MicroStation Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

MicroStation

3D architecture software for construction businesses

4.28/5 (142 reviews)

MicroStation Pricing

Starting from: $250.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Quarterly term licensing is available, as is perpetual licensing.

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MicroStation Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • Overall it's a great software for professionals and not so much for beginners since it provides features and functionalities which is the best.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • It is so useful and helpful. We can get our drawing quickly I believe that Bentley's R&D is one of the best learning software in our company.MEHMET S.Read the full review
  • I love the ability to create an extremely complex and intricate design by utilizing microstation software.Hillory H.Read the full review
Cons
  • There are no prompts which explain what you are doing wrong, instead the program just crashes, leaving the user to wonder what he has to do to make the program work.Yash B.Read the full review
  • Administration can seem confusing as there are so many different options.Jovan D.Read the full review
  • It has been a struggle as of late but from past experience i believe the bugs will all be worked out.Andrew P.Read the full review
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21 reviewers had the following to say about MicroStation's pricing:

Minhaj J.

Best in design

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-12-12
Review Source: Capterra

Customer support and other facilities are excellent in microstation

Pros
Capabilities of design in wide range of structure make this software forward in industry.very ease to use.

Cons
Price cost per month is little bit higher for small type of companies.other than everything fine for us.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

The Backbone of our Company Draftsmen

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-12
Review Source: Capterra

A cheaper and more lightweight AutoCAD. If you spend some time with it, you can do anything you need to do on AutoCAD with it.

Pros
It uses way less resources than AutoCAD. Microstation has lots of capabilities of custom code and it runs way faster than AutoCAD.

Cons
They keep on trying to force you to update to the newest version however our custom macros will not be supported. They took away our large volume discount after we refused to upgrade.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Miguel Z.

Why use MicroStation

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2021-06-13
Review Source: Capterra

in general a well made application, easy to use and quite good for the price it has.

Pros
MicroStation is a very practical application compared to others, it is also too easy to use and guides you to know how to use it better.

Cons
I saw very few cons, but one of them is that they should improve the interface a bit, it is already a bit outdated.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Kanav R.

Amazing Tool For Designers

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-03-02
Review Source: Capterra

it's kind a tool which makes everything easier and at the end of the it matters. great product comes with high price which everybody understands after using it.

Pros
After using many other CAD products I find MicroStation very easy to learn. It has more features than you would expect, File size is smaller which will help you keeping your stuff easily without using too much space and sharing will be easy.

Cons
Not much but there is some interface change sin new version which i don't like much and getting license of the same is also a complicated task. price the product is very high.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Alice C.

The most user friendly software with excellent visualization.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-08
Review Source: Capterra

It is really easy to use software. I like all its features as it is making my work easier day by day. I would say it is the most preferable software for performing multiple tasks.

Pros
I love everything about MicroStation. Its most interesting features include text styles plus dimension styles as well as references and line styles can be easily controlled through this software. There are fantastic ways of designing highways along with complete construction designs. It is the most reliable and excellent software. The best part of this software is that it never crashes.

Cons
This software works perfectly. I can hardly find cons in it. One of the cons is that MicroStation license is quite expensive but if we look at its quality and output, it surely deserve high price. One thing I want to suggest is that it should include some different line styles as well as font styles.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Simple and effective

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-03-29
Review Source: Capterra

Good and easy platform for CAD-related tasks and drawings. Recommend it!

Pros
Good at what it does, with quick processing speed, Micro Station is headed in the right direction. Scripting allows for batch-jobs which is great.

Cons
Their interface can improve - at times there are too many dialog boxes for simple things. Pricing can be too high as well.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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DAVID G.

Microstation Review for Engineers

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-27
Review Source: Capterra

Overall good software. Benefits to own this is that it helped us to attract more clients who require microstation format.

Pros
Very similar to Auto CAD; but has a lot of neat features. Can easily import files from CAD. Given some municipal governments still use this program, a good bet you will need it to for your business to suceed.

Cons
Took a while when converting to CAD to correct line styles. Would have liked a bit more smoother migration from CAD for the price I paid.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Microstation

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-11-27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I especially appreciate the styles microstation has in comparison to their competitors. It is extremely easy to use the text styles, dimension styles and linestyles. You are able to edit and manipulate time with easy and it makes the overall experience of the software more enjoyable. I also appreciate how the main aspects of the software do not change dramatically when improved versions are released. Microstation is also very easy to learn and it is very user friendly.

Cons
Tools that exist in other platforms are not present in Microstation. Price of the license is steep. Text editor is not the greatest I have used.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Aracelli A.

We don't use MicroStation all the time here at DPM. Therefore it is an ok experience

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-24
Review Source: Capterra

it is more stable than AutoCAD.

Pros
that it autosave and the commands keep on until I switch to another command. we have a report on the users' usage.

Cons
I have no cons for this product. I use it as a beginner. Probably is the price that makes the company not apply to a lot of licences.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Patricia G.

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-07
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Pros
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.

Cons
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Hillory H.

Microstation Functionality

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-04-29
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, it is an expensive product that has great potential but is difficult to operate.

Pros
I love the ability to create an extremely complex and intricate design by utilizing microstation software.

Cons
I dislike the functionality of microstation. It is not user-friendly in the least bit. AutoCAD is easier to use.

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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Johana G.

Microstation a helpful tool that all companies must have

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-10-21
Review Source: Capterra

MicrosoftStation is a very user friendly software that even a person with a very low level in CAD, can easily learn how to manage projects and tools from this software.

Pros
What I like the most is that you can manage projects in the same platform where many users can have access to the latest information about projects.

Cons
until now, I don't have any negative point about it

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Joseph K.

If you are looking for a 3D model software here it is.

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-05-03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I would say that if you know what you are doing in the field of architecture then this software will be useful to you. The 3D models it is able to create are fantastic.

Cons
The value of the software is a bit high a month is a bit extreme I think, but it does do a great job.

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Anonymous

MicroStation is fairly simple to use and is highly adaptable to our uses (Landscape Architecture)

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-29
Review Source: Capterra

It is easy to learn and works well with State Agencies (DOT, Colleges, Etc).

Pros
It is built at "actual scale" so scaling onto sheets is very simple. It's well integrated into GIS and most state entities use it. Because the plans are geolocated, if you merge adjacent areas, they fit seamlessly

Cons
Addressing tech issues is extremely burdensome. Most of the first level IT is in the far east and responses can take a day. This means low priority issues can drag on forever.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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James W.

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
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.

Cons
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.

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Calvin "Kal" M.

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-26
Review Source: Capterra

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!

Pros
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.

Cons
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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David M.

Long time user

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Have been using this software for over 25 years and has always been at the forefront of CAD systems

Cons
Changing updates and having time to use/learn new functionality of the software, network issues,cost of software and addins

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Billy L.

Have used this software for over 20 years and have witnessed it evolve.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-24
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
the customer support is probably what I like the best, but the software is very reliable and I think with using it so long it seems to be very easy to use.

Cons
The cost of maintaining with the select subscriber has been going up every year which being a small shop is of some concern.

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Anonymous

I thought I was an AutoCAD devotee until I met MicroStation

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Excellent array of civil tools, great for structures, best training available through Bentley Learn, compatible with all Bentley programs, easy to create everything from sketches to plan sets

Cons
Harder to use than other CAD software I've used (but so, so very worth it), requires seed files for best results, can be expensive to implement for small firms.

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Natalia B.

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-13
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
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.

Cons
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 .

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Aditya M.

Must have software if you work with DOT

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2021-04-25
Review Source: Capterra

MicroStation has been a lifesaver for me for Road Projects. I had used AutoCAD for Raod Design and it was very tedious work. MicroStation is easy with Complex Road Alignment, Vertical and Horizontal alignment, cross-section development, Profile Design, and quantity survey. Your single model design can all of it. It reduces the use of other software and programs.

Pros
Integration of MicroStation with State Departments' rules and regulations is one of the best features that it has. I have been using MicroStation for Road design for different state DOTs. MicroStation provides you the ability for Parametric modeling of infrastructure projects. It helps to reduce repetitive work and make it efficient for designers and engineers. Microstation has helped me to design and deliver projects according to DOT's requirements.

Cons
MicroStation is expensive software to have for a single person to design infrastructure projects. It is difficult to get training in the software as you can get it only if you are going to use it for state projects. The ability to understand and make it work the way you want is very limited.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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