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MicroStation Alternatives & Competitors

(234)4.0 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to MicroStation? Tons of people want General-Purpose CAD Software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. AutoCAD, SketchUp, Civil 3D, and Revit are the most popular alternatives and competitors to MicroStation.

Top Alternatives to MicroStation

  • AutoCAD
  • SketchUp
  • Civil 3D
  • Revit
  • Vectorworks Architect

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to MicroStation

    #1
    #1
  1. AutoCAD

    (1,043)4.4 out of 5
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    2D and 3D CAD design software tools.

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  2. 2D and 3D CAD design software tools.

    Categories in common with MicroStation:

    UC
    I love the key in option for commands it makes it super simple to get the tools you need by just typing a shortcut instead of hunting for a tool in the toolbar

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, AutoCAD is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Better at support
    #2
    #2
  3. SketchUp

    (464)4.4 out of 5

    SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software

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  4. SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software

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    UC
    We can design a 3D document in a 2 dimensional space to make our life so easy. We can also share our designs in the internet by hosting. We can also add several extensions by downloading from internet

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, SketchUp is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    More usable
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    #3
    #3
  5. Civil 3D

    (259)4.3 out of 5

    Civil 3D civil engineering design software is a civil design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows.

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  6. Civil 3D civil engineering design software is a civil design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows.

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    Rachel Y.
    RY
    I like that it is user friendly and most commands are common sense. I also like that it is very simple to create alignments and profiles.

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, Civil 3D is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
    #4
    #4
  7. Revit

    (652)4.5 out of 5

    Revit® building design software is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), empowering design and construction professionals to bring ideas from concept to construction with a coordinated and consistent model-based approach.

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  8. Revit® building design software is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), empowering design and construction professionals to bring ideas from concept to construction with a coordinated and consistent model-based approach.

    Categories in common with MicroStation:

    UC
    The interface is easy to pickup if you have ever used another drafting software such as autocad or microstation.

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, Revit is:

    More expensive
    Easier to set up
    Better at meeting requirements
    #5
    #5
  9. Vectorworks Architect

    (110)4.3 out of 5

    Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

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  10. Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

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    Kumar P.
    KP
    Very accurate and intuitive Architectural 2D and 3D drawing tool, and the perfect user choice in quick presentations production. Vectorworks Architect is the most suitable product in 2D drafting...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, Vectorworks Architect is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Easier to do business with
    #6
    #6
  11. Archicad

    (102)4.5 out of 5
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    GRAPHISOFT ignited the Building Information Modeling revolution in 1984 with the release of Archicad, the industry-first BIM software for architects and designers. Developed by architects, for architects, Archicad offers an award-winning design suite with 2D and 3D drafting, visualization and other BIM functions from the planning phase through construction to facilities management.

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  12. GRAPHISOFT ignited the Building Information Modeling revolution in 1984 with the release of Archicad, the industry-first BIM software for architects and designers. Developed by architects, for architects, Archicad offers an award-winning design suite with 2D and 3D drafting, visualization and other BIM functions from the planning phase through construction to facilities management.

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    UA
    it's easy to use and the synchronization with twinmotion makes my work easy.

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, Archicad is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Easier to do business with
    #7
    #7
  13. AutoCAD Architecture

    (194)4.3 out of 5

    AutoCAD® Architecture software is the version of AutoCAD software specifically for architects.

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  14. AutoCAD® Architecture software is the version of AutoCAD software specifically for architects.

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    Omkar S.
    OS
    Simplicity and drafting speed are it's ups.

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, AutoCAD Architecture is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
    Easier to admin
    #8
    #8
  15. AutoCAD LT

    (181)4.2 out of 5

    Speed design documentation with the 2D drafting tools of AutoCAD LT software.

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  16. Speed design documentation with the 2D drafting tools of AutoCAD LT software.

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    Desiree S.
    DS
    It's ease of use. AutoCAD has been around a very long time. I've been an ACAD user since release 14. Sure the program has change and modified and evolved but at it's base level it's still the...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, AutoCAD LT is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Easier to do business with
    #9
    #9
  17. Autodesk InfraWorks 360

    (36)4.3 out of 5

    InfraWorks 360™ preliminary engineering and design software improves your infrastructure project outcomes throughout the asset lifecycle. Make decisions in the context of the real world, not the CAD world. Combine and connect data to better create, view, analyze, share, and manage information anywhere, on any device using the power of the cloud.

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  18. InfraWorks 360™ preliminary engineering and design software improves your infrastructure project outcomes throughout the asset lifecycle. Make decisions in the context of the real world, not the CAD world. Combine and connect data to better create, view, analyze, share, and manage information anywhere, on any device using the power of the cloud.

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    WB
    How easy it is to start to create an impressive visual of our project sites.

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, Autodesk InfraWorks 360 is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Easier to do business with
    #10
    #10
  19. AutoCAD MEP

    (147)4.3 out of 5

    AutoCAD® MEP software helps you draft, design, and document building systems.

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  20. AutoCAD® MEP software helps you draft, design, and document building systems.

    Categories in common with MicroStation:

    UA
    1. Intuitive interface 2. Quick shortcut commands. 3. Ability to add tools like AutoWORD and AutoTABLE which allows to bring in Microsoft Word and Excel documents.

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, AutoCAD MEP is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    Easier to set up
    #11
    #11
  21. AutoTURN

    (46)4.3 out of 5

    Advanced vehicle swept path and turn simulation software for the transportation and engineering professional.

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  22. Advanced vehicle swept path and turn simulation software for the transportation and engineering professional.

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    Jon L.
    JL
    -Software is recognized by all of the DOTs and Localities to do turning movement analysis and loading dock analysis -Extremely easy to use -Seamless integration within AutoCAD and...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, AutoTURN is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Better at meeting requirements
    #12
    #12
  23. Inventor

    (381)4.4 out of 5
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    Inventor® 3D CAD software offers an easy-to-use set of tools for 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation.

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  24. Inventor® 3D CAD software offers an easy-to-use set of tools for 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation.

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    REHAN J.
    RJ
    *If you are into a project of oil and gas, this software is best for routing of pipes and making easy assemblies. * It has best and easy user interface to work with. *It has inbuilt toolbox so we...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, Inventor is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    More usable
    #13
    #13
  25. Carlson Civil

    (16)4.2 out of 5

    Carlson Civil is one component of the Carlson Civil Suite and is designed especially for civil engineers and CAD technicians who need power and flexibility to make “short work” of even the most challenging design projects. At its foundation, Carlson Civil contains sophisticated and integrated command sets that are easy to learn, cost-effective and even fun to use!

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  26. Carlson Civil is one component of the Carlson Civil Suite and is designed especially for civil engineers and CAD technicians who need power and flexibility to make “short work” of even the most challenging design projects. At its foundation, Carlson Civil contains sophisticated and integrated command sets that are easy to learn, cost-effective and even fun to use!

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    DV
    Easy flow from CL design, sectioning, profiling, to even `DTM modeling.

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, Carlson Civil is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #14
    #14
  27. DraftSight

    (75)4.1 out of 5

    DraftSight lets professional CAD users, students and educators create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight runs on Windows®, Mac® and Linux.

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  28. DraftSight lets professional CAD users, students and educators create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight runs on Windows®, Mac® and Linux.

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    UM
    This product was very similar to AutoCAD and allowed me to do what was needed for the industry I was working in.

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, DraftSight is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    More usable
    #15
    #15
  29. Onshape

    (390)4.7 out of 5
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    Onshape is a modern CAD system that eliminates design gridlock and helps engineers do their best work. Onshape unites advanced modeling tools and design data management in a secure cloud workspace that has rapidly become the primary CAD system for thousands of companies worldwide.

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  30. Onshape is a modern CAD system that eliminates design gridlock and helps engineers do their best work. Onshape unites advanced modeling tools and design data management in a secure cloud workspace that has rapidly become the primary CAD system for thousands of companies worldwide.

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    Jared F.
    JF
    The flexibility and platform independence of the software The inbuilt data and revision management, no more version control issues Share and collaborate in real-time Excellent customer support &...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, Onshape is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Better at support
    #16
    #16
  31. Fusion 360

    (311)4.5 out of 5

    Fusion 360 unifies design, engineering, and manufacturing into a single platform.

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  32. Fusion 360 unifies design, engineering, and manufacturing into a single platform.

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    Abdul Wahab K.
    AK
    I love that Autodesk offers free version of Fusion 360 for personal use.

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, Fusion 360 is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Easier to do business with
    #17
    #17
  33. TurboCAD

    (30)4.3 out of 5

    TurboCAD is a feature-rich solution perfect for CAD users involved in documenting the design workflow.

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  34. TurboCAD is a feature-rich solution perfect for CAD users involved in documenting the design workflow.

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    RZ
    TurboCad has been an important apparatus for me. I work with a constrained spending plan and don't invest much energy at the drafting board. TurboCad has been an entirely able program addressing...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, TurboCAD is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Better at support
    #18
    #18
  35. DataCAD

    (64)4.8 out of 5

    DataCAD is a professional-level CADD program for architectural design, presentation, and construction document creation.

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  36. DataCAD is a professional-level CADD program for architectural design, presentation, and construction document creation.

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    Mark B.
    MB
    I was first introduced to DataCAD v4 back in 1991 at a time when AutoCAD was seen as the 'industry standard'. Looking back, I can genuinely claim DataCAD has provided all the necessary tools and...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, DataCAD is:

    Easier to set up
    Better at support
    More usable
    #19
    #19
  37. Navisworks

    (89)4.5 out of 5

    Navisworks is a project review software designed to allow architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to review integrated models and data with stakeholders to better control project outcomes.

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  38. Navisworks is a project review software designed to allow architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to review integrated models and data with stakeholders to better control project outcomes.

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    JB
    Navisworks makes it easy to navigate through our project models and find clashes and buried MEP's.

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, Navisworks is:

    Easier to set up
    More usable
    Easier to admin
    #20
    #20
  39. Solid Edge

    (120)4.1 out of 5

    Complete hybrid 2D/3D CAD system that uses synchronous technology for accelerated design, faster change, and improved imported reuse.

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  40. Complete hybrid 2D/3D CAD system that uses synchronous technology for accelerated design, faster change, and improved imported reuse.

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    CC
    Modeling is very simple and View control is simple

    Reviewers say compared to MicroStation, Solid Edge is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Better at support