FME Transformers: 2024.1
FME Transformers: 2024.1
PointPropertySetter
Adds or removes point orientation.
Configuration
Input Ports
Output Ports
Output
Features with added or removed orientation.
<Rejected>
Features that were not modified by the transformer.
Parameters
General
Orientation Mode 
Specifies the representation to use when setting point orientation. The following representations are supported:

2D Rotation
Rotation 
Degrees CCW from the Xaxis, rotated around the Zaxis. 
Normal + Spin
Orientation Normal X 
X component of the normal. 
Orientation Normal Y 
Y component of the normal. 
Orientation Normal Z 
Z component of the normal. 
Spin 
Degrees of rotation around the orientation normal (right hand rule) 
Axis Angle
Orientation Axis X 
X component of the axis. 
Orientation Axis Y 
Y component of the axis. 
Orientation Axis Z 
Z component of the axis. 
Rotation 
Degrees of rotation around the axis (right hand rule). 
Azimuth Altitude
Azimuth 
Degrees CW from the positive Yaxis. 
Altitude 
Degrees from the XY plane. 
Matrix
Coefficient A to I 
The coefficients of the transformation matrix: x' = Ax + By + Cz y' = Dx + Ey + Fz z' = Gx + Hy + Iz Coefficients A, E and I must be nonzero. 
Quaternion
X 
The x coefficient. 
Y 
The y coefficient. 
Z 
The z coefficient. 
W 
The w coefficient. 
Euler Angles
A 
The first rotation, around the Zaxis. 
B 
The second rotation, around the X’axis. 
Y 
The third rotation, around the Z’’axis. 
Tait Bryan Angles
Yaw 
The first rotation, around the Zaxis. 
Pitch 
The second rotation, around the Y’axis. 
Roll 
The third rotation, around the X’’axis. 
Editing Transformer Parameters
Transformer parameters can be set by directly entering values, using expressions, or referencing other elements in the workspace such as attribute values or user parameters. Various editors and context menus are available to assist. To see what is available, click beside the applicable parameter.
How to Set Parameter Values
Defining Values
There are several ways to define a value for use in a Transformer. The simplest is to simply type in a value or string, which can include functions of various types such as attribute references, math and string functions, and workspace parameters.
Using the Text Editor
The Text Editor provides a convenient way to construct text strings (including regular expressions) from various data sources, such as attributes, parameters, and constants, where the result is used directly inside a parameter.
Using the Arithmetic Editor
The Arithmetic Editor provides a convenient way to construct math expressions from various data sources, such as attributes, parameters, and feature functions, where the result is used directly inside a parameter.
Conditional Values
Set values depending on one or more test conditions that either pass or fail.
Parameter Condition Definition Dialog
Content
Expressions and strings can include a number of functions, characters, parameters, and more.
When setting values  whether entered directly in a parameter or constructed using one of the editors  strings and expressions containing String, Math, Date/Time or FME Feature Functions will have those functions evaluated. Therefore, the names of these functions (in the form @<function_name>) should not be used as literal string values.
Content Types
These functions manipulate and format strings.  
Special Characters 
A set of control characters is available in the Text Editor. 
Math functions are available in both editors.  
Date/Time Functions  Date and time functions are available in the Text Editor. 
These operators are available in the Arithmetic Editor.  
These return primarily featurespecific values.  
FME and workspacespecific parameters may be used.  
Creating and Modifying User Parameters  Create your own editable parameters. 
Dialog Options  Tables
Table Tools
Transformers with tablestyle parameters have additional tools for populating and manipulating values.
Row Reordering

Enabled once you have clicked on a row item. Choices include:

Cut, Copy, and Paste

Enabled once you have clicked on a row item. Choices include:
Cut, copy, and paste may be used within a transformer, or between transformers. 
Filter

Start typing a string, and the matrix will only display rows matching those characters. Searches all columns. This only affects the display of attributes within the transformer  it does not alter which attributes are output. 
Import

Import populates the table with a set of new attributes read from a dataset. Specific application varies between transformers. 
Reset/Refresh

Generally resets the table to its initial state, and may provide additional options to remove invalid entries. Behavior varies between transformers. 
Note: Not all tools are available in all transformers.
For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.
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