In the Vivado GUI, the Reports window lists "Vivado Implementation Log" for each implementation step:
When any of these reports are selected, Vivado opens the .vdi file in the implementation run directory.
This works in general but, if I re-run the write_bitstream step (with some other setting for example), the .vdi file contains only the log of the last write_bitstream call.
The logs of the previous steps are lost. As a result, when I double click on the Place Design "Vivado Implementation Log", I get a report that does not contain any place log.
To work around this issue do one of the following: