The Keyboard is used for command line input and specifying the type of entities when selecting them with the mouse pointer. The command line is preferable in situations where pure mouse operation is not convenient (i.e. to define a certain value) or for batch controlled operations. Therefore most commands are only available over the command line. The stream coming from the keyboard is echoed in the parent-konsole but during typing the mouse pointer must stay inside the main window. Otherwise the commands will not be recognized by the program. The user might use the menu fuction “Toggle CommandLine” or the command “view cl” to switch the command line from the konsole to the graphic's window.

The following special keys are used:

Special Keys:
 ARROW_UP:   previous command
 ARROW_DOWN: next command
 PAGE_UP:    entities of previous set (if the last command was
             plot or plus) or the previous Loadcase
 PAGE_DOWN:  entities of next set (if the last command was 
             plot or plus) or the next Loadcase