When you need to swap multiple symbol instances by another symbol, at once, you can simply use the Assets panel to drag the new symbol on top of the old instance on canvas. All instances will be replaced on canvas.
- [Instructor] Let's say that now I wanna replace this car, which is a symbol, a yellow car, by this other symbol that is black. I don't wanna change the existing one here. All I want is to swap that by this new guy, and I don't wanna lose this. I wanna keep it there in my assets panel so I can reuse if I need to. So in XD, to swap a symbol, the process is very simple. All you gotta do is click here and drag the new symbol on top of the symbol you wanna replace and then as soon as I let go, all instances get replaced.
What's interesting here, as well, let's say I have these two buttons, which are symbols, as well, and I wanna replace by this other one that's black and he has the white label right there. And this has an override, so the text here has an override. The text here has an override. As you saw, the canonical version is label, but I did some overrides, and now I have that text and that text. If I drag this new symbol on top of that, XD will replace this and will preserve the overrides.
Pretty cool, huh?
- Understanding all tools in Design mode
- Bringing files for Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketch
- Working with text, vectors, image fills, and masks
- Repeating elements with the powerful Repeat Grid tool
- Resizing multiple elements with responsive resize
- Using the new Assets panel to manage symbols, colors, and character styles
- Sharing symbols across files, with text and image overrides
- Creating and consuming bitmaps and vectors from CC Libraries
- Extending the power of XD using great plugins