MicroStation user since 1991I am an industrial designer living in Norway. I purchased MicroStation in 1991 and have used it since then. The new GUI in V4 was very user-friendly and the main reason it was choosen. Still MicroStation is my favourite 3D CAD software. I also use Alias Studio, SolidWorks and Rhino depending on project or client. I have also experience with Catia, and Intergraph I/EMS and I/Design. All my design work are done in 3D CAD. All projects are stored in MicroStation even if they originally were drawn complete or partially in other 3D systems. VisualizationVisualization has always been needed in my profession and has always been strong in MicroStation. I started with the add-on raytracer called MasterPiece from Spotlight Graphics in 1994. Later the integrated renderers in MicroStation has always been very good. The new Luxology renderer is the latest step in this progress. I am still exploring the possibilities, but is sofar impressed with the possibilities and results. MicroStation is also one of few softwares that handles large and complex assemblies with heavy files with high surface quality.