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AR# 60280

2014.1 Vivado - Vivado runs fail for a project opened using a UNC path: "couldn't read file ".tcl": no such file or directory"


I opened my Vivado project using a UNC path format on Windows.  

However, if I try to run any of the flows I receive an error about a missing file or directory.

For Example:

If I open the BFT example using a UNC path in the Open Project dialog, when I launch the run, the following error appears:

*** Running vivado
    with args -log bft.vds -m64 -mode batch -messageDb vivado.pb -source bft.tcl
****** Vivado v2014.1 (64-bit)
  **** SW Build 863496 on Tue Mar 11 18:48:48 MDT 2014
  **** IP Build 863531 on Tue Mar 11 17:38:22 MDT 2014
    ** Copyright 1986-2014 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

source bft.tcl
couldn't read file "bft.tcl": no such file or directory
INFO: [Common 17-206] Exiting Vivado at Thu Mar 13 20:43:38 2014...
Are UNC paths supported by Vivado Design Suite?


UNC paths are not supported in Vivado 2014.1. 

However, in Vivado 2014.1 there are no checks to prevent a user from opening a project with a UNC path designation.

The Vivado 2014.1 Installer can use a UNC path to install,

However when using Vivado tools, the path should be mapped to a drive letter in order to correctly run.


AR# 60280
Date 05/06/2014
Status Active
Type General Article
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2014.1
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