FME Form: 2024.1


Select Tools > FME Options > Translation.

Tip  Use the Filter search to find a setting located anywhere in FME Options.


Translation Priority

Sets the CPU priority for running translations. In most cases, the default Normal setting will be adequate. If you regularly run large translations, you can keep the default setting, or change it to Low, so the translations won't dominate your CPU (and so you can do other work in the foreground while the translation is running). If you have other CPU-intensive tasks running concurrently, you may want to set the priority to High to make sure the translation gets its share of the CPU.

Display Feature Counts

Enable or disable the feature count display.

Log Font

Controls the font and font size of messages that appear in the log pane.

Log Settings

Log Debug

Records additional translation information to the job log. This setting is best used when an error has already occurred and you seek further information.

Note  Log Debug may cause slower workspace performance and large log file sizes.
Save Log to File

 Saves the translation log in the workspace folder.

Note  You can override this setting in individual workspaces with the Log File workspace parameter.
Append to Log File Appends log results to the previously generated log, instead of overwriting the file.
Log Timestamp Information

 You can choose to add timestamp details to your log file output.

Log timestamps indicate the absolute date and time for each step of the translation process. They also show the time taken by FME to process the previous stage and the cumulative time taken to reach that point in the translation.

You should keep Log timestamp information enabled. The messages might add to the amount of content in the window but they can be very useful when trying to analyze a translation.

In addition to displaying time, you can adjust the width of the Timestamp column to control whether to display year, month, and day as well.

Python Interpreter (Windows only)

Allows you to specify a Preferred Python Interpreter for FME to use when running Python scripts. This setting does the following:

  • Dictates the default setting of the Python Compatibility Scripting workspace parameter for new workspaces.
  • Tells FME which Python interpreter to load when there is no workspace Python compatibility context.

To use a specific Python interpreter, select Use Custom Interpreter.

Python Home

When using a custom Python interpreter, the value it uses for the PYTHONHOME environment variable.

R Interpreter

Allows you to explicitly specify an R Interpreter Executable for FME to use when running R scripts. To specify an R interpreter, browse to the interpreter's RScript.exe (Windows) or RScript (Linux or Macintosh) file.

If not specified, FME looks for an R interpreter that is packaged or installed in a standard location.

Web File Cache

This option applies to the Planet Data, Landsat-8 on AWS, Sentinel-2 on AWS, and Terrain Tiles on AWS readers. On Windows, these data formats cache downloads in the temp folder. FME attempts to limit the size of the cache based on the value specified in the Cache Limit field.