Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: PCB Design Tools

ID 683619
Date 9/24/2018
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3.3. Integrating with DxDesigner

You can integrate the Mentor Graphics* DxDesigner schematic capture tool into the Intel® Quartus® Prime design flow. Use DxDesigner to create flat circuit schematics or to create hierarchical schematics that facilitate design reuse and a team-based design for all PCB types. Use DxDesigner in conjunction with I/O Designer software for a complete FPGA I/O and PCB design flow.
If you use DxDesigner without the I/O Designer software, the design flow is one-way, using only the .pin generated by the Intel® Quartus® Prime software. You can only make signal and pin assignment changes in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software. You cannot back-annotate changes made in a board layout tool or in a DxDesigner symbol to the Intel® Quartus® Prime software.
Figure 33. DxDesigner-only Flow (without I/O Designer)