FME Form: 2024.1

Welcome to FME Workbench

What's New in FME Form?

Accessing Product Documentation

By default, documentation is live (online); however, you can also choose to use installed (offline) documentation. From FME Workbench, select FME Options > Default Paths > Documentation Help Locations.

Product documentation (either online or offline) is accessed in the following ways:

  • From the Start menu > FME Desktop > FME Help: Opens a portal for accessing help for all FME Form components (see FME Form Help Map, below).
  • From any FME component Help menu: Opens component-specific help.
  • From the FME Workbench View menu > Windows > Help: Opens a dockable pane that displays help on FME Transformers and FME Readers and Writers, depending on the item selected on the FME Workbench Canvas. This help is dynamic. For example, if a Tester transformer is selected, this pane displays Tester help. If a Geography Markup Language (GML) reader or feature type is selected, this pane displays GML help.

FME Form Help Map

FME Form documentation includes:

Documentation Description
FME Workbench This is the primary FME Form application for translating and transforming data.
FME Data Inspector View data in any FME-supported format. Use the FME 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 FME 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 Form.
FME Quick Translator Although we highly recommend using FME Workbench for translations, the FME Quick Translator (a lightweight alternative) allows you to perform fast and easy data conversions.
FME Form Administrator's Guide Find out how to install and license your version of FME, and perform other administrative tasks. Available at

Download Transformer Quick-Reference

A transformer is an FME Workbench object that can perform geometric and attribute restructuring. Hundreds of different transformers perform different types of restructuring. This is known as data transformation and it is one of FME's core capabilities.

In FME Workbench, help for individual transformers is integrated into the FME Workbench window, and is also available from the Help menu. If you're looking for a general overview of transformer functions, we also provide a quick-reference guide, designed to be used as an index. Click the link below to open a printable booklet:

Note that you must have a PDF reader to open this file.