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Release Notes: June 2019

Your InVision experience is improving as we work to squash bugs and release new features. Here’s an account of the improvements you’ll find in the latest releases.

InVision Studio

There were four new versions of Studio released during June: 1.16.0, 1.17.0, 1.18.0, and 1.19.0

What's new in Studio 1.19.0?

With helpful workflow improvements and fixes in Studio, we're hoping you can spend a little less time at your desk and a lot more time poolside.

  • A helpful head start: When using the File menu or keyboard shortcut (⌘N for Mac or CTRL+N for Windows) to create a new file, you'll see a handy new section on the canvas so you can easily pick your artboard size—including a new Custom Size option.
  • 3-2-1 Launch: Some of you will see a revamped Launcher window that lets you filter and sort your recent files and includes a new immersive section for example and tutorial files. If people dig it as much we anticipate, everyone will see the new Launcher window soon.
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What's improved in Studio 1.19.0?

  • Open sesame: The Apps menu has a new Open App Store option for quick and easy access to the App Store.
  • Multi-tasker: Publishing multiple prototypes simultaneously to InVision is now fully supported.
  • Let's get to it: To get right to work after downloading a new asset kit from the App Store, click the new View Asset Kit button on the alert you receive in Studio.
  • Match zoom: The zoom and fit settings you apply to an artboard are now more consistently represented on the web when publishing really large prototypes.

What's fixed in Studio 1.19.0?

  • Strike that: After leaving component edit mode, trying to undo the text change you made to a component definition will no longer cause the Inspector panel to crash.
  • Jump around: Clicking a layer on the canvas in the motion editor will now scroll the layers list to show the selected layer as expected.
  • Homeward bound: The Preview window will now default to showing the home artboard, if available, when no artboards are selected.
  • What's in a name?: Nested components that have been swapped from the Inspector panel no longer display a misleading name override.
  • Missing link: When you click Publish in the File menu, the Preview window will now open with your publish settings defined as expected.

What's new in Studio 1.18.0?

This release brings you more granular control over resetting component overrides and a handful of other fixes and improvements!

  • Take your pick: The reset icon in the inspector now shows you all the properties that have been overridden, so you can reset some or all overrides applied to a component.
  • Sneak peek: The inspector now shows a visual preview of the selected device frame on an artboard.

What's improved in Studio 1.18.0?

  • The more you know: The viewport settings used in the preview window are a lot more clear now, so it's more obvious when you're overriding the settings you've defined for the artboard you're previewing.
  • App-reciate the details: Several UI and UX improvements to the App Store make the process of finding, installing, and using apps even easier!
  • Two of a kind: Manually linking layers in the timeline will no longer let you link a layer with a group, because that action doesn't really work.

What's fixed in Studio 1.18.0?

  • Ghost components: Nested components that are collapsed in the layers panel will no longer stick around and remain searchable after being deleted.

What's improved in Studio 1.17.0?

A few behind the scenes optimizations in this release bring performance and stability improvements for large files.

  • A little off the top:  Optimizations to our data format resulted in smaller file sizes, faster file load times, quicker previewing and mirroring to a mobile device, and speedier publishing.
  • Stay in the know: When publishing, especially with very large files, you'll notice the progress bar and messaging are more performant and more accurate.

What's fixed in Studio 1.17.0?

  • Separation anxiety: Deleting or detaching a component that's used elsewhere in another component no longer results in errors.
  • That empty feeling: With Studio 1.16.0, you gained the ability to create components from artboards, but we didn't prevent you from creating a component from an empty artboard. Now Studio will check to ensure there's at least one layer in an artboard before you can turn it into a component.

What's new in Studio 1.16.0?

Along with the newly implemented ability to create components from artboards, spring cleaning continued with some more bugs squashed and a few usability improvements to make working in Studio even easier!

  • All aboard: Designing icons or other reusable elements with defined bounds just got easier—now you can make components from artboards!

What's improved in Studio 1.16.0?

  • Search party: If searching for components in the Layers panel or via the Quick Add menu (the + icon at the top left of the canvas), you may notice Studio returns more-accurate results now that we've tweaked the search algorithm a bit.
  • Save a click: Next time you publish a Studio prototype, you'll notice the return of the Copy Link button, so it's a snap to get that link saved to your clipboard.

What's fixed in Studio 1.16.0?

  • Same size: Now you can copy and paste a nested component without Studio unexpectedly resetting any overrides you had applied to the component's size.
  • All in the (font) Family: If you've pasted text from a web browser into your Studio file, now you can use the keyboard shortcut (⌘I) to italicize the font as expected.
  • After-words: Your text layers are now safe from space invaders. Studio will no longer errantly ignore the value you enter in the After field (for font leading) in the inspector panel.
  • Blast from the past: Any artboards made with older versions of Studio (prior to the introduction of Viewport settings) will now get appropriate defaults if pasted into a current Studio file.

See all our Studio release notes.

What's new in the Studio App Store?

  • Pagination support: Released with Studio 1.17.0, now you'll see a Load More button when checking out the lists of assets and apps in the App Store.
  • New Studio apps: You'll see three new Studio apps by InVision:
    • Studiogram: The Studio image manipulation plugin, Studiogram lets you select an image in a Studio document and adjust image properties like brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, and many more.
    • Tasks: The Tasks app lets you keep your design to-do list with your design file, so you can easily see the tasks you have slated without leaving Studio.
    • Stash: This plugin lets you create a snapshot of your design changes and stash them away for later use. Stash is a bit like a Copy & Paste amplifier!

InVision Cloud

What's fixed or improved?

These issues were fixed or improved in InVision Cloud during June:

  • Bulk user export: Enterprise admins and owners can now export a list of all users who belong to their InVision Enterprise organization.
  • Bulk user export by team: Enterprise admins and owners can also now export a list of teams included in their InVision Enterprise organization.
  • Prototype transfer: Now you don't need to worry that you'll lose Inspect data if you transfer prototypes to a team that doesn’t yet have a DSM organization set up.
  • Password expiration: If your Enterprise account only uses SSO to access InVision, you no longer need to deal with the password expiration feature getting triggered unexpectedly.

Design System Manager (DSM)

What’s new?

These new features were released in DSM (version 1.1.19, which is for Sketch only) during June:

  • DSM Component containers: You can now add component containers to group multiple symbols and represent the component variants.
  • In the know: You'll notice a new icon that indicates when your DSM library is syncing.
  • Easier access to web view: You'll see the new 'open on the web' icon next to folders and items in the DSM Sketch tool, so you can easily transition to the DSM web view and check out the related documentation in full screen as well as share the documentation page URL.
  • DSM live components: If you're part of a DSM Enterprise organization, you can now embed interactive coded components in your design system to create a single source of truth for your product teams across design and development. The embedded code is built directly from your code component library and is showcased via an integration with the popular component development framework Storybook.
  • DSM <> Inspect integration: If you have an Enterprise Cloud account and are using DSM to build your prototypes in Sketch, you can now view DSM data directly in Inspect.

What's fixed?

These issues were fixed in DSM (Craft Manager versions 1.0.82 and 1.0.83) during June:

  • Group troubles: If your layer group includes paths or line shapes at the bottom of the group, the group will now appear in Inspect as expected.
  • Private Cloud authentication via Craft Manager: If you belong to a Private Cloud Enterprise, you should no longer have issues signing in to DSM via the new authentication flow in Craft Manager.

See all our DSM updates and fixes in the Craft release notes.


What's improved?

These platform updates were made during June:

  • Platform stability and security: To improve the stability and security of InVision Cloud, we made a number of general fixes.

InVision Cloud V7

The following release notes apply to InVision Cloud V7 only; these do not apply to InVision Cloud V6.

What's new in Cloud V7?

This new feature was released in InVision Cloud V7 during June:

  • Hiding hotspot hints: As requested, you can now use the toggle button to easily hide or show hotspot hints for your Craft and flat prototypes.
    To use this feature, open your public link settings: Click the green Share button, click the Public tab, click Get public link, and finally click Manage link settings.