You can use the Vivado® simulator Non-Project Mode flow to simulate your design without setting up a project in Vivado® Integrated Design Environment (IDE).
In this flow, you:
- Prepare the simulation project manually by creating a Vivado simulator project script.
- Create a simulation snapshot file using the Vivado simulator xelab utility.
- Start the Vivado simulator GUI by running the xsim command with the resulting snapshot.