FME Desktop is the core part of FME software. It consists of 2 components – FME Workbench and FME Data Inspector:  

FME Workbench allows building scripts for data transformation using a drag-and-drop GUI.  Data transformation doesn’t require any programming or code writing. With just a couple of clicks you can transform data or use it for analysis purposes. 

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FME Data Inspector allows browsing through data using particular attributes. From 2019.0 version, FME has data inspector built-into FME Workbench. So it’s no longer necessary to constantly switch between those modules for each phase of work with the data. 

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How FME can help You? 

Read, transform and save data  

FME allows working on more than 450 data sources including spatial data. For example:

 

  • GIS – ArcGIS, MapInfo, GeoMedia, SmallWorld,
  • CAD – Autodesk AutoCAD, Bentley MicroStation,
  • Big Data – Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB, PostGIS, PostgreSQL,
  • Text Files, Spreadsheets, CSV files
  • Raster data – Satellite imagery (Landsat, Sentinel), Aerial photos, DTM (TIFF/geoTIFF),
  • LIDAR and point clouds – LAS, Terrasolid, Cesium, Z+F LaserControl,
  • Formats XML – GML, CityGML, KML, Indoor GML, Land XML,
  • 3D and BIM – Revit, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk 3ds Max, SketchUp,
  • Web Services – Amazon, JSON/GeoJSON, Google, OSM, HTML,
  • And much more…

 

Check every format
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Transformers

FME possesses a great tool library that allows transformation and conversion of data. We listed some of the most popular functions below:  

 

  • Tester – Evaluates one or more tests on a feature and routes the feature according to the outcome of the test(s).
  • AttributeCreator – Adds one or more attributes to the feature and optionally assigns a value derived from constants, attribute values, and expressions. Values can reference adjacent features.
  • AttributeManager – Alters multiple attributes through adding, renaming, copying, and deleting. Sets values for new, existing, and modified attributes to any combination of constants, attribute values, conditionals, and parameters.
  • FeatureMerger – Merges the attributes and/or geometry of one set of features onto another set of features, based on matching key attribute values and expressions.
  • Inspector – Sends features to the FME Data Inspector for display.

 

Check out all the transformers
  • Inspector – Sends features to the FME Data Inspector for display.
  • AttributeKeeper – Removes all attributes and list attributes, except the specific ones you specify to be retained.
  • TestFilter – Filters features by test conditions to one or more output ports.
  • Creator –  Creates features using the parameters supplied, and sends them into the workspace for processing.
  • Reprojector – Reprojects feature coordinates from one coordinate system to another.
  • Clipper – Performs a geometric clipping operation (sometimes called a cookie cutter). Most geometry types can be clipped by an area, and some may also be clipped by a solid. Attributes may be shared between objects (spatial join).

How to start working with FME Desktop? 

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