MicroStation

3D architecture software for construction businesses

About MicroStation

MicroStation is a 3D architecture software that helps businesses in the oil and gas, construction, mining, manufacturing, and other sectors create and visualize 2D drawings and 3D computer-aided designs. The platform enables creators to build models using various parametric designing tools including mesh, surface, and solid modeling.

Designers can create 3D physical models, display styles, paper plots, and digital markups of various designs in a centralized dashboard. MicroStation allows managers to integrate imagery, geospatial information, and 3D meshes to build geospatially located construction models. Teams can also enforce project-specific geometry standards such as dimensions, symbols, lines, and texts to unify drawings in accordance with compliance standards.

MicroStation lets businesses use photorealistic models or content to produce animations and preview them on a unified interface. Operators can also collaborate with team members on various designs and track changes in a centralized dashboard.


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Overall rating

4,3 /5
(173)
Value for Money
4,1/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
4,0/5
Customer Support
4,0/5

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Natalia
Natalia
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This software is really a blessing in my work, and it has made my work every time easier for...

Reviewed on 2018/07/13

Pros

Easy to use with the friendly users. It's multiple screens helps the user to copy items and  find stuff on the screen. MicroStation is the best software which allows us to open and convert Autocad files. Dialogue box and reference manager are the great features that this software has. So I would say this is versatile with many functionality.

Cons

If i talk about the cost license of MicroStation is a little high but i also know that is because of its quality.There are no complaints about itself even they are improving and bringing some innovations about 3D packages .

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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Can be very cumbersome transitioning from Autodesk products

Reviewed on 2018/01/26

Ease of 3D modeling, ability to handle complicated graphics with little disruption. Access to the...

Ease of 3D modeling, ability to handle complicated graphics with little disruption. Access to the Bentley website and access to product support and training is fantastic. All and all it is a good software package just is cumbersome to get started in.

Pros

Mostly the add on software, Descartes, GeoPac, etc. The 3D modeling is fantastic, if they could apply these concepts to the 2D seeds and access to tools, etc. the software would be much better.

Cons

Text editor is garbage, keyboard shortcuts are very cumbersome, to many options for setting up workspace, almost have to understand programing just to start drafting.

Xinghua
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

interface not as good as autocad

Reviewed on 2019/10/21

it is ok, but it can be better.

it is ok, but it can be better.

Pros

works fine.
1. option to have second widow
2. handy basic tools on the left box
3. google earth connection and locate point

Cons

1. Can't open different file in views at the same time, you can only work on one file at one time, which is inconvenient.
2. the interface is not as good as autoCAD, and the font, functions sign is less beautiful than AutoCAD
3. for most of good functions, it seems like hiding and not easy to dig out, if it makes it more easy to look for and use would be great,
4, the help center would be much more helpful to have videos showing how to use a specific function.
5, the system has glitches from time to time.

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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great product for infrastructure design

Reviewed on 2019/12/12

I have been using MicroStation for over 7 years. It is the best drafting software for engineers...

I have been using MicroStation for over 7 years. It is the best drafting software for engineers designing infrastructure.

Pros

MicroStation is the best product for highway and bridge design. It is a very easy software to use and has a minimal learning curve. Overall, I find MicroStation to be much easier to use than AutoCAD. Bentley is improving all of their MicroStation/OpenBridge products and advancing the future of BrIM.

Cons

I have no major criticisms of the software. There are some limitations with creating 3D models, but the product is coming along quickly.

Alexander
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  • Industry: Utilities
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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Occasional glitches but effective for my tasks

Reviewed on 2020/08/18

My company is using Microstation combined with Terrascan to visualize lidar data and model...

My company is using Microstation combined with Terrascan to visualize lidar data and model utilities. The software has a lot of functionality and I am learning new abilities weekly.

Pros

Microstation has a a very active set of forums and help where you can generally look for a problem you are having and someone else has already come across the issue and solved it.

Cons

A recent update changed some of the files on my machine, effectively breaking my normal workflow and resetting my machine to a previous version of the software would not fix the issue. Working with customer support we were not able to fix it and I had to find a workaround

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MicroStation offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$1 955,00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Quarterly term licensing is available, as is perpetual licensing.

MicroStation has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

MicroStation supports the following languages:

Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

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We do not have any information about what integrations MicroStation has

MicroStation offers the following support options:

FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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