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AR# 54687

14.4 EDK - SDK not able to build a BSP for Zynq devices when used from the PlanAhead tool


After updating to 14.4 and using PlanAhead as the design management tool, the BSP cannot be compiled when in SDK. However, when opening XPS then launching SDK or opening SDK directly, the BSP compilation works just fine; there are no issues.


The issue is that for some unknown reason the setup scripts are not sourced when launching the PlanAhead tool.

There are several solutions, also described in other answer records, for example:

  • Change the shortcut launching for the PlanAhead tool to include the correct settings

    FROM C:\Xilinx\14.4\ISE_DS\PlanAhead\bin\planAhead.bat
    TO C:\Xilinx\14.4\ISE_DS\settings64.bat C:\Xilinx\14.4\ISE_DS\PlanAhead\bin\planAhead.bat

  • Start an ISE command prompt and call the PlanAhead tool from there; that works since the settings32|64.bat are sourced by this command prompt.
  • Place the ISE tools in your %PATH% (this is only recommended if you have only one version of the Xilinx tools).
AR# 54687
Date Created 03/01/2013
Last Updated 05/07/2013
Status Active
Type General Article
  • ISE Design Suite - 14.4