mwoerner

buffering with variable distances

Discussion created by mwoerner on Feb 1, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 2, 2013 by Wayne_Whitley
Dear all,

in http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/na/000800000019000000/ I found an instructon for buffering lines with variable distances. According to the instruction I added a field (with type text) in the attribute table and inserted the specifications as "5 Meters", "8 Meters" and so on. The layer contains around 92.000 lines and I took care to provide all of them with specifications in the new field.

Afterwards I started the buffering tool with the option "Field" and chose the newly created field. Beyond that I chose the Side Type FULL, the End Type ROUND and the Dissolve Type ALL.

The computer worked the whole night but without any result. Now I ask myself what went wrong? If there are any ideas, please let me know.

Thanks in advance and kind regards,
Matthias

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