Marking a selected object is helpful when displaying small objects that you want to see in the Device window. Highlighting allows you to keep track of objects after selection changes. You can verify all objects you want to mark or highlight are selected by viewing the Selection window.
To mark and highlight objects:
- To mark selected objects, select the object and then select Note: Alternatively, you can use the Mark command from the popup menu, the Ctrl+M keyboard shortcut, or the
mark_objectsTcl command to mark objects using the default color.
- To highlight selected objects, select the object and then select Note: Alternatively, you can use the Highlight command from the popup menu, the Ctrl+H keyboard shortcut, or the
highlight_objectsTcl command to highlight objects using the default color.
to specify a color for the highlight. The objects are updated with
the highlight color across all open windows.
Tip: To adjust colors, select . In the Settings dialog box, click the Colors category and adjust the colors in the Highlight and Mark subcategories. For more information, see Specifying Colors.
Tip: To show the mark and highlight commands in the Tcl console, enable the Record Tcl commands for highlight and mark actions option in the Settings dialog box. For more information, see Specifying Project Default Settings.
Important: Highlighting is design-specific, and Vivado IDE removes any highlighting when you reload or modify the design.
The Mark command is also available in other windows, including the Netlist window, Hierarchy window, and Timing Report window. The following figure shows a timing path marked from the Timing Report window. The start point of the timing path is marked in green, the end point in red, and the through points are marked in yellow.
Figure 1. Marked Timing Path Symbols in Device Window