Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: Third-party Simulation

ID 683080
Date 2/05/2024
Document Table of Contents Why Do We Need Logical Library Names?

Using logical library names instead of physical directory names in command invocations and in HDL files (especially VHDL files) simplifies some aspects of simulation. Use of logical library names makes it easier to port simulation scripts when moving the scripts across machines and disks because you only need to update the library mapping to reflect any new library directory paths in the new environment.

For example, Intel recommends compiling Intel® Quartus® Prime simulation library files into fixed logical library names. You can then map the logical library names to appropriate library directory paths.