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 […]
To celebrate Women in Tech (#WinTech) Week, we sat down with a few of Safe Software’s Tech Experts for a new episode of Coders on Couches Drinking Coffee. We chatted about how we ended up on this awesome career path and were surprised to find a common theme. We also shared thoughts on why we think […]
The promise of Docker is that it can change how we deploy FME processing capabilities both on-premises and in the cloud. For us, Docker is the ultimate abstraction layer in which to deploy fault-tolerant, scalable solutions. First Docker abstracted compute, then it abstracted networking, and soon it will abstract storage. As someone who did my […]
Data helps us gain understanding — from business systems to natural processes to our communities. Through this understanding, we have the ability to change and shape our world. On May 24, 2017, hundreds of the world’s top data experts will be arriving in Vancouver, Canada for the FME International User Conference. With more than 100 […]