Global rulers for the x/y axis.
If you want rulers so you can create guides for snapping, please upvote: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/14160453-guides
If you want rulers for a different purpose, please upvote this request and leave a comment telling us more about your use case.
Matthew King commented
Every time I open this program I think to myself "Yay! Digital work instead of print today!"
And then I get EXTREMELY FRUSTRATED that this multi-billion dollar is run by incompetent project managers that ignore basic principles of the entire Adobe ecosystem. They should fire your entire XD department and give it to the seniors from Ai and Ps to fix this insulting mess of a program.
Cmon Adobe wtf
Robert Boyhan commented
I don't like the current implementation of guides, because you may be zoomed in on a specific portion of the artboard and in order to drag a guide you have to zoom out or move to the top left edge of the board to start dragging. The source of the guides should be more global... like the rulers that have worked for years in all other adobe programs.
It... has... no... rulers?
2020 and still no rulers or guides...
This is a 'design' tool, right?
Came back to Adobe XD after a year or so, installed it again today...Hoping to see this. Pretty shocked. Though I did see a new feature about voice control...I mean, is the goal to literally kill the product?
You must be fucking kidding me...
Blake Gilchrist commented
Almost four years since this was raised and this is still not implemented - incredible.
The last official response was in 2016 from an Adobe software engineer who questioned the need/purpose of rulers and encouraged people to upvote a different feature (guides) which, as most designers will know, serve a useful but different purpose. Staggering that a company with such experience in design software needs to ask these questions when rulers and guides have been a staple of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign for over twenty years?
People in the comments talking rulers and guides as interchangeable terms/concepts isn't helping. What we currently have in XD is *guides* of various types, with the only truly user-controllable ones being at local Artboard level. These are fiddly and you can't even set their X/Y positions manually.
Alberto Carvajal commented
Please include rulers and guides.... to difficult to base align things and spacings without them.
It would be nice if the rulers were visible when working inside the artboard, somehow.
Currently we can drag rulers only if we have access to the artboard borders (left and top borders). It'd be nice if we didn't have to zoom out to be able to drag rulers.
Grace Snow commented
Rulers and guides serve different purposes. Rulers are so so useful when zoomed in on elements.
Guides are good for overall alignment on the page, but I don't want hundreds of guides for everything when rulers would serve what I need
Serkan Zararsız commented
To grap the rulers only from the top and left side of an artboard is very much restrictive. When I have a specific area zoomed in and want to grap a ruler, so its just not possible. I have to zoom out and grap it from the very top – imagine this on a 4000px height artboard! At least make it possible like in InDesign, when I grap a ruler from the left side of an artboard, then it should be possible to hit the "option" key to rotate the ruler from vertical to horizontal!
Another issue is deleting a ruler. There is no right click available. Again, I have to zoom out and then have to grap a ruler and throw it to the side! – come on Adobe, there are much better solutions; just inspire yourself from InDesign. 👍👍
Leonardo Borrero Luz commented
I'm actually for the no-rulers design.
yes this please!!! I dont care about guides within artboard only. Let's say you have two artboards on the wrokspace that are far apart and you need to measure something in copamarison to each other, having million guides within the artboard doesnt help one bit.
Why can't you just make it like it is in Ps or Ai, people have been using it for years and works great for them, why do you want to reinvent the wheel?
Aiman Fakia commented
we need this so much
Ben Berkompas commented
I'd like this for creating guides. There are two reasons:
1. Aligning items across multiple artboards (paste in place helps me here)
2. Quickly creating a guide without having to scroll to the top of the artboard
Please make the pc version of xd like the rest of the adobe suite. With the top bar including , file, edit, windows, view and the lot. Those things are what we are use to. Currently it feels like XD is under developed and as if im using wordpress elementor but even more less. Also we dont have ease of access and control. Great software dont get me wrong, just a big collection of minor bad ui and ux decisions.
Andreas Dobos commented
Guides and Rulers please. And deleting guides as it is in the other programs. As mentioned below, this workflow is a pain. It works perfect in the other programs. It is not necessary to invent everything new. You can copy perfect workflows from other products. There is a good reason why some things are unchanged for years ;)
Loba Ajisafe commented
If you would like rulers I created a plugin for it here's the link:
Still working on it more updates to come in future.