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.
Fernando Nonaka commented
Adobe, this is an URGENT request, please!!!
Fernando Nonaka commented
Agree. I can't believe Adobe didn't implemented it yet. This is so basic! It's boring when you change a link in a symbol, and have to copy and paste again in all other artboards.
Omer Nahshon commented
agree. super important for menus
This is definitely a problem. It definitely adds a lot of time and work for me.
Simeon Rowsell commented
Absolutely required. This is a major hole in my workflow, particularly for things like menus.
Andres MHD commented
The only reason I don't use XD is because hasn't this function, which is basic!!
I add myself to this request, this is a lot of maintenance to handle when you have anything more than a handful of art boards. I get wanting to allow variation based on needs, but my footer links with always link to the same art boards. Making this connection 20-30 times in a prototype is a lot to deal with, especially if I want to make a change.
In Prototype > Destination option, it's too hard to find the artobard I want to link, when the project is too big:
1) It's not in alphabetic order;
2) The combo viewing is very, but very small;
3) Typing the name of the artboard to find it: it returns only the first result with the word I typed, but what if it's not the artboard I'm looking for?
Another feature that I miss: copy and paste the destination to another artboard.
AND when creating symbols, the destination link is not copied. It should copy the link, and if we change that link inside the symbol, all artboards using that symbol could change automactilly.
that's common sense, in symbol mode - link that item only OR link all instances, via "Update All Symbols" simple. - like you need this, example: "A MAIN MENU" - else, guys, your doing great - get to the productivity common sense workflows first - (b)
Mike M commented
This is a great feature add! It does take a lot of extra time to go and link manually each symbol (Example navigation bar items) for each page when you could just update the symbol prototype links on one and have it propagate throughout.
PLEASE FIX... this is costing me tons of extra time.
This really needs to be done, I don't want to add the same link or interaction to numerous pages, ie, menu symbol, home symbol, search symbol!
This desperately needs to be done. Please prioritise this Adobe!!!
Erick Sanchez commented
God, can't believe so many months and comments with this issue and there's no solution to this.
tom estlack commented
still better off prototyping with html - WTF
Imagine you're designing over 50 pages. I'm re-copying over and over again. Xd lacks a lot of features.
Chris Hampshire commented
If you are creating a design for web you usually have a navigation bar on each page. In the navigation you would have an active state for the page you are on as well.
It can get pretty crazy if you have a lot of pages to design - See my wireframe attachment for example.
I am suggesting a global linked navigation bar that you can link to various artboards without the crazy prototyping wires.
Global navigation links in Prototypes (like invision)
So that users don't have to copy paste and relink everything again & again
As others have mentioned, this is critical. Aspects like headers/footers/navigation/tabs etc that get replicated across artboards otherwise need manual wiring each and every one to work -- and a maintenance nightmare.
If there's prototype links from an object to an artboard, those should either be replicated by default or easily enabled. Otherwise, you could go with a strategy like Marvel does and has replicated hotspots across artboards. These only work for things at the same XY coords (so works for a header but not a footer or nav with variable content), but at least it's *something* more than Xd has atm.
Julien Aramino commented
I think it is more a way to keep/update action define in a symbol.
Usecase: I have a top bar with a link to the home page. I will have to copy paste the interaction for all artboards.
It will be great to have an option to update all symbols interaction.