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"Great CAD software"

What do you like best?

I like the typical ease of use of the program. Once you pick up the basics, it's very easy to maneuver and use Microstation. It's also very simple to share work with others, as long as your files are organized well.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the program can easily become unresponsive. Also, it can be difficult at times to find quick solutions to seemingly simple issues. The smaller issues can take a lot of time to fix.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure that you have a good understanding of the basics before moving on to more difficult Microstation work. Figure out how to solve smaller issues that you may run into before they become a recurring problem. Stay organized

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating horizontal alignment plans effectively. Microstation is great because we can use templates that we already have, and incorporate shape files, rasters, and previous CAD files to make files that present very well.

What is MicroStation?

MicroStation’s advanced parametric 3D modeling capabilities enable infrastructure professionals of any discipline to collaborate on and deliver projects of any scale and complexity. Your team can aggregate their work on MicroStation, including designs and models created with Bentley’s discipline specific modeling applications. As a result, you can create comprehensive, multi-discipline BIM models, documentation, and other deliverables. MicroStation and all Bentley BIM applications are built on the same comprehensive modeling platform. You therefore can easily progress your MicroStation work into discipline specific workflows with Bentley’s design and analytical modeling applications. With this flexibility, each member of your project team has exactly the right application for the work they need to do.

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Senior CADD Technician
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"20 years experience MicroStation User"

What do you like best?

I have always really liked the way Bentley has kept the look and feel basically the same for many years and versions. To me this is powerful and sustainable. It's pretty incredible that the performance of MicroStation has been consistent and high for many versions. Generally it's consistency and simplicity makes it a powerful platform for design and drawing production. I also believe that "Trust Licensing" is one of the greatest ideas in technology today. It's simple and incredibly easy to manage.

What do you dislike?

Just a few tools could be updated such as some of the dimension tools (being able to add a gap in a dimension line or leader that crossed another line), adding a publish type tool for publishing several drawings at a time, etc.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The more you use it the better you will like it. It's simplicity makes it powerful.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CADD production - creating construction drawings for projects. Meeting state DOT standards.

The Workspaces created by state DOT's makes this very easy. Also, as mentioned above, the constancy and the effort to keep the platform relatively the same over many versions, while still providing the tools we need, helps us focus on design and production and not as much on the technology.

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"MS is not for everyone but also great"

What do you like best?

Microstation runs pretty lite. Fast processing speed. I like where Microstation is headed with connect edition. Simplyfing it and making it user friendly. Panels are alinged more like where other softwares are headed. User set up and interface are huge improvement. Interface migration and customizations are improved. Custom toolboxes and pull down menus can be moved to display on ribbon. Keyboard mapping shortcuts have been replaced by new pop up menu. script files are easy to learn and make and can do enormous amounts of fast batch work over loads of files. Microstation canmake DTMs or 3d mesh and surfaces from points or contours

What do you dislike?

Dialog boxes. There are too many to complate simple task. There are no tabs for sheets that are simple enough

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get training, spend enough time learning it especially if you re working on other design softwares

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Road design, utility relocations. Helps learning another design software. Handles large data sets very well for a road desing project that require many dependencies. Referencing much better and faster which improves speed and delivery.

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"Una herramienta CAD muy versátil"

What do you like best?

Nos encontramos ante un programa muy interesante por sus prestaciones con respecto a su competidor más directo AutoCAD. Una de sus ventajas con respecto a otros programas similares es que trabaja con unos tamaños de archivo muy reducidos, lo que hace que ahorremos espacio en nuestro resultado final. Por otro lado, la cantidad de herramientas y funciones es muchísimo más extensa, como por ejemplo los estilos de texto, los estilos de tamaño, las referencias o los estilos de línea, lo que permite un uso mucho más completo y fácil de estos elementos. También mencionar que la impresión del trabajo final es mucho más confiable y configurable que la de cualquier otro producto CAD. por otro lado destacar facilidad de creación y distribución de proyectos, así como la capacidad de abrir archivos DGN que datan de los años 90 y otros formatos.

What do you dislike?

Mencionar como punto negativo que algunas herramientas que existen en otras plataformas CAD deberían de implementarse en MS, por ejemplo echamos en falta la capacidad para poder seleccionar un elemento y activar una herramienta que luego seleccionara los objetos similares en función del tipo, nivel, color, etc. Por otro lado comentar que la herramienta de seleccionar por atributos, aunque es agradable y funcional, requiere demasiados clicks de ratón, lo que hace que pierda encanto.

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Lo recomiendo por ser una herramienta muy potente, que ofrece numerosas funcionalidades y grandes posibilidades de personalización

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Este programa me ha permitido dibujar numerosos planos de ingeniería para los proyectos en los que trabajo. La multitud de herramientas que ofrece para personalizar los trabajos me ha permitido obtener acabados muy profesionales. me ha permitido dibujar numerosos esquemas hidráulicos de redes de abastecimiento de agua.

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"Project Engineer"

What do you like best?

Really easy to use, friendly to other softwares

What do you dislike?

Projection systems can be better. Hope to work better with Google Earth.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You are going to love it! The software last forever! Started learning cadd software with another that started with "a". Then had a tough time switching over to Microstation but once you get used to it, you start to appreciate what it is setup this way.

What I find very useful are the ease of customizing your own commands with keyboards and functions keys, let's admit it, everyone wants a little something special for their own while still can work together a whole. Ability to rotate view with just one-button - function key, or keyboard, abosolutely blows my mind. Folks who heavy CADD users will definitely appreciate this feature. If you can save one or two mouse clicks with every commands, it's a life saving tools. One doesn't have to be a programmer to make their own custom commands, it's that easy.

I also use Inroads quite often. Having the ability open multiple boxes related to Inroads really helps than line by line by commands, again this is more on personal preferences. With the new Open Roads, it's definitely a game changer, a change for the better.

For some who prefer icons to work with, the setups are just as easy to pick from.

In all, it depends on what your clients prefer!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ease of use

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"Simple and effective software for CAD drafting and modelling "

What do you like best?

The software has a simple Interface and meets our 2D CAD needs. The ability to turn on continuous saving of files is also useful, and referencing is simple. Other products I have used in the past don't offer this benefit. The general range of tools for drafting are good and cover most of the needs required. Customising the location of tool bars and docking of the primary tools is useful. Setting up of plot files to create drawings is simple and allows easy generation of drawings.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the software can freeze/lag when exchanging between files or using multiple files at once. The latest version of powerdraft has some issues with plot files and with the drawing border not scaling or aligning when the drawing scale is changed. Some improvements could be made to some of the editing and modify tools such as trimming and extending, and also the fillet and chamfer tool. Autocad has a more simple and effective tool for this purpose. For some who have had little training the programme may appear a little overwhelming with all the options on show

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Worthwhile for those waiting simple tool for drafting and modelling

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The software gives our business a relatively easy platform across the office to generate CAD and drafting info and output required drawings. Whilst you can not work on the same file simultaneously you are able to easily move between files and work on a file which may be referenced into another one.

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"A good resource for every project"

What do you like best?

I like that you can create complex 3D objects without much effort.

What do you dislike?

Needs to have more allowances to keep up with technology. Import of other 3D models, from other competing programs would make this program more powerful.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

MicroStation is a great tool, and can do many great things design wise; from manufacturing, modeling, to land base GIS.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using 3D models to see safety issues and clearance problems before we even get out to the field. It saves us time and money not sending people out to try and build something that either doesn't go together, or isn't safe and needs to be changed. The 3D models also double as training aids and construction schematics.

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Oil & Energy
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"MicroStation CADD Engine - Simply The Best"

What do you like best?

I used AutoCad before and wrote some applications too, but I like MicroStation better, it is easy to navigate and it's user friendly. You can join their Bentley Community SIG (Special Interest Group) Workshop, not to mention that you can also ask other users (if you are having some difficulties) through Bentley CONNECT Advisor.

What do you dislike?

I have a floating license and would like to add another user, however, the price is prohibitive, It's too expensive for me. I asked them if it's possible for me to use that licensing network, I got an answer but I would still have to clarify it some more. In short, it's really too expensive...

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Oil & Gas Piping, see www.tubero.com

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"I do enjoy the MicroStation experience."

What do you like best?

How simple the functions can be. The ease of continuous usage of commands and simplicity if better than using AutoDesk at times

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the functions can be a little too simple.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Nothing much that I can think of. Simply put, do not be discouraged by picking up Micro Station because you believe it may be difficult to grasp. Everything that it is capable of accomplishing is easy to grasp and there are always solutions to any problem you may stumble upon. One thing especially that I like about looking for solutions is that the Micro Station community is also familiar with the Auto CAD product. You can not only find answers as to how to accomplish a task but you can readily find information on the topic for you not being able to use that similar function as you had done in Auto CAD or that you will require approaching that solution from a different direction.

Ultimately, I find Micro Station to be a useful tool that is easy to pick up and user-friendly.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All my Peel and Toronto projects require the use of MicroStation. A benefit of using MicroStation is that it is not too difficult to pick up. I had started using this software as a last minute inclusion into the project team with no real work experience prior and was easily able to pick up how to use it and complete the required work in the allotted time.

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"Part 1 architectural experience of microstation"

What do you like best?

The software is very intuitive and the production of 2d drawings is simple in a way that Vectorworks is. the cross software compatibility is very good and the short cut system and variety of tools make the production of drawings efficient and looking beautiful.

What do you dislike?

The number of tools is quite hard to get accustomed to and its BIM compatibility is perhaps weaker and needs developing to a higher level. It makes simultaneous interdisciplinary work quite challenging as DWG exports have to be used most of the time rather than having a live active group work file.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a worthy alternative to AutoCAD and Vectorworks especially for those who like shortcuts and good sheet production

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the ability to reference in drawings allows me to cross-reference older plans with ones that I am currently working on to discover any discrepancies between what has been built and what has been drawn, This allowed me to produce a retrospective planning pack to satisfy what had been built. I think this is achievable in other software but not as efficiently as Microstation.

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"Versatile Platform"

What do you like best?

Microstation is an easy to use base for other software, Its menu layout is customizable with is very helpful. The new connect has allowed for larger file size which is needed as new tech become available

What do you dislike?

When it does have glitches with MDL applications it is hard to fix the problem. As it is hard to determine which software is having the problem. There are problems with customization of the new Ribbon Menu but the issues seem sporadic so not always easy to identify.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The support that comes with the Microstation Software has always been helpful. The IT team is easy to work with.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Microstation allows for great manipulation of our lidar data

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"The microstation software is a very friendly and powerful for the development of my work"

What do you like best?

What I like most about the software is the ribbon of the commands as well as the ease of editing previously drawn files in autocad and keeping the dwg files and thus not using hours to configure or adapt the drawing in the required work units as well as the use of blocks now cells in Microstation

What do you dislike?

What I do not like so much is the management of shading patterns since there is no visual library as autocad handles it, but you have to try previewing the shading one by one and that takes a little more time to do it

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Put on the Bentley page more tutorials in Spanish in the basic use of microstation

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The basic problem that we have solved is the learning time, since it has been very short since the environment is quite friendly and you have not allowed to edit the plans in a timely manner.

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"Microstation for Roadway Design and Drafting"

What do you like best?

Light and fast (compared to AutoCAD)

Quick load times

Able to handle large infrastructure projects without slowing down.

Power reference (xref) abilities

Power geometry tools for creating accurate and "self-healing" roadway layouts

3D visualization tools built in

Civil Cells = Dynamic blocks from AutoCAD on steroids.

What do you dislike?

Ribbon menu system is cumbersome

No default keyboard shortcuts making switching between tools slow and cumbersome

Use the AutoCAD colour table, it has more colours, better colours, and makes working with the rest of the world easier.

Annotative text/dimensions setup is useless for roadway drawings. Scale changes of 1:1000 to 1:500 are too large for Microstation's implementation to work. AutoCAD is great for this.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are working on large complex projects, Microstation is the better overall product in comparison with Autodesk. I say this as a user of both. However, it is not perfect and there are plenty of great features in AutoCAD that are not present here. I just feel that the pros outweigh the cons, in favour of Microstation.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Microstation as a drafting tool for InRoads/OpenRoads designed projects. For roadway drafting it is more robust and a better overall package. For bridge structural drafting I prefer AutoCAD.

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"My go to software"

What do you like best?

Very easy to use and its quick to get a design going without needing to do any setup. Its easy to set up what you need and there is a lot of customization that can be added in the background. The support that was have received in the past when using first gen of any release is very good.

What do you dislike?

There are a bunch of bugs that you need to find ways to work around. This although annoying will just become part of the workflow. The other thing is that although they added the ability to press certain keys to get to menus quickly, its still lags quite a bit behind AutoCAD. If they can get that to work as smoothly, there would be no reason to use AutoCAD at all.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I came from AutoCAD and was not impressed with Microstation at first. Was forced to give it a shot and now I use MS even when we are using AutoCAD for certain things as its just better at it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting a 3D design going from scratch is very easy and great for proposals. In our otginazation there isn't really a problem that we are trying to solve by using this software. We have been using it for longer than I have been around with the company and with good results. When things don't work, Bentley is always willing to lend a hand and find a good solution to the issue.

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"MicroStation collaboration"

What do you like best?

The software is extremely flexible as a design tool in multiple disciplines. This mixed environment can coexist using reference files from one design to another. Since MicroStation immediately writes to the design file, you can create a collaborative design environment where each user can immediately see design changes that effect aspects of their portion of the project. MicroStation also utilizes 2D, 3D, surface and solids modeling, parametric modeling as well as visualization, animation and material assignments within the core product without buying expensive add on products.

What do you dislike?

I would prefer not needing to assign working unit resolution to seed file templates. This resolution can effect the successful completion of certain 3D.middling operations.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Very powerful software

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Roadway design, utilities layouts, multi discipline design files. The coexistence of different department designs for a one project feel without dealing with out of date changes. A more dynamic not static project environment.

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"MicroStation....well not AutoCAD"

What do you like best?

There are some features and commands that i like more then Autodesk products. Simple moving is nice because you can have to object you initially selected move, place and move again until you exit out command without have to keep selecting line work over and over. I have to say that the ability like i stated above being able to keep your selection selected while able to switch and change command. Editing any type of dimension and text is crazy very easy too.

What do you dislike?

The equivalent to Osnap. I do not like how microstation uses the object snapping to much clicking back and forth to get the desired snap. I have used Autocad exclusively and have been working with microstation for about a yr now there are many differences but not all good and bad. I do kind of understand why, but there is no good way to have a seamless conversion between other drafting programs such as AutoCAD.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a solid drafting program if you are use to a certain program and now you have switched or are going back and forth between this and another program commands will get mixed up, options and commands have the same functions but how you get there are completely different. It will take some time to understand and use it efficiently but with time you will know it as well as anything else.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

not really solving any business problems.

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"MicroStation as a first choice for CAD tasks"

What do you like best?

I think MicroStation is the best software for Civil and Rail technicians, designers and engineers in the world. You do not need any special course to start. I think with help from more experienced users is fully-sufficient. In each company where I worked and in my current company where I am working now I have always been able to recognise new functionalities. Easy to navigate with the keyboard. You can find all handy tools within reach a hand. Of course these facilities are for people who like use keys as command method. We can open many files created by other software as well as export files works perfectly. Work on Microstation is quick and reliable. Microstation has a very useful tool for batch printing. Microstation has got many overlays like InRoads and InRail for designing highways and tracks. Transparent and simple workspace are on advantage and many other things also I havenot mentioned above.

What do you dislike?

I did not find anything specific what could be disadvantage in using MicroStation. I noticed crashes only with big data files like *.pod. Microstation is more expensive than AutoCAD. In my opinion Buying a license is not cost-effective for small businesses.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Useful for work with LiDAR Data. I really recommend Microstation than AutoCAD.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am creating models 2D and 3D and all drawings by using Microstation. On my position MicroStation is also a great base for designing and analysing by using software such as InRoads and InRail.

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"Great tool to design Civil, Structural, and Electrical drawings"

What do you like best?

I really like the interface for MicroStation compared to AutoCAD. You can easily use multiple screens to show different views of the area that you're working on. While the Key-in commands from AutoCAD are a nice feature, it is just a matter of time/consistent usage before you can comfortably navigate thru commands in MicroStation.

What do you dislike?

It is somewhat difficult to assemble 3D parts in regard to mating and alignment. While MicroStation is a great application for 2D Civil and Electrical drawings, it is not the best tool for 3D Mechanical assemblies.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Implement a better way to assemble 3D parts and sub-assemblies

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At my current position, I design and calculate facility ratings for substations with respect to allowable conductor ampacity. MicroStation's platform is easy to learn, and even though I am an engineer not a designer, I was able to quickly learn how to efficiently use it to revise designs.

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"Substation Designer"

What do you like best?

Modeling Substations in 3D.

The 3D environment in microstation is incredible. I am able to put a substation together within days instead of weeks.

What do you dislike?

that every project is not in 3D. I have worked extensively in the 2D world. and totally prefer the 3D world

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Designing Substations the critical issue is spacing. if you put things too close together you will see sparks.

So in modeling the Substation in 3D we are able to know in the real world how far things are apart. it is not a guess it is real.

Benefits include cost savings.

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"Best CAD Software!"

What do you like best?

I like that this software doesn't crash and it has so many features that I haven't used all of them. My favorite feature is that it is compatible with Google Earth and Projectwise. There are so many ways to be efficient using Microstation!

What do you dislike?

I don't like that the software doesn't have a great key-in command. I wish it was more like AutoCAD but other than that I don't have anything else that I dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend using Microstation because of its ease of use and its features!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My business uses Microstation on the daily. It is the most efficient CAD software and it is easy to use and great for any design company!

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"Great standard for many purposes"

What do you like best?

I like the compatibility between many local firms in my area all using microstation. When using microstation, I'm able to ask many people in the agency for assistance as it is so commonplace. Many tutorials are available as well because the program is standard in many industries.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the sometimes antiquated feel of the program. It feels as though not all aspects of the program are given the sleek feel that many programs have. It may also be good to make it easier for IT departments to diagnose issues.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It may be your only option, but compare it to others in the field to find what you're comfortable with.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are designing and applying different layers to designs from many sections of the company. Mapping and hatching are common.

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"Microstation the great influencer"

What do you like best?

Best thing about microstation is whatever work it never gets lost on software crash failure.work is always safe and accudraw which helps alot in modeling

What do you dislike?

Main down side of microstation is its too costly, dimmensioning is bit diffcult and custom line style creation still a complex process and its (Bentley)knowledge base portal is good but not all content available without subscription.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Can use this software once proper training provided.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am doing BIM on microstation POINT cloud ,easy raster attachment and Mitul please references possibly makes the process a cake walk.

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"Best software for large organizations"

What do you like best?

Scalability for large organizations and small businesses alike. The ability to use a "cached" license if the license server is unavailable. I also like the small design file size in relation to competitors files.

What do you dislike?

Some missing tools that competitors offer such as selecting objects that are similar to what is currently selected.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Switching platforms is difficult and nearly impossible with a closed mind.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to create, edit, and print different file types has proven to be very beneficial.

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"Great if your are 60+"

What do you like best?

If my keyboard goes missing it's ok because all you ever do is point and click and click and click again and again and again!

What do you dislike?

It is not user-friendly and does not work like any other software I have ever used. It takes twice as long to do a simple task it is simply a bad UI unless you are 60+. If you have a ton of extra time on your hands and don't want a simple and smooth workflow then this is for you.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

if you don't know how to you a computer you should be ok once you pick up the basics. If you are used to using a computer on a daily basis stay away from it, it will drive you MAD!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None we are forced to use it for some clients as the files do not convert well to other CAD programs.

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"Clean gui"

What do you like best?

Using ribbon feature for the functions streamline with other softwares in the market. Clean gui though need time to figure out and get used to. However for those who are used to shortcut keys will not be affected that much and will pick up speed to exploring other functions.

What do you dislike?

Upon starting the dashboard can be quite confusing and daunting. Would help to have the options of where the project files or work set in one page will help.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Microstation is like android. You just need to figure out the how and where and you're good to go.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Printing for 3d pdf with data instances shown. Exporting geometric data like volume and area and then importing then into aecosim data instances.

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"Experience with Microstation - A CAD software"

What do you like best?

1) Microstation is best software for producing detail designs. I used microstation for production of Location Area Plans of railway signalling as per UK standards.

2) It delivers enough documentation and guides to help in learning the software.

3) It is light weight ,fast, easy to use and loads very quickly.

4) It helps to create high quality deliverable for the project.

5) The user interface.

6) The best thing about this is that throughout the whole life span of one file if any changes such as view, plot or if any rollback which was done on the file, we can easily check them and track them as well.

7) Microstation makes our work easy as it allows me to share my work with co- workers

What do you dislike?

1) I like it because its easy to use but it does not have keyboard shortcuts which for me makes it slower then AutoCAD.

2) The tool crashes sometimes.

3) Learning editing is bit complex.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes, I would like to recommend others to use this software. It is easy to grasp and the support team is very helpful. I recommend it to drawing lovers to switch your experience to 2D and 3D drawing and make possible everything that looks impossible.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrating Design platforms for metro trains, Trams and railway signalling.

I used microstation for production of Location Area Plans of railway signalling as per UK standards.

MicroStation Features

  • Drawing Tools
  • Editing Tools
  • Text Editing Tools
  • 3D/solid modeling Tools
  • Rendering Tools
  • Import Files

MicroStation User Ratings

7.6
Ease of Use
Average: 8.5*
7.5
Quality of Support
Average: 8.5*
6.4
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.5*
* General-Purpose CAD Category
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