I've got a script that takes a single input polygon feature, throws 10 buffers around it at tenths of a specified input distance, and then symbolises the output based on an existing layer file. Pretty simple.
However, the arcpy.MultipleRingBuffer_analysis operation is amazingly slow. It takes upwards of two minutes to generate the buffers, even for very basic polygon inputs - the same result can be had in about two seconds by using the buffer wizard tool. Problem is, the buffer wizard can't be accessed through arcpy.
So obviously it's possible to quickly generate multiple ring buffers - does anyone have any insight as to how the buffer wizard tool is doing it, and how that might be replicated in Python?