After installing the Vitis™ software platform, the next step is to create a software application project. Software application projects are the final application containers. The project directory that is created contains (or links to) your C/C++ source files, executable output file, and associated utility files, such as the Makefiles used to build the project.
Note: The Vitis software platform automatically creates a system project for you. A system project is a top-level container project that holds all of the applications that can run in a system at the same time. This is useful if you have many processors in your system, especially if they communicate with one another, because you can debug, launch, and profile applications as a set instead of as individual items.