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?

1 Answer 1


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? Commented Jul 26, 2019 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. Commented Jul 28, 2019 at 12:01
  • @Tom-Verhoeff, I can't believe that works! Thanks for answering your own question publicly.
    – Timtro
    Commented Jan 25, 2020 at 5:21
  • \uncover itself also works fine for nodes (but make sure to surround in curly brackets, e.g. {\uncover<3->{1}}).
    – varkor
    Commented Jun 10 at 10:17

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