MicroStation CONNECT Edition

Model and Document Better Designs, Faster
With MicroStation, you can model, document, and visualizeinfrastructure projects of any type, scale, and complexity using a comprehensive set of design and documentation capabilities to reliably deliver even the most demanding projects. In addition, you can speed the production of detailed drawings and documentation, renderings, and animations. You can also reliably integrate any existing design content and work with any-size team using virtually any mix of design applications. MicroStation enables you to develop and document better designs in less time by better connecting you to your tools, data, and teams.

Integrated Modeling and Documentation Workflows
The CONNECT Edition provides a common environment for comprehensive project delivery and connects users, projects, and your enterprise. With the CONNECT Edition, you now have a personal portal to access learning, communities, and project information. You can also share personal files including i-models and PDFs directly from your desktop with other users, or stage them for easy access from a Bentley mobile app, such as Structural Navigator. With the new project portal, your project teams can review project details and status, and gain visibility into project performance. With the CONNECT Edition, your project team may also wish to take advantage of the new ProjectWise ® Connection Services including Project Performance ashboards, Issues Resolution, and Scenario Services.

Develop Better Designs, Faster
Develop better realized designs with unlimited design freedom made possible by
MicroStation’s robust and extensive modeling capabilities, including the ability to:
Design in 2D
Develop precise drawings using a comprehensive set of drafting tools to efficiently
create 2D geometry. Rapidly progress your designs from concept to completion
using persistent constraints to maintain your design intent.

Design in 3D
Develop models with a wide range of 3D design tools. Build and edit curve,
surface, mesh, feature, and solids models. Build functional and parametric
components with predefined variations to simplify managing and finding
many similar components.

Develop Hypermodels
Present documentation and related design information within the spatial
context of the 3D model to significantly improve their clarity. Embed links to
related Microsoft Office documents and websites. Easily navigate from content
in one file or model to others.

Analyze and Visualize Models
Analyze and visualize models based on their geometry or attributes. Detect and
resolve clashes; perform analysis of real-world solar exposure and shading.
Apply real-time display styles to visualize models based on each object’s height,
slope, aspect angle, and other embedded properties.

Automate Common Tasks
Speed design tasks and related workflows with intelligent interactive snapping.
Improve productivity with AccuDraw for dynamic data entry with heads-up display.
Customize and group tools and tasks and reduce keystrokes with keyboard position
mapping and the ability to quickly customize cursor menus.

Control and Protect Files
Ensure that only certain individuals can view and/or edit files within a pre-defined
time limit. You can ensure the integrity of your documents using digital signatures
and control the digital rights to view, edit, print, and copy file contents, including
a pre-defined expiration date when the file can be accessed.


“What has traditionally been a linear process from 3D design model to 2D production drawings has now come full circle. This enables our teams to have a much more fluid production workflow, in particular when working in large design teams with complex building geometry.”
— Stephen Holmes, Foster + Partners


Training Covers:

  • Create automated Deliverables
  • Integrate contextual information for your designs
  • Merge relaity meshes, images, point-clouds, GIS data, Revit or other external data sources
  • Work in concentrated environment