FME Tutorial

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In no event shall Safe Software Inc. be liable to anyone for special, collateral, incidental, or consequential damages in connection with or arising out of purchase or use of these materials. The sole and ex clusive liability of Safe Software Inc., regardless of the form or action, shall not exceed the purchase price of the materials described herein. This manual describes the functionality and use of the software at the time of publication. The software described herein, and the descriptions themselves, are subject to change without notice.  
Copyright © 2008 Safe Software Inc. All rights are reserved.
Revisions Every effort has been made to ensure th e accuracy of this document. Safe Softwa re Inc. regrets any errors and omissions that may occur and would appreciate being informed of any errors found. Safe Software Inc. will correct any such errors and omissions in a subsequent version, as feasible. Please contact us at: Safe Software Inc.
Fax: 604-501-9965 docs@safe.com www.safe.com  Safe Software Inc. assumes no responsibility for any errors in this document or their consequences, and reserves the right to make improvements and changes to this document without notice.  
Trademarks FME is a registered trademark of Safe Software Inc. All brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or organizations.  Document Name:FME Tutorial Version:  FME 2008   tade:pdU January 2008   
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F
M E T u t o r i a l
Getting Started................................................................................................................................................ .....v Installing FME..............................................................................................................................................5 
Licensing FME..............................................................................................................................................5
Installing the tutorial....................................................................................................................................5
  
Getting help................................................................................................................................................5 Chapter 1  Viewing Data – FME Universal Viewer............................................................................................... . 1 In this chapter.............................................................................................................................................1 
Objective....................................................................................................................................................1
Viewing data...............................................................................................................................................1
Viewing geometry and attributes............................................................................................................3
Getting coordinate system information....................................................................................................4 Filtering features..................................................................................................................................4
Overlaying data in different formats................................................................................................................5
 
 
 
  
 
Exporting data from the Viewer......................................................................................................................7 Chapter 2  Quick Translations - FME Universal Translator................................................................................. 10 In this chapter............................................................................................................................................10 Objective...................................................................................................................................................10 
 
Automated translations................................................................................................................................11 
Simple feature processing............................................................................................................................13 Reprojecting data........................................................................................................................................14 
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F
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Chapter 3  Custom Translations – FME Workbench............................................................................................ 17 In this chapter............................................................................................................................................17 Objective...................................................................................................................................................17 
Creating a workspace...................................................................................................................................18 
Introducing transformers..............................................................................................................................20 Creating custom formats..............................................................................................................................34 
Saving the workspace as a custom format...............................................................................................34 Associating the custom format with a different file extension.....................................................................35 Viewing the custom format...................................................................................................................38 
Custom transformers...................................................................................................................................40 Creating custom transformers...............................................................................................................40 
Distributing custom transformers...........................................................................................................43
 
Appendix A  Getting Started with Workbench................................................................................................... 45 Workbench interface....................................................................................................................................45 Menu bar and toolbar...................................................................................................................................45 
Tools for managing the layout...............................................................................................................46
 
Tools for enhancing the canvas..............................................................................................................46 Status bar..........................................................................................................................................46 Workbench elements...................................................................................................................................46 Color definitions..................................................................................................................................47 Quick changes............................................................................................................................................48 Renaming and creating new attributes....................................................................................................48 Deleting transformer connections...........................................................................................................48 
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Inserting transformer connections..........................................................................................................48
Inserting vertices on links.....................................................................................................................49
 
 
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