3.2. Viewing Basic Project Information
The Project Navigator
The Project Navigator (View > Project Navigator) displays the elements of your project, such as the design files, IP components, and your project hierarchy (after elaboration). Right-click in the Project Navigator to locate the elements of your project. Project information appears on the Files, Hierarchy, Design Units, and IP Components tabs.
|Project Navigator Tab
|Lists all design files in the current project. Right-click design files in this tab to run these commands:
|Provides a visual representation of the project hierarchy, specific resource usage information, and device and device family information. Right-click items in the hierarchy to Locate, Set as Top-Level Entity, or define Logic Lock regions or design partitions.
|Displays the design units in the project. Right-click a design unit to Locate in Design File.
|Displays the design files that make up the IP instantiated in the project, including Intel® FPGA IP, Platform Designer components, and third-party IP. Click Launch IP Upgrade Tool from this tab to upgrade outdated IP components.
Project Tasks Pane
The Tasks pane (View > Tasks) launches common project tasks, such as creating design files, adding IP, running compilation, and device programming.