I have to create a useless variant for every time I like to change the direction of the Autolayout. This effort could be saved if Figma allows the instance auto-layout direction overwrite.
As you can see in the below screenshot, I had to create a direction variant to be able to change the direction of the instance but the downside of this workaround is that I have multiple source of truth for the same component.
I have the same problems with auto-layout to create responsive components and change the direction of the desktop, for example, thinking about this problem and not creating unnecessary components, I´m creating the content for mobile and for desktop hiding one of the groups. Make sense?
I wonder why you cannot rearrange elements if the autolayout is/is part of a component. It would save lots of time and clicks, having to switch between the component and the design you’re currently working on.
Being able to rearrange the Auto Layout direction or even the layers one by one in instances would be great so we’re more flexible and don’t have to create component duplicates with minimal changes. Also, I think the slot component workaround isn’t flexible enough and creates many hidden layers.