MicroStation Reviews

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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 21, 2020

A solid competitor to other CAD software on the market

Score 7 out of 10
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I have used MicroStation for many years at various levels. In my current office, it isn't the key CAD application. Still, we do have a copy of MicroStation for enabling us to open any transmitted drawings to us truly. Convert them to our current main CAD product easily, as well as check over drawings we're sending out, to ensure that they are fully readable and usable for our other team members.
  • Simple user interface
  • Easy to pick up from using any other CAD tool
  • 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.
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.
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Randall (Rande) Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 05, 2019

Quick overview of MicroStation

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MicroStation is our main CAD package. We, like the majority of US DOT's, use MicroStation and its add-in products for all of our design work.
  • 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.
  • While it has a very usable interface it contains a lot of commands and can be intimidating to a beginner.
  • MicroStation uses several interfaces (depending on versions) which can complicate its use in large spread out organizations.
  • Multiple versions of the product can be an issue for large organizations to keep up with.
MicroStation and its roadway design packages are the "standard" for Highway and Bridge design. MicroStation is also a great tool for organizations that deal with both Bentley and Autodesk products since it handles both DGN and DWG files interchangeably.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 31, 2019

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MicroStation is being used by the transportation design team when completing projects for clientele.
  • Microstation is simply set up with both drop-down lists of tools as well as button arrays.
  • Microstation handles large amounts of data decently well.
  • Microstation works well even when many files are referenced together.
  • 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.
MicroStation is well suited when being used by both the design company as well as the client company. This allows both parties to easily use the same file without having to translate it other file types. MicroStation is less well suited than other CAD software when completing projects that are constantly changing, necessitating the need for a dynamic software.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 05, 2019

My Review of MicroStation

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MicroStation is the required CAD program that is to be used by the DOT. Our company uses MicroStation and GEOPAK for civil applications (transportation, site, drainage, etc.) as well as for structural bridge drawings.
  • References are easy to import, do not bog down your computer, and allow the user to interact with them.
  • MicroStation allows you to open multiple instances of the program at once without the lag on the computer that you get with AutoCAD.
  • Smart Lock!! I use this all the time. It is one of my favorite features of MicroStation.
  • Tables: There needs to be a function to insert a table (like AutoCAD has) and the test inside behaves much like Excel.
  • Dimension manipulation. There should be easy commands to break dimension lines when dimensions intersect as well as a command to add a jog. These are all things that are done easily in AutoCAD.
MicroStation is well suited and required by most (if not all) DOT's.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 01, 2019

A look at MicroStation

Score 7 out of 10
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Well, MicroStation doesn't solve any real business problems, we don't have any issues like that per se. But only our department in at least this office uses MicroStation. We mostly use it for DOT work because our local DOT only uses MicroStation. We use it as our drafting platform, sometimes alongside AutoCAD.
  • Xrefs work extremely well
  • Some of the snap commands and element selection are great
  • Editing references are extremely easy also
  • User Inteface
  • Input commands, key board shortcut keys hard with just numbers
  • Layers could use a better interface
There isn't really a time when it is not suited; it is a great drafting program. It is used because some industries use that program, so we utilize it when working with those specific disciplines. When working with solely MicroStation formatted files it is great. When the need arises to use AutoCAD files within MicroStation or vice versa it is equally troublesome.
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About MicroStation

Bentley Systems offers the MicroStation application and product family as a 3D and 2D modeling and computer-aided design (CAD) solution for engineers and designers.

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