Something I just noticed today (July 6 2020) is that there are now these purple lines that emanate from an object when I'm trying to use it to link to another artboard after I've overridden a value inside a symbol I'm using to links artboards together. I don't seem to be able to remove the purple line unless I undo the override I made to the number in this symbol (the original symbol has the number "1" in it, I overrode it to say "3")
- Take a symbol that you already have linked to another artboard, and cut & paste it. Now you have 2 identical symbols, both linked to the same artboard.
- Change one the symbols to one that has a field that's able to be overridden, like this notification dot with a number in it.
- Link this symbol to a different artboard
- Override that field and observe how the blue artboard link has now turned purple.
- Alternatively, override the symbol's value first, then link it to another artboard. Now there are 2 lines coming from the same symbol: a blue one to the new linked artboard, and a purple one going to the old artboard.
Can someone explain the purpose of having 2 types of links? Is this a bug or working as designed?
UPDATE: So apparently these purple lines can be removed by going into the symbol editor and slightly moving an object around within it. All I did was move an icon a few pixels and back, and when I returned to my Instance the purple line was gone.
This still begs the question: what are these lines for in the first place?