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About FME    |   December 15, 2015   |   By Mark Ireland

FME 2016 Sneak Peek: Tools as Lovely as a Tree

Prior to 2016 a lot of FME parameters had just a drop-down or straight list of choices. This was fine in most cases, but decidedly awkward when a list of database tables (for example) had dozens of entries. That’s when we decided to improve on the user experience by implementing a tree view.

And when I started to catalogue all of the places that it is used, I thought it was so important to actually deserve a post of its own.

Author:
Mark Ireland
FME
About FME    |   November 20, 2015   |   By Dale Lutz

New FME Knowledge Center: Bringing it all together since 1998

Hard to believe the FME user community started all the way back in 1998. Where has the time gone? Over all those years, it’s evolved from a simple email list through several (E-Yahoo-Google) groups, and then 3 years ago to a Salesforce-hosted knowledge base. We are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve our customer […]

Author:
Dale Lutz
FME
About FME    |   November 17, 2015   |   By Mark Ireland

FME 2016 Sneak Peek: Attribute Management

Benjamin Franklin once said: “there is nothing certain in life, except death and taxes”.

Of course, they didn’t have FME in 1789, otherwise he might have said: “there is nothing certain in life except death, taxes, and the need to manage attributes”.

It might not be the most stimulating of topics, but attribute management is something we all do with FME. And in FME 2016 there is a new transformer that’s the ultimate FME attribute multi-tasker. The AttributeManager!

Author:
Mark Ireland
FME
About FME    |   November 6, 2015   |   By Stewart Harper

Behind the scenes FME Cloud: Monitoring and maintaining the infrastructure

In last week’s blog post, we looked at how FME Cloud was architected and the services we used to build it. In this post, we will look at how the automated billing works and the automation we have in place to help us secure and maintain our infrastructure. I’ll share some tips based on what we have learned. […]

Author:
Stewart Harper
USER
About Our Customers    |   November 4, 2015   |   By Kris Majury

Oslo: 3D Printing a City

The City of Oslo built an updateable 7.6 x 4.5 meter physical 3D model of the city – with 3D printers, quite a bit of FME, and a lot of time, patience, and attention to detail.

Author:
Kris Majury
FME
About FME    |   November 3, 2015   |   By Mark Ireland

FME 2016 Sneak Peek: Transformer Versions

This post introduces a really significant function new to FME2016: transformer versioning and updating.

This new tool is useful when your “workspace transformer” becomes out of sync with what we might call the “core transformer” – the core definition in FME.

But! Is your update really necessary? This post covers when you do – or don’t – need to update your transformers, and how to go about it.

Author:
Mark Ireland
FME
About FME    |   October 27, 2015   |   By Stewart Harper

Behind the scenes FME Cloud: Overview and Architecture

Software vendors worldwide are turning their enterprise web applications into Platform as a Service (PaaS) products to provide their customers with the benefits of cloud infrastructure. FME Cloud, Safe Software’s PaaS, enables our clients to take advantage of our enterprise data transformation solution, FME Server, without the costs of hardware. This two-part blog series dives […]

Author:
Stewart Harper
FME
About FME    |   October 20, 2015   |   By Mark Ireland

FME 2016 Sneak Peek: SQL Editor Dialog Updates

Yes, FME2016 is coming, and it’s time for me to start talking about new functionality you’ll find. In particular, what updates will have an immediate impact on how you work.

This post is going to highlight some useful updates to our SQL editor dialogs.

Author:
Mark Ireland
FME
About FME    |   October 12, 2015   |   By Mark Ireland

best.integration.ever – FME and what3words

As you may have noticed, FME recently gained support for what3words, in the form of a couple of new transformers available for free on the FME Store.

In case you aren’t aware what what3words does, or how it might be used with FME, here’s a little bit more information for you.

Author:
Mark Ireland
USER
About Our Customers    |   October 6, 2015   |   By Kris Majury

In the Scrum: XML Feeds and Tweets at Donegal County

Rugby madness is on! With the 2015 Rugby World Cup running through the end of October in England, fans of all stripes are glued to the matches. And one of them, Daragh McDonough, is busy spatializing tweets, mauling XML feeds, and coming up with rugby analogies for FME’s role at Donegal County Council in Ireland. […]

Author:
Kris Majury