Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Getting Started

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Date 4/01/2024
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5.1.3. Viewing Design Hierarchy and Adding Missing Source Files

With the introduction of the fast hierarchy display feature, you can now view the design hierarchy quickly and add the missing source files without having to wait until the completion of the Analysis & Elaboration compilation process.

Perform these steps to view the design hierarchy and add the missing source files:

Prerequisite: After launching the Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software GUI and creating your project, ensure you have added all RTL source files to the project and top-level entity name of the design, without which, you cannot proceed with Analysis & Elaboration.
  1. Run either Analysis & Synthesis or Analysis & Elaboration on the compilation dashboard.
  2. Navigate to the left-hand Project Navigator > Hierarchy tab.

    The Hierarchy viewer allows you to quickly view your design hierarchy, and any errors or warnings before the design is fully elaborated. You can also cross-probe between the source files and information, warnings or error messages. All entities with missing source files are highlighted enabling you to make quick design fixes.

    Figure 43. Fast Display of Design Hierarchy