1.6. Using Command-Line Executables in Scripts
To set up a new project and apply individual constraints, such as pin location assignments and timing requirements, you must use a Tcl script or the Intel® Quartus® Prime GUI.
Command-line executables are very useful for working with existing projects, for making common global settings, and for performing common operations. For more flexibility in a flow, use a Tcl script. Additionally, Tcl scripts simplify passing data between different stages of the design flow.
For example, you can create a UNIX shell script to run a third-party synthesis software, place-and-route the design in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software, and generate output netlists for other simulation software.