Qt Design Studio 1.2 released

We are happy to announce the release of Qt Design Studio 1.2!

Qt Design Studio is a UI design and development tool that enables designers and developers to rapidly prototype and develop complex UIs. Both designers and developers use Qt Design Studio and this makes collaboration between the two a lot simpler and more streamlined. To get an impression, you should watch this video.

The most notable addition to Qt Design Studio 1.2 is the Qt Bridge for Sketch. This allows you to seamlessly import your designs to Qt Design Studio.
The Qt Bridge for Sketch is delivered with Qt Design Studio as a plugin that you can install to Sketch. At the moment the feature set of the Qt Bridge for Sketch is very similar to the  Qt Bridge for Photoshop and we already support symbols.

We created a short video to give an impression of the Qt Bridge for Sketch.


For details about how to install and use the  Qt Bridge for Sketch check our online documentation.

Qt Design Studio 1.2 Community Edition

With Qt Design Studio 1.2 we also offer a free to download and use Community Edition. The Community Edition can be downloaded from here. The Qt Bridge for Sketch and the Qt Bridge for Photoshop are not part of the Community Edition.

Since there have been many questions about the source code of Qt Design Studio I want to emphasize that Qt Design Studio is basically a different configured Qt Creator and that most of the source code is already part of  Qt Creator.
The Qt Bridge for Sketch and the Qt Bridge for Photoshop are closed source, though. In the timeframe of Qt Creator 4.10, we will clean up the way how we exchange the icons, rename the executable and product name.

Qt Creator 4.9 already contains the graphical timeline editor for example. Users who are primarily C++ developers can continue to use Qt Creator for their QML development and to integrate Qt Design Studio projects.

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Complex gradients

In Qt Design Studio 1.2 we now support the more complex gradients from Qt Quick Shapes for the Qt Design Studio Components. Those advanced gradients like spherical and conical gradients are very useful when creating gauges and meters especially since their properties can also be animated. Finally, you are not limited to linear vertical gradients anymore when using Qt Design Studio to design content.


For Qt Design Studio 1.2 we also fixed many bugs and issues.
To learn more about the improvements and fixes in Qt Design Studio 1.2, you can check out the changelog.

Download and try out Qt Design Studio 1.2

The commercially licensed packages are available through the online installer and on the Qt Account Portal. You can try out and evaluate Qt Design Studio by registering for an evaluation license. 2019).
The Community Edition, which does not contain the Qt Bridges, can be downloaded from here.

Getting Started

You can find the latest online documentation for Qt Design Studio 1.2 here. The documentation is also available from inside Qt Design Studio.

For Qt Design Studio we created step by step tutorials as part of the documentation.

The welcome page of Qt Design Studio contains examples and links to video tutorials to help you get started.

Please post issues you find or suggestions you have in our bug tracker.

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