fme_type
In addition to the fme_geometry attribute which indicates what the coordinates of an FME feature are, each FME feature also has an fme_type attribute which controls the interpretation of those coordinates. For example, a feature with fme_geometry of fme_point may be used to represent a point, a text object, an arc, or an ellipse. The value of the fme_type attribute is used to indicate which interpretation should be made.
The fme_type attribute can have one of a set number of values. Depending on the value of fme_type, there may be additional attributes required to fully interpret the geometry.
The following table lists the allowed values for fme_type, the associated fme_geometry, and its additional attributes.
fme_type 
fme_geometry 
Additional Attributes 

fme_arc 
fme_point 
fme_rotation The rotation of the primary axis in degrees counterclockwise from the primary axis. If not set, then 0 is assumed.
fme_primary_axis The length of the primary semiaxis of the defining ellipse measured in ground units. fme_secondary_axis The length of the secondary semiaxis of the defining ellipse measured in ground units. For circular arcs this value will be equal to the fme_primary_axis. fme_start_angle Copy
fme_sweep_angle Copy

fme_any 
Accepts any potential geometry (except text) 
Various 
fme_area 
fme_polygon or fme_donut or fme_aggregate 
None 
fme_collection 
fme_aggregate 
None 
fme_ellipse 
fme_point 
fme_rotation The rotation of the primary axis in degrees counterclockwise from horizontal. If not set, then 0 is assumed. fme_primary_axis The length of the primary semiaxis of the ellipse measured in ground units. fme_secondary_axis The length of the secondary semiaxis of the ellipse measured in ground units. For circles this value will be equal to the fme_primary_axis. 
fme_line 
fme_line or fme_aggregate 
None 
fme_no_geom 
fme_undefined 
None 
fme_point 
fme_point or fme_aggregate 
None 
fme_raster 
fme_aggregate 
None 
fme_solid 
fme_aggregate 
None. Note: fme_solid is the fme_type for the following geometries: Extrusion, Box, BRepSolid, CSGSolid, and CompositeSolid. 
fme_surface 
fme_aggregate 
None. Note: fme_surface is the fme_type for the following geometries: Face, RectangleFace, TriangleStrip, TriangleFan, and CompositeSurface. 
fme_text 
fme_point 
fme_rotation The rotation of the text in degrees counterclockwise from horizontal. If not set, then 0 is assumed. fme_text_string The actual annotation string. fme_text_size The height of the text measured in ground units. 