3.5.2. Cross-Probing with Design Assistant
When you run Design Assistant during compilation, Design Assistant utilizes the in-flow (transient) data that generates during compilation to check for rule violations.
When you run Design Assistant in analysis mode from the Timing Analyzer, Design Assistant performs design rule checks using the static compilation snapshot data that you load.
Some Design Assistant rule violations allow cross-probing into the related timing analysis data. Cross-probing can help you to more quickly identify the root cause and resolve any Design Assistant rule violations. For example, for a path with a setup analysis violation, you can cross-probe into the Timing Analyzer to identify the edge that has delay added for hold time.