Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: Design Compilation

ID 683283
Date 10/22/2021
Document Table of Contents Providing the Complete Top-Level Project Framework

The best way to provide top-level design information to designers of lower-level partitions is to provide the complete top-level project framework using the following steps:
  1. For all partitions other than the one(s) being optimized by a designer(s) in a separate Quartus® Prime project(s), set the netlist type to Post-Fit.
  2. Make the top-level design directory available in a shared source control system, if possible. Otherwise, copy the entire top-level design project directory (including database files), or create a project archive including the post-compilation database.
  3. Provide each partition designer with a checked-out version or copy of the top‑level design.
  4. The partition designers recompile their designs within the new project framework that includes the rest of the design's placement and routing information as well top-level resource allocations and assignments, and optimize as needed.
  5. When the results are satisfactory and the timing requirements are met, export the updated partition as a .qxp.