I am trying to construct flat-ended buffers along overlapping line segments. I need to be able to buffer the line width independently of the line length. That is, I do not want the additional length that is added with the round buffer ends because I need to be able to create a buffer that is wider (e.g., 800-m width) than it is long (e.g., 400-m long). I thought this would be quite simple.
I made my buffers with flat ends using the buffer analysis tool.