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Scale/resize symbols individually

I love the addition of symbols to XD, only let down (beside the ability to re-organise them which is already posted as an idea) is that I have to create a new symbol for every required size.

Please let us scale the symbols

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    Paul Waitforit Mooney shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Stacey Lane commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Needed this today. Have an ask to keep all images in my comp in the same ratio and my placeholder can't be resized as a symbol. Would be super helpful to have this functionality.

      • rayan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        No design system can be created without this feature.
        That's a shame!

      • Zeren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A work around I found is to ungroup and regroup the symbol immediately after you drag the symbol into your design. Just shift+cmd+g then cmd+g. It will unlink the symbol. Maybe someone can develop a plugin for that.

      • Amanda commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Without this, there's honestly no point of having symbols. If I can't change the size of my button then I have to copy and paste it as a separate element.

        Looks like this feature has been started. Any idea when it will be launched?

      • Armando Scuro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        my designer friends laugh at me when i tell them i design on Adobe XD, because it doesn't have this feature :(
        they are always saying, "do you even build design systems bruh" :(

        but in all seriousness, this is the biggest hurdle of my workflow, and please adobe, i beg you, fix the decimal issue when resizing groups, as that takes aways from the joy of using responsive resize

      • 伴ルカ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I wouldn't believe this was not a feature. I wanted to think it's just clumsy me not finding out how to do it. Until I saw this post. And all hell broke loose.

      • Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A must have. Impossible to have 1 button symbol per case :) e.g a button with "Add comment" or "Like" shouldnt have to be two separate symbols because the size of the content size.

      • Jon Tarbuck commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature is a must-have. Not having it, when designing UI for complex applications, really slows me down.

      • Joel Pons Schmidt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is obviously a bit of a usability issue. So, might I suggest a new feature on the next iteration?

        So, as is, in order to scale a symbol, it cannot be grouped. Symbols can be scaled individually (effecting all other instances of the symbol), but not in groups, whether or not the group itself is a symbol.

        For groups of symbols to be scaled, they need to be made into regular layers AND all layers within is need to be converted to regular layers as well. However, the issue at hand is that when you ungroup a symbol via right click or Shift+Cmd+G, it doesn't do so recursively! So the user is forced to manually select all symbols within a group and convert them to regular layers. This is a big inconvenience.

        My solution would be to simply add a menu item or command such as Shift+Alt+G > Ungroup ALL Symbols.

        Get this done. Please and thanks.

      • Joachim Angeltun commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So, I just started using XD. I went to scale an object, and I could not find a way to scale it. I thought I was doing something wrong and did an online search. I then found out that this feature is not in XD... WHAT!! That is a basic need! Come on Adobe.

      • Jan Rytir commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Resizability of symbols is really a MUST HAVE to be able to work with them in designs and considering switching from Sketch.

      • Frederik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, this is an essential feature we're missing before I could consider switching from Sketch.

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