One of the main differences between the Non-Project mode you used in Lab #1 and the Project mode, which you are now using, is the support of design runs for synthesis and implementation. Non-Project mode does not support design runs.
Design runs are a way of configuring and storing the many options available in the different steps of the synthesis and implementation process. You can configure these options and save the configurations as strategies to be used in future runs. You can also define Tcl.pre and Tcl.post scripts to run before and after each step of the process, to generate reports before and after the design progresses.
Before launching the synthesis and implementation runs you will review the settings and strategies for these runs.
- In the Flow Navigator, under Project Manager, click the Settings command.
The Settings dialog box opens.
- Select the Synthesis page under Project Settings.
The Synthesis Settings provide you access to the many options available for configuring Vivado synthesis. For a complete description of these options, see the Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Synthesis (UG901).
- After reviewing the various synthesis options, select the Implementation page on the left side of the
Settings dialog box, as shown in the following figure.
The Settings change to reflect the Implementation settings. You can view the available options for implementation runs. For a complete description of these options, see the Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Implementation (UG904).
- Click Cancel to close the Settings dialog box.
You are now ready to launch Vivado synthesis and implementation.