Flowgorithm version 3 introduced many new features. In this tutorial, we will learn the new feature Flowgorithm Turtle Graphics. To know the new features:
Turtle Graphics Symbols
There are three symbols associated with Turtle graphics in Flowgorithm. The symbols are as follows:
|Home||The Home symbol returns the turtle to its starting position and sets the Turtle angle to 90 degrees.|
|Turn||The Turn symbol changes the angle by rotating the Turtle left or right by a specified number of degrees.|
|Forward||The Forward symbol moves the turtle the specified distance, with the pen down or with the pen up positions. If the pen is down the Turtle will draw a line and the symbol changes to Draw symbol.|
If the pen is up the Turtle moves the specified distance and the symbol changes to Move symbol.
Add Symbol to Flowchart
By default, the Turtle graphics symbols are hidden on the Symbols window. To add the turtle graphics flowchart symbol follow the below steps.
- Click on the arrow line that connects the flowchart symbols. We can right-click on the mouse button.
- A symbols window will appear. Click on the down arrow button in that window.
- Choose the flowchart symbol under the Turtle Graphics section.
- To add the symbol to the flowchart, click on it.
Turtle Graphics Window
Choose Tools >> Turtle Graphics Window… menu option to launch the tool. This window typically displays the turtle drawings as the output. Alternatively, we can click on the Turtle Graphics Window icon on the Toolbar.
Selecting the menu item will open the window to give the possibility of using the Turtle graphics in the flowchart.
Turtle is shown as an arrow head symbol on the window.
The drawing field can be thought of as having the x and y axes.A positive number in the Forward symbol moves the Turtle forward. A negative number moves the Turtle in the backward direction.
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