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Importing Sketch file not at all accurate (symbol overrides)

Hello again,


I've stayed away from Invision studio for a while due to it's buggy program. BUT unfortunately I am forced to use IVStudio because 'fixed elements' just don't work in Sketch (seriously, such a basic feature and it doesn't work...amazing).


Summary: What I want is basic, yet seems to be annoyingly hard to accomplish: A FIXED top navigation and bottom navigation bar (think android bottom nav) that stays on the bottom of the screen, does not scroll along with its underlying content. Apparently, this feature isn't in Sketch, and I was pointed towards IVS for this to work. So here we are: Me, trying to import my .sketch file into IVS ....but nope! Of course this doesn't work 'easy' like the IVS studio video made it seem..


Problem: When I import my sketch file, half the screens are OK, but the rest is totally wrong, meaning symbols are reset to this original structure, coloring and such (picture 2)


Expected result: When importing a .sketch file with a topnav containing 3 buttons where one is active (so has a different color and bolded text), 2 buttons are base and one is active. This would be perfect and expected right?!

Actual Result: Importing a .sketch file with a top navigation with 3 icons (Home, Products, Profile) and one being active/highlighted (say Home), it does not import that state/Active button, it just resets its symbol to base (so no active icon). Which basically will force a designer to do this AGAIN (so in sketch and in IVS) which will literally take days to do (hundreds of screens!!!!)

Wish: I just simply put, want IVS to copy/clone the sketch file, not do its own import idea's or resetting stuff to base states.

Extra annoyance: I get an error 'issues importing your file' with a long string of text, which I cannoy select/copy...meaning I have to retype the whole error message...#FFS

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Shaina Torgerson
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Hi Gandalf,

First off, I want to thank you for taking the time to put together this thoughtful and very detailed post regarding this issue, as well as for opening a ticket with our Support team. We have also notified your Support agent of your post here in Community, and have tracked your feedback regarding this issue that our team is investigating

Part of my job is to take important threads from Community to meetings with relevant Product Managers to discuss the struggles our customers are having. I will be bringing your post directly to our Studio Product Managers during our meeting this week.

If there's any other feedback that you would like me to share with the team, please don't hesitate to reach out. Again, thanks for raising this issue. Hearing from customers like you is what helps make InVision products better each day.

Thanks again,


InVision ambassador Gandalf , ambassador
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Hello Shalina,


I found a ''work around'' by going into the cloud website and adding fixed headers/footers there, but as I've seen, the tier 2 team is taking my issues seriously, good stuff!


Can't wait to hear more about a possible solution!


Shaina Torgerson
InVision ambassador Shaina Torgerson , ambassador
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So glad to hear that you're able to use that workaround in the meantime, Gandalf.

Our Support team is just awesome! If there's anything else we can help out with, we're always here for you.

Have a great day,



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