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AR# 12980

6.1i ISE - Project Navigator does not allow me to bring in an XNF file; can I use an XNF file with the ISE tools?

Description

Keywords: ISE, Project Navigator, XNF, netlist, format, .xnf

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
Project Navigator does not allow me to bring in an XNF file. Is it possible to use an XNF file with the ISE tools?

Solution

ISE Project Navigator does not accept XNF files as an input source.

To implement an XNF file, you must either use the Design Manager or bring in the file via a command line. The Design Manager was last included in the 4.2i ISE tool installation and can be accessed by selecting Start -> Programs -> Xilinx ISE 4 -> Accessories -> Design Manager.

You may wish to create a shortcut to the dsgnmgr.exe file. The file is located at:
$XILINX\bin\nt\dsgnmgr.exe

Once you are within the Design Manager, it is possible to use XNF Files.

NOTE: The 4.2i software release is the last version that will contain the Design Manager. It is also the last software version that allows XNF files to be implemented.
AR# 12980
Date Created 10/23/2001
Last Updated 03/21/2005
Status Archive
Type General Article