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Figma's SVG import from Illustrator adds many empty image rectangles

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We imported 600 icons as SVG out of Illustrator. Illustrator likes to turn everything into rasters, and Figma ignores these rasters, but leaves empty image rectangles. These clutter the wireframes and mess up picking. We had to laboriously select the frame, open the layer, select the group, and then ungroup all groups under the frame (because ungrouping the frame removed the frame), and then manually remove these rectangles.

Can SVG import please not add these if Figma can’t resolve the image content.

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I’ve already cleaned these up.

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    (e.g. Does anyone else experience this? Is anyone using a plugin or workaround to help solve this?, etc.

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