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Removing Orphaned Craft Hotspots

I used the Craft plugin to setup many hotspots on static design elements. Recently I setup a symbol to replace the static design elements. I deleted the static elements across several artboards, replacing them with the new symbol. I expected the Craft hotspots to automatically delete when I removed the static design elements. Counterintuitively, the hotspots remained and were orphaned. These orphaned hotspots appear purple, rather than blue. I cannot select them in order to remove them. Copying and pasting the artboards to a new canvas, uninstalling and reinstalling the plugin also fails to remove these orphaned hotspots. Please help!

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InVision ambassador Bonita , ambassador

Luca Boehi yes I also found out that my theory of syncing library components does't work.

The update notes mention that they fixed a bug that caused deleted prototype links to reappear. I removed the components that had the purple links on them and re-inserted those components from our library. As soon as the component properties were exactly the same, the links reappeared! For me the only fix was to change something about the component – this means sacrificing perfect UI design.

The purple links also cause the blue links to not work once exported to InVision.

Chris Stapleton
InVision ambassador Chris Stapleton , ambassador

I got a update in craft plugin this morning 7/15 around 8:30 AM CST that seemed to fix the issue for me. 

Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador

Hi Bonita and Luca,

Sorry to hear that you also encountered this issue. Chris is correct! Our engineering team has just released a fix for this issue in CraftManager V1.0.98 (C icon > Settings > Preference) & Craft Sync 2.3.163. Please update your CraftManager and Craft Sync to the latest version and check if the issue is resolved. 

If you're continuing to have issues, please let me know.



Will Ilarraza
InVision ambassador Will Ilarraza , ambassador

Hi Everyone. 

So I'm on Sketch 67.2, Craft 1.0.98 with Sync + Prototype 2.6.163. I don't see the purple links any more and so far so good. Has any one else been resolved as well?

Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador

Glad to hear that the recent release fixed this for you as well, Will! If there's anything else we can help out with, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Have a great day,


Jonas Svensson
InVision ambassador Jonas Svensson , ambassador

Yes! Updated to latest version and it looks good 🥳

Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador

Awesome, Jonas! So glad to hear that.

Enjoy your day,



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