Interface Enhancements

FME Workbench for FME Desktop is more customizable and easy to use than ever. In the 2019 release you’ll find:

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  • Visual preview in Workbench with background map enhancements lightbulb
  • Ability to save and preset reader, writer, and transformer parameters lightbulb
  • Inspect data using Animate mode to observe how data changed with time
  • Automatic transformer resizing lightbulb


Automations is a new tool in FME Server that allows you to set up event-based workflows, drag-and-drop style. In Automations you can:

  • Build workflows by defining triggers, actions, and external actions
  • Watch directories, e-mails, or create schedules to define triggers
  • Run, merge, filter, or log workspaces
  • Make requests, send messages, or upload files automatically
  • Stay on top of all data integration workflows!

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Don’t just inspect data - experience it! Transform and convert data into a .udatasmith file and watch it in action. Why use a gaming engine?

  • Communicate your thoughts, ideas, and concerns effectively
  • Create custom, immersive environments
  • Display various 3D formats in one place
  • Wow stakeholders and colleagues
  • Simulate phenomena and other dynamic events
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New (and Improved) Formats

NEW to 2019.2

With a new native Revit reader, you can read your Revit files directly without needing to use RVZ intermediate files.


Read and write DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) files and learn more about the medical imagery it holds along with additional metadata.

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Convert your files into a text data format that encodes topology. This format is more compact than a GeoJSON and is great for web browsers.


Read DWML (Digital Weather Markup Language) files to connect current and forecasted weather conditions to the data.


Retrieve and read spatially referenced raster maps using a Web Coverage Service (WCS) from any WCS compliant server.

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Use FME to create Esri’s Indexed 3D Scene Layer format from your collection of 3D models, point clouds, shapefiles, and other data.

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The Microstation Design (V8) reader now supports reading DGN mesh elements directly so you can work with both 2D and 3D features in FME.


Now you can both read and write .fmear files in FME. Create, edit, and then view your models in augmented reality.

New in FME Hub

FME Packages

Sets of transformers, readers/writers, and web connectors are now being distributed as FME Packages (.fpkg). Packages will allow for continuous deployment of component upgrades outside of an FME release.

S3 Connector

The Amazon S3 Connector contains the S3Connector transformers as well as the Amazon S3 web file system that allows readers to access S3 directly.

Cesium ion Connector

The Cesium ion Connector contains the CesiumIonConnector transformer as well as the Cesium ion web service to help prep data for Cesium ion.

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The Azure Storage Connector contains both the AzureBlobStorageConnector and AzureFileStorageConnector to connect to the web service.

Google BigQuery Connector
NEW to 2019.2

Use the Google BiqQuery Connector package to connect to Google BigQuery and run queries on tables.

Amazon Athena
NEW to 2019.2

Use the Amazon Athena package to connect to Amazon’s service for querying data in Amazon S3.

New (and Improved) Transformers

Family of Raster Object Detector Transformers

These new transformers can be used to support efforts in computer vision and machine learning. Alongside the RasterObjectDetector is the Raster Object Detection Trainer package which contains three additional transformers.

Family of Natural Language Processor transformers

This new FME package contains two transformers: the NLPTrainer and the NLPClassifier. Use these transformers to make interpreting large amounts of natural language data a breeze.


What a difference! The Dissolver has experienced some serious performance improvements and now runs up to 75x faster (depending on input data).

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Observe the exact changes that have been made between your original and revised datasets in the new “Updated” output port.


A new “Approximate Center Line” mode has been added. It uses Delaunay triangulation to perform the calculation.


No longer based on ArcObjects and does not need ArcGIS installed on your computer to use.

NEW to 2019.2

Highlight parts of your image while removing background noise. Choose to do this at a fine or coarse scale.

NEW to 2019.2

Partition an image into multiple segments to help highlight features of interest and begin your analysis.

NEW to 2019.2

Transform a raster image to minimize its difference with another.

New in FME Server

System Events

Use System Event triggers in Automations to track the health and status of FME Server. These events include actions relating to security, system information, Server status, and other Server activities.

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Share FME Workspaces as apps via a URL to allow others to fill in forms or submit data. Fully customize your app and control which parameters are visible to the end user.

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Create multiple tokens with specific parameters to allow anyone to access any FME Server processes you choose. Generate as many tokens as you want with different permissions and expiration dates.

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In addition to being able to filter completed Jobs based on engine, repository, or workspace, you can now also filter Jobs by warnings and errors.

Share and Download Projects

Create and now share your Projects on FME Hub directly to make it easy to migrate Project details between various FME Servers.

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New password policy management that allows the FME Server administrator to define the complexity of passwords set by additional FME Server users.

Notable New Features

Automatic Decompression

Read your compressed data files directly in FME without having to decompress them first. Another barrier has been taken down!

FME Hub Overhaul

Sort FME Hub items by the official Safe Software account or by the community. Additionally, sign up to receive updates on what Safe Software has published.

Kubernetes Cluster

FME Server can now be deployed across a Kubernetes Cluster. Perfect for deployments that are on the cloud or on-premise.

FME Data Express Mobile App

Run workspaces from your mobile device using the FME Data Express mobile application. Perfect for both technical and non-technical users.

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