Today we welcome a guest post by William Tober, one of the GIS and CAD experts at MNC. MNC needed to make an automated validation process for incoming files to ensure they comply with a range of business rules. Using FME, they developed online digital data submission solutions for 3 Canadian provinces. Here’s a look at the top transformers they […]
littleBits is a kit of electronic building blocks — like lights, speakers, sensors, and buttons — that you can snap together to build custom prototypes. It’s designed to get kids interested in technology — but we think it’s pretty fun for all ages! In this episode, we’re joined by Don Murray, (President and co-founder of Safe) and Jen (FME Server tech […]
The upcoming FME User Conference seems to me like hundreds of little projects all coming together to form one amazing event. While we put the finishing touches to it, I’m writing up a part of the FME Server Authoring training course on – ironically – Projects! Since Projects are new for 2017, I thought I’d both learn about it myself and write this post at the same time.
Peter Veenstra of TRC Solutions is using the AttributeCreator transformer to automate linear referencing tasks including the calculation of cumulative values to increase the accuracy of measurements in his pipeline dataset. “The AttributeCreator transformer allows a user to create new attributes using values obtained from previous or subsequent rows in an ordered input table,” explains […]
Co-op students have been an integral part of Safe Software for over 20 years, contributing to core FME technology and often returning as full-time software developers. Today we welcome Thomas Alain to the blog, a UFV student who has been a part of the FME Server team. He shares what it’s like to be a co-op at Safe, from orientation week to […]
When you’re responsible for the integrity of infrastructure like pipes, water mains, roads and culverts that serve a population of roughly 250,000, you need an asset life cycle management system that runs as efficiently as possible. This is the case for the City of Burnaby in British Columbia, Canada. To ensure inspections, repairs and replacements […]
By now you’ve heard a lot about the new connection styles available in FME 2017.0. Before this release, workspace connection lines were straight. Now they can also be curvy or squared. Starting tomorrow, we’re throwing all of this away in favour of a new, physics-inspired auto-layout. This style will be rolled out tomorrow and enforced […]
This article is a guide to dates for FME users.
When I say dates, you know I mean on a calendar. Because while FME has little help for either your love life or your eating habits (sorry) what it does have in 2017 is the ability to handle more complex calendar dates and to carry out a variety of calculations on them.
The Attribute Assignment setting for new user parameters is something you might not notice… until you go to create a user parameter and wonder what it means. In short it’s a new tool to control whether the end user is allowed to select an attribute for any particular user parameter.
With this you can now set up a user parameter to accept either a fixed value, an attribute, or both.
First thing’s first: FME 2017.0 is officially here. Go get it! Thank you to everyone who downloaded the Release Candidate in January/February and provided us with feedback over the last few weeks. Your beta testing prowess was so valuable in helping us iron out kinks in all this brand new functionality before the official launch. See What’s […]