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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • CorelCAD is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • MicroStation is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.9

CorelCAD

99%
2 Ratings
7.5

MicroStation

75%
8 Ratings

Usability

CorelCAD

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0

MicroStation

20%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.0

CorelCAD

90%
2 Ratings
10.0

MicroStation

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

CorelCAD

CAD software with 2D drawing and 3D design tools. Enhance your engineering and architecture designs with drawing constraints, text editing, and interactive design tools. Collaborating with colleagues and vendors is easy DWG files. It runs on both Windows and Mac OS which makes it versatile and at a much lower price than other CAD software.
Hermann Santamaria | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStation

MicroStation is THE program to use for roadway and corridor modeling. Most departments of transportation and municipalities in my region require that the models be delivered in the dgn format, so it is MicroStation or bust. It is an absolute pain to use some of the add-in features though. Things that are easy in other programs like making smart tables that update with the latest information usually necessitate the use of Axiom or similar outside programs/add-ins. I design storm sewer systems, and it takes us 6 months to train up new hires on this software, because it is NOT intuitive. You need to know which buttons to press, since it is not designed to be easily command-based like AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CorelCAD

  • 2D and 3D mechanical drawings
  • Interchange with AutoCAD users and other CAD users.
  • Publish technical data sheets and drawings.
  • Creating PDF documents
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStation

  • Plethora of design alternatives to choose from right from design to completed models
  • Detailed approach towards parametric, mesh and surface modelling
  • Well integrated modelling workflows
  • Intelligent parametric components with 2D and 3D designs
Huma Ali | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CorelCAD

  • Movement for 3D designs.
  • Some tools could be easier to access.
Hermann Santamaria | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStation

  • Some of the more complex models have had a few issues exporting.
  • We've struggled with external consultants using the custom Autocad engineering tools, and it plays nicely with MicroStation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CorelCAD

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

CorelCAD Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

MicroStation

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$250 Per User Per Month

MicroStation Editions & Modules

Edition
Microstation$250.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Usability

CorelCAD

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStation

MicroStation 2.0
Based on 1 answer
MicroStation is very hard to use for our newest employees. It is not intuitive, and you need to know where to find the buttons to perform the commands you would like to perform instead of typing in the commands like other similar modeling programs. Also, it has no good traffic turning add-ins. We continue to run ALL our turning in Autoturn, since this is not a usable feature with MicroStation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CorelCAD

CorelCAD 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Corel's support has always been outstanding. Technical support is always available to assist with installation and licensing issues and there is generally additional free assistance for a time period after purchase. Corel also offers online tutorials and other self-help resources. Ongoing and available support is one of the outstanding features Corel has always provided.
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStation

MicroStation 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We haven't had to use it for many years, so not able to comment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CorelCAD

Compared to the big companies like solid works or Solid Edge for 3D modeling, it has most of the basic tools and it is easier to use. It has more tools than some of the smaller companies but still provides the versatility of large brand-name software. CorelCAD offers an attractive alternative for those on a tight budget.
Hermann Santamaria | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStation

The only general purpose CAD program that you can compare MicroStation with would be AutoCAD. MicroStation, in my opinion, is a superior product in every way but one. That one issue is that there are just more people who have and know how to use AutoCAD than there are ones who know MicroStation. This makes AutoCAD easier to get up and running for most firms.
Randall (Rande) Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CorelCAD

  • CorelCAD easily pays for itself even when not a primary product.
  • Due to its similarity to AutoCAD, it's a reasonable solution with a shortened learning curve for existing AutoCAD users.
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStation

  • MicroStation usage is primarily necessitated by our major client who also uses the program.
  • Without using MicroStation there would be many times where we would not be able to provide our clients with what they need.
  • Therefore, MicroStation has had an incredibly positive impact on the business I work for as its usage has continued to secure contracts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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