Exporting artboards from a Sketch design to Zeplin is quite straightforward. 🚀 To be able to export designs, you need to download the desktop app.

  1. Select any layer/artboard in your Sketch file.

  2. Press ⌃⌘E or use the menu up top “Plugins > Zeplin > Export Selected…” to start the export process.

☝️ It's sadly not possible to import Sketch files directly into Zeplin since Zeplin works with a plugin. If you don’t see the plugin in the Sketch menu, you can install it here.

Seeing file location

Zeplin shows the Sketch Cloud file location on the right panel of the screen both on the Mac app and the Web app, depending on members' roles in their plans:

  • Free plan: All project members

  • Team plan: Editor/Developer, Admin, and Owner

  • Organization plan: Editor, Admin, and Owner

  • Enterprise plan: Editor, Admin, and Owner

You can directly open the design file in Sketch Cloud by clicking on the file name.

☝️ If you're working with a local Sketch file, Zeplin shows the file location if you're the user who exported that screen and you're using the same machine that you used to export.

Next up: Collaborating with your team

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