Beta Latest version: 52 (65972) - Released
18 September, 2018
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New in Sketch 52 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. Enhancements Improved the way of selecting which Artboard with Start Point should be displayed in Prototyping Preview Updated rendering pipeline to take advantage of GPU, providing improved rendering performance, especially when manipulating smaller layers Layers now snap to similar measurements of nearby layers only when those layers are visible in the viewport while resizing Copied CSS and SVG code no longer contains unnecessary
defs groups and comments
Improved SVG import to respect specified viewport sizes Inserting new layers will now snap only to existing layers that are visible Inserting new layers will now also snap to text baseline and cap-height Improved snapping behaviours when inserting and editing layers While rotating multiple objects, selected layers are now rotated around the Rotate tool’s pivot point rather than rotating independently of one another You can now override a nested Symbol with Symbols that match the instance’s size as well as the master’s size Shadows and outer borders used by applied Symbol overrides are no longer clipped Added the ability to reset all edited overrides on a Symbol instance Added new Artboard preset sizes for iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 displays Added a new Offset Path option in Layer > Path to expand or contract the outline of a selected shape Added option to remove all export options in the Inspector Added the ability to create dotted lines with borders The offset duplicated layers preference is ignored when duplicating immediately after Option-dragging a layer Added a new Saturation control to Background Blur Added support for “Plus Darker” and “Plus Lighter” blend modes Default Layout and Grid colors are now red Bug Fixes
Fixed a bug where combining layers in transformed shape groups would unexpectedly reverse an applied transform Fixed a bug where Symbol previews wouldn’t respect the selected Color Profile Fixed a crash that could occur when importing certain PDF files Fixed a bug where pressing the Escape key on a Symbol’s override would deselect its instance Fixed a bug where trailing semicolons in the Radius field would prevent changes to the entered value Fixed a bug where the prototyping UI and Artboard titles could be hidden when encompassed by click-and-drag selections Fixed a bug where Quick Look previews wouldn’t be generated when saving Sketch documents Fixed a bug where moving a text layer would re-render other text layers visible in the Canvas Fixed a bug where resizing layers within a group wouldn’t snap to other objects or measurements as expected Fixed a bug where labels on measurement and distance guides for flipped layers might appear upside down 🙃 Fixed a bug where Lines and open paths with arrow markers wouldn’t snap to guides Fixed a bug where layers with locked sizes wouldn’t snap to other objects while being resized Fixed a bug where flipping a layer in the Canvas could cause the layer to be resized disproportionately Fixed a bug where resizing Artboards could pixel-fit layers previously positioned on sub-pixels Fixed a bug where resizing a group containing one or more rotated layers would result in unexpected dimensions Fixed a crash that could occur when importing certain SVG files Fixed a bug where updating certain complex Shared Styles could fail Fixed a bug where inserting a Vector Point would snap to itself Fixed a bug where shadows and borders used by applied Symbol overrides might appear as if they’re clipped Fixed a bug where Symbol masters may be duplicated if they were edited before a previously copied instance was pasted Fixed a bug where list styling wouldn’t be included in Text Styles Fixed a bug where undoing the deletion of an Artboard would unexpectedly select both the Artboard and all of its content Fixed a bug where points along complex paths could have been removed when exiting the vector editor Fixed a bug where you couldn’t measure against a ruler guide if Show Grid was enabled Fixed a rare bug where the rulers would stretch unexpectedly while resizing the document window Fixed a bug where multiple different presets could be selected as the default in the Presets preferences Fixed a bug where newly added pages might not be named correctly in certain cases Fixed a crash that could occur when using the Magic Wand tool