Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Third-party Simulation

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Date 4/13/2022
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3.4. Sourcing ModelSim* or QuestaSim Simulator Setup Scripts

Follow these steps to incorporate the generated ModelSim* or QuestaSim IP simulation scripts into a top-level project simulation script.
  1. The generated simulation script contains the following template lines. Cut and paste these lines into a new file. For example, sim_top.do.
    # # Start of template
    # # If the copied and modified template file is "mentor.do", run it
    # # as: vsim -c -do mentor.do
    # # 
    # # Source the generated sim script
    # source msim_setup.tcl
    # # Compile eda/sim_lib contents first
    # dev_com
    # # Override the top-level name (so that elab is useful)
    # set TOP_LEVEL_NAME top
    # # Compile the standalone IP.
    # com
    # # Compile the top-level
    # vlog -sv ../../top.sv
    # # Elaborate the design.
    # elab
    # # Run the simulation
    # run -a
    # # Report success to the shell
    # exit -code 0
    # # End of template
  2. Delete the first two characters of each line (comment and space):
    # Start of template
    # If the copied and modified template file is "mentor.do", run it
    # as: vsim -c -do mentor.do
    # 
    # Source the generated sim script source msim_setup.tcl
    # Compile eda/sim_lib contents first
    dev_com
    # Override the top-level name (so that elab is useful)
    set TOP_LEVEL_NAME top
    # Compile the standalone IP.
    com
    # Compile the top-level vlog -sv ../../top.sv
    # Elaborate the design.
    elab
    # Run the simulation
    run -a
    # Report success to the shell
    exit -code 0
    # End of template
  3. Modify the TOP_LEVEL_NAME and compilation step appropriately, depending on the location of the simulation's top-level file. For example:
    set TOP_LEVEL_NAME sim_top vlog -sv ../../sim_top.sv
  4. If necessary, add the QSYS_SIMDIR variable to point to the location of the generated IP simulation files. Specify any other changes required to match your design simulation requirements. The scripts offer variables to set compilation or simulation options. Refer to the generated script for details.
  5. Run the resulting top-level script from the generated simulation directory:
    vsim –c –do <path to sim_top>.tcl

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