2.8.1. Full Compilation Flow with Temporary Optimization Mode
You can run a full compilation flow that temporarily overrides the compiler optimization mode set in the Quartus settings file (.qsf) for your design. The optimization mode set for your project in your settings file does not change and remains the default compilation strategy for your project.
Overriding the compiler optimization mode set in your project can be helpful when your project has long compile times and you want to quickly produce a bitstream for on-chip testing.
To run a full compilation with a temporary optimization mode, select a compilation mode from the Processing > Start Optimization Mode Compilation menu in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition GUI.
- Start Aggressive Compile Time Optimization Mode Compilation
In this optimization mode, the Compiler reduces its performance optimization efforts and performs minimal reporting to provide a shorter compilation time.
- Start Fast Functional Test Optimization Mode Compilation
In this optimization mode, the Compiler minimizes its setup-timing optimization efforts to provide an even shorter compilation time.
The selected optimization mode is enabled only for the duration of the compilation. After the compilation completes, Intel® Quartus® Prime returns to the compilation optimization strategy that is set in the project settings.