IP cache entries created for the project can be zipped up by the tool as a single package.
To create the zipped IP cache package, user needs to run config_ip_cache -zip_cache command to zip up all cache entries used by the current project into a zip file. Cache entries may be found in multiple places (project or global cache, user repositories).
The zip file can then be used as a user repository without unzipping the file and user can add it as a repository to the IP Catalog identified in ip_repo_paths project property.
IP instances whose IP cache entries are found in the zipped repository do not need to be re-generated.
This would allow user to re-build the project with a much faster turn-around time especially when project design sources are distributed remotely or shared among team members.