The Intelligent Design Runs tab, shown in the following figure, provides two functions:
- A context-sensitive right-click menu to access flow control and design analysis options
- Access to metrics such as WNS, TNS, WHS, and THS for the top-level and sub-level IDR runs
Figure 1. Intelligent Design Runs Tab
The metrics represent the best run metrics for that stage of the IDR. They are updated regularly throughout the flow.
The right-click menu is context sensitive, targeting the flow stage that is selected. Right-clicking at the top level gives the following options (which are a superset of right-clicking on any of the lower stages):
Figure 2. Flow Control and Design Analysis Options Menu
The menu options are described below.
- Implementation Run Properties
- Opens the run properties for the IDR run. This is reduced from a normal run.
- Deletes the run. Note: Only one IDR run can be created from any given implementation run. To create a second run, the first must be deleted beforehand, or a second implementation run should be created and an IDR created from that.
- Launch Runs
- Launches the runs.
- Reset Runs
- Resets the IDR and deletes all files.
- Terminate Run
- Terminates the selected run but does not delete the files in the run directory. This option is only available when a run is in progress.
- Generate Bitstream
- Launches the run through to bitstream generation if the run has not started. If the IDR is complete but a bitstream is not generated, the option generates a bitstream from the best run routed checkpoint of the completed IDR. This option is unavailable while a run is in progress.
- View Reports
- Opens the Intelligent Design Runs Reports window.
- Open Run Directory
- Opens the run directory. Intermediate checkpoints and text reports can be accessed using this option.
- Open Run
- Opens the selected run or the best run from the selected stage for design analysis. Only available on routed checkpoints.
- Generate Single Pass Implementation Run
- Creates a standard implementation run that sets up the RQS file and incremental checkpoints (if required) to create the same result achieved in IDR. Only available on a successfully completed IDR.