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Jason Hill
Posted Aug 28 - Read on Facebook

If I am importing files from Sketch with multiple arboards, is there a good way to organize those layers? Or is it better to have all the layers on one artboard?

5 Comments

Balraj Chana

Hey Jason, you're better off not even using artboards and instead organising your layers using groups. It's much easier to manage when you're working with features such as scroll components.

Jason Hill

That's good timing. I am just about to start working with scroll components. Feel free to throw any tips on scrolling my way.

Balraj Chana

Great! The scrollable template will help you get you started on your way: http://framerjs.com/learn/import/templates/. As you're using Sketch you should be fine as there's many helpful resources lying around in the group :)

Jason Hill

New question. If I don't user artboards and the folders come into Framer out of order. Do I need to create a layer and add them under it or is there as way to enable perspective at the root folder so I can use z values to move content up and down?

Balraj Chana

Hey Jason, if I understand you correctly, artboards do not affect the ordering or reordering of layers. If you want to place layers behind or in front of other layers, then you have two options, you can either:

1. Order the layers in the layers list in Sketch using folders and subfolders
2. Reorder the imported Sketch layers using layer.index in Framer (http://framerjs.com/docs/#layer.index). You can also use .placeBehind(), placeBefore(), bringToFront(), sendToBack() as long as the layers have either the same superLayer or no superLayer.

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