Safe Software Inc. announced FME Suite 2004. New additions to FME 2004 include FME Application Extenders for ESRI ArcGIS 8.3 and Autodesk Envision. FME Application Extenders enable users to directly read FME-supported formats from within their preferred GIS application. FME 2004 also introduces customized formats, which users author in FME Workbench by packaging existing input formats with FME transformations and saving them as a new format. Format support has been expanded to include Design File Version 8 writing, AutoCAD 2004 reading, ESRI GML reading/writing, IBM DB2 Spatial/Attribute reading/writing, ArcGIS Binary Grid reading and NIMA Geonet Names Server reading. Newly added transformers include a Tiler, SpatialFilter and SchemaMapper. (Safe Software, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)