- purchase SpatialBiz' FME Plug-in. It has been designed as a server process.
- modify your existing (i.e., already paid-for) GE Smallworld Reader/Writer using a combination of Python, TICs and a few Magik enhancements to allow the FME Workspace to dynamically control the fme_tics_client class.
You can find a more detailed description by look at the "Behind the Scenes" section at http://evangelism.safe.com/smallworld2008.
Here are the steps you would need to take:
- create a Python Module that exposes Tics32.dll functionality
- extend the Python Module to expose various Magik methods such as setCollections(), rollback(), rollforward(), gotoAlternative(), etc.
- modify fme_tics_client.private_run() to listen for TICS messages from the new Python module.
- configure your FME Workspace to use the new Python Module.
I have prepared a package (licensed under LGPL) of Python and Magik code (along with a workspace sample) that I am happy to send out upon request. Thanks to my employer (Red Planet Consulting, Inc.) for permitting me to make this available to the Smallworld community.
Send me a note at...
...to request a free copy of the Python, Magik and FME Workspace files I used to integrate FME Server with the GE Smallworld FME Reader/Writer.