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Slides show different views of your scene. The slides can have different basemaps, layers, and extents. You can use them in scenes you share with others to tell a linear, interactive story with the information in your scene. You can also use them for yourself as a starting point for when you reopen the scene.

What are states?

Slides store the state of the scene. A state is the camera position (or extent of your scene), the selected basemap and the status of the visibility checks in the Layers menu. If you navigate to a different view in your scene or change layer visibility, you can click this slide to return your scene to the state you previously saved in the slide.


Slides store your scene state and save your layer configurations. If you change your layer configuration, the slide will update and save the new layer configurations automatically. For example, if you create a Parks slide with park symbols as green spheres and change the park symbols to orange cubes, when you click on the Parks slide, your parks will be orange cubes, rather than the green spheres you originally saved in the state.

Create a slide

Create a slide of your scene so you can return to it or share it with others.

  1. To create Slides, click Slides or the Open button Open at the bottom of your Contents.
  2. Click + Add slide. A new slide appears with the name Slide 1 and appears at the bottom of the scene.
  3. Click the Slide 1 name to highlight it.
  4. Give it a new name and press Enter. The Viewport shows the new slide name at the bottom.
  5. Click Done to go back to Contents.

You have created Slides to capture the state of your scene and can create additional Slides to save in your scene and share with others.

Modify slides

Update your slide with new layer configurations, content, and layer visibility.

  1. Change your extent, add or remove content, or give your layers a new configuration. You can modify your slides with the following options:
    • Click the Update Slide button Update slide to reset the slide to the new state you created.
    • Click the Remove Slide button Remove slide to delete the slide.
    • Hover over the slide in the Slides pane and click the drop-down arrow Drop-down to the right to reveal more Slides options:
      • Update Slide resets the slide to the state of the current view.
      • Move up moves the slide up one level and changes order at bottom of the Viewport.
      • Move down moves the slide down one level and changes order at bottom of the Viewport.
      • Rename allows you to give the slide a new name.
      • Remove deletes the slide.
  2. Click Done to go back to Contents.