The complete design flow is integrated in the Vivado Integrated Design Environment (IDE). The Vivado IDE includes a standardized interface called the Flow Navigator.
The Flow Navigator appears in the left pane of the Vivado Design Suite main window. From the Flow Navigator you can assemble, implement, and validate the design and IP. It features a pushbutton interface to the entire implementation process to simplify the design flow. The following figure shows the Implementation section of the Flow Navigator.
Figure 1. Flow Navigator, Implementation Section
Important: This guide does not give a detailed explanation of the Vivado IDE, except as it applies to implementation. For more information about the Vivado IDE as it relates to the entire design flow, see the Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Using the Vivado IDE (UG893).