Hierarchy Tab (View Menu) (Platform Designer)

You open this tab in Platform Designer by clicking View > Hierarchy. The Hierarchy tab appears by default when you open a new system in Platform Designer.

Operates as a full system hierarchical navigator and expands elements in the System Contents tab to show modules, interfaces, signals, contents of subsystems, and connections. The Hierarchy tab effectively serves as a powerful and intuitive navigational tool that allows you to drive changes in other views and interact with your system in more detail.

The graphical interface of the Hierarchy tab displays a unique icon for each element represented in the system including, interfaces, directional pins, IP blocks, and system icons. System icons show exported interfaces and the instances of components that make up the system.

Note: For more information, refer to the Creating a System with Platform Designer chapter in volume 1 of the Intel® Quartus® Prime Handbook.