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AR# 64705

2014.4 Vivado - 2014.4 Vivado does not open a 2015.1 Vivado project


I have created a project in Vivado 2015.1.

When trying to open this project in Vivado 2014.4(1), I get the following message.

Future Project Version

This project was created with a future version of Vivado. It will be opened in read-only mode for the protection of unrecognized data.

Please use 'File | Save Project As...' if you need to alter a copy of this project. The project may or may not open reliably with this version of Vivado.

OK to proceed and open the project?

This is expected behavior.

However, after pressing OK, nothing happens. 

The project is not opened.


The project should open in a read-only mode and give the following message:

Project '<project name' is read-only. To make it editable, click the 'Save Project As' button

Vivado 2015.1 has been fixed to be able to open future versions of Vivado.

In most cases it will not be possible to open a Vivado 2015.1 or later project in Vivado 2014.4, you will need to recreate the project in Vivado 2014.4 if you wish to use Vivado 2014.4.

Note: the write_project_tcl command can be used to generate a Tcl script to easily recreate the project.

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Associated Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
64706 2015.2 Vivado - I can open Vivado 2015.1 projects in Vivado 2015.2 without project upgrade N/A N/A
AR# 64705
Date 06/10/2015
Status Archive
Type Known Issues
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2014.4
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2014.4.1
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