How do I enable asset download for layers within a symbol in Craft Sync?
  • 23 Feb 2023
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How do I enable asset download for layers within a symbol in Craft Sync?

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To enable asset download for layers within a symbol, the layers must be marked for export in Sketch.


Currently, marking an entire artboard for export in Sketch will not generate assets in InVision Cloud (even if you re-sync the artboard).

To mark a layer within a symbol for export:

  1. Select the layer within the symbol.
  2. At the bottom of the Sketch inspector, click Make Exportable.
  3. Choose the export settings.

Repeat this step for each layer within the symbol you want to generate an asset for in Inspect.

Once all layers within the symbol have been made exportable, sync your artboard containing the symbol via Craft Sync. This will generate the layers as individual assets in Inspect mode. You can then download the assets within Inspect mode under the Assets tab. To learn more about Inspect, read Inspect for Craft Sync


When using Sketch, If you have multiple groups or layers at the same level that have the same name, InVision will automatically append unique numbers to the end of the file names. This allows you to more easily distinguish between similar items available for download. For example, if you have two layers in Sketch named rectangle, they will be renamed rectangle-1 and rectangle-2 in InVision. The layer names in your original Sketch file will remain unchanged.

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