Instructions provided describe a procedure to buffer multiple polygons and dissolve those that overlap.
- In ArcToolbox, select Analysis Tools > Proximity > Buffer.
- Add the Input Features.
- Specify an Output Feature Class.
- Click the 'Dissolve Type (Optional)' in the dropdown list and select Dissolve All.
- Click OK.
- Double-click the Data Management Tools > Features > Multipart To Singlepart tool to explode the multiparts and keep the dissolved features as one.