A solid competitor to other CAD software on the market
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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Overall Satisfaction with MicroStation

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.
  • Been beneficial in the current office to have a copy for information exchange.
  • Some of the more "die-hard MicroStation users" often do markups in it over our current software.
It seems to be getting good investment with features, and information exchange is working between us and others still.
We haven't had to use it for many years, so not able to comment.

Do you think MicroStation delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with MicroStation's feature set?

Yes

Did MicroStation live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of MicroStation go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy MicroStation again?

Yes

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.