Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: Design Compilation

ID 683283
Date 10/22/2021
Document Table of Contents With Smart Compilation

In any Quartus® Prime compilation flow, you can use Smart Compilation to allow the Compiler to determine which compilation stages are required, based on the changes made to the design since the last smart compilation, and then skip any stages that are not required.
For example, when Smart Compilation is turned on, the Compiler skips the Analysis and Synthesis stage if all the design source files are unchanged. When Smart Compilation is turned on, if you make any changes to the logic of a design, the Compiler does not skip any compilation stage. You can turn on Smart Compilation on the Compilation Process Settings page of the Setting dialog box.
Note: Arria 10 devices do not support the smart compilation feature.