SKETCH file format is a vector graphics file generated by Sketch software, a Mac OS X tool used for creating vector images. Single SKETCH file can hold one or more layers of objects, including shapes, text, or symbols. The format was developed by Bohemian Coding.
SKETCH files are mainly used by graphic designers for projects related to iOS graphical interface. SKETCH file format is also used in some website projects. Designer can create vector graphics using tools such as pencil, vectors, text, shapes, and other advanced elements, including gradients, canvas, shadows, borders, etc.
Below is a table that list programs that support SKETCH files. Files with SKETCH extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening SKETCH files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with SKETCH extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports SKETCH files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Sketch developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Sketch installed is by going to developer’s website (Bohemian Coding) and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have Sketch installed on your systems and SKETCH files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Sketch installed, it may not support SKETCH format. The latest version of Sketch should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing Sketch (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open SKETCH files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper SKETCH file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the SKETCH file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the SKETCH file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. SKETCH file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If the SKETCH file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the SKETCH file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open SKETCH files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Sketch Drawing files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with SKETCH files affecting older versions of given software.
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