As FME2013 is released, I think the Smart Delete (Auto-Heal) function in Workbench will get a lot of attention, as will the GeometryValidator transformer, the Data Inspector table viewer, and new formats such as Socrata, Salesforce, SpatiaLite, and Ingres.
But, for FME power users I have another list of updates: “Key Functionality updates”. Each represents an explosion of opportunities to do new things with that particular tool. Click here to see what I mean!
For FME Server users, security tends to be one of the big ones; a topic every administrator is interested in. And FME 2012 delivers a bunch of new security functionality that is both effective and flexible. So this post highlights three security improvements for FME Server 2012.
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…..
Not too long ago I was asked to write a post about Custom Transformers from a novice user’s point of view. Well, sometimes it takes a while for such seeds to grow, and this was no exception. But I recently stopped to consider just how important custom transformers are to FME, and thought I would finally do something about the request.
With FME2011 now upon us - it was released yesterday - it’s good timing for an evangelist post.
This time I’m going to write about changes to parameters in 2011; particularly published parameters. Actually, one fundamental difference is a change in wording from “Published Parameters” to simply “Parameters”, so forget all that you knew about the subject, and read on as I describe parameters, step-by-step, from the very basics…