FME Form (formerly FME Desktop)

Program FME® can read and write spatial data from / to a wide range of formats supported - currently there are more than 400 with every new version added. the program can be integrated into all the most widely used GIS and CAD applications (ArcGIS, MapInfo, AutoCAD, Microstation, ...). But this is much more than just a converter. With this tool, you can intervene during the conversion really deep into the structure of data and transfers can be largely automated. This saves you the time that you previously devoted to subsequent adjustments to the converted data.

FME Desktop
Easy to Use

After a short learning FME Form becomes intuitive and you are able to author workflows in minutes. FME Form features:

  • A graphical user interface.
  • Drag-and-drop transformer tools.
  • Several tutorials and comprehensive help.
  • Data visualization capabilities.
Time-Saving Functionality
Workflows run in the background without the need for manual interaction - freeing you to work on other tasks. Reusable workspaces and pre-designed templates cut down on workflow configuration time.
Absolutely No Coding Required
FME Form is designed for use by all levels of technical expertise and incredible transformation workflows can be configured without any knowledge of coding.


FME Workbench

Everything FME, whether via FME Form or FME Flow, starts in this authoring environment. Use it to configure and run your transformation workflows.

To work with the data you have more than 400 transformers that you can insert into the workflow. It is not necessary to write the result of the conversion to the hard drive until it is all properly set. Data can be transferred in batch.

FME Data Inspector

Inspect your data's attributes and geometry. This tool makes it easy to understand data structure - before, after and during translation.

In addition to the geometry of objects, you can view the attribute table, the system attributes and coordinates of nodes. As a background map for viewing data, you can choose one of the available Tile servers.

FME Quick Translator

Quick converter that converts data between data formats and coordinate systems.

The application is intended mainly for cases where you want to convert data from format A to format B and do not want to loose time with complex settings.



In total, FME supports more than 450 data formats and this number is constantly increasing. This is unrivalled format support worldwide! View a list of selected supported formats, or go to the complete list on the FME solution manufacturer's website.

Spatial data, GIS, CAD and BIM

  • Esri SHP
  • Esri ArcSDE
  • Esri ArcGIS Layer
  • Esri ArcGIS Coverage
  • Esri Geodatabase (ArcSDE)
  • MapInfo (TAB, Extended TAB)
  • MapInfo MRR
  • Autodesk AutoCAD DWG/DXF
  • Bentley Microstation DGN
  • KML
  • GML
  • GPS eXchange Format (GPX)
  • Intergraph MGE
  • OGC WMS (Web Map Service)
  • TomTom POI
  • Teradata Spatial
  • OpenStreetMap (OSM)
  • Garmin
  • PostGIS Raster
  • GeoTIFF
  • ...and more

Business systems and Intelligence

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Text File (TXT)
  • Comma-Separated Value (CSV)
  • KML (Keyhole Markup Language)
  • XML (eXtensible Markup Language)
  • Adobe PDF
  • JPEG
  • 3D PDF
  • Adobe Illustrator EPS
  • Google Sheets
  • Qlik data eXchange (QVX)
  • Salesforce
  • Digital Weather Markup Language
  • CityGML
  • Tableau Data Extract
  • Google Cloud Vision AI
  • Microsoft Azure Text Analytics
  • Amazon Athena
  • ...and more

Databases and Warehouses

  • Microsoft SQL Server Spatial
  • Microsoft Azure SQL Database Spatial
  • Microsoft Access (JDBC)
  • Microsoft Access (MDB)
  • Esri Geodatabase
  • PostGIS, PostGIS Raster
  • PostgreSQL
  • SAP HANA Spatial
  • SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE)
  • Oracle Spatial
  • ODBC 3.x
  • JDBC (Java Database Connectivity)
  • IBM Informix Spatial
  • IBM DB2 Spatial
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • Netezza Spatial
  • Teradata Spatial
  • Vector Product Format Database (VPF_DB)
  • SQLite Spatial (FDO)
  • Denodo
  • MongoDB
  • ...and more

Other formats and systems

  • Trimble SketchUp
  • Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML)
  • Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
  • Microsoft Bitmap (BMP)
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
  • Mojang Minecraft
  • FME Augmented Reality (AR)
  • CityGML
  • Elasticsearch
  • Terrasolid TerraScan
  • VRT Raster (GDAL Virtual Format)
  • Vexcel Multi-File Format (MFF)
  • Interactive Radar Information System (IRIS)
  • GDAL Generic Raster
  • Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)
  • Apache Kafka
  • Landsat
  • Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED)
  • ...and more

Complete list of formats

License Types

Single Fixed License
A single-fixed FME® license is designed to enable FME to work on a single specified computer.
Floating License
A floating license enables a number of concurrent users to simultaneously access a single FME deployment by sharing a pool of FME licenses.
Educational License
Free licenses for Educational Institutions and Non Profit Researchers.

FME Objects

If you need to build in your application any of the FME functions, FME Objects is designed just for you. It is a set of development tools (SDK), which are included in every installation of FME Desktop. Supported programming languages: C ++, C, COM (VB), .NET (C #, VB.NET), Java, Delphi and ArcView Avenue.

Technical Requirements

Supported Platforms (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 2012 Server
  • Windows 2008 Server SP2 or above
Linux® x64: (Technical Preview) - Recommended Distribution: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Hardware Requirements

Minimal: Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, 4 GB RAM, 20 GB disk space.

Recommended: Intel® Core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, 50 GB disk space, SSD disk.

Supported applications

FME Desktop gives you the freedom to choose the formats and applications you want to use. As the leading technology for spatial data transformation, FME solves data interoperability challenges for many different applications and formats:

  • MapInfo Pro
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle Spatial
  • Intergraph GeoMedia
  • Smallworld
  • IBM WebSphere DataStage
  • Informatica PowerCenter
  • Bentley Map
  • Autodesk Map 3D
  • Autodesk Civil 3D and more



View webinars on FME Desktop and other topics - participate live or watch a recording.


Youtube Channel

FME has its own Youtube Chanell, where you can find dozens of recordings. There are recordings from user conferences, tutorials, webinars and much more.

Youtube Channel

Free Trial

If you are interested in FME and want to try it, you can download 14-day Trial of FME Desktop.

Free Trial


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