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MicroStation

4.0
(209)

MicroStation is a modeling environment explicitly for the architecture, engineering, construction, and operation of all infrastructure types including utility systems, roads and rail, bridges, buildings, communications networks, water and wastewater networks, process plants, mining, and more. MicroStation can be used either as a software application or as a technology platform.

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MicroStation Features

Tools

3D/solid modeling Tools

Ability to modify 3D primitives (parametric editing tools, free-form editing tools, symmetrical editing process, etc.)

78%
(Based on 114 reviews)

Rendering Tools

Ease of use accessing rendering tools (lighting tools, texture mapping, custom material creation, etc.)

74%
(Based on 107 reviews)

Drawing Tools

Ease of use accessing basic drawing tools (line, circle, polygons, etc.)

86%
(Based on 186 reviews)

Editing Tools

Ease of use accessing basic editing tools (erase, trim, extend, undo, etc.)

83%
(Based on 188 reviews)

Text Editing Tools

Ease of use accessing basic text creation and modification tools (font style, multi-line text, wrap-around text, justification, spell checker, etc.)

78%
(Based on 184 reviews)

Design

Visualizing

Design your structure in 3D.

Not enough data available

Rendering

Produce 3D visualizations without any integrating hardware.

Not enough data available

Drawing

Ability to 2D and 3D drawings of your structure

Not enough data available

Editing

Ability to edit designs with a WYSIWYG editor

Not enough data available

Sequence Steps

Create and animate the sequences of steps, materials and building crews needed to construct your building.

Not enough data available

Plan

Documentation

Generate plans for your production process.

Not enough data available

Sequence

Create and animate steps, materials, and crews needed to build your structure.

Not enough data available

Annotate

Add tags and notes to any model you create.

Not enough data available

Collaborate

Ability for multiple users to collaborate on one design.

Not enough data available

Design

Modeling

Create realistic 3D models of your design

Not enough data available

Visualize

Design your structure in 3D.

Not enough data available

Rendering

Produce 3D visualizations without any integrating hardware.

Not enough data available

Drawing

Access to basic tools for drawing, such as line, cirlce and polygon.

Not enough data available

File Options

Import Files

Support for a number of file formats for import

82%
(Based on 178 reviews)

Export Files

Support for a number of file formats for export

83%
(Based on 176 reviews)

File Interoperability

Native file format is compatible with a number of advanced design and imaging applications

79%
(Based on 158 reviews)

Backwards compatibility

Current file format iteration is compatible with previous versions of the application

82%
(Based on 159 reviews)

File size

Support for a range of file sizes without degrading the user experience.

81%
(Based on 176 reviews)

Collaboration

Multi User

Ability for users to share and save work to the same central file.

Not enough data available

File Import/Export

Ability to import and export 2D files to the platform so your team can update designs and collaborate as needed.

Not enough data available

Annotating

Add keynotes, tags, dimensions and more to your document.

Not enough data available

Document Storage

Store various types of documents within this platform.

Not enough data available

Design

3D Modeling

Create three-dimensional models of buildings and structures.

Not enough data available

3D Rendering

Place your model in a fully-realized 3D environment.

Not enough data available

Drawing

Create linework with a variety of different tools.

Not enough data available

Editing

Edit your design with functions like erase, trim, undo and more.

Not enough data available

Edit

File Import

Import and export files in a number of different formats.

Not enough data available

Push/Pull

Ability to push or pull the surface of your model in order to get the desired shape.

Not enough data available

Views

View your model from any angle while you design and edit.

Not enough data available

Grips

Tools that enable users to reshape, move or manipulate geometry.

Not enough data available

Customization

Custom Commands

Ability to create custom commands or command aliases, change the active customization file, and configure command properties.

78%
(Based on 156 reviews)

Custom Interface

Ability to customize the user interface and recall customizations. Can define the workspace a custom panel should appear in.

79%
(Based on 158 reviews)

Custom Scripts

Ability to create custom scripts to automate tasks, such as add standard layers or styles to a drawing, update the title block, or automate plotting tasks.

77%
(Based on 122 reviews)

Custom Menus

Ability to create custom menus, sub-menus, and contextual menus. Can create new toolbars and arrange menus in workspeace.

78%
(Based on 145 reviews)

Construction

Fabrication

Ability to create models of various systems that need to be integrated into the structure.

Not enough data available

Reinforcement Tools

Add reinforcement to vital points in the model of your structure.

Not enough data available

Clash Detection

Ability to detect clashing elements, such as electrical conduit or ductwork that run into a beam.

Not enough data available

Construction

Fabrication

Ability to create models of various systems that need to be integrated into the structure.

Not enough data available

Reinforcement

Add reinforcement to vital points in the model of your structure.

Not enough data available

Clash Detection

Ability to detect clashing elements, such as electrical conduit or ductwork that run into a beam.

Not enough data available

Collaboration

Annotate

Annotate your designs with various notes and tags.

Not enough data available

Documentation

Generate 2D drawings of your 3D models.

Not enough data available

Data Extract

Extract information from objects, such as attributes and properties.

Not enough data available

Environment

Hardware support

Support by a sufficient number of hardware developers (by default or through the use of custom drivers).

79%
(Based on 145 reviews)

Task-based interfaces

Support for custom interfaces designed around specific design tasks, by default (out of the box) or through user customization.

77%
(Based on 150 reviews)

Manage Multiple Profiles

Support for multiple user interface customizations. Can store and recall interfaces as required by a specific user without closing the application and without the need for scripting knowledge.

79%
(Based on 128 reviews)

Command Clarity

Names of basic commands are clear and easy to understand. On-cursor documentation, such as tool tips and pop-up descriptions, provide clarification of icons and other user interface elements.

76%
(Based on 158 reviews)