As with other source files, you can reference XDC files from a remote location or copy the files locally into the project directory. If your project references remote files, the Vivado IDE automatically detects changes to the referenced source file and prompts you to Reload the design with the latest files.
To copy constraints into the project, do one of the following:
- When you add constraints to the project using the Add Sources command, you can copy the constraints to the local project directory by selecting the Copy Constraints into Project option.
- If you initially add the constraints as remote sources but later wish to copy them into the project directory, use Copy File into Project or Copy All Files into Project in the right-click menu in the Sources window to copy some or all individual remote source files into the project directory.
Note: For more information, see Using Remote Sources or Copying Sources into Project.