Sketch Beta

Latest version: 45 (43473) - Released

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Requires Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) or newer

New in Sketch 45

  • Presentation Mode: Presentation mode has been redesigned to simply hide the UI and not go full screen (it also now works with tabbed windows).
  • Plugins: Plugins now update automatically within Sketch. Incompatible plugins will also be disabled so they don’t break Sketch.
  • Vector Editing: Smart guides are now shown when inserting points, allowing you to snap new points to existing points’ axes.
  • UI Improvements: The color popover is now scrollable, plus the color picker can now be collapsed, allowing more room for presets.


  • Plugins are now removed from the Plugins menu immediately after you disable them
  • Mirror browser previews now revert to the document overview if the current Artboard is deleted
  • You can now choose how far layers are nudged by the arrow keys or Shift-arrow keys in the Canvas preferences
  • Optimized menus, making them more consistent, with improved usability
  • Added a preference to choose between selecting a point, or closing a path, when clicking the first point in the vector editor
  • Improved accuracy when selecting rotated shapes
  • “Resize to Fit” now takes outer borders and offset shadows into account when resizing Artboards
  • Layer resizing constraints now have shortcuts in the Layer › Constraints menu

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where Line layers wouldn’t be renamed correctly when combined
  • Fixed a bug where subpaths inserted into combined shapes wouldn’t be named correctly
  • Fixed a bug where converting a combined shape to outlines would give unexpected results
  • Fixed a bug where the switching between RGB and HSB color modes in the Inspector could end up in an inconsistent state
  • Fixed a bug where aligning points via the Inspector wouldn’t reflect the changes in the position fields
  • Fixed a bug where groups and combined shapes wouldn’t always expand in the Layer List to show newly inserted layers
  • Fixed a scripting bug where Symbol metadata would be lost when detaching instances
  • Fixed a bug where inserting points on shapes could leave artefacts on the Canvas from handles that no longer exist
  • Fixed a bug where selecting all Artboards in the Canvas wouldn’t always redraw the selection correctly
  • Fixed a rare bug where Mirror would not update some Artboards properly
  • Fixed a bug where vector points wouldn’t always snap to the grid within an Artboard
  • Fixed a bug where overrides could be lost when pasting Symbol instances
  • Fixed a bug where resizing constraints could be reset when creating Symbols from selected layers
  • Fixed a bug where overrides could be lost when detaching a Symbol instance
  • Fixed a bug where layers larger than their parent Artboard would not resize properly when the Artboard was resized
  • Fixed a bug where override text fields would not commit their change when they lost focus
  • Fixed a rare bug where Symbol masters could be duplicated after copying and pasting instances
  • Fixed a bug where swapping nested Symbols could cause Sketch to crash
  • Fixed a bug where the character spacing value would not update immediately after changing the text’s font size
  • Fixed a bug where text could be indented if it was copied into Sketch from a browser
  • Fixed a bug where inserted Artboards wouldn’t properly take into account auto-width text layers
  • Fixed a bug where groups wouldn’t reflect changes to the size text layers nested within them
  • Fixed a bug where text layers inserted by dragging in the Canvas wouldn’t always have the correct height
  • Fixed a bug in the vector editor where the Touch Bar controls would be active if there was no selection
  • Fixed a bug where inserting a path into an existing shape would override the existing style with the default style
  • Fixed a bug where deleting all points in a shape would just leave an empty path
  • Fixed a bug where switching layer selection while in vector editor mode could leave single-point paths behind
  • Fixed a bug where closing a one-point path would not remove the layer
  • Fixed a bug in the vector editor where drawing a selection around an open point could leave artefacts on the Canvas
  • Fixed a bug where smart guides would display the wrong distance if a selected layer had been rotated
  • Fixed a bug where a Symbol’s preview would be clipped if parts of its contents appeared outside the master Artboard
  • Fixed a bug where displaying a dialog when using Sketch in full screen could turn the viewport black
  • Fixed a bug when adding a second fill with the color popover open, would enable you to edit the wrong fill
  • Fixed a bug where shapes with lines inside them could be hard to select
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when using the Touch Bar to edit text layers
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur after pasting content into Sketch
  • Fixed a rare crash when using the position fields in the Vector tool
  • Fixed a bug where exporting Artboards with hidden layers could result in an image of a wrong size
  • Fixed a bug where some text layers in documents created with older versions of Sketch couldn’t be resized as expected
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when pasting Hex values in the color picker
  • Fixed a rare crash when exiting the text editor in a certain way on Touch Bar-enabled Macs
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