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Hey DN friends - I’m beyond delighted to share with you that prototyping is now available in Sketch via Craft. That’s right, we’re out of beta and looking to make the design workflow simpler while saving you some time on those roundtrip, iterative prototyping cycles. :)
Some of you know this journey started out back when the small, but mighty team at Silver Flows joined our merry band here at InVision. Since that time we’ve been focused on honing the tool into its simplest, most powerful form together. Our guiding principles were to make prototyping in Sketch as easy to pick up as possible while simultaneously delivering powerful end results that can be previewed and shared in record time.
To this effect, we’ve integrated Prototyping deeply into the heart of the Craft Sync. That means that not only can you quickly link screens in Sketch (using the hotkey ‘c’) but now those screens AND hotspots sync over to InVision and allow you to generate a share link for previewing… all without leaving Sketch. Woot woot.
Huge thanks to the entire community and especially to the beta group who helped bring us to this point. We invite all of you to continue sending feedback our way as we look to enhance and build upon this newfound ability. Enjoy!
This is so exciting!
I've been using the Beta build for tonnes of user testing sessions with a client for a mobile version of an epic internal tool we've built... it's been such a delight. So excited to see this in the main build :D :D :D
Hey Stephen. Can I ask where 'Fixed Header' and 'Fixed Footer' options have gone within Sketch?
Hey sir- currently these need to be set in the InVision prototype that gets generated, however this is one were actively looking at to have implemented moving forward. Trying to do something super minimal (similar to how you can do positional anchor-style linking with todays release).
Seems to be quite a few things missing in the plugin that are local inside the invision website. I was hoping you all would be releasing something comparable to principle or UXpin with this new feature. Guess we will have to keep waiting.
Hang tight my friend- there's more to the iceberg than what you can see sticking out of the water- going to continue to surface more helpful improvements and additions over time. Product team has been SUPER busy plugging away. Thanks for your patience!
I want to try this real bad. But Craft Manager says I'm up-to-date and I can't find prototyping anywhere. Also uninstalling Craft Manager is all but impossible.
Hey Dustin- just a heads up that prototype doesn't appear as a separate plugin (its part of sync). There is a small 'lightning' icon at the bottom of the pane that will allow you toggle hotspot relationships on and off. If you still don't see it, hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you squared away.
What was the logic behind putting prototyping at the bottom of the bar? I understand its a 'mode' unlike the other features, but after using Prototyping Beta, it threw me off a tad.
Trev- the logic here is that the bottom button isn't actually a 'plugin open', its actually more of a 'relationship' toggle. Prototyping is part of the Sync plugin, but the toggle at bottom allows you to easily view or dismiss all interactions you've created in the document.
Great feedback- will keep monitoring- thanks for uplifting this!
You're probably still in the Prototype Beta. It tied me up until this morning when I saw they had a page stating that it's not supported anymore. I had to go into Craft Manager and switch version at the top.
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