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Ashley Rindfleisch Ashley Rindfleisch

Copying Hotspots

I am trying to combine 2 sketch files. When I try to copy a group of screens to a new file none of the hotspots copy over, When I try to copy the entire page to a new file, none of the hotspots copy over. I changed all of the artboard names and the page names so there should not be a duplication problem.



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Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson, InVision Employee , ambassador

Hi Ashley,

At this time, we don't copy hotspots over when copying screens between projects since there are problems that can occur with hotspots if they become "orphaned" during the copy. For example, the hotspot destinations could become invalid if only some of the screens are copied over.

I'd be glad to pass feedback on to our Product team about your interest in this feature. Please look for a message from our Support team shortly.




Christine Couqs
InVision ambassador Christine Couqs , ambassador

The more I use craft with Invision, the more I find it has serious limitations.

When will Invision support native sketch links?

I cannot believe you cannot link screens from different pages and/or copy links over.  I cannot start over all the linking I have done.

I may have to go back to my old prototyping tool as it is much more powerful!


Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson, InVision Employee , ambassador

Hi Christine,

I understand how frustrating it is to wait for a fix to an issue. The Product and Engineering teams are aware of the need for this functionality, but we prioritize issues based on the scope and impact of the issue. For that reason, we don’t have an immediate fix available.

At this time, we do not support the ability to sync links created by Sketch's native prototyping tool to InVision prototypes via Craft Sync. However, this is a feature that our teams are currently tracking interest for! I will open a ticket on your behalf to track your vote for this feature. Please look for a message confirming your vote soon.

In order to achieve this functionality right now, you'll need to redo the links using Craft Prototype detailed in this help article.

Have a great day,


If anybody else would like to add their vote for this feature, please contact Support here and voice your opinion!


Charron Matthews
InVision ambassador Charron Matthews , ambassador Edited

Hey, Shaina:

Feature request incoming :)

Duplicating Hotspot Templates has been a powerful feature for my design team. That said, we have ran into blockers with the "duplicate" feature. I believe the proposal below is worth considering.


I want to group and name my duplicated Hotspot Templates so that my list of Hotspot Templates is not overwhelming.


Create Hotspot Template Groups that can be named, applied to multiple screens, edited, deleted.

Happy to connect more via email :)

Thanks for considering!


**Additional Details:**

I want to apply a single, hotspot template to more than one area of a page so I do not have to create and apply that hotspot template multiple times for a page.


I can create a hotspot template. I can duplicate that template. I can have that template and its duplicate applied to one or more pages.


Grouping the original and duplicated hotspots.


UI has 10 cards and each card has a Kebab/Options menu.

When the menu is clicked, an overlay is triggered.

The overlay has options such as edit, delete, merge, etc.

I do not want to create this hotspot and set up the "Link To" destination ten (10) times.

I just want to create the Hotspot Template once and duplicate if need be.

If I create duplicates of a template, I want to group the duplicated templates.


Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson, InVision Employee , ambassador

Thanks so much for writing into Community with this feedback, Charron! Below I have addressed each of your concerns regarding hotspot templates:

  1. Changing the name of hotspot templates:
    You should be able to change the names of your hotspot templates at this time. When you go into Build Mode, you should be able to click the hotspot template drop-down menu and then click a hotspot template to edit it. Let me know if that doesn't do the trick for you!
  2. Grouping hotspot templates:
    Unfortunately, there is no way to organize hotspot templates at this time. However, we are currently tracking interest for the ability to organize the hotspot template dropdown list in alphabetical order by default and to add the ability to search for templates in the list. Please let me know if this feature request would help solve this issue for you, and I will be happy to open a ticket on your behalf.
  3. Apply a single hotspot template to more than one area of a page:
    We're currently tracking interest for the ability to duplicate or copy/paste a hotspot within the same screen. Please let me know if you would like me to add your interest to this feature.

Look forward to hearing back,




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