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AR# 7329

2.1i FPGA Editor - ERROR:Portability:90 - Command line error: Switch '-usedpin' is unexpected


Keywords: FPGA Editor, Probe, Script, .SCR, playback, Error, Portability:90

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
Some known problems exist that regard the way FPGA Editor writes out the script file used to save probes. When a corrupt script file is loaded from FPGA Editor (Probes -> Open Probes), the following error message will appear:

ERROR:Portability:90 - Command line error: Switch '-usedpin' is unexpected.


This issue has been fixed in the latest 2.1i Service Pack, available at:


To work around the problem, you can modify the probe.scr file. It should contains a line similar to:

"probe add netname -usedpin P123" or "probe add netname -targetpins -usedpin P123".

Simply edit this text file, and replace this line with:

"probe add netname -targetpins P123"
AR# 7329
Date Created 08/23/1999
Last Updated 07/09/2001
Status Archive
Type General Article