Key-ins are typed instructions entered into the Key-in window to control MicroStation. The effect of nearly all key-ins can be obtained using the graphical user interface. However, a key-in can be quicker at times, especially since MicroStation recognizes abbreviations.
Tip: MicroStation lets you assign key-ins to the function keys <F1> through <F12> as well as combinations of those keys and the <Shift>, <Alt>, and <Ctrl> keys. MicroStation stores these assignments in function key menus.