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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Shisho Cho commented
Marc Baskin commented
I really love XD, so I'm very surprised that it doesn't have scalable symbols. In my mind it's just a group, and I would think I'd be able to manipulate it in the same way. It's standard functionality for symbols in design software at this point.
I'm forced to break the symbol to resize, which defeats the point I think.
EDIT: I see work has started on this feature (thanks!) ... but almost a year ago ...
Tomasz Świtała commented
+1 you guys really should make this your top priority. Just read the comments - almost all designers are waiting for this feature!
Maria M commented
+ 1 vote for scalable symbols too! You've done great in relative scaling of grouped items, doing same with symbols would be a life saver!
Muhammad Faizan Atiq commented
David Johnson commented
Keep up the great work guys, but please make this a priority. I'm finding that little, but very important things like this are being put on the backburner for new features. Get the basics right first then do all the cool new stuff.
This is a critical feature, a year ago we decided to move forward to xd in hope that this feature is going to release soon, every release we hoped that this could be one of the release features. Unfortunate, after a year, this is still labeled as 'feature started'.
For the users that need this feature, this is a life saver rather than something nice to have. I hope the development team can understand and escalate this feature and get it in the next release!
Bryce Flynn commented
Feature started in March 2018? A year and still not done? Hard to fathom why it's taking so long. Other related comments are spot-on regarding implementation of Fireworks-like symbols. With programmable properties and infinite scaling, FW symbols were the bomb! All XD needs to do to win is to replicate what you had once, but foolishly threw away.
Azusa Watanabe commented
I hope, too!
Definitely something that keeps me going back to Sketch and Invision.
Fingers crossed this one gets completed soon.
Needed it so often... and still no update :(
What I would make a symbol in Sketch, I have to leave as a group in XS so I can scale an element. It's a pain, so please, let's get this one in there.
Creating different symbols for variations of the same thing is currently my biggest pain point with XD.
[Deleted User] commented
Right now Adobe XD - is still a kind of crapware
Any news from the developers? XD is awesome, but we are currently struggling with productivity because of not having this feature.
Martin Klausen commented
Yes frustrating that this takes so long (one of the last few “big ones”, at least for me). But seeing this taking so long also reassures me that what’s coming is gonna be really really awesome.