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June 18, 2013
Safe Software Releases FME 2013 SP2

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 6, 2013—Safe Software, makers of FME®, the leading spatial data transformation technology, today announced the availability of FME 2013 Service Pack 2 (SP2) that includes the latest fixes and updates for FME Desktop and FME Server, plus some exciting new functionality. These added capabilities, as always, enable users to access more data in new ways, but also improve FME’s ease-of-use and compatibility with the world’s evolving technology.

New and Improved Handling of Excel and CSV Data

Further enhancing its non-spatial capabilities, SP2 includes an entirely recreated reader and writer for Excel with improved viewing and handling of sheets, columns and cell types for greater control of data manipulation. The CSV reader has also been changed to enable greater control over the structure of incoming data.

Further Updated Read Support for Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D

SP2’s support for AutoCAD Civil 3D® data has been revised to include versions up to 2013 and adds the ability to read pipe and structure objects allowing users to transform and use richer Civil 3D designs from the more recent versions in other spatial applications.

Introducing FME Server Compatibility with Single-Sign-On Systems

FME Server 2013 SP2 includes enhancements that ensure compatibility with evolving system security protocols, particularly for any organization that has adopted the Single-Sign-On (SSO) Active Directory technology in attempts to reduce “password fatigue” while maintaining tight security levels. Once a user has logged into their workstation, this new feature of FME Server will automatically accept these credentials at any security checkpoint that the user subsequently passes through in FME Workbench or the FME Server Web Interface, eliminating the need for additional logins.

“Technology is constantly evolving,” says Dale Lutz, Co-CEO and VP of Development at Safe Software. “With every release and service pack we want FME to meet the needs of this rapidly changing landscape. Whether it’s new versions of software or new system protocols, we want our clients to be able to seamlessly adopt the latest and greatest while still being able to harness the full transformation power of FME.”

Background Map Viewing Using ArcGIS Online Basemaps

SP2 adds a feature to the FME Data Inspector that enables users with an ArcGIS Online account to view whatever data they’re working on against background maps from ArcGIS Online, thereby providing additional context for their data.

New Support for MariaDB – A Relative of MySQL

SP2 adds a feature to the FME Data Inspector that enables users with an ArcGIS Online account to view whatever data they’re working on against background maps from ArcGIS Online, thereby providing additional context for their data.

Exciting New Functionality Added to Several Transformers

Useful adjustments and additions have been made to the capabilities of several transformers including the AttributeCreator, FeatureMerger and AttributeRenamer that broaden the possibilities of what they can achieve while simplifying their configuration and the overall workspace. 

For more information or to download FME 2013 SP2 visit

About Safe and FME

Safe Software is the maker of FME and the pioneering global leader in spatial data transformation technology. FME empowers users to confidently transform spatial data so it can be used and shared – where, when and how it’s needed. Available in seven languages, FME’s unmatched transformation capabilities and support for 300+ spatial and non-spatial formats enables you to quickly overcome data challenges so you can focus on your objectives. Discover why leading vendors and thousands of organizations worldwide rely on FME to quickly overcome barriers to using and sharing data. Visit

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