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Sketch on 2015 MBP

6 years ago from , Design at Managed by Q

Just switched from an old 15" MBP the new 13" Retina MBP, and while I love the computer, Sketch 3 is almost completely unusable. Before I ran into bugs here and there, but now it seems like I'm not able to complete simple tasks without getting held up. I'm using the latest version... Anyone else experience the same? Any solutions?

27 comments

  • John PJohn P, almost 6 years ago

    Maybe try their support board

    12 points
  • Anthony NguyenAnthony Nguyen, 6 years ago

    I'm on the 15" Retina MBP and I'm experience the same issues. I click on something and the app locks up for a few seconds. Not entirely sure what could be causing the issue, but wanted to report that I'm running into the same thing.

    3 points
  • Anthony Gibson, 6 years ago

    I'm on a mid-level (8GB Ram, 2.4Ghz i5) 13" MBP Retina and Sketch runs near flawless (aside from the normal slew of bugs). I've got .sketch files with 12+ artboards that only slowdown/have problems when I like try to move giant artboards between pages, etc.

    Hope you find a solution!

    2 points
  • Robin RaszkaRobin Raszka, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    Are you running latest stable version of Sketch (3.3.2) on latest stable OS X (10.10.4 )?

    2 points
  • Bevan StephensBevan Stephens, 6 years ago

    Yep, beachballin' every 10 seconds, I submitted the issue to the team and they said they were aware of it and are working on a fix for the next release.

    2 points
    • Saurabh M, 6 years ago

      I've had the beachballing issue as well. Grabbed the 3.3.3. beta for the moment. Temporary fix, but it's usable.

      1 point
  • Barron RothBarron Roth, almost 6 years ago

    Same device, no problems for me!

    1 point
    • John PJohn P, almost 6 years ago

      Do you use very high res photos in your design without downscaling the actual files?

      Because I'd bet money OP does and that's what's causing it.

      1 point
      • Chris Aalid, almost 6 years ago

        I learned my lesson about doing this really quickly.

        1 point
        • John PJohn P, almost 6 years ago

          I'm not surprised people make this mistake, not realising the destructive editing and smart object "optimisations" Photoshop has.

          In a way PS teaches you the lazy, destructive way to approach your work. Sketch is more in tune with motion graphics and 3D software where you actually have to pay attention to your assets but everything is non-destructive and malleable.

          e.g in After Effects if you were running a particle simulation in a 5K composition then downscaled that to a 200px wide square, it'd still take ages to render because the pipeline is still working in 5K until the final downscale.

          0 points
          • Chris Aalid, almost 6 years ago

            Yeah, sometimes I have to catch myself when I'm working with photos, especially big hero photos, to not just throw it in and mask it.

            1 point
  • Matias JansenMatias Jansen, almost 6 years ago

    UPDATE: This issue has been fixed in Sketch 3.3.3. Go download the beta version now, or wait for the final version to be released in a few days.

    Source: https://gist.github.com/bomberstudios/cf1926fdea20cb3a6d74

    0 points
  • Josh OlsenJosh Olsen, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    They addressed the issue in this Github post. If that describes your issue, send them the files they ask for and they should respond pretty quickly.

    My temporary workaround has been to download the trial version directly from their site, as the issue appears to only happen if you have the app store version of Sketch.

    0 points
  • Agnimitra Pathak, almost 6 years ago

    I hope you are not having this issue because I faced it and seems it very common with Sketch https://medium.com/@thomasdegry/how-sketch-took-over-200gb-of-our-macbooks-cb7dd10c8163

    0 points
  • Matias JansenMatias Jansen, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    Try this:

    1. Delete the app with AppCleaner
    2. Restart machine
    3. Re-install the app
    0 points
  • Some DesignerSome Designer, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    Really? You should try updating/reinstalling stuff even osx. I run sketch on mac air early 2015 and it runs smoothly.

    (not like a pro book but still I can work)

    0 points
  • Roberts Ozolins, almost 6 years ago

    I have the latest 13" Macbook Pro and Sketch works flawlessly. Try making your Sketch files lighter. Sometimes a lot of artboards and pages make it slow as hell.

    0 points
  • Bill Columbia, almost 6 years ago

    Running a 3440x1440 display from a 2012 13" rMBP and Sketch behaves similarly on the riMac. Aside from typical bugs nothing specific to one setup, that I have experienced.

    0 points
  • JT White, almost 6 years ago

    Thanks for the feedback everyone - going to try support.

    0 points
    • Diederik EenschootenDiederik Eenschooten, almost 6 years ago

      Not to be a dick or something but, why didn't you do that in the first place?

      (Just curious if DN gives faster solutions)

      2 points
      • JT White, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

        Haven't tried support through Bohemian before, but I usually assume support replies take a while. Would rather inquire within an active and knowledgable community.

        1 point
        • Scott Johnson, almost 6 years ago

          Your assumption, while true in most cases, is way off with Bohemian. Those guys will always reply and it's usually within a day.

          1 point
          • Luca Candela, almost 6 years ago

            It's true, they'll usually tell you a fix will come someday or that they have no plans to address your concerns.

            1 point
  • Pascal Gärtner, almost 6 years ago

    I switched to the new 13" Retina MBP last week and not experiencing any performance issues, even when connected to a 27" Thunderbolt display - not entirely sure if that makes a difference, but just wanted to mention it.

    0 points
  • Vladimir BabicVladimir Babic, almost 6 years ago

    I also have early 2015 13" Retina MBP and everything works perfect in sketch and elsewhere. But, people are often whining about it on twitter...

    0 points