Illustrator CC has a symbols feature, where I can create symbols and place multiple instances of them in a document. It also allows me to save a symbols library as a .ai file, so I can use the same symbols in another document.
It seems that when I use a symbol from a library, the symbol gets imported into the document, this way, changing a library wont cascade changes to all my Illustrator documents that use the library.
A solution is to create a folder with many .ai files, each containing a symbol, this way I would have a kind of symbol library of my own.
I can cascade changes by saving each symbol as a
PDF compatible .ai and then placing this file in my document as a link, so changes in my .ai symbol would cascade on all files that have it linked.
Is there a better way to cascade changes from symbols across multiple documents?