To export your designs from Figma for Sketch, you can follow the steps below to convert, download and open your .sketch file.

Selecting your Figma pages to convert to Sketch

Once the Convertify plugin is running, you can select the Figma pages in your current file that you would like to convert to Sketch.

By default, all pages are automatically selected to be exported, but if you’d like to specify exactly which pages are included in the export, you can click on the Settings icon button to open the Sketch settings, then disable the Convert all Figma Pages to Sketch toggle and uncheck/check the Figma pages for your current file that you’d like to export in the list below.

Selecting your Sketch Version

If you’re running an older version of Sketch, you can specify the ideal version you need by using the version selector dropdown in the Figma to Sketch row of the plugin.

The default version of Sketch that Convertify will convert/export your Figma file to is Version 70+.

Enabling Figma Components to Sketch Symbols (BETA)

By default, Figma components and instances are converted as regular Sketch groups and layers from Figma to Sketch. However, you can opt-in to the BETA support for this feature by opening the Sketch settings in the Convertify plugin and enabling the Convert Figma Components to Sketch Symbols (BETA) toggle, which will convert your Figma components into Sketch symbols.

Sketch symbols support is currently in BETA. Please note, while still in BETA, enabling this option might cause certain instance overrides to be less visually accurate.

Starting the Figma to Sketch conversion

After you’ve selected your Figma page and Sketch version, you can convert your design to Sketch by clicking the Export to Sketch button in the Convertify plugin. This will begin the automated conversion process.

Time Estimates. The time estimate (eg. ~14 seconds to convert 555 layers) is based on the number of layers in your Figma page to give you an indicator of how long the conversion will take. Please note that Figma pages that contain large images will likely increase the time needed to finish converting your Figma page to your Adobe XD file.

Downloading your .sketch file

After Convertify has finished processing your Figma page, you’ll be shown a confirmation message; you can download your .sketch file by clicking the Download .sketch file button.

Saving file downloads from Figma If you're using the Figma desktop app, you'll see a prompt appear to download your file. However, if you're using Figma in a web browser, your file will automatically be downloaded to your computer by default (usually to the Downloads directory on your computer).

Opening your .sketch file

After you’ve downloaded your .sketch file from Figma to your computer, you can open your file explorer to the directory where it was saved. Double clicking on the exported .sketch file will open it up in the version of Sketch that you have installed on your computer.

Understanding differences between Figma and Sketch

Convertify does its best to convert all of your layers and atrributes from Figma over to Sketch, however, there are some natural limitations based on Sketch supporting a smaller number of native features than Figma does.

Figma features that are missing in Sketch

These features are available in Figma, but aren’t native to Sketch, so they won’t be carried over with the Convertify plugin.

  • Hiding parent artboards
  • Rotated parent artboards
  • Ellipsis with “arc” properties

Please note that Sketch protoypes only supports the interaction of On Click.

Sketch also supports navigation types of Navigate To and Back.

Convertify will only carry over any prototype links in Figma that match these prototype attributes that are supported in Sketch.