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AR# 32386

12.1 ISE Design Suite Install - Can I install different tools ( ISE, EDK, PlanAhead, etc) to different directories?

Description

Is it possible to install the various ISE Design Suite tools into different directories and have them work together correctly?

Solution

Installing tools into different directories is not supported in ISE Design Suite 11 or later. You must now install all the tools into the same directory. For example, the default installation location on Windows is C:\Xilinx\11.1, a supported setup would look like this: 

C:\Xilinx\11.1\ISE 
C:\Xilinx\11.1\EDK 
C:\Xilinx\11.1\PlanAhead 

It is possible to install in a different location as long as everything is installed in that same location, that is the ISE, EDK, PlanAhead, and folders for other ISE tools must all reside in the same directory. 

Here's an example of an unsupported installation setup: 

C:\Xilinx\11.1\tools\ISE 
C:\Xilinx\11.1\embedded\EDK 
C:\Xilinx\PlanAhead

AR# 32386
Date Created 04/09/2009
Last Updated 05/23/2014
Status Archive
Type General Article