Global/Master artboard templates (pin objects across all artboards)
Ability to have a single object (or group) break out of its artboard and cross multiple artboards within a single prototype. The simplest use case is the creation of a global navigation bar that spans across multiple screens. This object's interactive elements would also work across multiple screens as well, and any edits to this object would update across the rest of the screens.
Easy interaction management and editing. Also provides consistency with consistent elements within an experience.
I was thinking of something similar to Muse's Master pages. You could have a master art board or object that will cross all artoboards.
For example, a navigation bar. It would save so much time if you could specify which button takes you to which page once, and not in every panel in every page.
“As a designer creating a prototype, I'd like to make a common element navigate a certain screen from all instances, so I can simply create the main navigation structure"
"As a designer creating a prototype, I'd like to be able to overwrite common element navigation in a specific screen, so I can easily adjust my main navigation structure"
Capt. Proton commented
Let's use a global header bar that is being used across all artboards. This should be able to be defined as a "proto-object" (symbol or style.) If the proto-object is changed on one artboard, it is modified on all the boards. I.e. If one changes the color of the header bar in one artboard, the new header color mirrors across all artboards with the proto-object.
One would also need the option to unattach a proto-object so that if on one specific artboard a different version of that object is needed, say a different color, it will not be affected by or affect the other proto-object.
And a proto-object should include any selected elements. Like if the header bar had text-based menu items, icons, etc. and they were all selected and turned into a proto-object then a change to any of the nested elements would mirror as well.
Max Neuse commented
I think this duplicates https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/12869085-global-style-edits or?
Do you think about something similar to a smart object? If so, yes definitely!
Rikard Eide commented
I notice I do a lot of copy pasting between artboards (automatic "Paste In Place" s awesome btw). It would be nice if I could right click an existing artboard and do "Create new artboard from this...", and thereby creating a new artboard identical to the previous. The artboards could then inherit from each other in a tree-like structure, so that changes to a parent-artboard would be reflected throught it's children. This is especially useful for changing repeated elements like menu icons, fonts and background colors that are repeated over multiple artboards.