Run commands are available in several areas of the Vivado IDE:
- Flow Navigator
- Flow menu
- Main toolbar
- Design Runs window
The Vivado IDE provides "one click" execution for any stage of the design. For example, to view the RTL analysis elaborated design, click Open Elaborated Design in the Flow Navigator or the Flow menu. The design displays with the default layout.
To run the design through the entire flow and generate a bitstream file, click Generate Bitstream in the Flow Navigator or the Flow menu. Synthesis and implementation are run (if required), and the bitstream file is created. The state of the design is tracked in the Vivado IDE, so only the required implementation steps are run. For example, modifying implementation-specific constraints does not result in synthesis becoming out-of-date.
For more information, see the following documents: