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I am wondering if anyone knows of a tool that performs the same function as the swipe layer tool in the effects toolbar, but that does not depend on holding the mouse clicked down. Not necessarily permanent like a clip, but that provides the same function as swiping but can be left on or turned off. I.e. so that one could print the view achieved by the swipe tool or show it during a presentation and be able to quickly change the swiped extent or turn it off.


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Also, perhaps the ability to "swipe" more than one layer at a time. The swipe tool only allows you to swipe a single layer from view, it would be nice to be able to "swipe" a whole set of layers from view.

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This is not an ArcGIS solution but if you're willing to do a very little HTML editing it may be an nice alternative, not sure. This swipe will pan between two different map images so any number of layers in each, and can be left at ay position for printing from screen or window. Not the same a live swipe in Arc but thought I would mention it.

http://www.sonic.net...rt_Sliders.html

http://www.catchmyfa...reafter-plugin/

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So It is kind of cumbersome but in data view you can set up two different data frames open a viewer window on one data frame then activate the other data frame in your map. you can pan and zoom around then update the viewer or map to the extents you changed. This is done in the viewer window. It is not the best solution but could work for you.

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Set up two data frames. in layout view set one to the back. Put the other ontop and as long as the centers of the frame (graphical) are the same place on the page you can set one of the data frame's extent properties to follow the other data frame. when you pan and zoom both frames change. In trying this out I had to make my background frame much wider than the page so I could get a nice division within the page margins. When it prints it should look fine. for a display you could mask off the offending edge with a white graphic box.

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BDR, what version of ArcGIS?




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