Swap symbols / replace with symbol
Ability to right-click to swap Symbols in Design mode
Or replace selected artwork with an existing Symbol
This request does NOT cover nested-symbol overrides (swapping an inner symbol differently in each copy of an outer symbol). For that, please upvote https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/19592509-nested-symbol-overrides
Currently, when you drag a symbol from the assets panel onto another symbol it will replace ALL instances of that symbol from anywhere on the canvas. Please make it so I can replace only ONE instance of that symbol with a new symbol (e.g. pressing ALT while dragging or something)
Martin Klausen commented
Love the latest update to swap symbols from the assets panel and i think you did the right choice to replace all symbols in all artboards. But from seeing comments on Twitter and trying it out myself I see the niceness in having the option to only replace one instance. This is useful for replacing a state of a button etc. (But perhaps you have a smart solution for button states coming soon) :)
Anyway it would be a nice option to just hold Option/alt while replace to just affect one instance instead of all.
Siva chairma prabhu commented
I would trade my soul to have this feature in.It'll be a drastic time-saver for sure. Dev Team, please consider this feature in...
This is a feature already in Sketch, and should have already bene a part of the first release of XD, like a whole host of other items that were completely neglected.
Joseph Silva commented
I constantly find myself right-clicking on symbols to try to swap them. This would be a super handy feature!
I still waiting it get approve !
We definitely need this. Please prioritize this on the backlog dear product team.
anne eggert commented
Possibility to replace a symbol or just a shape with an other element like in balsamique would be very useful. Thanks
Very useful suggestion. Would speed up my workflow considerably.
Yes. If there is already an object on the sign area and I don't chose the object from the symbols, it would be great, to click with the right mouseside to apply the object an defined symbol. The same, if I have some duplicates some object before I saved it as a symbol, so I can easily apply an defined symbol to the object. You know what I mean?
The "Apply Symbol" feature also allows you to assign an already saved symbol at later times.
James Kachan commented
A very nice feature for symbols would be the ability to "Audition" / Replace one symbol for another easy and quickly, allowing for the option to quickly view an alternative solution to a design problem across an entire project.
Scott C commented
I really miss this ability/tool from Illustrator.
Thomas Hallgren commented
Very useful if your symbol has a link.
Cody King commented
When i select an element, lets say a box, and i need to swap it with a symbol, i should have a short cut + a menu option under my right click to swap with a symbol.
This functionality was also available in Flash, it's a very useful tool
First of all i like the tool! It's nice and smooth with this prototype function and the cloud sharing - a good start!
Is there any possibility to switch the symbols with other symbols of the library? Like in Flash or Illustrator? This will be nice!