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AR# 57910

Vivado - How do I create a custom Tcl command and corresponding GUI button in the Vivado IDE?

Description

There is a specific Tcl command that I use quite often. Is there a way to create a button in the Vivado IDE that will automatically execute this command?

Solution

This feature is available in the Vivado design tools.

  1. In the Vivado tool, open the 'Custom Command' window by selecting Tools -> Custom Commands -> Customize Commands.
  2. Enter the Tcl/Xdc command into the 'Run Command' field.
  3. (Optional) Select a file path to be used as the Icon. The default icon is shown below.
  4. (Optional) Create a shortcut to the command which can be called in the Tcl console.
  5. Notice the TCL button that now appears in the Vivado toolbar:
AR# 57910
Date Created 10/10/2013
Last Updated 11/07/2013
Status Active
Type General Article
Devices
  • FPGA Device Families
Tools
  • Vivado Design Suite