Transforming AutoCAD Data to Smallworld with FMEPresentation Transcript
AutoCAD to GE SmallworldMarcin GoreckiGIS Specialist Atmos Energy April 10, 2013
ATMOS Energy Corporation One of the country’s largest natural-gas only distributors 3 million customers in 1,400 communities in 9 states 4,759 employees HQ in Dallas, with operation in AL, CO, GA, KS, KY, LA, MS, TN, TX, VA.
Problem: In 2010 Atmos Energy decided to use GE Smallworld as a primary GIS data carrier. Existing data was in AutoCAD format Lines representing mains MTEXT used for description Different layers to describe main size The goal was to consolidate and transfer DATA to GE Smallworld without losing any valuable information.
AutoCAD data prior conversion:
Solution: To solve our problem we used FME Workbench Work process: Cleaning AutoCAD files (connectivity, correct layers)
Creating FME Workbench file:
Loading data to GE Smallworld Setting up parameters in Workbench: Setting correct coordinates Both platforms run on Citrix (setting correct TICS host and port:
Setting parameters in Smallworld (SW): Setting the import in SW (4.2 version used for this presentation) We need to make sure we are in writable mode
Run the FME Workbench: Check the outcome in SW: Important part of checking outcome is also checking for data in editor window in SW
Of course the same process work the other way and we are able to transform Smallworld objects to AutoCAD:
Thank You! Questions? For more information: Marcin.Gorecki@atmosenergy.com Atmos Energy