First released in 1985, Intergraph MicroStation is a computer aided design
program originally written to read and later write Interactive
Graphics Design System (an early single-purpose hardware/software CAD
system) design files. It was influenced by Bentley System's 1984
graphics terminal based PseudoStation software.
MicroStation V5 (v5.0) - October 1993
The release of MicroStation V5 focused on modularity and usability. New
features included photo realistic rendering, binary raster support,
custom line styles, Dimension Driven Design, Settings Manager, DDE, 2D
booleans, font resource files, mass properties and centroid calculations
and constraints. MicroStation V5 for Intel NT was the first version to
be a native Windows application. It was demoed at Bill Gates'
introduction for Windows NT in Baltimore.