I am trying to see the distance of an object to a locked layer in sketchapp; however it just doesn't show the distance once the layer is locked. Do you know whether there is any way to measure the distance? Thanks millions ^^

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From the sketch documentation:

With a layer selected, hold the Option key and hover over another layer. You will see that Sketch displays the distance between the two layers. When measuring against other layers, you can also hover over the Layer List.

What they fail to mention is that this works for locked layers: if you hold the Option key and mouse over the locked layer in the layers list, you'll see those familiar and oh-so-useful distance Smart Guides.

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