FME Workbench Transformers
In FME Workbench, source and destination data is represented by objects in the workflow. In the same way, both geometric and attribute restructuring are represented by objects called Transformers.
A transformer is an FME Workbench object that carries out the restructuring of features. There are hundreds of different transformers that perform different types of restructuring.
The layout of Workbench windows may vary, but by default the Workbench Navigator will have a tab called Transformer Gallery. Click this tab to view the transformer list.
The Transformer Gallery is divided into different categories, or you can view all transformers at once. The easiest way to find a transformer is to focus the cursor on the canvas and start typing a keyword.
FME Desktop Help Map
Product documentation is accessed from the Start menu > FME Desktop > Documentation, and from any FME component Help menu.
By default, documentation is live (online); however, you can also choose to use installed (offline) documentation. From Workbench, select FME Options > Default Paths > Documentation Help Locations.
FME Desktop documentation includes:
|FME Workbench||This is the primary FME Desktop application for translating and transforming data.|
|FME Data Inspector||View data in any FME-supported format. Use the Data Inspector to preview data before translation, verify it after translation, and check data at any point during a translation.|
|FME Readers and Writers||This is a technical reference to the 300+ spatial and non-spatial data formats that FME Workbench is capable of reading and writing. It also includes format parameters that are visible in Workbench.|
|FME Transformers||This is a comprehensive reference to the 400+ FME transformers. Transformers are used in FME Workbench to perform geometric and attribute restructuring of features during a translation.|
|FME Coordinate Systems||This is a guide to associating coordinate systems with features in FME Desktop.|
|FME Integration Console||This component allows you to integrate certain third-party applications with FME Desktop.|