Create new main component from existing component
After releasing "State" feature, it's been able to prepare complex interactions like "hover." Following feature may help to reduce required time preparing a new component with similar behaviors/instructions.
New component with state settings every time when a similar behavior is expected in different look and feel.
(Currently, preparing another XD file is believed to be the only solution to avoid this by selecting "Make it as local component" after loading it from another XD file.")
By select "Use it as a new Master Component" is to make a new Master component instead of copying it as an instance component.
◆ Why is this valuable to you?
When using a single, new XD file and load a master component from other XD files, it is possible to make it "local component"; however, it is unable to make it happen within the same XD file.
This helps to reduce time to prepare a set of basic state setting from the beginning each time. This also helps NOT to get affected unconsciously on the new component by editing the template master component by someone else.
Since Co-Editing feature is now beta version, some larger project may have a couple of co-editors of components on the same XD file in the future. While a group of designers keeps upgrading a basic behaviors for future use, another group of designers is working on on-going project to finalize a specific look and feel based on the template component.
Also came here expecting to find an answer to this problem, and ended up disappointed because I see that Adobe hasn't implemented the functionality to create a master component from an instance component yet, even though people has been asking for it since two years ago. This would be indeed very useful and I am just another example who really needs it as well. It seems like Adobe doesn't have people working on real life projects who could realize what are the little and simple improvements they could do that would greatly facilitate the designers work, what a shame.
Lawrence Alberto commented
I wish they make this a priority as it will cut a lot of tedious work when setting up main components.
Noel Holmes commented
Would be especially useful for creating variations of masters that have different states defined!
it's a really basic and useful feature, possibility to create a new "master" component instead of unlink and recreate all state from scratch
Mike M commented
This is needed so badly. It's super annoying and tedious to have to make multiple versions and alterations of an instance component for states and interactions to show clients, and when an option is chosen, we have to go and re-create the one chosen if it's not the master component.
It's insanity that we can't do this.
I just made 6 states. Then realized I need 6 individual components instead so that each "state" can have an independent trigger. If we could duplicate master components, then I would be able to duplicate, rename, and delete the superfluous states.
You are probably adding 2-3 hours of work to my day but not having this simple feature. And this happens to me all the time.
PLEEEEAAASE! The lack of this feature is driving me crazy!
Yes Please!! I spend so much time dealing with visuals independently because of this issue
Andrew Hart commented
I presume you will implement this with a right click option in the component panel. However if you choose to also implement this as a right click option of a component on the artboard, which adds the duplicate component to the artboard (A feature that I would like), I would request that the duplicated component be tagged as a main component, not just an instance.
Celeste Herrera commented
Rick Evans commented
Yes please! I'm struggling while creating a Design System, wanting to have nested (master) components inside other master components. It would be super helpful to define a child / copy as the new master / main component. I don't want to spend a ton of time recreating things just to have it all as a master.
Adobe we really need this feature to excel in the pro field of UX / UI design and prototyping. Please implement it ASAP.
we need to have "make a main component" to take over the component and become the main
we need to have "convert to main component " to take the component with it's properties and make it a new main component
I would really like to be able to create a new master component from either another master component or from a modified copy of a component. It is especially useful if you just want to try out small changes, but keep the master component as is, or if you have modified a copy of a master component to a point where you realise this is how the master component should work.
Also, if you have set up a number of states on your master component, that you would like to keep for a new modified master, there is no way to retain them. Unlinking a copy destroys the states.
So yes, a "duplicate component" and "create new master component from this copy" would be extremely useful.
+1. Listen to your users adobe!
Zigmas Mallol commented
Pretty basic, very needed indeed. It's also pretty useful when creating multiple similar components, but that on design system they are not the same, development wise.
WHY is this still not a standard feature?? One more reason why XD is years behind other tools. ;/
Essential feature! We need a "Create a master component from" or a "copy aspect".