Duplicator is a handy SketchApp plugin that takes currently selected layers or artboards and copies them once or multiple times in a specified direction.
Install with Sketch Runner
With Sketch Runner, just go to the
install command and search for
duplicator. Runner allows you to manage plugins and do much more to speed up your workflow in Sketch. Download Runner here.
- Download Duplicator.sketchplugin.zip archive with the plugin.
- Reveal plugins folder in finder ('Sketch App Menu' -> 'Plugins' -> 'Manage Plugins...' -> 'Gear Icon' -> 'Show Plugins Folder').
- Delete previously installed version of the plugin (
- Un-zip downloaded archive and double-click
Duplicator.sketchpluginfile to install.
Select any layer and use
command-control + any arrow key to duplicate it in a corresponding to the arrow key direction. Duplicated layer gets automatically selected, thus it's easy to create several duplicates of the same layer by repeating the command. By default plugin uses
10px offset for regular layers. Offset could be adjusted in the
Duplicating multiple layers at once
It's possible to select several layers that belong to different groups or artboards and duplicate them at once. It's especially useful for grids generation:
Duplicating artboards and symbols
All layer types are supported.. this means that we can duplicate artboards and symbols! By default
100px offset is used for spacing between duplicated artboards, but it could be adjusted in the
Manually adjusting offsets between duplicates
Create a first duplicate of a selected layer(s) using
command-control + arrow shortcut and adjust vertical or horizontal spacing between original layer(s) and duplicate, then repeat in the same direction until you have the desired duplicates. This feature works for any types of layers, including artboards and symbols:
Duplicating layers a given number of times with custom offset
In case you want to create a certain number of copies in a specified direction with specific offset between copies, you could use
command-control-shift + any arrow key shortcuts to provide the required values and pick specific injection mode:
It's also possible to adjust offsets between duplicates in context by creating duplicate once using
command control + arrow shortcut and adjusting vertical or horizontal spacing, then you could use
command-control-shift + the same arrow key to create multiple copies at once. In such case offset will be picked up automatically:
Changing default settings
Default settings could be changed in special dialog by selecting
Sketch Menu > Plugins > Duplication > Settings menu item:
Duplicator 2.0.3: 2/8/2019
- Sketch 53 support
- BUGFIX: Wrong layers ordering for
Before Selectioninjection mode
- BUGFIX: Added missing icon
Duplicator 2.0.2: 3/16/2018
- Sketch 49 support
Duplicator 2.0.1: 9/15/2017
- BUGFIX: Nested duplicated layers can't be selected on canvas
Duplicator 2.0.0: 8/3/2017
- Artboards and symbols support
- Ability to manually adjust offsets between duplicates
- Customizable injection mode
- Sketch 46 support
Duplicator 1.1.0: 5/24/2016
- New bundle format support
- Sketch 3.8+ support
Duplicator 1.0.0: 7/9/2014
- Initial Release
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