Manage IP project provides users an ability to create and manage a centralized
repository of customized IPs. See this link in the
Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Designing with
IP (UG896) for more information on Manage IP projects. When generating the IP output
products for Manage IP projects, the Vivado tool also
generates simulation scripts for each IP using the
export_ip_user_files command as previously discussed.
The Managed IP Project shown above features four different customized IP: blk_mem_gen_0, c_addsub_0, fifo_generator_0, xdma_0. For this project, the Vivado Design Suite creates an ip_user_files folder as shown in the following figure.
The ip_user_files folder is generated by the
export_ip_user_files command as previously described. When
this command is run on a Manage IP project, it recursively processes all the IP in the project
and generates the scripts and other files needed for synthesis and simulation of the IP. The
ip_user_files folder contains the scripts used for
batch simulation, and the dynamic and static IP files needed to support simulation.
The simulation scripts for your target simulator, or for all supported simulators, are located in the ./sim_scripts folder as seen in Exporting a Manage IP Project. You can go to the folder of your target simulator and incorporate the
simulate scripts into your simulation flow.
The Vivado tool consolidates all the shared simulation files, used by multiple IP and BD in the design, into a folder called ./ipstatic. The dynamic files that vary depending on the specifics of an IP customization are located in the ./ip folder.