Select Tools > FME Options and click the Translation icon.


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

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 Message Filter

Choose the type of messages that you want to view in the log file. For example, you might want the log to display only Warnings and Errors. For more information, see Viewing the Log.

Python Interpreter

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, or Python Compatibility is set to Python 2.7 and 3.
  • Note:

    If Python Compatibility is Python 2.7 and 3 and Preferred Python Interpreter is FME Python 2.7 or 3, a Python 3.x interpreter loads, where x is the latest supported minor version of Python 3.

    Preferred Python Interpreter setting FME Python 2.7 has been deprecated. It is no longer being maintained and will likely be removed in a future version of FME. Avoid using this setting in new development work, and plan to modify workspaces that currently rely on it.

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.