3.9 out of 5 stars

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

3D/solid modeling Tools

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

(Based on 107 reviews)
Rendering Tools

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

(Based on 100 reviews)
Drawing Tools

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

(Based on 176 reviews)
Editing Tools

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

(Based on 177 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.)

(Based on 174 reviews)
File Options
Import Files

Support for a number of file formats for import

(Based on 170 reviews)
Export Files

Support for a number of file formats for export

(Based on 167 reviews)
File Interoperability

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

(Based on 150 reviews)
Backwards compatibility

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

(Based on 150 reviews)
File size

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

(Based on 165 reviews)
Custom Commands

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

(Based on 148 reviews)
Custom Interface

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

(Based on 148 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.

(Based on 114 reviews)
Custom Menus

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

(Based on 136 reviews)
Hardware support

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

(Based on 136 reviews)
Task-based interfaces

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

(Based on 140 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.

(Based on 119 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.

(Based on 149 reviews)