Cuts holes in polygonal features by making polygons completely enclosed in other polygons into holes of the containing polygon.
The DonutBuilder assumes that the input area features are topologically clean. Further, it is assumed that any two input polygons within a group either have a strict containment relationship, or are not overlapping.
Aggregate features are decomposed recursively to their components and non-area features will be output via the Invalid port.
The default behavior is to use the entire set of input features as the group. This option allows you to select attributes that define which groups to form. Each set of features which have the same value for all of these attributes will be processed as an independent group.
Note: How parallel processing works with FME: see About Parallel Processing for detailed information.
This parameter determines whether or not the transformer should perform the work across parallel processes. If it is enabled, a process will be launched for each group specified by the Group By parameter.
Parallel Processing Levels
For example, on a quad-core machine, minimal parallelism will result in two simultaneous FME processes. Extreme parallelism on an 8-core machine would result in 16 simultaneous processes.
You can experiment with this feature and view the information in the Windows Task Manager and the Workbench Log window.
Yes: This transformer will process input groups in order. Changes on the value of the Group By parameter on the input stream will trigger batch processing on the currently accumulating group. This will improve overall speed if groups are large/complex, but could cause undesired behavior if input groups are not truly ordered.
No: This is the default behavior. Processing will only occur in this transformer once all input is present.
When viewed in 2D (ignoring Z), a path (which may define the border of a polygon) may appear to be closed as shown in the left figure below. This same path, when viewed in 3D, may appear to be open as shown in the right figure below.
To specify how (and if) paths should be closed in 3D, select one of the listed modes.
|Extend||The Curve is extended so that all vertices are left at their original location.|
|Average||Subsequent vertices that are not connected, but share an x and a y value are combined into one vertex, whose Z value is the average of the original two.|
|First Wins||Subsequent vertices that are not connected, but share an x and a y value are combined into one vertex, whose Z value is taken from the first encountered vertex.|
|Last Wins||Subsequent vertices that are not connected, but share an x and a y value are combined into one vertex, whose Z value is taken from the last encountered vertex.|
|Ignore||Z values are ignored. No change is made to the way the nodes are connected.|
The Drop Holes parameter indicates whether or not features used to cut holes in containing features should themselves be dropped or output.
This parameter will be added to each output feature and will contain "yes" if that feature was used to cut a hole into some containing feature, and "no" if that feature was not used as a hole.
Area features may be considered in groups based on the value of one or more attributes. Only features in the same group are then considered for hole nesting.
If you specify a Hole List Name, a list will be created on each output donut containing an element for each input feature that became a hole, in the order that the holes appear on the donut.
Note: Attribute lists are not accessible from the output schema in Workbench unless they are first processed using a transformer that operates on them, such as ListExploder or ListConcatenator. All attribute list transformers are displayed in the Contents pane of the Transformer Help under Lists. Alternatively, AttributeExposer can be used.
Preserve Internal Edges (for advanced FME users) specifies that coordinate "cycles" within a polygon are allowable and will be preserved. A "cycle" is a line segment that occurs twice in the same polygon's boundary (once in each direction).
Editing Transformer Parameters
Using a set of menu options, transformer parameters can be assigned by referencing other elements in the workspace. More advanced functions, such as an advanced editor and an arithmetic editor, are also available in some transformers. To access a menu of these options, click beside the applicable parameter. For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.
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