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AR# 35516

12.1 Install - Product Flow Changes for ISE Design Suite 12.1


Starting with the release of ISE Design Suite 12.1, the installation flow has undergone some significant flow changes. These changes are summarized in this Answer Record.


  • To enhance support for multiple ISE Design Suite releases, the Xilinx-related environment variables (%XILINX%, %XILINX_EDK%, etc.) are no longer set up as system environment variables upon installation on Windows workstations.In order to successfully run Xilinx tools via batch scripts and/or a command prompt, Windows users need to use the settings(32/64).bat script found in the installation directory in order to set up their environment. Alternatively, a Windows user can launch the "ISE Design Suite Command Prompt" utility, located in the Accessories folder within the Xilinx ISE Design Suite 12.x Start Menu program folder.

    NOTE: The script above need not be run if launching the tools using the Start Menu shortcuts under the Xilinx ISE Design Suite Program Group
  • ISE Design Suite 12 quarterly updates (12.x) is now released as a full standalone installation. Due to this change, it is no longer possible to update an ISE Design Suite release over the Web or viaa local update (WebUpdate and LocalUpdate are now obsolete). Full standalone installers for each ISE Design Suite 12 release are available in the Download Center.
  • There are no longer separate installs for WebPACK and Foundation.They are both bundled into the same installer and during the install, the user can choose to install WebPACK or Foundation.

For more information about these topics, consult the ISE Design Suite 12 Installation and Release Notes:

AR# 35516
Date Created 05/07/2010
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
  • ISE Design Suite - 12.1