Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Design Compilation

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Date 12/19/2022

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Document Table of Contents Object Set Console

The Object Set Console pane displays all currently selected, highlighted, or colored nodes in the schematic viewer.

To launch the Object Set Console dialog box, navigate to the View menu in the RTL Analyzer interface and click Object Set Console Window.

Consider an example where you traced fan-in or fan-out connectivity of your design using the Connectivity Tracer tool. When you view a specific traced path, it gets highlighted in the schematic viewer. The Object Set Console Window has two tabs: Selection and Highlight. Each tab provides different details as described in the following sections:

Selection Tab

The Selection tab lists all netlist objects, such as ports, instances, instance ports, and nets, currently selected in the schematic viewer, as shown in the following image. Using the context-sensitive menu, you can view the object in a new tab or locate the node in the design file.

Figure 16. Selection Tab in the Object Set Console

Highlight Tab

The Highlight tab lists all paths traced by the Connectivity Tracer in different color codes. When you expand each traced path, you can see the list of nodes in the path.

Figure 17. Highlight Tab in the Object Set Console

Using the Highlight tab's context-sensitive menu, you can select and view the desired node in a new tab within the schematic viewer, highlight/unhighlight the path, change the color of the traced path, rename the traced path identifier, and hide one or more traced paths. With the View sub-options (List, Hierarchy, and Type), you can change the view of the traced paths. List lists out all the netlist objects, Hierarchy arranges the netlist objects in the traced path hierarchically, and Type categorizes and lists netlist objects by type (for example, Ports, Nets).

Figure 18. Highlight Tab Context-sensitive Menu
Figure 19. Displaying a Node in a New Tab in the Schematic Viewer

To change the node color, use the Change Color option. Alternatively, you can directly use the Highlight option to select a color and highlight the traced path in the desired color.

Figure 20. Changing Node Color from the Context-sensitive Menu