Is there a way to crop a symbol on your artboard without altering the other symbols on the artboard that are the same?

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Add a clipping mask to the symbol instance on the artboard.

  • Draw a path around what you want to show.
  • Place the path above the symbol instance
  • Select both
  • Choose Object > Clipping Mask > Make from the menu.

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This does not change the symbol in any way.
It merely hides part of that particular symbol instance.

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