FME Supports DWG Object Data AND MPolygons!

Finally!  SAFE  Software, has released the BETA of FME Translator that will convert AutoCAD Map 3D’s Object Data AND its associated MPOLYGONS.  MPolygons enable AutoCAD Map to create Islands, Holes and Multipolygon within the AutoCAD environment.  Object Data is the internal custom attributes you can add to each object (i.e. Pipe Diameter and install data on PLINE).

Now you can use FME to convert the DWG that has Object Data and MPOLYGONs into anything.  In my case, Oracle Spatial!

Great News!

11 Responses to “FME Supports DWG Object Data AND MPolygons!”

  1. January 21, 2009 at 12:21 am

    @Gordon — thanks for the mention. If any Object Data users out there want to try this out, you can download the software from http://www.safe.com/beta, then request a license after you install. We’d definitely welcome any feedback to support@safe.com.



  2. 2 dennis
    February 2, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    You may find this interesting ….


  3. February 2, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Looks like a great .NET app!

  4. 4 Bill Ten Broeck
    October 9, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Gordon, what build do you have? I’ve got 5599 (Oracle Edition) and the Map FDO stuff is greyed out. I don’t think that would be the correct datasource though anyway, would it?



  5. October 9, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Hi Bill, no I just used DWG (map) to get the Object Data out of the DWG file.

  6. 6 Bill Ten Broeck
    October 9, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    It turned out to be the build. 5509 didn’t have the object data Reader. Luckily it wasn’t anything too complicated!



  7. October 10, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Given the active thread, I’d like to share two related developments in FME:

    We now support writing MPolygons (as of FME 2010 Beta 6161), although not yet along with Object Data.

    We now support the AutoCAD 2010 file format for reading and writing AutoCAD Map 3D Object Data.

    I’d also like to reiterate Dale’s offer above — we invite you to try FME and would love to get your feedback.

  8. 8 Prabuddha
    February 16, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Is support for writing AutoCAD Object data available inside the ArcGIS Data Interoperability Toolkit or is it restricted to standalone FME?

  9. February 16, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    That’s a good question. I am not sure, but it is definitely part of FME now.

  10. February 16, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Hi Prabuddha,

    The AutoCAD Map Object data writing is not available in ArcGIS Data Interop — Safe has to license some special technology directly from Autodesk that then only we can sell. However, if you do have a Data Interop there is a small upgrade you can get from us to get the full FME functionality for things like this — visit http://www.safe.com/solutions/application/esri/index.php for details.

    Dale Lutz
    Safe Software

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