Intel Software: Quartus Prime Pro

Type: Answers

Area: Tools

Last Modified: September 28, 2018
Version Found: v18.0
Version Fixed: v18.1
Bug ID: FB: 576024;

Why does Modelsim* Intel® FPGA Starter Edition re-compile the device libraries when using Platform designer auto-generated script to bring up the simulation?


Due to a problem in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software version 18.0 and earlier, you might notice Modelsim* Intel FPGA Starter Edition takes a long time to re-compile the device libraries when you bring up the simulation using the auto-generated script by Platform Designer.


To work around this problem, change the auto-generated script file “msim_setup.tcl” as described below to bypass the re-compilation of device libraries for Modelsim Intel FPGA Starter Edition.

Original code: return [string match "*ModelSim*Intel FPGA Edition*" [vsimVersionString ]]

Change to:  return [string match -nocase "*ModelSim*Intel FPGA*Edition*" [ vsimVersionString ]]


This problem is fixed beginning with the Intel Quartus Prime Pro Edition software version 18.1