About MicroStation

MicroStation is an architectural CAD solution designed to help businesses in the construction, petroleum, mining and other sectors create, modify and visualize 2D and 3D designs. Administrators can create annotations, paper plots, 3D physical models and PDFs on a unified interface.

The platform lets designers add 3D reality meshes, geospatial information and point clouds to create construction models. MicroStation allows creators to use built-in templates and include dimensions, symbols, lines and texts in drawings based on project-specific standards. Additionally, teams can analyze various properties of the object including slope and aspect angle to visualize designs in a centralized dashboard.

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150 Reviews of MicroStation

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.32 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(67)

67

4 stars

(64)

64

3 stars

(16)

16

2 stars

(2)

2

1 stars

(0)

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Showing 1 - 5 of 150 results

October 2021

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Arshad from UNIVERSITY OF SWAT

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2021

MicroStation

I primarily use MicroStation mostly for CAD and like it die to its powerful but yet lightweight processing engine.

Pros

MicroStation appeals to me in every way. Text styles, dimension styles, references, and line styles are among the software's most intriguing features, all of which may be easily altered. Highways can be built in a variety of ways, including with extensive building plans. It is the most trustworthy and high-quality software on the market. The best thing about this show is that it never lets you down. The platform is fairly stable and does not crash all that often. It's good that there aren't any enormous tags on the screen. The various view tabs are useful because moving between them is simple. On the internet, there are a plethora of videos to choose from. The extent to which xRefs can be customized is astounding.

Cons

The user interface is not very user-friendly or intuitive. Some tasks are simple to do yet need a bit more work in it. Internal programming is used for 3D mouse control, however it does not cover all of the features. Dealing with computer issues is exhausting. The vast majority of first-level IT response is based in Asia, and responses can take up to a day because of which smaller issues may take more than required time to get sorted.

April 2021

Aditya from Stantec Inc.

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Civil Engineering

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2021

Must have software if you work with DOT

MicroStation has been a lifesaver for me for Road Projects. I had used AutoCAD for Raod Design and it was very tedious work. MicroStation is easy with Complex Road Alignment, Vertical and Horizontal alignment, cross-section development, Profile Design, and quantity survey. Your single model design can all of it. It reduces the use of other software and programs.

Pros

Integration of MicroStation with State Departments' rules and regulations is one of the best features that it has. I have been using MicroStation for Road design for different state DOTs. MicroStation provides you the ability for Parametric modeling of infrastructure projects. It helps to reduce repetitive work and make it efficient for designers and engineers. Microstation has helped me to design and deliver projects according to DOT's requirements.

Cons

MicroStation is expensive software to have for a single person to design infrastructure projects. It is difficult to get training in the software as you can get it only if you are going to use it for state projects. The ability to understand and make it work the way you want is very limited.

Reasons for Choosing MicroStation

Cost, Parametric Design ability, Quantity Survey, Earthwork calculations ease, Integrated State Laws parameters

Reasons for Switching to MicroStation

Parametric Design ability, Quantity Survey, Earthwork calculations ease, Integrated State Laws parameters

July 2021

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Grace from ISA CONSTRUCTORA

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2021

Functional Architectural Drawing Production Package.

Very accurate design and drawing production software for the Engineers and Architects for easy documentation.

Pros

MicroStation offers the effective CAD abilities to easily design professional and innovative designs for the various project and easy detailing of multiple documents. The tool allows easy data import from other design platform and easy to set the design functionalities.

Cons

CAD functionality is good and helpful, easy options to manipulate and i never had issues with MicroStation and the tools.

January 2018

Dan from SRF Consulting Group

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Civil Engineering

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

2.0

January 2018

Answers for Open Roads and SS4 - poor performance and issues with new software bugs need work around

Working on 3D Model development and workflows

Pros

I like they are moving to doing design in 3D - software from what I seen the interface in Open Roads looks easier.

Cons

Help files are poor - difficult to set up standards and information on setting up standards is hard to find - using software seems tricky very picky on the prompts new users can not get a grasp - need to use heads up prompts than switch to key board - many bugs in SS4 difficult to move standards forward - trying to develop work flow is cumbersome - using Project Wise is another issue with their own Bentley software - difficult to snap to elements in SS4 tentative snap works funny - changed printing dialog so every time a user hits enter on the dialog it send a print - difficult to mange new setting like this when using multiple version of the software behaves one way in SS2 and another in SS4 - Support closes tickets without asking if issue is resolved - support page selection for area needing help on needs updating - Plan prep in open roads very lacking -

November 2021

Sam from Traffic Engineer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Civil Engineering

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2021

Still can't understand why Bentley forced Connect from V8i

Used to love it with V8i. Not sure yet when it comes to Connect version

Pros

This is one of our primary accu drawing tool for years. Functions cover almost all needs for civil plan drawings

Cons

As a long-time user, the recent, forced change from V8i to Connect version presented significant changes to the interface - the menu of the tools is completely re-organized. Many of the habits established over years of work are forced to change. With all these negative impacts, the functions don't seem to improve. So what's the point? There are also bugs such as printing transparency and live reference that prevent users from easy workout like in the discarded V8i version.