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Copy-Paste should preserve interaction wires/links

Ability to copy wires along with assets. For example, if I have a home button that will always link to the same page, it would be helpful if I didn't have to wire the button each time. This would also be helpful when duplicating artboards so the links stay intact. For example, if I need to show a dropdown menu, I would do this by duplicating the artboard and adding a wire to the dropdown menu. In this case, I would want all the existing wires to stay the same.

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You can now paste wires with the objects in the May 2017 release of Adobe XD! Simply switch to prototype mode, and the objects will paste with their wires. You can copy and paste artboards with the wires between them intact, even to other files.

To check out the latest version, go to the Creative Cloud desktop app! If you don’t see the update, you can select the gear and click on “Check for App Updates.”

-Elaine

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  • Alex F. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    thanks for getting this done! FWIW, it's a little weird/unintuitive that I have to switch to prototype mode to keep this info. Is it possible no matter where I copy/paste from I preserve all info about the object?

  • Carolina commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be good to just multiple select the wires with the shift key and just paste it in the next screen, with messaging when overriding something.

  • Ofentse commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I personally can not wait for this update feature actually as this will cut down on time and increase the rapid prototyping!!!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be a real time saver, especially for core navigation structures in a prototype.

  • David Knell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just spent a lot of time manually duplicating links for my site navigation. This will save a ton of time and effort. Thanks!!

  • shivrak commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any ETA on when this might be complete? Great to hear it being supported.

  • Bas Versloot commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When you have connected a target to a button in prototype mode, you should be able to copy this button and keep the target. This makes duplicating pages and buttons way faster and you don't have to give every button a new target.

  • Blackphant commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please, please add this. And now that we're on it, some fixed header would be nice too.

  • Tomas Bloem commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would save huge amounts of time! Needs to be added ASAP!

    I don't know if Sketch has this feature but if so, I might switch because of the efficiency! And i'm probably not the only one.

    So add:
    - Links attached to objects/symbols/groups copy WITH the duplication of a page and do not require you to link them over and over (option: unless chosen not to copy links)
    - Same applies for pages in general

    Idea:
    - cmnd + C = copy object link
    - cmnd + shift + C = copy object without link
    or the other way around
    Same applies to pages

  • Pablo Sara commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please! It's very time consuming having to connect every object by hand. It should work like this by defalut.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is as others have said, not only essential but a deal breaker. If this is not resolved, and not resolved ASAP, as much as it would hate to do it, this program will be deleted.

  • Nazarena Luzzi Castro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is essential...I spent hours the other day linking and re-linking and re-linking. If it doesn't get fixed I will have to stop using XD :/

  • Dimitra Miha commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Working on a specific screen such as a dashboard, there are some links that remain the same throughout all the artboards. At the moment, when I copy paste an artboard, I have to make all the interaction for all the elements from the beginning. This is rather inconvenient, especially if you prototype includes a big amount of artboards. It would be nice to be able to copy paste the interactions of the artboard that you are copy-pasting.

    Let me know if it understood :)

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