Balsamiq Community Discussion

Can't Reposition Groups When Overwriting a Symbol


Steps to reproduce:

  1. In a new mockup, create a couple of groups.
  2. Now select those groups and make a symbol out of them. Note: I get “Symbol not found” but that’s a separate bug (which I’ll submit soon).
  3. Create a new mockup (in the same project of course).
  4. Drop the symbol you just made onto this mockup.
  5. Next, double-click on the symbol so you’re in overwrite-mode.
  6. Finally, try moving any of the groups. It doesn’t want to cooperate. It just snaps back.

I’m using Balsamiq Mockups 3.1.2 on a Mac.



Hi Larry,

I can reproduce both issues. We get them fixed.

Thanks a lot for the detailed steps.


Hi @Larry_Azevedo

Thanks again for the bug report. We fixed the issue in 3.1.5.

You can get the new version (3.1.5) here:

And the complete release notes are here: