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AR# 11088

6.1i ISE- How do I specify advanced command line options in the Project Navigator GUI? (An attribute or option is not available in the GUI.)

Description

Keywords: command, line, options, PAR, MAP, GUI, Project Navigator, ISE, translate, timing, template, manager

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
How do I specify advanced command line options in the Project Navigator GUI? (A needed attribute/option is not available in the GUI.)

Solution

1

Most process command line options are available when you change the Process Display Level from "Standard" to "Advanced". To make this change, go to Edit -> Preferences, and select the Processes tab.

Changing the Property Display Level to Advanced enables the advanced options for all project processes. To change an option, right-click the desired process in Project Navigator and select "Properties".

Starting with ISE 7.1i, the Advanced/Standard property level can also be changed from within any of the process property dialog boxes.

2

If the desired option is still not available, an "Other Command Line Options" box can be enabled for the different preference windows by setting the appropriate environment variable below:

"XIL_PROJNAV_XST_OPTION=1" enables the "Other XST Command Line Options" property
"XIL_PROJNAV_NGDBUILD_OPTION=1" enables the "Other NGDBuild Command Line Options" property
"XIL_PROJNAV_MAP_OPTION=1" enables the "Other MAP Command Line Options" property
"XIL_PROJNAV_PAR_OPTION=1" enables the "Other PAR Command Line Options" property
"XIL_PROJNAV_BITGEN_OPTION=1" enables the "Other BitGen Command Line Options" property
"XIL_PROJNAV_ANNO_OPTION=1" enables the "Other NGDAnno Command Line Options" property
"XIL_PROJNAV_EDIF_OPTION=1" enables the "Other NGD2EDIF Command Line Options" property
"XIL_PROJNAV_VHDL_OPTION=1" enables the "Other NGD2VHDL Command Line Options" property
"XIL_PROJNAV_VER_OPTION=1" enables the "Other NGD2VER Command Line Options" property
"XIL_PROJNAV_VSIM_OPTION=1" enables the "Other VSIM Command Line Options" property
"XIL_PROJNAV_VCOM_OPTION=1" enables the "Other VCOM Command Line Options" property
"XIL_PROJNAV_VLOG_OPTION=1" enables the "Other VLOG Command Line Options" property
"XIL_PROJNAV_CPLDFIT_OPTION" enables the "Other CPLDFit Command Line Options" property
"XIL_PROJNAV_HPREP6_OPTION" enables the "Other Hprep6 Command Line Options" property
"XIL_PROJNAV_TAENGINE_OPTION" enables the "Other TSEngine Command Line Options" property

After you set the desired option and restart Project Navigator, an "Other Command Line Options" box should appear in the various preference windows. In this option box, you can enter any applicable option for the respective executable.

NOTES:
1. Starting with the ISE 6.1i software release, the "Other Command Line Options" will be available automatically when the Project Navigator Process Display Level is set to "Advanced".
2. If you enter an option in this box that is already a listed GUI preference, the executable might issue a command line usage error.

3

To view the exact command line options that are sent to each tool:

1. With a source file selected, expand the "Design Entry Utilities" process tree.
2. Select "View Command Line Log File".
AR# 11088
Date Created 02/27/2001
Last Updated 03/20/2006
Status Archive
Type General Article