Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: Debug Tools

ID 683552
Date 9/24/2018
Document Table of Contents

6.5. Using the LAI with Incremental Compilation

The Incremental Compilation feature in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software allows you to preserve the synthesis and fitting results of your design. In cases where you only modify a portion of a design, or you wish to preserve the optimization results from a previous compilation, this ability allows reducing compilation times

Because LAI consists of only a small portion of your design, incremental compilation helps minimizing compilation time. Incremental compilation works best when you are only changing a small portion of your design. Incremental compilation yields an accurate representation of your design behavior when changing the .lai file through multiple compilations.