General Settings for IP

Use the following settings to control how the Intel® Quartus® Prime software manages IP cores in your project.
Table 1. IP Core General Setting Locations
Setting Location Description
Tools > Options > IP Settings


Tasks pane > Settings > IP Settings (Pro Edition Only)

  • Specify the IP generation HDL preference. The parameter editor generates the HDL you specify for IP variations.
  • Increase the Maximum Platform Designer memory usage size if you experience slow processing for large systems, or for out of memory errors.
  • Specify whether to Automatically add Intel® Quartus® Prime IP files to all projects. Disable this option to manually add the IP files.
  • Use the IP Regeneration Policy setting to control when synthesis files regenerate for each IP variation. Typically, you Always regenerate synthesis files for IP cores after making changes to an IP variation.
Tools > Options > IP Catalog Search Locations


Tasks pane > Settings > IP Catalog Search Locations (Pro Edition Only)

  • Specify additional project and global IP search locations. The Intel® Quartus® Prime software searches for IP cores in the project directory, in the Intel® Quartus® Prime installation directory, and in the IP search path.