I'm struggling with a simple buffer which turns out to be way more difficult than I thought.
I just want to buffer a polygon shapefile which has many neighbouring objects (on the left picture the states). But I do not want to buffer the inner boundaries (middle picture with the overlapping areas) but only the outer-boundaries (here the sea boundaries). But still I want the result to preserve the state boundaries, similar to the picture on the right. I tried the "buffer" tool and also the tool "graphic buffer" in every possible setting, but nothing worked.
Does anybody know how to create a buffer without those overlaying areas in ArcGIS Pro?