Integrate Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) Using FME

Use FME's advanced PDF writing capabilities to turn any file into the Portable Document Format.

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3 Ways to Use FME with PDF

Transform Any File to PDF

FME is a flexible PDF writer capable of retaining more of the original document’s information. Convert files from hundreds of formats including: JPEG, AutoCAD DWG, ArcGIS SHP, and more.

See If Your Format is Supported

FME integration supports PDF
3D PDF made from GeoTIFF, DWG, and LAS files

Create 3D PDFs

FME allows you to mash up data from multiple sources and output data to a 3D PDF. In this example, the source data was GeoTIFF ortho photos, 3D DWG buildings, and LAS point clouds.
Tutorial: Creating a 3D PDF with FME

Schedule the Automated Production of PDFs

FME Server gives you the ability to provide end users with self-serve access to the PDFs that you’ve created with FME Desktop. Whether it’s a PDF based on a database table, a single map, or an entire spatial database, FME enables flexible customizable, and automated conversion to PDF so that information becomes available to those who need it in the most efficient manner possible.
Tutorial: Streaming PDFs with FME

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Customer Stories involving PDF and FME

About Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format)

PDF files are universally accessible through the freely available Acrobat Reader. It provides a means of sharing files with others who don't have the application they were created in.

Common Conversions

FME lets you integrate many applications and file formats. Here are some of the ways our users convert Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format).

FME is the data integration platform with the best support for spatial.


The table below outlines how Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) is supported by our different FME products, and on which platform(s) the reader and/or writer runs.

Product OS
FME Desktop FME Server FME Cloud Windows 32-bit Windows 64-bit Linux Mac
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