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September 18, 2018 at 5:36pm (Edited 7 months ago)

• UI Redesign Sketch now has a totally redesigned interface, improving usability and readability across the app.

• Improved Performance Sketch is now more responsive when editing complex documents, rendering the Canvas, and selecting Symbols with many overrides.

• Dark Mode We’ve added Dark Mode to Sketch for macOS Mojave.

• Nested Boolean Operations Boolean Operations can now be applied to text layers, shapes with outlines, and Symbols.

• Data You can now link layers to data sources on your Mac or use a custom plugin to create and generate text, images and other data in your documents.

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September 19, 2018 at 4:48am

Not the first time Sketch has forced an OS upgrade!

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September 19, 2018 at 12:25pm

This is huge! Any idea if the layer styles work from a shared library?

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This is huge! Any idea if the layer styles work from a shared library?

They do! If your library contains some layer styles, they will show just under your document's layer styles (just like for symbols)

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They do! If your library contains some layer styles, they will show just under your document's layer styles (just like for symbols)

Excuse me while I go rebuild my Sketch design system. :)

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Layer and Text style Overrides!! No more hacks

So the color are taken now from the Style Library?

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Yes, any layer in a symbol with a layer style applied will get the override.

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Yes, any layer in a symbol with a layer style applied will get the override.

Will get any override defined in the Style Library? So if you need to change a color will get just the one defined with the logic of the Name/slash/ or just any Style Library color?

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Good question, seems to be any layer style but the override menu is organized, and the default style is at the top.

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Good question, seems to be any layer style but the override menu is organized, and the default style is at the top.

I guess will be pretty much like the Text Style...you'll have a quick reference to the name/patter but you'll be able to choose from the whole lot defined as a Style in the Library. Thanks for checkin Anthony!

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Future request will be to avoid to have a rectangle just to be a background in a group of layers. Like figma and Framer have introduce the concept of a general container or "frame" which you can apply a colour and put things in it. In Sketch will be like to give a background color to a group. I believe I will cut down 25/30% of my layers.

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Any idea how can we define our own custom dataset with Sketch 52?

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Any idea how can we define our own custom dataset with Sketch 52?

Inside of the preferences panel i believe - see here for reference images/gifs https://twitter.com/tmgrhm/status/1042081675726016512

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No info on the format for the text data set. I have a folder of images I use for fake people. I just added that folder and it was available in the menu.

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See link above - it talks about file formats (TXT, possibly CSV)

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See link above - it talks about file formats (TXT, possibly CSV)

Ah! I missed that. Thanks

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September 20, 2018 at 9:15am

Future request will be to avoid to have a rectangle just to be a background in a group of layers. Like figma and Framer have introduce the concept of a general container or "frame" which you can apply a colour and put things in it. In Sketch will be like to give a background color to a group. I believe I will cut down 25/30% of my layers.

That would really make groups more powerful. Sounds like a step in the right direction.

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Awesome update! I have a question about replace with for symbols. I don't seem to have the ability to replace a shape layer with a symbol, but I can with a group, which is an easy enough workaround. It's just an extra, perhaps unnecessary step?

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So happy to see layer style overrides. Will keep my devs using Invision Inspect happy. How long does it usually take for a new Sketch version to move from beta to release?

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So happy to see layer style overrides. Will keep my devs using Invision Inspect happy. How long does it usually take for a new Sketch version to move from beta to release?

Well you well at least need to have Mojave out since it only works with that...release date of mojave is September 24th. My guess will be half october.

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I have a question about nested symbols within a "component". I've gone ahead and removed all color symbols for my icons, which is great. They now have a color fill applied to them from the appearances menu. After that, I've created a new component wherein I overridden the color fill style with another, for example, white on dark background, which is saved in my library. I create a new file then add the component and none of the overrides are applied. Is this the expected behavior?

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Well you well at least need to have Mojave out since it only works with that...release date of mojave is September 24th. My guess will be half october.

Huh? I'm running it and I don't have Mojave.

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September 21, 2018 at 3:04am

Well you well at least need to have Mojave out since it only works with that...release date of mojave is September 24th. My guess will be half october.

Mojave only for dark mode. But at least High Sierra for V52.

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September 24, 2018 at 11:26pm

Hi there! I'm struggling to attach layer style to a symbol (an icon) made with paths. I have no problem attaching layer styles to symbols that are shapes. I have sketch 52 beta and mojave. Anyone else with this issue?

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