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AR# 59486

Vivado - How Do I open Schematic .sch files in PlanAhead or Vivado?

Description

I have schematic (.sch) files.
 
How can I load them in PlanAhead or Vivado and open them in the schematic view.

Solution

Whether the Schematic files can be opened depends on where the files were generated.
 
Schematic Design Files (Generated in ISE or any other EDA tool) cannot be opened in Vivado or PlanAhead. 

A specific schematic view that was exported from Vivado or PlanAhead can be viewed in any of the following ways:

  • In Vivado or PlanAhead, open the synthesized design, then in the File menu select Import -> Import Schematic.
  • In Vivado or PlanAhead, open the synthesized design, then right click on it and choose Import Schematic.
  • In Vivado or PlanAhead, open the synthesized design, then use the following TCL command:
read_schematic C:/path/schematic_original.sch
Type "read_schematic -help" for more details about this command.

 

 



 
AR# 59486
Date Created 02/20/2014
Last Updated 03/02/2015
Status Active
Type General Article
Devices
  • Virtex-5
Tools
  • PlanAhead - 14
  • Vivado Design Suite