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SKETCH File Extension

Sketch Drawing

What is SKETCH file?

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.

Where SKETCH files are used?

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.

Exporting SKETCH files

Projects stored as SKETCH files can be exported into other standard file formats, such as JPG, PNG, PDF, TIFF and others. SKETCH software offers a cloud service for sharing their projects.

Programs which support SKETCH file extension

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.

Programs that support SKETCH file


Updated: 01/08/2020

How to open file with SKETCH extension?

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.

Step 1. Install Sketch software

Install software to open SKETCH file 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.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Sketch

Update software that support file extension SKETCHIf 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.

Step 3. Set the default application to open SKETCH files to Sketch

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

Associate software with SKETCH file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the SKETCH with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Sketch is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open SKETCH files and clicking OK.
Associate software with SKETCH file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the SKETCH file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with SKETCH extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the SKETCH file is complete and free of errors

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.

Check SKETCH file for viruses
1. Check the SKETCH file for viruses or malware

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.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

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.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Sketch

If the systems has insufficient resources to open SKETCH files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

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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