Hope this is not stupid: but why isnt it creating symbols across the art board even though I've added it as a component?
Thank you for reaching out. I am not sure if you are aware that symbols are called as components in XD. Is it possible for you to elaborate a bit like what exactly you are trying to create with components in XD?
I tried to replicate the same design at my end but I am not able understand what you exactly you're trying to achieve as an end design.
I will try my best to help.
As far as I can judge from your screenshot, you're simply drawing another triangle with the polygon tool. The Component you created (formerly known as a Symbol) is in the Assets panel, right next to it ! Drag it out to the artboard and you'll see the element, with a green outline, indicating that it's another instance of the Component. Does that help ? Otherwise you need to be a bit clearer on what you're doing...
I'm trying to see once i've created the triangle as a symbol or component, if i were to create another triange within the triangle, would it replicate across the 3 different art boards since I've add it as a symbol/component?
My understanding of your query is that you have created a triangle and made it a component (say component 1 ). You are using instances of the same component in different artboards. Now you want to add a small triangle inside component 1 (i.e the triangle) and you want it to reflect in all the instances of component1. If my understanding is correct, then you can follow the below steps to get the desired result:
Hope this answers your question.
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You can do it as Jangriti described, above.
You can also draw elements and drag them up or down, into or out of the Component (double-click to collapse/open it) in the Layer panel. So then the new element also becomes part of the Component.