The Vivado IDE can open any saved design checkpoint. This snapshot of the design can be opened in the Vivado IDE or Tcl shell for synthesis, implementation, and analysis.
- Open the Vivado IDE again:
This loads the active design in-memory into the IDE.
You will now load the implemented design checkpoint, closing the current in-memory design.
- Open the implemented checkpoint.
- Use <Extract_Dir>/Vivado_Tutorial/Tutorial_Created_Data/bft_output/ post_route.dcp and browse to select the checkpoint file:
- If prompted, select Yes and click
Close Without Saving to close the current in-memory
Now you can use the visualization and analysis capabilities of the IDE, working from a placed and routed design checkpoint.