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Sketch 3.5

Sketch 3.5

We’re excited to release Sketch 3.5 today. We’ve made significant rendering and performance improvements that you’ll notice especially when working with large documents and images, multiple Artboards, and complex operations. We’ve brought feature requests to life and improved many fine details to polish and help you enjoy Sketch. We strive to release updates as often as possible and are excited for what’s coming in 2016.

This is our first update after leaving the Mac App Store. If you haven’t transitioned your license yet, please do so to ensure you’re using the latest version of Sketch. Like all previous updates, please note that Sketch 3.5 files are not backwards compatible with earlier versions. This update requires Mac OS 10.10 or higher to run.

You may reach out to us with any questions, or bug reports via email at Don’t hesitate to get in touch and provide us with feedback, feature requests or ask for help. We enjoy hearing from you.

We’ve distilled a few highlights below, but if you wish you can read the entire release notes. We hope you’ll download the free update, and see what’s new!

Enjoy using Sketch 3.5!


  • Improved rendering performance during complex operations such as moving many objects and undoing big changes, as well as while zooming and panning the Canvas
  • Improved performance with better caching for multiple blended layers, complex bezier paths, and for documents with large images
  • Improved performance when moving layers around in large documents with nested groups that have been open for a long time
  • The title of an Artboard now truncates so it doesn’t run over another Artboard ever again
  • The title of a new Group is by default called ‘Group’ instead of the combination of its child layer names
  • By default the Subpixel anti-aliasing has been turned off for all documents - we soon expect to drop support for it entirely


  • Properly scaling line height when resizing text layers
  • Automatic Union operation when dragging a shape onto another shape in the Layer List
  • Distributing layers horizontally or vertically now also takes the Pixel Fitting preference into account and a Toolbar icon is added for Aligning Layers to Pixel Edge
  • New images are now always inserted above the selected layer
  • The contextual menu that appears when right-clicking on a ruler now includes an item to remove all guides along that ruler
  • The list of used fonts in a document now includes all pages, and not only the current one
  • Dragging a selection rectangle outside an Artboard will no longer select any layers in the Artboard
  • Adds the ability to export slices in SketchTool using their ID instead of the layer name
  • When reducing the size of images we now display a warning dialog explaining the effects

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes a bug where Symbols could be pasted into each other in some cases
  • Fixes a bug where hitting the export button while an export-size field still had focus wouldn’t register the last edit and thus export at the wrong size
  • Fixes a rare bug where images could get lost between saving a document and reopening it
  • Fixes a bug where changing lists in text layers would not cause proper refresh
  • Scale sheet no longer accepts negative values for its width and height fields
  • Fixes a crash that could happen when changing selection in or out of Full Screen mode
  • Fixes a bug in SketchTool where it would fail to dump the contents of certain documents

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