Average Ratings

8 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3 / 5
    Customer Service

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About MicroStation

3D, solids modeling software provides a set of tools for object mgmt., modeling and drafting, visualization, and more.


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MicroStation Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • BIM Modeling
  • Client Management
  • Contract Management
  • Document Management
  • Drafting
  • Manufacturing Design Data
  • Project Management
  • Proposal Management
  • Visualization / Presentation
  • 2 1/2-Axis Milling
  • 3-Axis Milling
  • 4-Axis Milling
  • 5-Axis Milling
  • Database Connectivity
  • Hole Making
  • Simulate Cycles
  • Spiral Output
  • Toolpath Simulation
  • User Defined Cycles

MicroStation Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Microstation is helpful for3D modeling and 2D drawings, but it hasn't kept up with the competition.

Sep 05, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Microstation has been around a long time, so it's well established, and the software is helpful in creating 3D models and 2D drawings.

Cons: Microstation hasn't kept up with other players in the market. It's interface needs and overhaul, and it doesn't have the power of other software options.

Overall: It is a helpful tool for 3D modeling and generating 2D drawings.

This program is hard to manipulate, slow to use, slow to learn, and clumsy.

Jul 11, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I do like the fact that it allows importing, 'saving as', and opening .dwg drawings. That allows me to quickly draw something in AutoCAD and transfer it to Microstation.

Cons: The instructions are vague. Firstly, finding the command desired on the help site is difficult. It takes several tries to get to the thing that you want to do. In instructions have a lot of words, but no simple step-by-step process.

Overall: It got the job done.

Good applicaion

Apr 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Overall, Microstation is a good product. Occasional product errors can occur when dealing with large files.

Looking for a easy 2d drafting solution

Feb 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to install, lots of functions within and runs off a Autodesk platform

Cons: hard to learn, convoluted, bulky

Overall: After trying a 30 day trial of Microstation I was a bit overwhelmed with the functions. I only use drafting software for basic 2d drafting, I was looking for a more simple platform to accomplish this task. Unfortunely Microstation was a bit too convoluted for my needs. I did give it a fair shake and If I was performing more complex tasks I would take the time to really get into the software and learn the functions.

Recommendations to other buyers: Glad they offered a 30 day trial and good customer service

It Gets the Job Done

Feb 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Unfortunately, the only experiences I've had with Bentley Microstation are when working with clients that having made the jump to competing software. As such, I've always found myself having to un-teach myself a lot of features and methods I use for the competition.

Luckily, at its base, MicroStation is an incredibly solid platform that does exactly what it's supposed to do, albeit without many bells and whistles. As a computer aided drafting tool, the software works exactly as it should, and we have used it to create entire drawing sets just like any other CAD software. MicroStation does have the advantage of being a government favorite, as many older projects were drawn up using Bentley software. It's this grandfathered nature that leads me to recommend MicroStation as something that every company should have in their repertoire, as it can help be the difference between landing or missing out on a juicy government construction job.

I would recommend

Jan 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Ease of use

Cons: Some functions like curb copy sometimes crashes the system

Overall: I use MicroStation everyday for work and find it very user friendly, the keyboard shortcuts are a great way to save time. If I ever have any issues the help section always gets my questions answered

CAD is simply easy

Nov 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Small file size, once workspace been established the software forces a standard in the office, easy CAD tools, good 3D capabilities, can open most CAD file formats,

Cons: Takes time to get workspace set up, license system complex.

Overall: Bentley's interoperability between Applications like OpenRoads, OpenPlant, ProSteel, ProConcrete and AECOsim makes it easy get up to use. All Applications work from same dgn format file and do not have to export. All Application is build on top of MicroStation and CAD used can easily understand new applications.

Recommendations to other buyers: Do not think small companies understand the interoperability between disciplines and the ability to share data between offices without having to export.

Microstation

Oct 11, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of printing and custmoization

Overall: I use microstation to develop roadway plans. I like the customization to setup my tool bars, and I like being able to bring images in to do overlays on.