# Feature Requests
We're actively developing Figma. If you have feature suggestions, post them here. Let us know *why* this feature would be important to you.
Export back to SketchOctober 18, 2017 at 1:11pm
It's more of a workaround right now. Other prototyping tools such as Flinto or Principle only have Sketch import. Would be great to eleminate the need to export individual non-editable png's when I want wo use Figma & Flinto together.
Will ask if Flinto is planning on adding Figma import. :)
February 5, 2018 at 10:18am
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March 3, 2018 at 10:09am
March 4, 2018 at 5:04pm
Yes would love this too. So that we could design on Figma, and export Sketch files, like for multi design tool UI kits, or different design tools used in a workforce. Or to admit Figma's constraints of features and extensibilities right now, that we could generally design first on Figma then continue it on Sketch for example to animate or prototype your design there with their vibrant extensions ecosystem
March 5, 2018 at 4:27pm
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April 3, 2018 at 6:08pm
The Figma -> SVG -> Sketch is pretty worthless if you're dealing with anything at all complicated. Not to mention the folder structure of a page is entirely unusable and text is outlined! Ouch.
Still have to deliver Sketch files to clients even though we love Figma and using the manual conversion is just not doable.
I don't really need this but sounds interesting eitherway and should not be too difficult to implement in my opinion as they already have the Sketch file structure down right? @josh
However, I don't think this will really be on the roadmap right now as importing Sketch is kind a marketing technique to get Sketch users to turn to Figma and not having a "way out" is an "easy" way to keep them that way. As Figma started out, and to some extent still is, as the underdog to Sketch it does not seem like something they would feel the need to implement at this time
April 13, 2018 at 5:39pm
April 25, 2018 at 12:42pm
May 4, 2018 at 10:18am
one of the main reason behind most of clients/companies expect sketch export is for reliability, no matter how fast,fancy,great tool figma is companies won't entrust their entire business, their present-future-past in the hands of another companies cloud platform. i believe an offline tool will put their mind at ease.
I'm curious how things are perceived by designers - instead of a direct Export to Sketch how about an Export to XML with an additional exporter from that XML dump to Sketch?
That satisfies the need for offline storage plus adds a purely textual intermediate step for hand-edits if anything needed fixing.
I have spent many years in data interchange, often of more complex 3D data with associated geological and chemical scientific data. A "hub-and-spoke" model is much more robust. For example, it allows people to customise a Sketch converter to cope with an older version, so not forcing everyone to upgrade in lock-step.
May 5, 2018 at 4:19am
As I said, I've had a lot of experience in this, and as @liammartens points out, there may be fine details missing in the sketch format.
Something that has irritated me a lot with tools in the Sketch ecosystem is the fragility of the format and how I keep having to either wait for or pay for upgrades on an infrequently used tool. The "use forever" licensing is made a mockery by them so swiftly being broken by new Sketch formats.
Clunkiness can be fixed by an app experience on top that hides the fact that there's a two-step export. Nothing substitutes for a conversion chain being made robust by letting you get in and fix data by hand, or an extra cleanup script.
I guess, looking at the Figma API, it's further proof that JSON has "won" the format wars although for complex data there are a lot of good reasons to use XML as a much more robust format for tooling. JSON has a superficial appeal as being more readable but that actually requires you to keep more semantic understanding in your head, or docs by your side.
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