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AR# 66967

2015.4 Vivado - Exporting simulation files for Questa simulator generates files for all supported simulation tools

Description

I run the following command:

export_simulation -ip_netlist -simulator questa -of_objects [get_ips char_fifo] -force

Where -ip_netlist is placed before the -simulator switch.

However, the Simulator is not being interpreted as Questa, but rather as "all" (The default)

INFO: [exportsim-Tcl-35] Exporting simulation files for "XSIM" (Xilinx Vivado Simulator)...
INFO: [exportsim-Tcl-29] Script generated: '/proj/test/test.srcs/sources_1/ip/char_fifo_sim/xsim/char_fifo.sh'
INFO: [exportsim-Tcl-35] Exporting simulation files for "MODELSIM" (Mentor Graphics ModelSim Simulator)...
INFO: [exportsim-Tcl-29] Script generated: '/proj/test/test.srcs/sources_1/ip/char_fifo_sim/modelsim/char_fifo.sh'
INFO: [exportsim-Tcl-35] Exporting simulation files for "QUESTA" (Mentor Graphics Questa Advanced Simulator)...
INFO: [exportsim-Tcl-29] Script generated: '/proj/test/test.srcs/sources_1/ip/char_fifo_sim/questa/char_fifo.sh'
INFO: [exportsim-Tcl-35] Exporting simulation files for "IES" (Cadence Incisive Enterprise Simulator)...
INFO: [exportsim-Tcl-29] Script generated: '/proj/cosv/test/test.srcs/sources_1/ip/char_fifo_sim/ies/char_fifo.sh'
INFO: [exportsim-Tcl-35] Exporting simulation files for "VCS" (Synopsys Verilog Compiler Simulator)...
INFO: [exportsim-Tcl-29] Script generated: '/proj/test/test.srcs/sources_1/ip/char_fifo_sim/vcs/char_fifo.sh'

Solution

This issue will be fixed in Vivado 2016.1.

To work around this issue, put the "-simulator" option before the "-ip_netlist" option.

export_simulation -simulator questa -ip_netlist -of_objects [get_ips char_fifo] -force
The expected results occur where only Questa scripts are generated:

INFO: [exportsim-Tcl-35] Exporting simulation files for "QUESTA" (Mentor Graphics Questa Advanced Simulator)...

INFO: [exportsim-Tcl-29] Script generated: '/proj/test/test/questa/tb_wave_gen.sh'

AR# 66967
Date Created 04/05/2016
Last Updated 04/07/2016
Status Active
Type Known Issues
Tools
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2015.3
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2015.4