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Set Up the Simulation Environment

You must add directories containing the Intel® Quartus® Prime and Questa* simulation software binaries to your
PATH
environment variable.
Commands listed in this topic assume that you have installed the Questa* simulation software alongside the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software, as mentioned in the Simulation Prerequisites. If you installed the Questa* simulation software elsewhere, you must modify the
PATH
environment variable appropriately.

For Intel® Quartus® Prime Software (Simulation flow only)

For the FPGA simulation flow only, you must explicitly add the Intel® Quartus® Prime software binary directory to your
PATH
environment variable using the following command:
  • Linux
    $ export PATH=$PATH:<quartus_installdir>/quartus/bin
  • Windows
    set "PATH=%PATH%;<quartus_installdir>\quartus\bin64"
    Additionally, you must also set the
    OCL_ICD_FILENAMES
    variable to specify the Installable Client Driver (ICD) to load.
    set "OCL_ICD_FILENAMES=%OCL_ICD_FILENAMES%;alteracl_icd.dll"

For Questa*-Intel® FPGA Starter Edition Software

For the free Questa*-Intel® FPGA Starter Edition software, run the following command:
  • Linux
    $ export PATH=$PATH:<quartus_installdir>/questa_fse/bin
  • Windows
    set "PATH=%PATH%;<quartus_installdir>\questa_fse\win64"

For Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition Software

For the licensed Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition software, run the following command:
  • Linux
    $ export PATH=$PATH:<quartus_installdir>/questa_fe/bin
  • Windows
    set "PATH=%PATH%;<quartus_installdir>\questa_fe\win64"
You should now be able to successfully compile for simulation.

Product and Performance Information

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