On this page, we will go through an overview of the Raptor tool components. Let’s get familiar with the components of Raptor before building a flow chart using the tool. The main components of the Raptor tool are:
- Workspace Area
- Menu Toolbar
- Symbols area
- Watch Window
- Master Console
The Workspace area is where flowcharts and UML components like classes are built and executed. Initially, this area just contains a Start and End symbols in the main tab.
The Raptor menu consists of several choices that lets user to perform several actions.
Major actions like opening new file, save the flowcharts to the hard disk , run the flow charts
Symbols area consists of flowchart symbols that are used in building a flowchart. Assignment box, Input/Output
symbols, call procedure, selection and loop constructs etc.
Watch & Master Console Windows
Watch windows is used to trace the variable values, objects in the heap memory etc. MasterConsole is used for the flowchart output. The output flowchart symbol writes the output to the MasterConsole window.