Opening Designs - 2022.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Using the Vivado IDE (UG893)

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Use the Flow Navigator or Flow menu to select the following commands:

  • Open Elaborated Design
  • Open Synthesized Design
  • Open Implemented Design
Tip: In the Design Runs window, you can right-click a design run, and select Open Run to open the design.

The Flow > Open Implemented Design command populates the Vivado IDE as shown in the following figure.

Note: When you open an implemented design, the Vivado IDE opens the timing summary and power report created with the implementation run. You cannot modify these reports. If you make design changes, update constraints, or want to modify the report settings, select Reports > Timing > Report Timing Summary or Reports > Report Power to create a new, configurable report. To open an existing report, select Reports > Open Interactive Report or use the open_report Tcl command.
Figure 1. Implemented Design

Critical warnings and errors are displayed in a popup dialog box (see the following figure) when opening a project, loading a design, or creating or launching runs. This ensures that you are aware of any issues that might require your attention. These messages also display in the Messages window.

Figure 2. Critical Messages

For more information, see the following documents:

  • Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Design Flows Overview (UG892)
  • Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Design Analysis and Closure Techniques (UG906)