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Release Notes: February 2021

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

Review February's Craft changes below, or see all our Craft updates and fixes here: Release Notes: Craft

What was fixed in Craft on February 25th, 2021?

This release fixes a major bug that prevented Craft Manager from launching.

Version changes

The version number for this Craft tool was updated with this release:

  • Craft Manager: 1.0.105
  • Craft by InVision LABS: 1.0.95

What was fixed in Craft on February 9th, 2021?

This release fixes a bug where the Craft panel would not load in Sketch for macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

Version changes

The version number for this Craft tool was updated with this release:

  • Craft Manager: 1.0.104
  • Craft by InVision LABS: 1.0.95

Current versions

The version numbers for Craft plugins differ based on whether you use Craft in Sketch, Photoshop, or Photoshop for Windows.

Craft tools for Sketch

Here are the latest Craft tool versions for Sketch—at the time of publication of this article, "Release Notes: February 2021":

  • Craft Manager: 1.0.105
    Remember, Craft Manager is a separate tool that you use to manage the Craft plugin suite; therefore, the version number is different than what's displayed in the Plugins tab of the Sketch Preferences module.
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  • Craft by InVision LABS: 1.0.95
    This is the Craft version number you'll see in the Plugins tab of the Sketch Preferences module.
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  • Sync + Prototype: 2.3.172
  • New Design System Manager: 1.0.10
  • Legacy Design System Manager: 1.1.44
  • Freehand: 1.0.40
  • Stock: 1.0.55
  • Duplicate: 1.0.24
  • Data: 1.0.49

Craft tools for Photoshop

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

  • Craft Manager: 1.0.105
  • Sync: 2.0.96 (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 2.0.96—at the time of publication.

Design System Manager (DSM)

Check out the latest changes to DSM below, or see all our DSM updates and fixes here: Release Notes: DSM

There were three releases for either new DSM or Legacy DSM during February.

What was fixed in the new DSM on February 19th, 2021?

In Sketch 70.5, quitting Sketch or disabling new DSM (version 1.0.9) was causing Sketch to crash. This release, new DSM version 1.0.10, fixed the bug that had been causing the crash.

What changed in the new DSM on February 18th, 2021?

If you're rocking a new Mac that's stocked with the Apple M1 processor, version 1.0.9 of the new DSM got you back in business—without the help of Rosetta 2:

  • Support for Apple M1 processors: DSM will now run on new Macs that are powered by the Apple M1 processor, without using Rosetta 2.
    Sketch 70.5 or later is also required.
  • Mac models with the M1 processor: Here's the full list of Macs that previously required Rosetta 2 to run DSM:
    • MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
    • Mac mini (M1, 2020)
    • MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)

What changed in the new DSM on February 9th, 2021?

This release (version 1.0.8) addressed a handful of bugs:

  • Issue with Apple M1 processors: To prevent DSM from causing Sketch to crash due to incompatibility issues, DSM will not currently open if you're using one of the new Mac models that are stocked with the Apple M1 processor—MacBook Air (M1, 2020), Mac mini (M1, 2020), or the MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020). Instead, the new DSM plugin will display an error message prompting you to reopen Sketch with Rosetta 2—the native Mac app that "enables a Mac with Apple silicon to use apps built for a Mac with an Intel processor" (as stated in Apple's Support docs). Learn more about this issue and workaround.

    This temporary stop-gap solution is one aspect of our current push to correct the compatibility issues that are preventing DSM from functioning properly on machines with the M1 processor.
  • Trouble switching versions: Now when you need to switch to a different version of your design system in the DSM Sketch plugin, you can do so whether or not the version you’re currently using contains Sketch libraries. Previously, a bug had prevented the Switch button (in the DSM Sketch plugin) from functioning.

  • Warning, Warning: If you duplicate a particularly large Sketch file that you've already uploaded to DSM web view, and then you try to upload the large, duplicate Sketch file, you will now see two warning messages—one indicating that large files may take a long time to load and a second indicating that a document with the same ID already exists.

  • Invalid color variables: If your Sketch file contains an invalid color variable, now you can still upload the file to DSM web view without encountering an error, as the invalid variable will be automatically filtered out before the file is uploaded.

What changed in Legacy DSM on February 9th, 2021?

This release addresses one glaring bug:

  • Issue with Apple M1 processors: To prevent DSM from causing Sketch to crash due to incompatibility issues, DSM will currently display an error message prompting you to reopen Sketch with Rosetta 2. Learn more about this issue and workaround.

    This temporary stop-gap solution is one aspect of our current push to correct the compatibility issues that are preventing DSM from functioning properly on machines with the M1 processor.

Current versions

Here are the version numbers for each DSM plugin at the time of publication of this article, "Release Notes: February 2021":

  • New Design System Manager: version 1.0.10

  • Legacy Design System Manager: version 1.0.44

Freehand

Check out the newest additions to Freehand below, or see all our Freehand updates and fixes here: Release Notes: Freehand

What's new and improved in Freehand?

Along with a heap of snow for much of the US, February brought a couple of great new features and improvements to Freehand:

  • Grouping feature: Now you can select multiple items on the canvas and create an object group via the contextual menu.
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What's fixed in Freehand?

There were a few Freehand bug fixes released in February as well:

  • Version history modal: When reviewing previous versions of your freehand, these issues in the Version history modal should no longer be a problem:
    • Modal preview was randomly displayed upside down or was empty
    • End caps for lines could have an incorrect angle in the modal preview
    • Shadows for sticky notes were darker in the modal preview than in the freehand itself
  • Locked objects in source templates: When working in a source template, you can now unlock objects that were locked. Previously, the Editing template bar that appears at the bottom of the canvas had been blocking the Unlock button.
  • Trouble with lines exported to PNG: Now when you export a freehand as a PNG file, lines in PNG will perfectly match lines as they appear in the freehand. Previously, lines were not getting rendered as a pixel-perfect match in the PNG.
  • Incomplete search results in Microsoft Teams: When viewing available freehands in Microsoft Teams, the Freehand modal will now display a comprehensive list of embedded freehands you can open. Previously, teams that had embedded numerous freehands were not seeing the full list.

InVision security

What's improved or fixed?

These platform updates were made during February:

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

InVision V6

What's new or improved in InVision V6?

You may have noticed a few great improvements in InVision V6 during February, all of which you'll see within the Comments tab of a prototype landing page:

  • Search performance: After some behind-the-scenes changes to how the Search feature functions (for the Comments tab), you may notice your search results are returned notably faster.
  • Search filters: Use the new comment filters to quickly find the conversation you're looking for. Here are all the ways you can now filter comments:
    • Status: Open, Open and resolved, Unread
    • Type: Comment, Private comment, Note, Tour point
    • Author
  • Mark all as read: Finally, you can also now mark all comments as in the prototype as a read with the click of a button—followed by a click to confirm the bulk-edit action, of course.

InVision V7

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

What's new or improved in V7?

During February, you may have noticed the addition of the highly-requested new list-view feature as well as a fix for an issue with screen labels:

  • Toggle to list view: You can now toggle to list view on the screens overview page, making it easier to manage screens with long titles.

  • Screen Labels fix: When previewing a screen that has labels in Console, you will once again be able to see the list of labels applied to that screen on hover, as you’d expect.