A look at MicroStation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 01, 2019

A look at MicroStation

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MicroStation

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
  • [It's] okay the program works.
I grew up working on AutoCAD and most recently was training on Microstation. To be honest I like MicroStation but Autodesk has a little bit more refined product. But we utilize MicroStation as mush as possible when needed.
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.