Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: Design Compilation

ID 683283
Date 10/22/2021
Document Table of Contents

3.3.3. Quartus® Prime Exported Partition File as Source

You can use a .qxp as a source file in incremental compilation. The .qxp contains the precompiled design netlist exported as a partition from another Quartus® Prime project, and fully defines the entity. Project team members or intellectual property (IP) providers can use a .qxp to send their design to the project lead, instead of sending the original HDL source code. The .qxp preserves the compilation results and instance-specific assignments. Not all global assignments can function in a different Quartus® Prime project. You can override the assignments for the entity in the .qxp by applying assignments in the top-level design.