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AR# 61299

[Common 17-69] Command failed: The design mode of 'sources_1' must be PinPlanning

Description

The following critical warning occurs in synthesis if your XDC contains some I/O planning specific commands:
 

[Common 17-69] Command failed: The design mode of 'sources_1' must be PinPlanning


The associated XDC line might look like this:
 

set_property DIRECTION IN [get_ports {Ch_Sel_Ch1[0]}]

Solution

The set DIRECTION command is expected to be used in an empty I/O planning project, where no details of the design are available.

In an RTL project, the direction definition is in the top level RTL file and this command is not applicable.
 
You need to manually remove these commands from the XDC file.
AR# 61299
Date Created 06/27/2014
Last Updated 03/24/2015
Status Active
Type General Article
Tools
  • Vivado Design Suite