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Craft plugin hotspots not syncing consistently

Is anyone else having issues with some hotspots not syncing from Sketch? It seems completely random and inconsistent as to which hotspots sync and which don't sync.

In fact sometimes re-syncing changes which hotspots are synced (sometimes more, sometimes less).

 

This is causing havoc in our prototyping and usability testing workflow at the moment. It forces us to either use add hotspots manually in build mode, and in another case re-prototype in Axure to ensure stability for a particularly sensitive session.

 

 

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    Elizabeth Brookshire

    Hello Lachlan and Hemi! Welcome to the InVision Community. Sorry to hear you both are having so much trouble with the consistency of your hotspots when syncing with Prototype and Craft Sync.

    To test, could you please confirm that "Include hotspots when syncing" is checked when using Craft Sync and try again? If that's checked and you're still having trouble seeing your hotspot updates after a sync, there might be something else going on.

    It appears that this may happen when "Only Selected Artboards" is selected in Craft Sync, even though Include hotspots when syncing is checked. Might these be your settings when this happens, as well? 

     

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    Hemi

    Having this exact issue and it is starting to worry me a lot.

    I wondered if it was due to the size of the prototype? is there a limit on hotspots?
    Maybe just a connection error to the servers? i dunno

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    My current workaround is to completely remove the prototype from invision and resync it again as a new project and not click sketch as it syncs :P

    Seems to work on a fresh sync

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    Lachlan Sunderland

    Hi Elizabeth, thanks for your reply!

    I can confirm that I have the 'Include Hotspots When Syncing' checkbox selected. I can also confirm that I am only syncing selected art boards. With large projects it's a bit of a pain to sync all art boards with any change, especially when testing and troubleshooting a prototype. But if it's a suitable workaround it may be worth it.

    I can also report that after a sync (with inconsistent hotspots) yesterday evening, leaving the prototype overnight seems to have solved the issue. I arrived at work this morning and all hotspots are now working as expected. Perhaps there's a lag? This might also explain how sometimes the first click on a screen will highlight all hotspots while subsequent clicks only highlight some. Perhaps it's still processing.

     

     

     

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    Elizabeth Brookshire

    Happy to help, Lachlan! I'm glad that you can sync all artboards as a workaround, however, this certainly should be working when selecting certain artboards. 

    Lachlan and Hemi, I'll be opening a ticket so our Support team can dig into this issue further. Thanks!

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    Alan Hehir

    I have also had similar issues so I'm glad I'm not just going nuts. I have communicated my issues in some detail to the Support team already.

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    Elizabeth Brookshire

    Sorry you're also having similar issues, Alan!  I see that Steve is working with you on the ticket you reported this issue on, so you're in good hands. Cheers!

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    Yannic

    I have the same Problem. I had to restart Sketch and then the hotspots got synced again. But I tried it 3 times without restarting and the hotspots never got synced.
    There is also a problem with the Sync function in Craft and Artboard-Background-Colors as symbols. The colors get changed every time I sync my project.

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    Elizabeth Brookshire

    Hi Yannic, welcome! Sorry to see you're also having some trouble with Craft. Since our Support team is still working with the others who have reported this, I'm going to open a ticket on your behalf so we can get some answers your way. Thanks!

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    Will Green

    This is such a pain. Any news on an updated release? It seems to happen randomly to me so I have to sync all 40 artboards every time I want to push a change.

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    Elizabeth Brookshire

    Hi Will, sorry to see you're also having trouble with your artboards syncing with Craft! We're still working with affected users to get to the bottom of the issue, and so I'll be opening a ticket so we can work with you on this. Stay tuned for a separate message from the support team. 

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    Will Green

    Just saw that a previous comment mentioned the size of the file - I think this might have something to do with it as I only ever have problems when working with large files (40 dartboards + sort of big). Hope this helps 

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    Elizabeth Brookshire

    Thanks for those details, Will! I've added this information to your ticket so we can determine if this in fact the case. 

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    Marco

    I'm having similar issues on my end. A 5 screen, approximately 35 hotspot page in sketch only successfully synced after I ensured I didn't touch my computer / Sketch after clicking sync, and giving it a few minutes to be rendered on InvisionApp. This was after multiple partial syncs in the previous week. 

    A separate, 48 screen, ~385 hotspot page in Sketch does not succeed in syncing over a 1/4 of the hotspots I would expect it to. :( Hopefully this can be resolved soon! I will try partially syncing 10 screens at a time on this page to see if that works next...

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    Elizabeth Brookshire

    Hi Marco, welcome to the Community! It sounds like our Support team needs to dig deeper into what could be causing this; apologies! I've opened up a Support ticket on your behalf and they'll be in touch shortly. Thanks!

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    Murray Jack

    Hi 

    I am also having this problem, and its stopping me from being able to safely share the design with my team.

    I have tried removing all the art-boards from invasion and re-upload, I have synced from sketch with the "include hotspots" option turned off and then turn it back on again and re-sync

    the issue being it just seems to be random, one link might fail one upload and another the next, so I have to retest the entire flow on every update and then hope it works on the next sync

     

    I have 13 (maybe unlucky) artboards, and maybe 20 hotspots, so nothing too large, let me know if you need any more info!

    Regards

     

    Murray

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    Elizabeth Brookshire

    Hi Murray, welcome to the Community! Sorry to see you're also having some trouble with your hotspots. I'm opening up a ticket with our Support team to help determine the cause. Keep an eye out for another message from us. Thanks!

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    Rick Tilghman

    I've been having the same problem, and it's become more extreme over the past few weeks.  It seems to happen more frequently when I sync just select artboards (vs everything), but it's hard to confirm exactly how much worse it is.  Basically I don't know if a hotspot will be available/appear until I open the pages in the web or app view.

    So to confirm, the Craft sync capability has become completely unstable/unreliable when it comes to hotspots, which basically makes Craft useless.  So frustrating, I had the same issues with syncing from various third party cloud storage providers to Invision (anyone who wasn't Dropbox basically).  Deja vu...

    You guys need to escalate the fix for this... Craft has become the bread and butter reason for using Invision, and if it can't be relied upon I and my teams are going to have to find an alternative solution.

    -Rick

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    Elizabeth Brookshire

    Hi Rick, welcome to the Community. I'm sorry to hear about how much this issue has affected your team and has rendered Craft unusable for you. I definitely understand why this is so frustrating. So we can determine what's going on, I'm opening up a ticket with our Support team to investigate your specific situation. Please keep an eye out for that message so we can get an answer your way as quickly as possible. 

    Note to Community: If you're also experiencing similar issues, please open a ticket with Support here.

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    Mazzy Bart

    Hey Elizabeth, I have the same issue. I have 43 pages prototype with lots of hotspots in there. I spend all day trying to sync my prototype as a new project, with different account, recreating hotspots again, but nothing worked. My hotspots sometimes syncs or maybe not. Sometimes in invision hotspots appears and despairs. I want to know if it your priority of this problem, because I have usability testing this week and really sort deadline.

    I also opened a ticked, I think people need to know that their are not alone so I decided to leave a post here too.

    Thanks,

    Mazzy

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    Elizabeth Brookshire

    Hi Mazzy, welcome! I am sorry this issue is causing such a hinderance to your workflow. Our support staff is currently reviewing your ticket, and you should hear back soon. They'll be in touch with you with updates on this issue and will provide more information as we look into this further. Thanks!

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