Licensing options for this format begin with FME Desktop Professional Edition.
FME can read Design Exchange Specification (DES) files. The DES is a published ASCII format used in the design industry.
DES is a three-dimensional (3D) system and files store both feature geometry and attribution. The file extension is added to the basename of the DES file.
The DES reader extracts features from a file one at a time, and passes them to the rest of FME for further processing. The reader finishes when it reaches the end of the file.
The DES reader supports the storage of point, line, and polygon geometric data in
.des files. The DES format also stores features with no geometry (which are referred to as having a geometry of none).