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

ID 683475
Date 12/16/2019
Document Table of Contents

2.1. Viewing Basic Project Information

You can view basic information about your project in the Tasks pane, Project Navigator, Report panel, and Messages window.

Project Tasks Pane

The Tasks pane (View > Tasks) provides one-click launch of common project tasks, such as creating design files, specifying project settings, running compilation, debug and timing closure, and device programming.

The Project Navigator

The Project Navigator (View > Utility Windows > Project Navigator) displays information about the elements of your project, such as the design files, IP components, and your project hierarchy (after elaboration). You can right-click items in the Project Navigator to locate or perform actions on the elements of your project. The Project Navigator organizes information on the Files, Hierarchy, Design Units, and IP Components tabs.
Table 2.  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
  • Create AHDL Include Files for Current File
  • Create Symbol Files for Current File
  • Create Verilog Instantiation Template Files for Current File
  • Create VHDL Component Declaration Files for Current File
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 (Standard) components, and third-party IP. Click Launch IP Upgrade Tool from this tab to upgrade outdated IP components. Right-click any IP component to Edit in Parameter Editor.
Revisions Displays the current project revisions.
Figure 4. Project Navigator Hierarchy, Files, Design Units, IP Components, and Revisions Tabs