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Felipe Ribeiro Felipe Ribeiro

Sketch/Craft Prototype: Is there a way of linking an element in a symbol to a screen?

Sketch prototyping has the ability to link an element in a symbol to any artboard. So the link is placed everywhere that uses the same symbol. Is there a way of doing this using Craft?



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Shaina Torgerson
Shaina Torgerson, InVision Employee , ambassador


At this time, our Product team is tracking interest in a feature request that would enable to ability to create a hotspot using a specific layer within the symbol, rather than just the symbol as a whole. If anybody else would like to add their vote for this feature, please contact Support here and voice your opinion!

While this functionality is not yet available in Craft Prototype, there is similar functionality on our web app. If prototyping in build mode, you have the ability to create hotspot templates. Check out this article for more details on how to create hotspot templates.

Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson, InVision Employee , ambassador

Hi Felipe,

So that I can better understand the behavior you are attempting to achieve, can you please provide the following?:

     1. What version of Sketch are you using?
     2. What version of Craft Manager are you using?
     3. How are you currently attempting to achieve this behavior?
     4. Can you please provide a screencast or screenshot of this?

Look forward to hearing from you,



Heather Henderson
InVision ambassador Heather Henderson , ambassador

I would like to know this as well. 

1. Sketch 52.1

2. Craft 1.0.72

3. I'm trying to create a global navigation bar with links to different screens using Craft Prototype. I turn the navigation bar into a symbol on the same screen. Then I select a button or text layer to link it to a target screen on the same page. When I upload to InVision, the prototype links don't work as either hovers or clicks.


Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson, InVision Employee , ambassador

Hi Heather,

Sorry to hear that you're running into a similar issue after syncing via Craft Sync. Since you are on the most up-to-date versions of Sketch and Craft Manager, I would like for our Support team to do some further troubleshooting with you.

I notice that you have already opened a ticket with our Support team regarding this issue. Please continue to work with them on this matter. I will also be notifying your Support agent of your comment here in Community.

Please let me know if there's anything else I can do to help.




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