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

ID 683283
Date 9/24/2018
Document Table of Contents Consider What Is Changing

When assigning partitions, you should consider what is changing in the design. Is there intellectual property (IP) or reused logic for which the source code will not change during future design iterations? If so, define the logic in its own partition so that you can compile one time and immediately preserve the results and not have to compile that part of the design again. Is logic being tuned or optimized, or are specifications changing for part of the design? If so, define changing logic in its own partition so that you can recompile only the changing part while the rest of the design remains unchanged.

As a general rule, create partitions to isolate logic that will change from logic that will not change. Partitioning a design in this way maximizes the preservation of unchanged logic and minimizes compilation time.