Model Builder Att Field Problem

Discussion created by bkionx on Oct 22, 2012
I am trying to simplify a polygon at the end of my model and then buffer it, but when I connect the buffer tool for the final piece of the model no attributes to dissolve show up. I have does some checking and it all points to the simplify polygon right before the buffer that seems to not transfer the attributes from the polygon class prior to it. I have checked the polygon class by inserting the as the input features for the buffer tool and all the fields appear, but once I simplify that class there are none (only in model builder, when run natively in ArcMap the fields do transfer). Please help....I cannot skip this step because my polygons are a mess and this is the finalizing of my model. (and I do not want to smooth the polygon either). Thank you!