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

ID 683283
Date 9/24/2018
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1.6.3. Where Are the Netlist Databases Saved?

The incremental compilation database folder (\incremental_db) includes all the netlist information from previous compilations. To avoid unnecessary recompilations, these database files must not be altered or deleted.

If you archive or reproduce the project in another location, you can use a Intel® Quartus® Prime Archive File (.qar). Include the incremental compilation database files to preserve post-synthesis or post-fit compilation results.

To manually create a project archive that preserves compilation results without keeping the incremental compilation database, you can keep all source and settings files, and create and save a Intel® Quartus® Prime Settings File (.qxp) for each partition in the design that will be integrated into the top-level design.