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Title pretty much says it all, but the problem is simple. Say I have a logo imported from illustrator or whatever. I make it a symbol, and then I use it in one place in my design. Looks great.

But there's trouble - I also want a smaller version of that logo somewhere else in the design.

So, I Insert > Symbol > My Crummy Logo and drag it where I want it to go, and then I scale it down, and blammo, the other instance(s) of the logo has just been shrunk too.

Am I doing something incorrectly? Or is this just completely and totally stupid behavior? Or is this logical behavior and I'm just not grokking it?

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This is how it works, I think. You'll notice that colors are persistent across symbols as well. I find I end up just copying and pasting groups instead. –  wurflen Jul 23 '14 at 2:21

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After you insert a new symbol you can right click on the layer and "Detach from symbol"

Now scaling it will only effect that one instance.

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This is what I ultimately went with, but it completely defeats the purpose of Symbols. In Photoshop, for example, I will often treat a Smart Object as a symbol, and I can rescale and otherwise transform instances of the same SmartObject without affecting the others. Then, if I double-click to edit that SmartObject, all instances are updated. This is how I expected Symbols in Sketch to work. –  TomorrowPlusX Jul 24 '14 at 15:14
Completely agree, this defeat the point of symbols. If say an icons needs to be modified, one would have to manually update all the different sizes of this icon across the site. Painful. I wish there was a nested symbols feature also, like in Flash. Apart from a few glitches like this, sketch3 rocks. –  Lionel Theodore Nov 3 '14 at 13:30

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