Master Component RelocationSeptember 22, 2017 at 1:14am
Is there a way to move a parent component published to the Component Library to a different document without breaking links?
- I have 10 components published in Document A
- I have 5 components published in Document B
- I want to move all 5 components in Document B to Document A without breaking their link to children throughout the project.
September 22, 2017 at 12:21pm
September 26, 2017 at 9:48am
October 18, 2017 at 8:55pm
November 7, 2017 at 4:04pm
@Anik, just under the same document, right? If I move a component to other file the link between the master components and instances will be broken?
December 13, 2017 at 3:28pm
December 21, 2017 at 6:02pm
December 22, 2017 at 10:10pm
January 9, 2018 at 6:31pm
Eh, ignore my last message LOL! 😅 (I deleted it) Didn't know what I was talking about. I forgot that the term Master Component refers to the "source" components that are referenced in the Team Library. I was still on the free plan when I wrote that response. Now that I'm on the Pro plan, I see the issue 😢
January 23, 2018 at 5:50pm
January 27, 2018 at 4:02pm
February 14, 2018 at 4:58pm
Hi all, is there a way as of today to move a master component to another file in the same project? I have now a file where there are all my components and I'd like to move them out of that file and move to another one, but I do not want an instance but rather the masters. That is, creating a "Component" file in a Team and move there all the components in order to organise them properly. Any help? Thanks!
Until there is a better solution. Can you: 1. Make instance of master component in your new file. 2. Detach instance. 3. Turn it into a new master component. 4. Go back to your original file, add the new component from your team library. 5. Go to edit menu > Select all with same instance. 6. Choose new component from drop down menu
February 15, 2018 at 12:24pm
You make a new master in the new file so you can relink it to the instances of the old component to it, so then you can delete the original master.
But I am seeing now, one feature I forgot about, is that Figma should keep the instances as components (even once the master is deleted, and give you the option to restore it).
So you actually could simplify that process, just make a new master, delete the old one, relink instances to new component.
February 16, 2018 at 11:08am
February 28, 2018 at 6:29am
March 21, 2018 at 5:51pm
Yeah, my desktop app design file is taking so long to load now. I really want to relocate them. I thought cutting/pasting within the same project would work, but it doesn't. Not sure why I hoped it would haha
For me, I rather wait then trying to "hack" things