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In my experience, many of the large firms who use MicroStation got into CAD early on (either before PC CAD was available or before many people were doing CAD on PCs). Many of these firms used Intergraph products, so MicroStation was a natural transition for them.

On the other hand, most smaller consulting structural engineering firms didn't get started with CAD until the late 1980s or 90s. By that time, AutoCAD was becoming popular, and it seemed like a good match for the average PCs that structural engineering firms were using. And as Nigel mentioned, many architectural offices started using AutoCAD, which probably influenced the structural engineering offices that worked with them.

- Mark Middlebrook  73030.1604(--nospam--at)  MarkMid(--nospam--at)