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AR# 64549

2015.1 - How to simulate the AXI BFM core in Windows 7 64-bit using ModelSim DE/PE/SE 32-bit


I am unable to simulate my AXI BFM core using ModelSim PE/DE/SE 32-bit in Windows 7 64-bit using Vivado 2015.1 64-bit. I am receiving the following error message:

Error: (vsim-3193) Load of "C:/Xilinx/Vivado/2015.1/lib/win64.0/libxil_vsim.dll" failed


Vivado is a 64-bit only tool starting from the 2015.1 release.

You will need to manually change the Simulation Settings to use the 32-bit mode option by entering the following command into the Tcl console:

set_property 32bit 1 [current_fileset -simset]

This is project specific, so if you close out your current project and reopen it the property will still be set.

For each new project you create, you will need to manually set this property if you want to use ModelSim DE/PE/SE 32-bit in Windows 7 64-bit.

AR# 64549
Date 12/21/2015
Status Active
Type General Article
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2015.1
  • AXI Bus Functional Model