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Convert an "Embedded document" (e.g. SVG) into layers

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I have some Google Material Design SVG Icons (https://material.io/icons/) placed as "Embedded document" on my artboard and I want to convert these into groups to change the color of the icon faster.


At the moment I open the embedded document (the icon), select all shapes/layers, copy, switch back to artboard, paste them there and create a group. Is there a faster way to convert an "Embedded document" into a group by keeping all shapes? Or in other word - is there a way to turn an embedded document into layers?


Rasterise is NOT the option I'm looking for. I want to keep all vector shapes.

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Hi Vore,


Welcome to the Forums :)


The work around you have come up with is the fastest way to convert your embedded document in to just vector shapes.




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