To provide project management flexibility, you can reference source files from a remote location or copy the source files into the local project directory. When you reference remote files, the Vivado IDE automatically detects changes to the referenced file, then prompts you to Refresh your open designs or to Synthesize with the latest updates made to the file.
If you move or archive the project, you can copy remote files into the project so that the files are contained within the project. To copy sources into the project, do one of the following:
- When you add sources to the project using the Add Sources command, you can copy the sources to the local project directory by selecting the Copy Sources into Project option.
- If you initially add the sources as remote sources, but later want 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.