Safe Software introduces free FME FDO

Safe Software introduces free FME FDO


Vancouver, Canada, November 27, 2007: Safe Software introduced a free FME FDO Provider for AutoCAD Map 3D 2008. Map 3D users now have a faster and easier way to access nine popular import formats from directly within the application’s Data Connect dialog box.

“Our FME technology has been an integrated part of AutoCAD Map 3D for almost a decade,” says Dale Lutz, Vice President of Development at Safe Software. “With the FME FDO Provider, the important data formats available through the data import feature are now also easily accessible through a more intuitive interface.”

Available for download at, the free FME FDO Provider integrates with the Data Connect dialog to enable quick connectivity to key spatial data formats, including ESRI ArcInfo Export (E00), Geography Markup Language (GML), and MapInfo TAB/MIF/MID.

Map 3D users can conveniently read data directly, without having to copy the datasets. When the data changes, users’ drawings will automatically reflect the most recent information. Users can also easily upgrade to FME, spatial ETL platform, for access to over 200 additional CAD, GIS, raster and database formats, such as ArcSDE Raster, MapInfo SpatialWare, and KML (Google Earth).

“Safe Software is widely recognized in our industry as the experts for easy, efficient spatial data access,” said Peter Rieks, Product Manager at AutoDesk. “We’re thrilled that our AutoCAD Map 3D customers now have an even better way to leverage the power of FME within the Map 3D environment.”