I have a similar problem to this one, only I'm using tikz-cd instead of tikz.

Here is a minimal example:

\begin{tikzcd}[ampersand replacement=\&]

This will have two slides, both having the arrow. Removing the {...} will lead to an Error:

Giving up on this path. Did you forget a semicolon? 

Using \only instead of \uncover does work, but does move things in bigger diagrams, which I don't want.

Is there a workaround without converting all my tikz-cd diagrams into tikzpictures?


Use the visible on style:


    visible on/.style={alt={#1{}{invisible}}},
    alt/.code args={<#1>#2#3}{%


\begin{tikzcd}[ampersand replacement=\&]
1 \arrow[visible on=<2->,r]\arrow[visible on=<3>,d] \& 2\arrow[visible on=<2->,d] \\
3 \arrow[visible on=<3>,r] \& 4 


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    How can you apply this visibility to the nodes? That is, to make them appear together with each relevant arrow? – Tom Verhoeff Jul 26 '19 at 21:06
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    I found the answer to my question: you can pass key-value pairs to nodes using the syntax |[key=value]| before the node. Thus, node 3 can be shown from slide three onwards with |[visible on=<3->]| 3. – Tom Verhoeff Jul 28 '19 at 12:01
  • @Tom-Verhoeff, I can't believe that works! Thanks for answering your own question publicly. – Timtro Jan 25 '20 at 5:21

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