Update interaction wires across symbols / components (keep in sync)
Adding a wire to an object inside a symbol or changing a wire inside a symbol should create/change the same wire/link across other instances of that symbol in the same way styles/text etc changes other instances.
This would allow navigation to be edited throughout a project.
I love the convenience of symbols, and I love that we can now add links to objects within a symbol, but not being able to propagate that interaction to other symbols is a problem for me.
Brandon Comstock commented
This sort of functionality is **critical** for any sort of complicated UX project (e.g., a university redesign with multiple rounds of stakeholder feedback followed by user testing etc.). I’m taking the plunge with XD but shudder to think how it will be to implement nav changes / states across dozens of art boards.
Jordan Kicklighter commented
This suggestion has existed for a long time apparently, and barely has any votes: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/19612669-update-interaction-wires-across-symbols-componen
Jordan Kicklighter commented
My Sketch license has ended, so I decided to check XD before renewing. Lacking this feature is a complete deal-breaker for me, so I guess it's back to Sketch or giving Figma a shot.
2 years on and this is still the reason I don't use prototype mode. I can't believe Adobe have worked on hundreds of less important issues and features since but they can't get the basics right. I just don't think they understand how people use their product or what their priorities are.
Agreed! Need this!
@Hariharan That is not an ideal solution. The point of rapid prototyping is to reduce the amount of "re-do" work.
Currently Figma is a superior solution to XD because you can prototype links into your master component and those links cascade down to all instances of that component. In addition, when you want to add a link or change a link, those changes will also cascade down to each instance without having to re-copy and re-paste the entire component on every artboard that you want that current state to exist.
If Adobe wants XD to be a competitor in the rapid prototyping market, they have a lot of improvement to make. XD is just not improved enough to be a superior product at this moment in time.
Sergei Rybakov commented
Please introduce a navigation symbol.
The main idea is to have a special symbol that will contain:
a. all links to other artboards
b. styling variations related to a state of selected Tab or icon.
Placing this symbol to any artboard will automatically connect with proper artboards. In case user need to relink to another artboard it will be done only once in the master navigation symbol. Thank you.
Juan Cruz Vilches commented
i NEED this
Just make header or footer as component use the component in the pages. Then add the flow to single component and copy the component and paste the flow to the next similar components. It works :)
why this feature not started yet?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Victor Hugo “Torugo” Prando da Silva commented
Oh man, please! It's terrible when i need to update a project under maintenance
Thomas Altamirano commented
It would be nice to be able to make just one Component containing the menu, do all the linking in the master Component, and then just drag it on the different layouts with all the links already contained within the Component.
Right now every time I add a new page I need to go in and link to it from all the menu's in each individual layout. Why not just do it in one place; the Master Component? We also need to be able to have overlays opened from this Master Component.
Hiếu Bùi commented
Some component like Menu or Navigation bar always have the same interactions throughout the project. But some time in the middle we want to add new interaction then we have to re-doing that interation for multiple time.
Arthur Shen commented
Currently, if I want to copy the interaction of an object in art board A to another object in art board B, I have to copy and paste them one-by-one. I would like to have the function to copy multiple interactions at once. I would also like to see a function that let me select multiple interaction and drag them altogether to a destination.
Pavel Neumann commented
There are component types that would benefit from sharing already defined transitions. If you have large project and e.g. menu attached to all the artboards, having a possibility to share it's transitions would be much better that defining them over and over again in all the artboards.
Maybe the same principle of ovrriding could be applied here like for component properties.
It is a real pain that you can't do this!!!!
Sort it out Adobe please.
R Taber commented
Yes! This would make creating things like navigation menus SO much easier.
When you have created a Master Component and replicated across multiple artboards (for example; a navigation), it would be useful if when adding a new prototype link to the master, that this is then replicated across any currently use editions of this component, saving time having to go through various artboards adding the link or deleting a recopying the component.
It would be great to have a persistent link, i. e. the link that is the same on every instance of a component. This would be wery useful for the overlays.
For example, I have a header which is repeated on every artboard. I want to add a new button which points always to the same page. Now I have to update every instance of my menu across the whole file.