regular HTML elements, or motion elements, if your components involved animations.
While exporting to production isn’t a feature, importing from production is. Although currently only available with the desktop app, it is possible to import components using NPM.
Can I export my design components as React components?
No. Design components are not stored as React components, so you cannot export them except as rendered images.
Can I re-use my animations in a React project?
Yes. If you’re able to add the Framer Motion library to your project, then you can bring your animations into production with virtually no changes at all.
Can I use my code overrides in a React project?
Not directly. However, code overrides are basically higher order components, so you may be able to reuse some of your code that way.
Can I copy the code of my design elements?
Yes you can. With the Code Handoff feature you are able to copy the CSS, JSX and SVG code straight from the Handoff panel. Find out more on the Developer Handoff article.