Adding Buffer Distance Variable to Model

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01-07-2014 09:49 AM
MeredithGreen
New Contributor III
I am creating a model that uses the buffer tool and I wanted to create a variable for the buffer distance so that you can just open the tool and plug in your distance without having to go in to edit the model.  Right now I have inserted a variable and set it to double.  It is also set as a parameter but it in no way is connected to the buffer tool in the model.  Is there a way to do this?

Thanks
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TimWitt
Frequent Contributor
Meredith,

After adding the buffer tool to your model, right click the buffer and click "Make Variable ->  From Parameter -> Distance [Value or Field]"

After this is created right click the new bubble and select "Model Parameter".

Now when you run the model it should ask you to specifies the distance.

Hope this helps!

Tim
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MeredithGreen
New Contributor III
Nevermind.  Instead of going to insert -> create variable I right clicked the buffer tool -> make variable -> from parameter -> distance and set as model parameter
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