Opening a project in the Project Navigator Working Directory dialog box results in the following message:
In ISE 11.2, Project Navigator introduced a Working Directory feature to allow users to be able to keep their "generated/output" data separate from their project file.
The intended default behavior is that the value for the Working Directory would be the same as the Project Directory, giving the same default behavior as prior versions.
In ISE 11.2, the default Working Directory field in the Project Navigator GUI was blank, indicating that it was the same as the Project Directory.
However, this led to questions about whether the working directory was set and what it was set to.
In ISE 11.3, the Working Directory field in the GUI was set to the actual value.
By default, the Working Directory matches the Project Directory and the overall default behavior is the same as it was in ISE Design Suite 11.2 and prior versions.
The current value of the Working Directory can be seen in an open project by viewing the Design Properties (Project -> Design Properties...).
To change or view the value of the Working Directory in a closed project, open the <project>.xise file in a text editor and search for "Working Directory."
A patch for the above issues is available at:
Note: This patch should be used for ISE 11.3 software only.
The fixes applied in the patch have been incorporated in the ISE 11.4 software.