Precompiled libraries for both functional and gate-level simulations are provided for the ModelSim-Intel FPGA Edition software. You should not compile these library files before running a simulation. No precompiled libraries are provided for ModelSim or QuestaSim. You must compile the necessary libraries to perform functional or gate-level simulation with these tools.
The precompiled libraries provided in <install path> /altera/ must be compatible with the version of the Intel® Quartus® Prime software that creates the simulation netlist. To verify compatibility of precompiled libraries with your version of the Intel® Quartus® Prime software, refer to the <install path> /altera/version.txt file. This file indicates the Intel® Quartus® Prime software version and build of the precompiled libraries.
Note: Encrypted simulation model files shipped with the Intel® Quartus® Prime software version 10.1 and later can only be read by ModelSim-Intel FPGA Edition software version 6.6c and later. These encrypted simulation model files are located at the < Intel® Quartus® Prime System directory> /quartus/eda/sim_lib/ <mentor> directory.