Tutorial: Getting Started with 3D

Liz Sanderson
Liz Sanderson
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FME Version

  • FME 2022.2


FME supports reading and writing many different 3D formats and also provides a wide range of transformers to create and alter 3D data to match different requirements. FME also models whatever complexities are inherent in the data attribute and geometry structures. In this tutorial we will have a look at different representations of 3D data within FME, demonstrate some common workflows and explore their underlying transformations.



Inspecting 3D Data

Find out how to be more effective with your 3D data by visualizing and exploring it using the FME Data Inspector.

Creating simple 3D models from extruded building outlines

This example demonstrates a common workflow to create a simple 3D model from 2D CAD source data. The results can be displayed in Google Earth after writing them to a KML file.

Using point clouds to create a terrain model with buildings

This example creates a surface model TIN and extracts building heights using point cloud data.


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