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Webinar Getting Started with FME Desktop: Your Burning Questions Answered

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Are you a new FME Desktop user? This webinar is for you! Covering some of the most common questions we get from users who are just starting out, this webinar provides a crash-course in FME basics, including building translations, choosing transformers, and creating reusable workspaces. Though most of the audience will be new to FME, we know that even seasoned pros will pick up tips and tricks along the way.

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Webinar Getting Started with FME Desktop: Your Burning Questions Answered

  1. 1. Introduction to Safe Software’s FME® Getting Started with FME Desktop Your Burning Questions Answered
  2. 2. Chris Berger Desktop Technology Expert Jovita Chan Desktop Technology Expert Your photo here Presenters Nampreet Singh Desktop Technology Experts
  3. 3. AGENDA 1. Overview: FME Desktop 1.1. Intro to Data Inspector 1.2. Intro to Workbench 2. Authoring a Workspace 2.1. Readers, Transformers & Writers 2.2. Attributes 2.3. Parameters 2.4. Debugging 3. Demo 3.1. Converting CAD to GIS 4. Learning Resources & Support
  4. 4. Poll: How long have you been using FME? A. Never used it B. Opened it a few times C. Less than 6 months D. More than 6 months
  5. 5. Overview: FME Desktop
  6. 6. OUR MISSION To help you maximize the value of your data.
  7. 7. Connect Your Data Sources Transform Your Data Automate Your Workflows
  8. 8. CONNECT YOUR DATA SOURCES FME supports geospatial data, structured and unstructured data, linked data, and time series. Share Connect data between 400+ sources Extend Extend FME’s capabilities with custom connections Enable Power business decisions by removing data silos
  9. 9. Validate Validate to ensure high quality data Adjust Adjust workflows to meet changing requirements TRANSFORM YOUR DATA Use any combination of transformers to address all levels of complexity. Modify Restructure, filter, calculate & more
  10. 10. FME® Integration Platform FME Desktop FME Server FME Cloud Connect. Transform. Automate. FME is the data integration solution with the best support for spatial data worldwide. Build & Run Workflows Automate Workflows (on-premises) Automate Workflows (cloud)
  11. 11. Intro to Data Inspector
  12. 12. Inspecting Your Data Data Inspector Why do I need to inspect my data?
  13. 13. When is the Feature Information Window helpful? ● Coordinate systems ● 2D or 3D ● Geometry extents ● User Attributes ● Format Attributes ● Working with lists ● Vertex points
  14. 14. Inspecting Your Data Visual Preview
  15. 15. What’s the Difference?
  16. 16. ● How do I access background maps? ● How do I turn off Visual Preview? ● When should I use one or the other? Using Visual Preview Tutorial
  17. 17. Intro to Workbench
  18. 18. Key terms: ● Workspace ● Workflow ● Template workspace
  19. 19. FME Workbench
  20. 20. Authoring a Workspace: 2.1. Readers, Transformers & Writers
  21. 21. Reading Data Ways to add data: 1. Quick Add 2. Reader Icon 3. Reader Menu 4. Drag & Drop
  22. 22. Adding a Database or Web Connection Save connections to reuse
  23. 23. 23 Dataset vs. Feature Types Database: The database is the dataset The tables are the feature types Authoring: Readers, Transformers, Writers File: The file is the dataset The sheets/layers are the feature types Directory: The directory is the dataset The individual files are the feature types ▪ A reader defines a dataset, a single reader may have many feature types (tables)
  24. 24. Transformers Adding Transformers: 1. Quick Add 2. Transformer Icon 3. Toolbar Transformer 4. Transformer Gallery
  25. 25. Transformers Connecting objects on the Canvas 1. Click and Drag 2. Auto Connect (previous selected) 3. Hover over 4. Shift click
  26. 26. Writing Data Ways to add data: 1. Quick Add 2. Writer Icon 3. Writer Menu Tutorial
  27. 27. 27 What do the different colors in my workspace mean? Authoring: Readers, Transformers, Writers Reader and writer feature types Transformers Can you spot the incomplete transformers? Which ones have feature caching?
  28. 28. 28 Fanout Dataset: New file for each group ▪ A fanout is a way within FME to split output data based upon the value of an attribute. The data is divided at the time of writing, rather than within the workspace itself Feature Type: New sheet for each group
  29. 29. Authoring a Workspace: 2.2. Attributes
  30. 30. Working with Attributes Managing Attributes: 1. Filtering 2. Calculating Values 3. Create, Rename, Remove 4. Join & more!
  31. 31. Authoring a Workspace: 2.3. Parameters
  32. 32. Working with Parameters User Parameters: 1. Published 2. Private
  33. 33. Authoring a Workspace: 2.4 Debugging
  34. 34. The Translation Log Logging Warnings Errors
  35. 35. Demo Converting CAD to GIS
  36. 36. Learning Resources and Support
  37. 37. Training Courses > Live chat > FREE RESOURCES WE’RE ALL ABOUT safe.com Getting Started Deep Dive Lost? Webinars > FME Community > FME Community | Forums > "FME sets the standard for support and is the leader by far". - Brad Very helpful and went above and beyond to help find a solution to my request! A+" - Justin "Thank you! Answered all my questions - AGAIN. You folks always seem to have a way of doing that." - Ray FME Community | KB >
  38. 38. Resources & Support We’ve got your back Transformers FME Hub Formats Documentation FME Community Report a Problem
  39. 39. Heading: Text
  40. 40. THANK YOU! Try FME for free at safe.com/trial Any questions we can answer?

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