CAD for Infrastructure Design

MicroStation is the CAD software professionals rely on to design, model, and manage infrastructure.

MicroStation is the only purpose-built for infrastructure CAD solution offering power, control, efficiency, and security. It enables users to deliver innovative designs and creative visualizations and consolidates critical project elements in a single environment for effective, secure project deliverables. 

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MicroStation is the CAD of Choice for Infrastructure Design Projects

Model anything anywhere
Model anything,

MicroStation creates conceptual and detailed drafting, drawing, modeling, and detailing for any industry, with geospatial context.

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Read and consolidate

MicroStation supports and integrates more than 7x the number of file formats than our competitors without translations.

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Report everything, to inform everyone.

 MicroStation feeds accurate, real-time CAD data wherever you need, including your digital twin. 

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The Details Matter

View our comparison chart to see a side-by-side comparison of features.


What is MicroStation?

MicroStation is the computer-aided design (CAD) software that users worldwide trust for creating precise 2D and 3D drawings for infrastructure projects. Engineers, architects, and construction professionals openly collaborate to deliver inspiring projects, utilizing the industry-leading DGN file format.

MicroStation provides a comprehensive set of 3D CAD capabilities which include creating models and renderings, performing various analyses, animations, and more.

Is training and support provided?

Yes! Every software purchase through Virtuosity comes as a bundle with “Keys” or training credits to ensure you get the support and expert services you need to get started right away. We call this bundle the Virtuoso Subscription.

Your purchase of MicroStation includes 3 Keys. You can redeem the Keys for consulting, mentoring, customized instruction, one-to-one mentoring and/or on-demand learning -- all the tools and support you need to get up and running quickly.

How can I learn MicroStation for free?

You can learn about MicroStation for free by watching the tutorial videos. Additionally, you can request an evaluation license from our Virtuosity product sales engineer via the Chat Bot.

What is the difference between MicroStation and AutoCAD?

MicroStation is the only CAD solution specifically designed for infrastructure. With user interface customization tools, support for 7x more file formats that our competitors, natively generated 3D PDFs, physically based rendering (PBR) included, better performance for large scale files, native support for DGN, and more, MicroStation is the best-in-class CAD solution trusted worldwide by architects and engineers.

To explore all the differences between MicroStation and AutoCAD review our comprehensive feature-by-feature comparison of over 100 critical CAD features and capabilities.

Where can I find out about the latest capabilities of MicroStation?

Check out the MicroStation product page for a detailed look at the latest features and capabilities.

How much is a MicroStation license?

While there are various types of licensing available, a common choice is the 12-month practitioner license offered through Virtuosity, Bentley’s eCommerce store. When you purchase through Virtuosity, you get a Virtuoso Subscription. This means you get the software and “Keys” (tokens) to redeem for customizable training, mentoring, and consulting services. Click here to explore pricing options.

Ready to Get Started?

MicroStation is easy to use and master through a configurable environment with in-app learning, video tutorials, and extensive support that allows you to become an expert in no time.