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Some prototype connections lost when copying page

Description of the problem

  1. I have a set of frames with prototype connections on a page
  2. When copying that page, some of the prototype connections break. Not all of them, but some. It seems more likely to break overlays than navigation.

Does anyone else experience this issue? If so, have you found a work around?

I’m working with a high volume of prototypes that are copied and locked for sharing with clients. That way I can keep iterating on the main one and they have access to a snapshot of the prototype from our last review. Having to go through every copy I make in order to repair these links is tedious and time consuming.

Maybe you have components on your page? They are copied as instances when duplicating the page so it’s not possible to keep their connections.

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Hmm that’s a good suggestion and I will definitely keep an eye out for that in the future, but I keep all my main source components in a different file and import the library. All of the components on the prototyped pages are instances.

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Experienced the same issue. If you’re copying it within the same file but just to a different page, then try duplicating that page and deleting everything apart from the content that you wanted to copy. This way it retains the links.

Copying entire pages has been my standard practice, but this issue still persists. Since my original post, I’ve even run into issues where prototype connections are lost within files I haven’t even opened since originally creating and successfully testing those connections. Overall it creates a very unstable experience, especially when sharing prototypes with clients.

I’ve been getting the same issue. Doesn’t matter if components are on the page being copied or elsewhere, loads of links just disappear. I need to copy the whole page with its prototype intact.

(I also contacted support about it)