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AR# 31862

CompXLib -ERROR:CAEInterfaces:418 - COMPXLIB[env]: unable to automatically find simulator (mti_se) executables


When I run the CompXLib command line, I receive the following error:

ERROR:CAEInterfaces:418 - COMPXLIB[env]: unable to automatically find simulator (mti_se) executables

How can I resolve this?


This error occurs when the CompXLib application does not find the Simulator executables. 

Both ISE and the Simulator (ModelSim, VCS, NCSIM) must be installed on the machine in order to compile the simulation libraries.

By default, COMPXLIB automatically searches for the path of the Simulator executables from the $PATH or %PATH% environment variable. 

If the target simulator is not included in the $PATH or %PATH% environment variable, the -p option can be used to specify it. 


To resolve this error: 

  1. Ensure that the appropriate Simulator has been installed. 
  2. Add the directory path where the Simulator executables reside to the PATH environment variable.
    Alternatively, use the -p option to specify this path. 


For more information please refer to the software manuals http://www.xilinx.com/support/software_manuals.htm.

AR# 31862
Date Created 01/09/2009
Last Updated 11/26/2014
Status Active
Type General Article
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