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AR# 30870

10.1 ISE - Running SmartGuide and MPPR error: "ERROR:ProjectMgmt:387 - TOE: ITclInterp::ExecuteCmd gave Tcl result 'error copying "mppr_result.par" ..."


Setting a project to use both SmartGuide and Multi-pass, Place & Route generates the following error when the "Implement Design" process is run.

"ERROR:Par:368 - SmartGuide and MPPR are incompatible. Please remove the -smartguide switch or the -n switch

ERROR (dpm_executeCommand): par failed

ERROR:ProjectMgmt:387 - TOE: ITclInterp::ExecuteCmd gave Tcl result 'error copying "mppr_result.par": no such file or directory'.

Tcl_ErrnoId: ENOENT

Tcl_ErrnoMsg: no such file or directory

_cmd: ::Xilinx::Dpm::dpm_chTransformExecuteForPar dpm_parRun $piThisInterface

errorInfo: error copying "mppr_result.par": no such file or directory

while executing

"file copy -force $_MpprReport $_MpprRpt "

(procedure "dpm_parSortMpprResults" line 12)

invoked from within

"dpm_parSortMpprResults $sProjectDir"

(procedure "::Xilinx::Dpm::dpm_chTransformExecuteForPar" line 79)

invoked from within

"::Xilinx::Dpm::dpm_chTransformExecuteForPar dpm_parRun $piThisInterface"


The usage is incorrect. SmartGuide and MPPR do not work together. The error from PAR clearly indicates this problem. However, Project Navigator should have prevented this use model or issued a warning when you set the incompatible properties. Additionally, the Project Navigator Tcl script for PAR should handle the inconsistency better.

This problem has been fixed in the latest 10.1 Service Pack available at:

The first service pack containing the fix is 10.1 Service Pack 1.

AR# 30870
Date Created 04/25/2008
Last Updated 05/13/2010
Status Archive
Type General Article