How can I repoint all instances in a file (whose ‘parent’ component is outside the current file) to components in the current file?
The particular context is:
- I have been working on a single file ‘A’ and have not used any design libraries (ie all the components are in A)
- I duplicated file A - the original - to work on a section of it. In hindsight this was dumb and the start of the problem. Say the duplicate is file B. Because B is a duplicate of A, it contains all the components from A
- Worked on a lot of frames in B. Made no changes to the components in B
- Copied the changed frames from B to A… to discover my error cos every instance that was copied over refers to a component in file B. And this is bad… I want all instances in file A to point to the components in file A (and now file A has instances that point in different ‘directions’)
In hindsight I should have created a library from file A and linked any other temporary working file to that library… but i didnt ;( - such is the lot of a newbie.
Have been unable to think my way to a solution here that does not involve brute force on every single instance I copied from A to B. A very disheartening prospect given the number of frames & instances.