Great CAD product which has evolved into the strongest available

Publié le 29/01/2018
Michael M.
Owner
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
4/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
4/5
Support client
5/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: Ease of project creation and distribution. The ability to open DGN files that date back to the 90's as well as other formats.

Avantages: MicroStation has great file sizes. Compared to competitors, MS file sizes are a fraction. The amount of control for many of the elements is beyond comparison! Text styles, dimension styles, references, and linestyles can be controlled and manipulated to the greatest extent. This allows for easy use of these objects. Printing in MS is the most reliable, and predictable, of any CAD product I have used. Some products will shift the print from one user to another, even if the same printer is used. MicroStation can/will overcome simple obstacles and yield the same results from printer to printer.

Inconvénients: Some tools that exist in other CAD platforms need to be implemented in MS. The ability to select an element and trigger a tool that would then select similar objects based on type, level, color, etc. The Select by Attributes tool available is nice and highly functional, but requires too many clicks.

Functionality and User frieindly

Publié le 21/10/2019
Utilisateur vérifié
Project Manager
Services et installations de loisirs, 2-10 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus d'un an
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
3/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: visualizing and modeling point cloud data and reality meshes.
microstation have separete module for each and lots or fundtion that can extract data. also reads several formats of point cloud which means i dont have to use another application and allow point cloud classifications with alot of features and specs

Avantages: what i like most about microstation it have alot of operations can be done through microstation drawing, 3d modeling, making charts and work sheets. without haaving to close and open another appliation. also i can visualize my work, hide, display or clip my design without deleting or removing any item.
also microstation dynamic reference makes it easy to update all my drawings and sheets (3D&2D) with only updating design model.
most of all it is Auto-save CAD application. and i can record each change i do on me my design and recall this changes.

Inconvénients: workspace, worksets configurations and design file settings needs to be more easy to understand

Great product for infrastructure design

Publié le 12/12/2019
Utilisateur vérifié
Project Engineer
Génie civil, 1 001-5 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
4/5
Fonctionnalités
3/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: I have been using MicroStation for over 7 years. It is the best drafting software for engineers designing infrastructure.

Avantages: MicroStation is the best product for highway and bridge design. It is a very easy software to use and has a minimal learning curve. Overall, I find MicroStation to be much easier to use than AutoCAD. Bentley is improving all of their MicroStation/OpenBridge products and advancing the future of BrIM.

Inconvénients: I have no major criticisms of the software. There are some limitations with creating 3D models, but the product is coming along quickly.

Good to use . Printing quality is good. Software system is quite good.

Publié le 21/10/2019
Lwin hnin T.
Coordinator
Construction, 501-1 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
3/5
Support client
3/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: Especially for utilities drawing , level overwrite , line weight can easily work with microstation. After print out , can see very clearly.
Coordinate system i like.
Mostly for government project , we need to work with so many reference file. Microstation only can solve for reference file problem

Avantages: Model View( Model view, Design View, Sheet View) Coordinate system, Easy to use and easy to understand , can attach so many references file, Level Overwrite

Inconvénients: Software can work well with so many references files.

Answers for Open Roads and SS4 - poor performance and issues with new software bugs need work around

Publié le 23/01/2018
Dan S.
Engineering Specialist
Génie civil, 201-500 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
2/5
Note globale
3/5
Facilité d'utilisation
2/5
Fonctionnalités
2/5
Support client
2/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: Working on 3D Model development and workflows

Avantages: I like they are moving to doing design in 3D - software from what I seen the interface in Open Roads looks easier.

Inconvénients: Help files are poor - difficult to set up standards and information on setting up standards is hard to find - using software seems tricky very picky on the prompts new users can not get a grasp - need to use heads up prompts than switch to key board - many bugs in SS4 difficult to move standards forward - trying to develop work flow is cumbersome - using Project Wise is another issue with their own Bentley software - difficult to snap to elements in SS4 tentative snap works funny - changed printing dialog so every time a user hits enter on the dialog it send a print - difficult to mange new setting like this when using multiple version of the software behaves one way in SS2 and another in SS4 - Support closes tickets without asking if issue is resolved - support page selection for area needing help on needs updating - Plan prep in open roads very lacking -

User friendly

Publié le 22/10/2019
Narayan K.
Designer
Design, 5 001-10 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
4/5
Fonctionnalités
4/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: I have been using microstation for more than 11 years and I find it very easy to use plus it can be customised for industry specific needs.

Avantages: The shortcut features, it is flexible to multiple sectors of designs, it can allow user to create batch process script for automation.

Inconvénients: User guide with frequently asked question in bentley communities to be linked with the software help menu.

Review from a seasoned college graduate.

Publié le 21/10/2019
Utilisateur vérifié
engineer
Génie civil, 5 001-10 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
4/5
Support client
5/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Avantages: After a while it becomes second nature to use, and the grid hotkeys are the best setting there is

Inconvénients: When making the transition from autocad to micro station, there is a lot of frustration because some college students come out with decent drafting skills. MA suggestion would be to approach more school and see if they can use micro station next to autocad in the drafting classes.

Fantastic Software

Publié le 21/10/2019
James W.
Drafting Technician
Génie civil, 1 001-5 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
5/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: I personally started out on AutoCAD by Autodesk for my drafting experience and I switched to MicroStation when I started working for National Grid and I have had nothing but great things to say about MicroStation. This software is much more user friendly.

Avantages: The most beneficial tool in MicroStation is the ease of finding support. Questions are easily answered by typing in what you want help on, there are plenty of quick keys and YouTube videos to assist you. Also the MicroStation support team is always willing to help with quick response time

Inconvénients: I do not have any bad things to say about Bentley or MicroStation. I have never had a problem

Easy to use interface for powerful tool

Publié le 21/10/2019
Faisal A.
Engineer I
Génie civil, 51-200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
4/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
5/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: I have been working on traffic engineering design and details development. this software is powerful and save me a lot of time. I can work on multiple DGN files without the need to open and close each file every time. once someone get experienced with it, one person production can equal to 3 person production. it saved me a lot of time. I use it with FDOT SS4 and it make plans productions a breeze with all the cell libraries and ready to use features.

Avantages: easy to use
many features for different engineering and science disciplines
saves time, money, and effort
professional results
easy to integrate with other software
plenty of learning resources online

Inconvénients: challenging for new users
Help section needs to be more simplified

My preference in highway design software

Publié le 21/10/2019
Collin M.
Civil Engineer - EIT
Génie civil, 5 001-10 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus d'un an
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
4/5
Fonctionnalités
3/5
Support client
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
Très faible Très élevée

Commentaires: I used this software in my undergraduate classwork, and I enjoyed the learning process, even if the bentley learning studio is a little difficult to navigate.

Avantages: I appreciate the tools available in InRoads Suite, for use with surfaces and geometry alignments when creating models or roadway elements. I currently use Microstation V8i as my current version, and it satisfies my companies needs for roadway highway design.

Inconvénients: I have found some small bugs that will cause either an abrupt crash or a 'slow' crash that is more recoverable. I have heard that the CONNECT Edition is much less stable than the V8i version of Microstation, and for that reason our company has avoided switching to CONNECT for future projects, until bugs have been worked out.

Extremely stable CAD platform for professional level production.

Publié le 23/01/2018
Steve V.
Senior Architect and Irrigation Designer
Urbanisme et architecture, 2-10 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
5/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: It's the main platform for our daily production, so it's essential to us getting our work done.

Avantages: Very stable. Never crashes.
Getting started is easier than some of the competition, you can be up and drawing very quickly.
Some of the features are more intuitive than other software in the same class. You can get your drawing to look how you want it to look more quickly.
Software will let you go as in-depth as you want. If you wish to use it for basic tasks you can, but if you want to dig deep and become a power user, there are many many levels of depth.
Integration with newly acquired technologies, points to a bright future for the Microstation platform.

Inconvénients: Some of the more powerful features of the software require you to spend some time looking under the hood and learning the inner workings.
There is not absolute consistency within every aspect of the GUI. Not every menu etc behaves in the same way, but this is a small nitpick, not a big deal.

I have been using Microstation to design Highways and complete construction drawings since 1994.

Publié le 26/01/2018
Calvin "kal" M.
Project Development Engineer
Génie civil
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
4/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
3/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
Très faible Très élevée

Commentaires: Microstation with GEOPAK is a COMPLETE Highway Design and Construction Plans Production Package. All needed tools are included from Survey Data Reduction to As-Build Plans Preparation. I would never switch from Microstation to AutoCAD!

Avantages: The command set and menu has not changed dramatically in last 20 years. So as improved versions are released, there is never a completely new interface to learn. The existing drawing command still work in the new releases. New functionality is added on top of existing tools. Complete tools for design drawing standardization and detailed construction quantity takeoff are unique to Microstation with GEOPAK. The Autodesk Civil3D do not have the same capabilities for quantity measurement, takeoff, and tabulation.

Inconvénients: The high cost of each design seat to use the software license. The competition has an LT version for less cost. But you get what you pay for. Microstation with GEOPAK is the MOST complete and advance highway design software available.

I have been using microstation everyday for nearly 30 years since intergraph days till todate

Publié le 27/01/2018
Lorys L.
Senior Microstation Design Draftsman
Génie civil, 501-1 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
4/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
3/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: Geographic coordinate accuracy, compatibility with many other software platforms in multidicipline environments. ie survey, mapping, civil drafting, 3d modelling

Avantages: Of the all the CAD programs I have tried over the years Microstation is the most :-
Customisable to user needs and multiply workflows.
Intuitive dialog tools.
Easy to learn.
Prepackaged with excellent tools to improve workflows and can emulate Autocad and work with DWG files in a Microstation environment.
Comes with 2d & 3d tools and some GIS features,
Backward compatability of old files, that is to say you can open DOS version DGN files from 25 years ago and they still work in the current version.

Inconvénients: The latest version CE has moved away from the traditional interface and adopted the MS Ribbon bar, which I don't like , the change is too radical and looks too much like Autodesk. I'm sure will get used to it eventually but for now I find it clumsy and time consuming.

User friendly Engineering software

Publié le 05/04/2019
Utilisateur vérifié
Designer
Urbanisme et architecture, 2-10 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
3/5
Facilité d'utilisation
4/5
Fonctionnalités
Support client
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
Très faible Très élevée

Commentaires: Coming from a background of using AutoCad, it was a little bit of a learning curve. This program is necessary for state/city projects in our location.

Avantages: 3 years ago I made a switch to a new company that solely used MicroStation and I have an AutoCAD background. Once I was acquainted with the general layout and set up my toolbars, it's been very easy to learn the program. I love the autosave feature, that it accepts AutoCAD files, and the way the select function works.

Inconvénients: That they do not have efficient quick keys. AutoCAD quick keys make the workflow easier. In MicroStation, they are not user-friendly, so I draft without. Also, beware of the way they work the network licenses if you accidentally go into a version you do not have extra seats for, it will allow you to work in it and you'll receive a HUGE bill.

MicroStation is no doubt the best software working for the development of 3D models.

Publié le 18/07/2018
James W.
Software Engineer
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
4/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix

Avantages: The file sizes in MicroStation is great. One can easily control the dimension styles, references, text styles and line styles.It is very stable.For daily production it is the main platform.Integrating with the advancement of new technologies, the future of MicroStation software is very bright. MicroStation software allows us to open and covert AutoCad files.

Inconvénients: The price of MicroStation license is very high but I know it is absolutely because of its quality. So there are no specific cons but there should be some different line styles and font styles.There should be some improvements in word editor. Whatever any thing is, this software no doubt improves our modelling skills.

Microstation is much easier to use that autocad. It's less time consuming to use than autocad.

Publié le 07/02/2018
Patricia G.
Cadd Technician
Design, 13-50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
4/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: It's just easy to use. I use it at my job here and it makes my job easier. I also use AutoCAD but avoid it if I can. Microstation is just much, much better.

Avantages: Ease of use. User friendly. Can use two, three screens which make it easy to copy items to find things on the screen easily. Microstation allows you to open and convert autocad files. YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAVE YOUR WORK!! I just love this product.
I can't say enough good things about Microstation by Bentley.

Inconvénients: I do like the tabs that autocad uses so that you don't have to open a file separately.
The cost of a Microstation license is fairly expensive. I'd like to have some different fonts and linestyles given by the manufacturer.

Solid tool suite for multi-discipline integrated design!

Publié le 26/01/2018
Utilisateur vérifié
Civil Design Technician
Génie civil
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
5/5
Rapport qualité-prix

Avantages: Stable platform, excellent visualization and rendering, robust tool set even for just drawing geometry. Discipline BIM tools integrate amongst each other miles beyond the Autodesk realm. All time favorite feature? The reference manager dialog box and using logicals!

Inconvénients: Click heavy, users can develop wrist strain easy if not careful. There is ambiguity about how some features work. For example, is it really necessary to shift the global origin in design files anymore? Why is it that level display settings will carry across reference models, but then become broken? Why not a quick fix button for that?

Easy to use with lots of other capabilities

Publié le 23/01/2018
Craig G.
Roadway Engineer
Génie civil, 501-1 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: The easy creation of a 3D model has helped convey design aspects to non-engineers and the public.

Avantages: They have a lot of support videos of community forums that have been really helpful on resolving issues or finding best practices for each particular use. The file format makes opening and switching between files much quicker than autocad.

Inconvénients: No complaints about microstation itself but they have been making a lot of improvements and changes to their 3D package. It's been a difficult to keep up with the all the changes as an original geopak user. Once I got used to the new tools it an helped my efficiency working on projects.

A fantastic Design Software to work with!

Publié le 23/01/2018
Shameeem mohammed T.
Senior Structural Draftsman
Génie civil, 5 001-10 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
4/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
5/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: My Modeling skills are improved and Can definitely a much better modeler than, If I use AutoCAD these times.
Highly recommend this product over AutoCAD in infrastructure.

Avantages: I find 3D modeling and and my integration with Civil discipline is lot more easier with this software.
As a civil structural Modeler myself, I find Microstation is the best to my industry and Bentley's R&D is one of the best learni g paths one could go through.

Inconvénients: Needs some improvements in Word editor. Its not that versatile as AutoCAD
I always find that Microstation can definitely do much better Parametric Cell creation. Needs some improvements there.

This software is really a blessing in my work, and it has made my work every time easier for me.

Publié le 13/07/2018
Natalia B.
Software Engineer
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
4/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix

Avantages: Easy to use with the friendly users. It's multiple screens helps the user to copy items and  find stuff on the screen. MicroStation is the best software which allows us to open and convert Autocad files. Dialogue box and reference manager are the great features that this software has. So I would say this is versatile with many functionality.

Inconvénients: If i talk about the cost license of MicroStation is a little high but i also know that is because of its quality.There are no complaints about itself even they are improving and bringing some innovations about 3D packages .

CAD is simply easy

Publié le 14/11/2016
Johannes V.
Application Engineer
Génie civil, Auto-entrepreneur
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
2/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: 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.

Avantages: 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,

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

Useful but requires a lot of training

Publié le 08/08/2019
Hunter S.
Transportation Design Engineer
Transport routier/ferroviaire, 1 001-5 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus d'un an
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
4/5
Facilité d'utilisation
4/5
Fonctionnalités
Support client
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Avantages: I've been using MicroStation as my primary CADD software for my job for the past year and a half. The functions and features are numerous and extremely helpful.

Inconvénients: While it is extremely useful and I have gained a pretty good command over its functions and features, it is difficult and time consuming to learn. I had to sit through hours of tutorials just to learn how to use the interface. Any time I have to learn something new, I often have to search for instructions online or in the help manual. It just isn't extremely intuitive.

Can be very cumbersome transitioning from Autodesk products

Publié le 26/01/2018
Utilisateur vérifié
DRAFTER II
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
2/5
Facilité d'utilisation
3/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
4/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: Ease of 3D modeling, ability to handle complicated graphics with little disruption. Access to the Bentley website and access to product support and training is fantastic. All and all it is a good software package just is cumbersome to get started in.

Avantages: Mostly the add on software, Descartes, GeoPac, etc. The 3D modeling is fantastic, if they could apply these concepts to the 2D seeds and access to tools, etc. the software would be much better.

Inconvénients: Text editor is garbage, keyboard shortcuts are very cumbersome, to many options for setting up workspace, almost have to understand programing just to start drafting.

I have been working with MicroStation for over 8 years now. I really like the program.

Publié le 23/01/2018
Barb H.
Drafting Technician
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
4/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
5/5
Support client
5/5
Rapport qualité-prix

Avantages: Easy to use
help is easy to use and get the help you need
the features it has are exactly what I need to complete my day to day activities
Easy to search for features
snapping is great
functions to what I need
Able to bring in almost any format that I have access to

Inconvénients: Not able to export to Excel
Not able to export to ArcMap
sometimes it drops tags, I have had it delete every tag in a project, and have it unrecoverable.
Some other glitches like, changing something, saving it. Then later going back and having it not save it at all.

Microstation is the best CAD platform

Publié le 21/10/2019
Jovan D.
Digital Engineering
Génie civil, 10 001+ employés
Temps d'utilisation du produit: plus de deux ans
Provenance de l'utilisateur 
5/5
Note globale
5/5
Facilité d'utilisation
5/5
Fonctionnalités
4/5
Support client
5/5
Rapport qualité-prix
Probabilité de recommander le produit :
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Commentaires: Large scale infrastructure projects where some disciplines use AutoCAD & others use Microstation, the speed and advanced functionality (such as dealing with reference files) becomes clearly evident.

Avantages: Speed and interoperability. Microstation supports many different file types and provides additional software for a wide range of engineering design disciplines.

Inconvénients: Administration can seem confusing as there are so many different options.