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Likelihood to Recommend

CorelCAD

CorelCAD is ideally suited for creating mechanical 2D drawings for metal parts and assemblies. It is equally suited for architectural drawings. It is less well suited for creating 3D models. It also works well as an intermediary to convert between different CAD systems.CorelCAD offers a compelling and relatively low-cost solution that covers the vast majority of business needs creating both internal use drawings, drawings for fabricated parts, and creating more elaborate drawings to incorporate within CorelDraw documents.
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStation

MicroStation has been a great tool to use when it was the core application in a previous practice - we found it easy to train users on, and exchange drawings without much fuss. In recent years, and the explosion of BIM, it's keeping up with competitors, and cost-wise / feature set wise seems on-par.
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

  • MicroStation, as a stand-alone CAD package, is a great plan production tool.
  • MicroStation makes a very good base to build other applications on top of.
  • It has at least, in my opinion, a very easy to use interface.
Randall (Rande) Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CorelCAD

  • For those unfamiliar with AutoCAD the interface can be a little overwhelming.
  • Expanded 3D functionality
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStation

  • MicroStation's graphic interface appears data in comparison to other CAD software.
  • MicroStation has a tendency to crash if not managed properly during design.
  • MicroStation's transportation design component is separated from the main system which causes occasional complications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CorelCAD

CorelCAD 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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 1 answer
We haven't had to use it for many years, so not able to comment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CorelCAD

AutoCAD compares favorably to TurboCAD at a comparable price point to its mid-line product. TurboCAD offers both higher level and lower level products that expand on the capabilities of CorelCAD, but for the majority of users, CorelCAD offers a good compromise of features to price point while maintaining a structure that will be familiar to AutoCAD users.When compared with AutoCAD products, it aligns most closely with AutoCAD LT and compares favorably in terms of functions and features. AutoCAD has moved primarily to a subscription model which I personally do not like. With CorelCAD, buy it, own it, and upgrade when new features are needed.
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStation

I prefer MicroStation personally. It is much less taxing on your computer's RAM. However, they all have their pros and cons.
Anonymous | 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

  • [It's] okay the program works.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CorelCAD

General

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

MicroStation

General

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

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