FME Enables Access to AutoCAD Map 3D Object Data

14 Sep, 2008

New read and write support provides flexibility for conversion and integration.

Safe Software announced last week that its software solution FME will now offer full read and write support for AutoCAD Map 3D object data, a function that provides Map 3D users with a flexible solution for restructuring, integrating, and sharing object data.

AutoCAD Map 3D object data provides framework for associating attribution to graphical entities. However, getting this object data into a usable structure to meet requirements can be challenging and time intensive, according to Safe Software. FME states that its users can easily restructure DWG and DXF files with object data into the precise data model and format required for integration with other geospatial data, and for sharing with internal and external users. FME's new reader/writer will enable Map 3D users to save time, reduce errors in data conversion, and extend the value of their object data, according to the company.

FME is a third-party solution that provides direct access to Map 3D object data. With FME's capability to both read and write Map 3D object data, users can now convert data from more than 200 GIS, raster, CAD, database, Web, and other formats into object data, as well as integrate AutoCAD drawings into other applications and systems.

"We introduced Map 3D object data support to FME in response to strong demand from our customers who wanted a better way to access this data," said Dale Lutz, Safe Software's vice-president of development. "We're pleased to provide an easier and more flexible solution to help Map 3D users tap into the full value of their object data."