Rebuild a web scene layer

After edits have been applied, the web scene layer must be rebuilt to reflect the changes stored in the system of record, the web feature layer. You have the option to rebuild the entire cache or do a partial update. When you do a partial update, only the edited features or attributes are updated in the scene layer. This decreases the time it takes to create the updated cache, but over time, the scene layer cache can become unbalanced and may cause drawing performance issues in ArcGIS clients. Use partial updates to change features and make the scene layer available for users as quickly as possible. After using partial updates several times, rebuild the entire cache to ensure the web scene layer cache is well balanced and can perform optimally. If you are editing the entire dataset, perform a full update. For example, if you have changed all attributes of the scene layer.


Partial updates are only available for 3D object scene layers in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7 or later.

Rebuilding the cache of a web scene layer on ArcGIS Online consumes credits. For more information on credits, see Understand credits.

To rebuild a web scene layer, follow these steps:

  1. Open the item details page of the web scene layer in ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise.
  2. On the Settings tab, click Manage Cache.

    The Manage Cache dialog box appears.

  3. On the Manage Cache dialog box, select Full Cache to rebuild the layer or Partial Update to only update the features or attributes modified.
  4. Select the layers for which to rebuild the cache.
  5. Click Rebuild Cache.

    All edits stored with the associated feature layer are now part of the web scene layer and can be viewed by all users who have access to the web scene layer.

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