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Designer: Using Symbol as Asset breaks

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If I am using a Symbol (e.g. Logo) and I drag it into the Assets panel the ability to make changes to the Symbol breaks hence. If you have three Symbol-based items in Assets like a Dark, Light and Colour logo you won't be able to change the Colour one and see the changes being applied to the other ones.

What's the best approach to reuse Symbol throughout different documents? E.g. when using Publisher?

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I don't see that problem, @alienfruit. Or perhaps I have misunderstood you.

I just:

  1. Created a symbol in one document in Designer.
  2. Added it to the Assets panel.
  3. Started a new document in Designer, and dragged two instances of the symbol/asset from the Assets panel onto the canvas.
  4. Changed the color of one of them, and the other one also changed.

So you can still make changes to the symbol and other uses of that symbol also change.

Or, were you commenting that the Asset panel doesn't reflect any changes to the symbol that you put there?

If so, that's true, and I don't know of any way to keep a linkage between a symbol and the copy in the Asset panel. And certainly no way that changing a symbol in one project would affect any other projects, even if the Asset panel did update when you change a symbol.

 


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Yeah, exactly. If I add a symbol A to Assets and then add Symbol B which uses Symbol A to Assets and then update the first added asset the changes don't get reflected in the second Symbol. Maybe Designer is scriptable to update all these assets automatically based on a source file? :wonder:

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18 minutes ago, alienfruit said:

Maybe Designer is scriptable to update all these assets automatically based on a source file? :wonder:

No, it's not.

Thanks for clarifying what you meant.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.4.693 and 1.8.4.693 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.4.693 and 1.8.4.693 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.4.693 and 1.8.4.687 Beta.

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