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AR# 64706

2015.2 Vivado - I can open Vivado 2015.1 projects in Vivado 2015.2 without project upgrade


I can open Vivado 2015.1 projects in Vivado 2015.2 without a project upgrade.

I can also open a Vivado 2015.2 project in Vivado 2015.1 without getting the following "Future version" message:

Future Project Version

This project was created with a future version of Vivado. It will be opened in read-only mode for the protection of unrecognized data.

Please use 'File | Save Project As...' if you need to alter a copy of this project. The project may or may not open reliably with this version of Vivado.

OK to proceed and open the project?

Is this expected behavior?


In most releases Xilinx will update the project version. 

The most common reason for this is that there is a change (for example, a new project property) requested for the project file (xpr) structure.

In the case of Vivado 2015.1 and 2015.2, the project files both contain the following version string.

Project Version="7" Minor="5"

To verify which version a project was created with, use the Product Version string.

For Example:

Product Version: Vivado v2015.2 (64-bit)

Linked Answer Records

Associated Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
64705 2014.4 Vivado - 2014.4 Vivado does not open a 2015.1 Vivado project N/A N/A
AR# 64706
Date Created 05/29/2015
Last Updated 06/30/2015
Status Active
Type General Article
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2015.2