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Identify unused symbols

It would be great to be able to see which symbols are not used on any of project's artboards.

Sometimes this kind of feature is needed to clean up symbols library.

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  • Nathaniel Platts commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I often end up having a very bloated asset/component library.

    Deleting unused symbols would help a lot.

    Please add this feature!

  • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I waste so much time having to hover over each component trying to find out whether its being used. We definitely need a way to search for unused assets. If we can search for them it will be easy to highlight them all and delete them in one hit.

  • Frankie Loscavio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1

    I absolutely agree with this statement from thomasbricker:

    "Yes, there should definitely be a way to "clear" all unused Assets and Symbols from a document.
    Its too confusing to wade through all of the Assets and Symbols that build up."

    Hovering is not an efficient way of solving the issue of many unused or orphaned components and elements etc..

  • Alberto commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Also, a function along these lines: If any given component registers no instances used on canvas, have the option to delete it and thus reduce asset clutter. When dealing with dozens of artboards and prototypes, the asset clutter becomes barely manageable.

  • Gheyath commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    yes this would be helpful, maybe adding an option to delete unused ones.

  • thomasbricker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I want to weigh in here.
    Yes, there should definitely be a way to "clear" all unused Assets and Symbols from a document.
    Its too confusing to wade through all of the Assets and Symbols that build up.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be extremely helpful!!!! Often I use existing files to build new stuff and this would be a great way to do house keeping

  • Waleed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Remove unused symbols....... please! My assets panel is full of unused stuff, how do I know what is what?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm surprised this has yet to be implemented. You can never delete a symbol for fear that it's being used somewhere

  • Kamil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I fully agree. Why this feature is not available yet? It is really hard to work with the library that collects a lot of unnecessary elements.

  • Ole Fredrik Lie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 to what Steve said. Please consider adding this as an option. Would be a huge time saver for bigger projects.

  • Steve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The ability to delete all unused symbols in one go would be amazing, it's a little tedious at the moment.

  • Gheyath commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    yes, something like clear unused symbols/styles/colors would be cool

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