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Capture slides

Slides show different views of a scene. The slides can have different basemaps, layer visibility, daylight settings, weather effects, and extents. You can use them in scenes you share to tell an interactive story with the information in your scene. You can also use them as a starting point when you reopen the scene.


Slides store the state of the scene. A state is the camera position (or extent of your scene), the daylight settings, 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 configured content. 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 the Parks slide, your parks will be orange cubes, rather than the green spheres you originally saved in the state. Some examples of scene visualizations not stored in slides are layer symbology, ground and background color, and underground navigation.

Capture a slide of a scene

Capture a slide of a scene so you can return to it or share it.

  1. Verify you are signed in to the portal and open Scene Viewer.
  2. On the Designer toolbar, click Slide Manager Slides to open the Slide Manager pane.
  3. Click Capture slide Capture slide.

    A new slide with a thumbnail of the view is added and a thumbnail is generated at the bottom of the scene.

  4. Click the slide name to highlight it.
  5. Enter a new name.

    The name is also reflected in the slide at the bottom of the scene.

  6. On the Designer toolbar, click Save Save to save the slides to the scene.

Modify a slide

Update a slide with new layer configurations, content, and layer visibility. You can change the extent, add or remove content, or give layers a new configuration. You can modify slides with the following options:

Update Slide Update slide

Click to reset the slide to reflect the current scene state.

Remove Slide Remove slide

Click to delete the slide.

Slides options Slides option

Click to display a list of slide options:

  • Update Slide resets the slide to the state of the current view.
  • Move up moves the slide up one level and changes the order in the slide thumbnails.
  • Move down moves the slide down one level and changes the order at the bottom of the.
  • Rename allows you to give the slide a new name.
  • Remove deletes the slide.


To share a scene URL that opens to a specific slide, add the #<slide-number> parameter to the URL.