Sketch Beta

Latest version: 50 (54800) - Released

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Try out the latest features and improvements in Sketch Beta and let us know what you think. To report bugs or send feedback, simply click on Help in the Sketch Beta menu and choose Contact Customer Support.

If you find a regression in this beta, please submit a detailed bug report and to say thanks, we’ll add an extra three months to your license.

Requires OS X El Capitan (10.11.2) or newer

Enhancements

  • Refined the experience of sharing documents with Sketch Cloud
  • Cursors will now update properly in the Canvas when you switch tools
  • Improved performance when hovering over the Canvas with the cursor
  • Gradient Fills are now imported alongside PDF and EPS files into Sketch
  • Exportable layers now also show an export preview in the Inspector
  • Improved the alignment of the shape property controls in the Inspector
  • Improved the selection behavior when selecting text fields in the Inspector
  • Improved the way overrides are preserved when updating Symbols from Libraries
  • Improved rendering during previewing prototypes thus minimizing the rare cases of white or black screens between transitions
  • PDF documents are now imported as separate pages, each with its own artboard
  • Importing a multi-page PDF by dropping it in the Canvas now inserts an artboard for each page
  • Property style is now available on all layers in Sketch API
  • Plugins can now be launched via a URL
  • Plugins and scripts now display the plugins icon on dialogs and alerts
  • Improved snapping when inserting slice or hotspot layers
  • The Back button in the Preview window is now inactive if there is nothing to go back to
  • Improved the look of a missing Symbol in the Canvas
  • Improved performance in documents with many shadows
  • Improved performance for rendering of shapes with fills and outer borders
  • Borders and fills are now combined into a single SVG element for shapes with Inside and Outside borders
  • SVGs can now also be imported via the Insert › Image… menu
  • Improved the look of Shared Text Style previews when their color matches the menu background color
  • In Vector Editor, handle control points will now snap to other handle control points
  • Shapes now snap to path bounds rather than layer bounds during insertion
  • Inserted shapes now also snap to subpaths in combined shapes
  • Improved the way overrides are preserved when swapping Symbols
  • Nested Symbol overrides are now indented in the Inspector to improve readability
  • Nested Symbols in the overrides panel now display only one parent up for improved legibility
  • Fixed a bug where dragging text layers with missing fonts could leave artifacts rendered in the Canvas
  • Newly inserted text layers now remember the vertical alignment that was used last time
  • Rulers can now be locked in place to avoid accidentally adjusting the origin of coordinates
  • Improved the behaviour of the Join command when combining open paths
  • Improved performance when manipulating large number of layers
  • Improved inserting of large images via drag-and-drop into Sketch, so they will now be scaled to fit the destination Artboard, or inserted in original size if also holding the Option key
  • The “Remind Me Later” function will now check for updates only once in 24 hours
  • Improved performance when creating grids
  • Improved performance in complex documents
  • You can now Zoom to Artboard when any layers within are selected
  • Improved performance when importing large images into Sketch
  • Improved the performance of hovering over and selecting layers in the Canvas
  • A hidden layer’s selection handles now appear on the Canvas if selected
  • The missing font dialog now recognizes when a missing font has been installed whilst it is still open

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where a negative saturation value could be applied to bitmap layers
  • Fixed a bug where certain shapes with boolean operations could not be further flattened
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent signing out of Sketch Cloud in some cases
  • Fixed a bug where documents with a certain layer structure could not be uploaded to Sketch Cloud
  • Fixed a bug where an uploaded document didn’t include a reference to its own Cloud share
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when opening certain documents downloaded from Sketch Cloud
  • Fixed a bug where copying-and-pasting multiple Artboards might not display any Symbols
  • Fixed a bug where the cursor could flash when panning around the Canvas
  • Fixed a bug where a ruler’s guide would still appear when hovering over the Canvas
  • Fixed a bug where EPS files with certain gradients would not import correctly
  • Fixed a rare bug where some documents could not be saved
  • Fixed a bug where applying certain shared style to a Group would crash Sketch
  • Fixed a bug where Artboard presets wouldn’t appear when inserting an Artboard if the Inspector was hidden
  • Fixed a bug where you could duplicate shadows on groups and Symbol instances
  • Fixed a bug where the Export button in the Inspector would indicate incorrect number of Artboards to be exported
  • Fixed a bug where making a group exportable would not be tagged in the Layer List
  • Fixed a bug where changing a mask would not appear correctly in the Layer List
  • Fixed a bug where nested and overridden Symbol instances could be unlinked from their Library when saving
  • Fixed a bug where hiding a Hotspot layer would not be updated in the Preview window
  • Fixed a bug where editing Symbols would not refresh Mirror instantly
  • Fixed a bug that could cause measurement guides to be drawn incorrectly when editing layers via the Inspector
  • Fixed a bug where you could not measure against layers in the same group with the Option-Command shortcut
  • Fixed a bug where transparency in gradients would be ignored when exporting to PDF
  • Fixed a bug where certain PDF documents would be imported with incorrect group boundaries
  • Fixed a rare crash when importing certain PDF files
  • Fixed a bug where any installed plugin would be disabled when using the sketchtool run command
  • Fixed a bug where disabled plugins would be re-enabled after updating a plugin
  • Fixed some unexpected playback behaviour in the Preview window on older macOS versions
  • Fixed a bug where hidden layers with a link could still be interacted with during prototyping
  • Fixed a bug where the Preview window would appear blank or entirely black
  • Fixed a bug causing various issues related to updating a removed Library
  • Fixed a rare bug where adding a Cloud Library would show incorrect download progress values
  • Fixed a bug where a semi-transparent background of an Artboard could appear twice on export
  • Fixed a bug where rulers would not be updated when navigating groups via the keyboard
  • Fixed a bug where shadows and fills could be partially displayed on the Canvas with the wrong color
  • Fixed a bug where SVG files with bitmaps fills would not import correctly
  • Improved SVG exporting when dealing with layers that contain transparency
  • Fixed a bug where SVG files with radial gradients would not import correctly
  • Fixed a bug where SVG files with embedded bitmaps would not import correctly
  • Fixed a bug where SVG files with gradients exported from other apps would not import correctly
  • Fixed a bug where running a plugin from SketchTool wouldn’t pass the context
  • Fixed a bug where moving points in the Vector Editor with the Shift key held could snap them to the wrong axis
  • Fixed a bug where detaching a Symbol could leave incorrect group bounds
  • Fixed a bug where a warning wouldn’t be shown before deleting the master of a Symbol used as an override elsewhere in the document
  • Fixed a bug where Symbols wouldn’t always be listed in alphabetical order
  • Fixed a bug where you could end up editing a Symbol’s master directly after inserting an instance
  • Fixed a bug where overrides could not be overridden in some cases
  • Fixed a bug where the vertical text alignment menu items wouldn’t be disabled properly
  • Fixed a bug where scaled groups wouldn’t resize their bounds to fit the new content
  • Fixed a bug where changing text size via the Inspector would not respect the text justification
  • Fixed a bug where input steppers could remain partially visible when editing text fields
  • Fixes a bug where the screen color picker would not work in vector editing mode
  • Fixed a bug where the wrong cursor would be displayed when rotating lines
  • Fixed a bug in the vector editor where the new path preview would not display correctly on rotated paths
  • Fixed a bug where rotated objects would always display negative coordinates in the Inspector
  • Fixed a bug where the color popover’s eyedropper button would remain in a pressed state after exiting the picker
  • Fixed a bug where converting a rotated shape to outlines would reset its rotation value to 0º
  • Fixed a bug where duplicated Artboards could unexpectedly appear at a lower Y value
  • Fixed a bug where resizing a line could deselect it immediately
  • Fixed a bug where changing prototyping animation types could make the layer’s property values blank in the Inspector
  • Fixed a rare bug where you could not insert points when editing a vector shape
  • Fixed a bug where inserted lines could end up in the wrong Artboard
  • Fixed a bug where resizing Artboards to fit would not work correctly if they contained Symbols
  • Fixed a bug where some macOS services would not be able to work with text inside Sketch
  • Fixed a bug where the selection would not be kept on the current layer or current color stop after Undo
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when updating a Library
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