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Switching from InVision Sync to Craft Sync

Syncing with Craft allows you to utilize the power of Inspect, enjoy different ways to collaborate, and sync in a fraction of the time. InVision Sync and Craft Sync process your source files differently, and migrating from InVision Sync to Craft Sync requires a few simple steps to make the switch.

Move your source files

Before disconnecting InVision Sync, you'll need to move your source files to another location:

  1. In Mac menu bar, click the InVision Sync icon, and then click Open InVision Sync Folder.
  2. Select all folders and files you want to keep, and move them into a local or remote directory.
    We recommend making two copies of these files in case of data loss, as InVision cannot recover your source files.

Disconnect and uninstall InVision Sync

To disconnect and uninstall InVision Sync:

  1. In the Mac menu bar, click the InVision Sync icon, and then click Quit InVision Sync.
  2. In Finder, open your Applications folder, select the InVision Sync app, and move it to the Trash.
  3. Empty the Trash.

Install Craft Manager and Craft Sync

After downloading Craft Manager, which is used to manage the Craft plugin suite, you're ready to install the plugins, including Craft Sync:

  1. In Finder, locate and open the file.
  2. Double-click the Craft Manager icon (craft-manager-icon.png).
  3. In the dialog that opens, click Move to Applications Folder (or Do Not Move, if wanted).
  4. In the Mac menu bar, click the Craft Manager icon (craft-manager-icon.png).
  5. In the Craft Manager dialog, just below either Sketch Tools or Photoshop Tools (or both), click Install.

To use Craft Sync on Windows, you’ll need to download the Craft Sync Windows Installer and complete the installation steps.

Craft Sync uses your artboards to sync updates quickly and does not sync your entire source file to a prototype.

Hotspot size differences

After switching to Craft Sync, you may notice a difference in the size of your hotspots. This happens because InVision Sync defaults to an export density of 1x, whereas Craft Sync exports at 2x by default. No worries. That's an easy fix! You just need to update the setting.

Getting familiar with the pixel density setting

If you select 2x for a 500x500 artboard, that artboard will be exported and uploaded at twice the size (1000x1000), but the artboard will still be displayed in your prototype at 500x500.

If you select 1x for a 500x500 artboard, it will be exported, uploaded, and displayed at 500x500.

Changing pixel density for Craft Sync in Sketch

To change the export density in Craft Sync:

  1. In the macOS menu bar, click the Craft Manager icon (craft-manager-icon.png).
  2. Click the settings icon (craft-settings-icon.png), and then click Preferences.
  3. Click the Sync tab.
  4. Under Exported pixel density, choose 1x or 2x.

Changing pixel density for Craft Sync in Photoshop

To change your artboard pixel density for Craft Sync In Photoshop:

  1. Click the Sync icon (photoshop-craft-sync-icon.png).
  2. In the Sync dialog, click the Artboard pixel density dropdown, and select either 1x or 2x.