How to create flat buffers with a basic license?

Discussion created by astoicof on Apr 23, 2013

I have nearly 650 polygon buffers that I've created from a set of lines, according to a width from a field in the attribute table. I am running the basic license, so I do not have the option of creating flat buffers, but this is what I really need. Does anyone know of a way to get around this isssue, without having to manually edit every buffer? I am trying to figure out a way to automatically create a perpendicular line to each of my lines' endpoints, and somehow intersect that new line with the buffer, as a way to cut if off at that point. But no luck so far. Any suggestions would be really appreciated! Thank you!