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Release Notes: June 2020

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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.

Craft

What’s new in Craft?

There was 1 new Craft release during June.

June 19th release

The latest Craft release includes a couple of important changes:

  • Sketch support: Craft now supports Sketch 67.
  • Auto-launch issue: If you have selected the Launch Craft on startup checkbox in your Craft Manager preferences, Craft should now auto-launch as expected. Previously, a bug was preventing auto-launch on macOS startup and forcing people to manually start Craft.

Current versions

Craft tools for Sketch

Here are the latest Craft tool versions for Sketch—at the time of publication:

  • Craft Manager: 1.0.97
    Remember, Craft Manager is a separate tool that you use to manage the Craft plugin suite; therefore, the version number is different than what you see when clicking Manage plugins in the Sketch Plugins menu.
  • Sync + Prototype: 2.3.161
  • New Design System Manager: 0.6.11
  • Legacy Design System Manager: 1.1.37
  • Freehand: 1.0.38
  • Stock: 1.0.45
  • Duplicate: 1.0.22
  • Data: 1.0.39

Craft tools for Photoshop

Here are the latest Craft tool versions for Photoshop—at the time of publication:

  • Craft Manager: 1.0.97
  • Sync: 2.0.88 (If using Windows, please see the section below.)
  • Freehand: 1.0.34
  • Stock: 1.0.15
  • Duplicate: 1.0.5
  • Data: 1.0.12

Craft Sync for Windows

The latest version of Craft Sync for Windows is 2.0.71—at the time of publication.

See all our Craft updates and fixes: Release Notes: Craft

Design System Manager (DSM)

There were 2 releases for the new DSM and one release for legacy DSM during June.

What’s new or improved in the new DSM?

June 29th release

Creating design systems from scratch is no problem with DSM, and now you can start with existing DSM content as well:

  • Import legacy DSM content: Say goodbye to the hassle of manually recreating design system content in the new DSM! Now you can import all your documentation and Sketch data from legacy DSM. You can even copy over any live component documentation you created in Storybook! Check out the details: Importing Legacy DSM to the New DSM
  • Duplicate new DSM design systems: Need to create a clone of a design system? Now you can create full duplicates of design systems you built in the new DSM, just like you can with legacy DSM on the web.

June 17th release

Cut out the guess work with easy-access documentation tabs for every component!

Here's what's new with this release:

  • Documentation tabs: Catalog important details for designers and developers with the newly added documentation tabs on components. To ensure that DSM meets your team's specific documentation standards, you can add and name tabs as needed:
    invision-dsm-documentation-tabs-1.png
  • Toggle plugin visibility: Now when you enable or disable visibility of DSM via the Sketch Plugins menu, the change will happen immediately. Previously, toggling visibility required a Sketch restart to take effect.
  • Improved upload performance: You may notice performance improvements when uploading files, especially if uploading larger files.

Learn more about the new DSM now.

What’s new or improved in legacy DSM?

June 17 release

Export legacy assets as needed.

  • Export assets to Sketch file: Now you can export your legacy DSM assets to a Sketch file. Editors can access this from the design system dropdown in the top left corner of the legacy DSM plugin.

Current versions

Here are the latest DSM tool versions—at the time of publication:

  • Legacy Design System Manager: version 1.1.37
  • New Design System Manager: version 0.6.11

See all our DSM updates and fixes: Release Notes: DSM

Freehand

What's new in Freehand?

There was one new feature released for Freehand during June.

June 29th, 2020

Why weight in line? Because you can!

  • Change your line weight: Now when you're working with the pencil tool (invision-freehand-pencil-tool.png), you can choose from one of 3 line weights in the secondary toolbar that appears at the top of the canvas.

With the pencil tool selected, you can also use shortcuts to change your line weight: 
Thin: ⌥1 or Medium: ⌥2 or Thick: ⌥3

See all our Freehand updates and fixes: Release Notes: Freehand

InVision V6

What's new in InVision V6?

You'll notice a number of new features added to InVision V6 during June:

  • Download screens: Now you can download selected prototype screens as PDFs or ZIP files.
  • Export comments with PDF: Before downloading a prototype as a PDF, select the types of conversations—General Comments, Private Comments, Tour Points, Notes, and Open or Closed Status—that you want to include in the PDF.
  • Organizing projects in Private Cloud: Accessing and organizing your Private Cloud team's projects should be noticeably easier after a few big improvements:
    • Easy access to Favorites: Now you'll see the projects you've marked as Favorites front and center on the Projects page. Your favorites will always be located at the top of your projects list.
    • Project tabs: Now you can see your own projects, or your team's projects, at glance by clicking the dropdown just below the Dashboard link. The new tabs feature is designed to visually separate your work from your team's work, so you can stay focused on the job at hand.
      The name of the dropdown will either be My Projects or [Name-of-Private-Cloud-Team].
    • Filter away: More robust filter options help you find projects faster and spend less time scrolling. Sort by project type (prototype, board, freehand), owner, or last modified. 
    • "Last modified" modifications: The Last modified filter should provide more relevant results now that we've improved the filtering logic. For example, the filter now finds key changes to the core project itself (such as creating a new screen or deleting a screen) rather than pulling in minor changes (such as adding a hotspot).

What's fixed or improved in InVision V6?

InVision V6 saw numerous fixes and improvements during June:

  • Improved color contrast: The improved color contrast for various UI elements should make it easier to see your way around when working in InVision V6, including the global navigation and multiple areas within boards.
  • Issue uploading items to boards: You can once again upload images to boards via drag-and-drop without running into connection errors.
  • Jira navigation issue: The arrow buttons used to navigate prototypes are no longer missing when the prototype is loaded in our Jira integration.
  • Inspect tab in Jira: The Inspect tab is now visible for InVision V6 Enterprise projects in Jira.
  • Activity stream issue: Now you won't encounter the issue that was previously preventing the Activity stream from loading in smaller browser windows.

InVision security

What's improved or fixed?

These platform updates were made during June:

  • Platform stability and security: To maintain and continually improve the stability and security of InVision, we implemented additional security measures.

InVision V7

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

What's new in InVision V7?

Find what you need, faster:

  • Comment filters: To quickly open screens with comments, now you can use the Filters dropdown on the screens overview page and select either or both the Has comments and Has unread comments checkboxes.
    Once you've set your comment filters, copy the browser URL to share a focused view with collaborators who are signed in.
  • Prototype navigation: When previewing a screen in the prototype, you can now see what screen set it belongs to. While in Play mode, click the screen name in the breadcrumb (within the toolbar at the bottom) to quickly see how screens are organized and navigate across them.
    invision-v7-prototype-preview-screen-navigation.png

What's improved or fixed?

You'll also notice some important improvements and fixes made to InVision V7 during June:

  • Searching screens: You can now search screens in Preview, Build, and Comment mode without running into issues related to case sensitivity.
  • Screen refresh: You can once again add hotspots and comments to prototype screens without experiencing the frustrating bug that caused the UI to refresh intermittently.
  • Navigating to prototypes: You will no longer encounter an error when navigating to a prototype screen from an Inbox notification and then navigating to the screens overview page.
  • Renaming sets: You can rename screen sets in the sidebar by double-clicking the current set name, as expected.
  • Prototype duplication: You can now duplicate prototypes that don’t have any screens yet. Previously, this wasn’t possible due to a gap in the duplication process.
  • Hotspots: When you use a public share link to a subset of screens, hotspots linking to the next or previous screen in the series will now work as they did before.
  • Exporting prototypes as ZIP files: You will now see the prototype names with unicode characters reflected in the name of the exported .zip file.

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