How can you import Sketch Files to Figma?
Yes, Sketch files can be imported into Figma.
Supported Sketch features
Figma converts and supports the following Sketch features:
Like Sketch, you can store multiple pages in a single Figma folder. All pages in Sketch will be imported into the Figma file as separate pages.
Figma Components will be created when you import Sketch files. Figma will import the Sketch Symbols page into a page called Symbols which contains your main components.
Please note that Sketch Symbol libraries can only be imported as Figma files and not as a team repository. After importing, you may be required to publish the main components of your library.
Figma can also support custom fonts or locally stored fonts that you have used in Sketch. You must ensure that Sketch fonts are available in Figma to import text layers correctly.
- You can use the desktop app to access all local fonts automatically.
- You will need the Figma Font Helper if you use Figma in a browser. This allows you to access any locally available fonts.
Although you can still import Sketch files, text layers can be incorrectly imported. Figma will display a message indicating that there are missing fonts. This will allow you to update affected Text layers.
Note: Professional teams that use Linux or ChromeOS do not support local fonts.
The import process won’t allow you to add styles. All styles that you have used in Sketch must be converted to styles in Figma.
How to import Sketch Files into Figma?
Figma can be difficult to learn for designers who are used to Sketch. Figma can import Sketch files so that you can use the features and tools you already know.
Here is a step-by-step guide to help you transfer your file from Sketch into Figma without any loss or distortion. This guide will help you with two important tasks: creating the library and transferring your project.
Figma allows you to create a library of components and styles.
Figma will create a new file. This file will not be used for anything other than to store library files. It will contain objects that are frequently repeated in the project. We can then personalize their appearance. This will allow us to create object templates that can easily be modified and changed. Figma makes them flexible, so don’t skip it.
a- Add all commonly used components to the file (Buttons and Accordions, Cards, etc.)
b- Make them adaptable (customize constraints). This allows you to create a responsive design with many similar components (e.g., a dialog that has different widths for different purposes).
c- Add clear names to objects (such as Buttons, checkboxes, and so on). These names may be identical to Sketch objects. This makes it easy to locate the component within the project when the library is linked to the working file.
d- Create parent elements so children’s components inherit their parent’s settings. Select the object you wish to create components and then click the Create Components button.
e- Combine the states of different components to create variants. This allows you to switch between states of the component quickly. You can change the Primary label to the error label without changing the size or color. Figma allows you to create effects and styles. You can change the color of red to match any red component in a project. You can make changes to the red color style, and they will apply to all objects that you have linked to this color.
Now that we have the library components set up, it is possible to import the project into Sketch to Figma.
a- Create Figma a work file
b- Link the library created to the working folder. All changes made to the library will be copied to the working file. You no longer need to open the library file to add a component.
c- Redraw layouts with components from the library
It is much easier to add pages to the library. We have Lego bricks (Components), which can be used to build figures (Layouts).
- Drag the screen you want into Sketch and copy it.
- Use the library’s components, fonts, and colors to redraw the objects on the screen.
- Rare objects can be drawn anew.
Note: Import the entire project into Sketch to Figma to speed up your work. You can then use distorted layouts for the layout design in Figma. Be sure to compare them with the original screen. How do you do this?
Drag the Sketch file to the Figma Draft. Because a separate layout acts as a screen, we must add the entire project file. Copy the layout from the project and place it in the working file.
Converting sketch pages
Figma lets you create multiple pages in one file. When you import your Sketch file, each page will be recreated precisely. Your new Figma pages can be found in the Layer panel to the left of editor mode.
Conversions of symbols to Components
Figma offers a “Components”, similar to Sketch’s “Symbols” feature. Figma will convert all your symbols into components when you export Sketch to Figma. A “Symbols” page will then be created to group all new components.
Font conversion with Figma
If they are already in Figma, fonts from your Sketch File will be imported to Figma. Figma uses fonts taken from the Google Web Font catalog.
You may get an error message stating that your fonts were not correctly imported. You can solve this problem by importing your fonts into Figma and then using the “Replace Fonts” feature to update all text.
Figma cannot copy styles created in Sketch. But it will allow you to create new styles.
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