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

ID 683283
Date 9/24/2018
Document Table of Contents Forcing Use of the Compilation Netlist When a Partition has Changed

Forcing the use of a post-compilation netlist when the contents of a source file has changed is recommended only for advanced users who understand when a partition must be recompiled. You might use this assignment, for example, if you are making source code changes but do not want to recompile the partition until you finish debugging a different partition, or if you are adding simple comments to the source file but you know the design logic itself is not being changed and you want to keep the previous compilation results.

To force the Fitter to use a previously generated netlist even when there are changes to the source files, right-click the partition in the Design Partitions window and then click Design Partition Properties. On the Advanced tab, turn on the Ignore changes in source files and strictly use the specified netlist, if available option.

Turning on this option can result in the generation of a functionally incorrect netlist when source design files change, because source file updates will not be recompiled. Use caution when setting this option.