Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: Design Compilation

ID 683283
Date 10/22/2021
Document Table of Contents Using Partitions with Third-Party Synthesis Tools

Incremental compilation works well with third-party synthesis tools in addition to Quartus® Prime Integrated Synthesis. If you use a third-party synthesis tool, set up your tool to create a separate Verilog Quartus Mapping File (.vqm) or EDIF Input File (.edf) netlist for each hierarchical partition. In the Quartus® Prime software, designate the top-level entity from each netlist as a design partition. The .vqm or .edf netlist file is treated as the source file for the partition in the Quartus® Prime software.