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AR# 52911

2012.3 Vivado - The Vivado Code Editor performs specific actions very slowly when large files are open


I have opened a large HDL or constraints file in Code Editor. Most edits can be performed as expected. However, if I attempt one of the actions listed below, the editor performance is very slow (taking tens of seconds) and it appears to have hung.

Effected operations:

  • Find -> Replace All
  • Drag and drop text selected with column select


This issue is fixed in Vivado IDE 2013.1.

In prior versions, the suggested work-around is to use an external (third-party) text editor when extensive use of the outlined operations is required.

Also, using smaller text files where possible is helpful. For example, constraints files can be broken up into timing and physical constraints files, and further broken up by regions of the device or hierarchy of the design in order to obtain smaller file sizes. Note that all required constraint files should be added to the active constraint set in order to be used.

AR# 52911
Date Created 11/14/2012
Last Updated 01/07/2014
Status Active
Type Known Issues
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2012.1
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2012.2
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2012.3
  • Vivado Design Suite