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

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Date 4/03/2023

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3.2. Viewing Basic Project Information

View basic information about your project in the Project Navigator, the Tasks pane, Compilation Dashboard, Report panel, and Messages window.
Project Navigator Hierarchy, Files, Design Units, and IP Components Tabs

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.

Table 5.  Project Navigator Tabs
Project Navigator Tab Description
Files Lists all design files in the current project. Right-click design files in this tab to run these commands:
  • Open the file
  • Remove the file from project
  • View file Properties
Hierarchy 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.
Design Units Displays the design units in the project. Right-click a design unit to Locate in Design File.
IP Components 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 Click Launch IP Upgrade Tool from this tab to upgrade outdated IP components.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.

Figure 14. Tasks Pane