I posted this improvement many years ago [Feature Request] Add states to a symbol
After not having used Balsamiq for quite some time, I started using Balsamiq again recently and I still face the same hassel with symbols.
I’m designing a big software product for which I want to create a number of scenario’s. Which means I need draw different states of my components which I can used in the different stages in the scenario.
What would help me in keeping my big design managable is if Balsamiq allowed my to create different states of each component and let me select which stage I want to add to my mockup.
The suggestion made on my previous request that I can overwrite a symbol in my mockup is no alternative for having symbol states. First of all I can’t remove or hide any items of a symbol, say I would want to show or hide an icon on my component.
But most important, I want to reuse the state of the symbol, perhaps change it’s content, but not redesign it each time I need it.
I’m not asking for the states of the symbols to work in the demo, merely let me select them design time.
Something like the variants of a mockup would work fine I think.
I hope you will take this under consideration once more.