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AR# 66978

2016.x Vivado - Implementation log file (.vdi) in the reports view gets overwritten if Generate Bitstream is rerun

Description

In the Vivado GUI, the Reports window lists "Vivado Implementation Log" for each implementation step:

  • place_design
  • route_design
  • write_bitstream

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.

Solution

To work around this issue do one of the following:

  • Open the Design Runs window, right click on the implementation run (for example, impl_1) and select Display Log.
  • Navigate to the implementation run directory (my_proj/my_proj.runs/impl_1) and open the runme.log file.
AR# 66978
Date Created 04/06/2016
Last Updated 10/13/2016
Status Active
Type Known Issues
Tools
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2016.1
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2016.2
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2016.3