! Empty Symbols and Differences between instances
Using Adobe XD 11 and Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6 (macBook Pro 15" 2017)
I was working on a project, and while I was editing a symbol I accidently deleted an element. I clicked Cmd+Z to revert, but no matter how far I undo, it will never bring it the element back.
Then I went to the assets panel to see what happened to that symbol, It showed that it was being used 35 times, but couldn't find it anywhere in the design file.
I then dragged the symbol to pasteboard because it disappeared on all artboards. It shows through layers that the symbol is basically empty and there is nothing inside, I also can not add anything inside.
Finally I closed the file and opened it again, I see some symbols have the element and some don't.
I have attached the file, go to assets panel and see symbol labeled 'footer'
if you right click and highlight. it will show only instances inside masks, but that's it
OK thanks for the update. I’m going to close this as cannot reproduce for now. If you encounter again (fingers crossed you don’t!) let us know.
Uhm...interesting. Thanks for sharing additional info. If you're able to find the steps that got you to the problem in the first place, let us know.
Ok so i think i was able to reproduce this bug, although not exactly through the same means
what I did was
- create a symbol out of a rectangle 1024 x 46 #000000
- go inside symbol and select the rectangle
- click enter so i can edit the vector points of the rectangle
- press Delete on the vector points one by one until all deleted
- you will then have an empty symbol that behaves similarly to the original file i posted
Still doesn't explain why in the original file it was available inside masks, but its something
Hi Nina, no I have not encountered this bug on any other file. All my attempts at recreating it have resulted in nothing but failure.
Hi Nina, no I have not encountered this issue before, but tbh, after updating to August release this was the only file I worked on extensively.
I understand it’s hard to recreate as even I can not pinpoint exactly how it happened. I too will try to recreate it from my end.
Anyway hope the undo bug is fixed at least in future releases and do update if anything’s turns up.
Thanks, appreciate all the hard work
I saved this file one day before the issue
The Affected symbol is named 'Symbol 22' in the list in this file
Hi Nina, the Footer symbol is supposed to have one element which is black rectangle of 1024x46. That’s it
And yes, the whole issue started when Undo skipped the deletion of the footer element and will not bring back what I accidentally deleted. It did undo stuff before that but not the footer thing.