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AR# 66392

2015.4 Vivado - Lab 5 of Revision Control tutorial fails with: ERROR: [BD 5-216] VLNV is not supported for the current part.


I have downloaded (UG1198) Vivado Revision Control and the associated lab files.

The first four labs complete without issues but when running "make bd_gen" in lab 5, I get the following error:

ERROR: [BD 5-216] VLNV <xilinx.com:ip:bft:1.0> is not supported for the current part.
ERROR: [Common 17-39] 'create_bd_cell' failed due to earlier errors.

    while executing
"create_bd_cell -type ip -vlnv xilinx.com:ip:bft:1.0 bft_0 "
    (procedure "create_root_design" line 63)
    invoked from within
"create_root_design """
    (file "../scripts/bd_cip.tcl" line 296)

    while executing
"source $thisDir/bd_cip.tcl"
    invoked from within
"if {$currVer eq "2015.3"} {
   source $thisDir/bd_cip_2015_3.tcl
} else {
   # this script will only work with 2015.4, everything else will fail
    (file "../scripts/bd_gen.tcl" line 54)
INFO: [Common 17-206] Exiting Vivado at Tue Jan 12 16:16:48 2016...
make: *** [.bd_gen.done] Error 1


This error occurs because the bft user IP is created in lab 3 (cip.tcl line 35) with the following command:

ipx::package_project -root_dir ./cip/bft

If the library and vendor are not set in the command line, the library is set to IP (maybe "user" outside of Xilinx) and the vendor is set based on your company domain name (if it can be found).

Later in lab 5 the following command requires that the vendor and library are xilinx.com and ip:

create_bd_cell -type ip -vlnv xilinx.com:ip:bft:1.0 bft_0 "

The line in the cip.tcl file should be changed to:

ipx::package_project -root_dir ./cip/bft -library ip -vendor xilinx.com

AR# 66392
Date Created 01/13/2016
Last Updated 01/21/2016
Status Active
Type Known Issues
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2015.4