Connectors and Plugins

Sketch Plugin

Available for

  • Ultimate and Enterprise editions

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Sketch is a vector graphics editor for macOS. It is primarily used for user interface and user experience design of websites and mobile apps.


Prerequisite: Sketch is installed.

To install the Sketch plugin, follow these steps:

  1. Download the plugin.

  2. Unzip it and double click filename.

    The plugin is now available under the Plugin menu in Sketch.

Connect to Memsource

The plugin must first be connected to Memsource before use.

To connect to Memsource, follow these steps:

  1. From Sketch, select the Plugins menu.

    The Plugins menu opens.

  2. Select Memsource from the menu and click Connect to Memsource.

    The Log in to Memsource window opens.

  3. Provide Username, Password and Hostname. User must have Project Manager or Administrator roles in Memsource.

  4. Click Connect.

    Sketch is now connected to Memsource via the plugin.


The plugin provides these functions:

  • Submit page for translation

    Select a project template and optionally a due date and apply settings. Select target languages from the project template before submitting the page.

  • Check translation status

    Displays the status of a selected page.

  • Retrieve page translations

    If the job status is Complete, pulls translated page from Memsource and changes the status to Delivered.

  • Pseudo-translate page

    Set pseudo-translation options and view the results of pseudo-translated Sketch pages.

Managing Strings

To manage strings, follow these steps:

  1. From the Plugins menu, select Memsource, Manage strings to translate.

    The Select strings to translate and assign key names window opens.

    All strings on the page are presented, but clicking on a specific string or a design element filters the selection to that string or strings in that element. Click X to remove the filter.

    Click Group duplicate entries if the same key is to be applied to all instances of a string.

  2. Select strings for translation.

  3. Define Key name for selected strings.

    Default key names are automatically generated but can be manually changed and will then be listed under User-defined key names.

    If a translation memory is provided, it can be searched for the existing strings and if there are assigned key names, they are available for selection in a dropdown list.

  4. Define key Description.

    To be displayed in the CAT preview pane giving translators further context for the translations.

  5. Flag keys according to their stage in the design process.

  6. Click Save.


The job file sent to Memsource is in XLIFF format, which can be automatically detected but ideally defined in Project Settings and Context type and set to Segment key.

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