The FME Desktop training course has a section titled Best Practice that contains a number of recommendations for using FME. Taken together these recommendations form a sort of philosophy of the fundamental nature of FME.
I believe the word for this is Tao. I’m calling it the Tao of Mark because it’s definitely a personal philosophy. I hope you find these ideas useful.
As I get close to 100 posts on this blog, one thing I’ve noticed is that I don’t cover as many CAD topics as you might expect. I’m not sure why; FME works well with CAD formats, we have plenty of CAD users, and I do have a background of CAD use. So this post is for FME users marked with the curse of those who draft, design and edit…..
If you’ve used FME2011 - or attended our FME World Tour - you may have noticed a new transformer. It’s not often a single transformer gets a whole Evangelist post to itself, but this remarkable piece of functionality is going to be both popular with power users and simple enough for novices.
Dynamic and Generic are two aspects of FME functionality, alike in purpose but still distinct features in their own right. To put it succinctly, Dynamic ≠ Generic. So this post explains the differences (and similarities) and covers the huge improvements made for multipurpose workspaces in FME2010.
FME2009: The Small Stuff,
Transformer Defaults: A Reminder and An Update,
FME2009 Example: MeasureExtractorToZ,
Your Spy at Safe: Inspector Gadget,
Sketchup! Did I see that right?
Feature Types to Read: Now More Dynamic!
2009 FME International User Conference: Update.
This Friday afternoon (Pacific Time) the FME Evangelist gives you some weekend reading on the top FME2009 updates you probably never noticed, and drops some very hot-off-the-press information your way regarding a successor to the venerable FME Universal Viewer. Yes you heard (and saw) it here first! Plus there’s the reveal of a terrific update to the Feature Types to Read parameter.