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Supported features when you open Sketch files in XD

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      4. Export to After Effects from XD
      5. Sketch files in XD
      6. Third-party apps not visible in Export

A complete list of features that are supported when you open a Sketch file in XD.

XD brings in Sketch elements and effects that can be mapped to XD’s functionality, some layers or effects may not transfer to the XD file.

The XD team continues to work and improve on this feature. Let us know your feedback on UserVoice.

Here is a complete list of supported and unsupported features when you open a Sketch file in XD.

Features Supported in XD? What's missing?
Shapes and paths

Partial support

  • Asymmetrical points imported as symmetrical.
  • Arrows transferred as lines with no arrowheads.
Images Partial support
  • Image fill is partially supported. XD simulates the effect by importing the image and rectangle with transparency.
  • Image adjustments (hue, saturation, brightness, contrast) are supported.
  • Blur - Gaussian blur is supported, but zoom and motion blur are not supported.
Fills, border, and shadows Partial support
  • Multiple fills are imported as separate layers.
  • Multiple borders are imported as separate layers.
  • Gradients on borders are not imported.

The following fills are not supported:

  • Pattern fills

The following shadow types are not supported:

  • Multiple shadows (only the topmost shadow is imported)
  • Group shadows
  • Component shadows
  • Shadow spread
Opacity Full support  
Blend modes Partial support

Supported blend modes:

  • Normal
  • Darken
  • Multiply
  • Lighten
  • Screen
  • Color Dodge
  • Overlay
  • Soft Light
  • Hard Light
  • Difference
  • Exclusion
  • Hue
  • Saturation
  • Luminosity
Document and global color swatches Full support  
Character styles Full support  
Masks Partial support Alpha masks are not supported.
Groups Full support  
Boolean groups Partial support
  • Boolean operations of type none are transferred as difference Boolean groups.
  • Paths clipped using the scissors tool, which are based on none Boolean operations, are not accurately represented in XD.
Layers Full support  
Artboards Full support  
Pages Partial support Sketch files with multiple pages or components open in XD with visual separators for each of these areas on the XD design canvas.


Partial support The following text features are not supported:
  • Strike through
  • Double underline
  • Line spacing
  • Vertical alignment
  • Paragraph spacing
  • Justified horizontal alignment
  • Baseline adjustment (subscript, superscript)
  • Text fills
  • Character spacing
  • Text on path
  • Importing a text with a custom line height
Components  Partial support
  • Component size overrides are transferred as groups decoupled from the original component.
  • Resize constraints are not supported, objects inside the components are resized as pinned to all edges.
  • Components are visible as sticker sheets on the XD canvas. They are also available in the Assets panel.
Libraries Partial support
  • Libraries content is imported inside the XD document but are not made available in Libraries.
  • With the Convert Sketch Library features, Sketch libraries can be converted to XD Cloud Documents and automatically linked to the current document.
Sketch native wires Full support  
Grids Partial support Only Layout Grids are imported.
Document color management
Not supported  


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