Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Design Optimization

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Date 10/04/2021

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2.7. Cross-Probing to a Source Design File and Other Intel® Quartus® Prime Windows

The RTL Viewer and Technology Map Viewer allow you to cross‑probe to the source design file and to various other windows in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software.

You can select one or more hierarchy boxes, nodes, state nodes, or state transition arcs that interest you in the Netlist Viewer and locate the corresponding items in another applicable Intel® Quartus® Prime software window. You can then view and make changes or assignments in the appropriate editor or floorplan.

To locate an item from the Netlist Viewer in another window, right-click the items of interest in the schematic or state diagram, point to Locate, and click the appropriate command. The following commands are available:

  • Locate in Assignment Editor
  • Locate in Pin Planner
  • Locate in Chip Planner
  • Locate in Resource Property Editor
  • Locate in Technology Map Viewer
  • Locate in RTL Viewer
  • Locate in Design File

The options available for locating an item depend on the type of node and whether it exists after placement and routing. If a command is enabled in the menu, it is available for the selected node. You can use the Locate in Assignment Editor command for all nodes, but assignments might be ignored during placement and routing if they are applied to nodes that do not exist after synthesis.

The Netlist Viewer automatically opens another window for the appropriate editor or floorplan and highlights the selected node or net in the newly opened window. You can switch back to the Netlist Viewer by selecting it in the Window menu or by closing, minimizing, or moving the new window.