Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Getting Started

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Date 4/03/2023

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3.8.5. Reusing a Design Partition

You can reuse the compilation results of a design partition exported from another Intel® Quartus® Prime project. Reuse of a design partition allows you to share a synthesized or final design block with another designer. Refer to Intel Quartus Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Block-Based Design for more information about reuse of design partitions.

To reuse an exported design partition in another project, you assign the exported partition .qdb to an appropriately configured design partition in the target project via the Design Partition Window:

  1. Export a design partition with the appropriate snapshot, as Exporting a Design Partition describes.
  2. Open the target Intel® Quartus® Prime project that you want to reuse the exported partition.
  3. Click Processing > Start > Start Analysis & Elaboration.
  4. Click Assignments > Design Partitions Window, and then create a design partition to contain the logic and compilation results of the exported .qdb.
  5. Click the Partition Database File option for the new partition and select the exported .qdb file.
    Figure 34. Partition Database File Setting in Design Partitions Window
  6. Specify any other properties of the design partition in the Design Partitions Window. The Compiler uses the partition's assigned .qdb as the source.