Assets reordering after creating a new symbol
I was pretty excited with the latest update that I could organize my assets in an order that works best for me. I spent some time going through my current project in reorganizing my symbols and as soon as I created a new symbol the order got all jumbled up. I went through and reorganized them again, later on created a new symbol and once again they got jumbled up again.
I was excited for this improvement but disappointed it isn't working out.
The fix for this issue has been delivered in XD 12. If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to update.
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Gabriel FAM commented
It does not resolve to arrange the symbols in Adobe XD for Windows. When you close the program and reopen, the file library becomes disorganized again.
I have exactly the same thing...unfortunately I've lost so much time on it. I realised that sometimes it happens when creating a symbol with the layers view open and not the assets view.
Bert de Weerd commented
The reordering in fact is working perfectly, you can sort/group/move all symbols into their positions. In my file it seems the order I set, is not saved or kept in place. Each time I switch between layer/symbol panel or open my document, the ordering is faulty. And it seems quite random of which symbols get moved in the list.
I'm working in a medium large file (32 artboards/14.2Mb) that I'm not allowed to share (nda). Sorry.
I tested also with a small file (1 artboard, 3 symbols) and that worked perfectly. The order was correct after toggling the layer/symbol panels or reopening the file. So the problem must be in my file, but that won't help you much.
I hadn't been paying attention to whether I had been closing the Assets panel during the process. Given that I'm required to switch between layers and assets all the time cause I can't have them both open at the same time it is very likely that I had closed it. I'm also concerned about losing assets and not sure what the asset was that I lost in order to recreate it. This alone will make me not want to reorder until you say the issue is fixed.
Here you go https://we.tl/t-ZBFmvvtz12
Additional... I noticed that some of my symbols seemed to have disappeared as well as on the artboards. This makes me not want to reorder my assets again until this is fixed.
Bert de Weerd commented
The latest version allows us to reorder the list of symbols by hand. This order doesn't seems to stuck. Some symbols keep their position, some don't. Can't see the general behavior... seems random. It's effected when switching between symbols and layer panel.