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AR# 59420

2014.2 Vivado - Export_hardware in non-project mode results in "No open project. Please use Save Project As ..." error


If I am working in non-project mode, the following error occurs when I attempt to export the hardware of a Zynq IPI design to SDK :

No open project. Please use Save Project As to save your work and re-do this operation.


After generating the bitstream, I want to export the necessary files (systm.xml, ps7_init_tcl) for the software developers to SDK. 

How can this be done (what is the recommended solution)?


This issue can be worked around in either of the following ways:

  • Do a temporary save of the project (project_save_as in Tcl) before executing the export_hardware command.
  • Use the write_hwdef Tcl command from the Tcl Console.

This issue is fixed in Vivado 2014.3.

AR# 59420
Date Created 02/13/2014
Last Updated 12/16/2014
Status Active
Type Known Issues
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2013.4
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2014.1
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2014.2