Using the correct Input Focus
by Marc Thomas - 23 November 2006
To effectively use keyboard shortcuts the new focus scheme has to be understood. Esc = Home. With the focus at Home you can use the Positional Mapping keys.
F10 = Tool Settings. Pressing F10 takes you to the Tool Settings dialog. Once there you can use the up/down arrow or Tab keys to move up and down the available options, then Spacebar to display pop-up option menus followed by up/down arrow to select from the pop-up menu.
Spacebar = Accudraw. This give access to all of the familiar AccuDraw shortcuts and a series of new ones.
Enter = Key-in dialog.
There are a lot of input points to MicroStation, selecting the correct focus applies your input keystrokes in the right place.
To move between inputs press Esc followed by the appropriate focus key.