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.
it is an absolute must!
First major issue I have come across with XD.
Actions in the master component do not apply to all instances.
1. I created a 'navigation panel' symbol which contains buttons with assigned actions.
2. I made instances of it (in Prototype mode to keep all actions) for all pages.
3. I changed action for one of the buttons in master component.
4. NOTHING CHANGED in all instances. So I should go and change manually 100 screens. Come on!
1. I created symbol with website menu and copied it for 100 screens.
2. I added actions to items in menu symbol
3. All this actions are not applied for instances.
PLEASEEE!!! Add built-in actions to symbols. For now I should waste hours to make changes into menu navigation.
Benjamin Smith commented
How this hasn't been done yet is completely beyond me.
For Designing Websites you always have to create a Navigation Menu that has to work for every artboard. Everytime you have a Major Change you have to check if its Linked Correctly.
My Suggestion: 1 Menu Component with different Responsive states.
Standart Links like off canvas Menus and Start should be saved within the component.
Swamitra Singh commented
Please, Adobe Sir, Do this as fast as possible, I don't want to go to each artboard and update the path again.
Bruno Monteiro commented
Can't understand how and why this simple and basic feature it's not yet something that it's implicit with XD.
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.