ISE
Design Panel
The Design panel provides access to the following areas.
Note The Design Panel toolbars provide convenient access to frequently used Project, Source, and Process menu commands. For more information, see Project Navigator Toolbars.
Design View
The Sources for drop-down list allows you to select a Design View, such as Implementation. When you select a Design View, all of the source files associated with that phase of the ISE® design flow appear in the Hierarchy pane. For more information, see Using the Design Views.
When working with Partitions, the Number of drop-down list allows you to select a resource type. When you select a resource type, the number of resources in each Partition appears in the XST and Map columns in the Hierarchy pane.
Note When setting the compile order manually, a Top Module field is available underneath the Sources for drop-down list, as described in Setting a Custom Compile Order.
Hierarchy Pane
The Hierarchy pane shows the source files that comprise the ISE project in a hierarchical view. The following information is included in the hierarchy:
  •  Project name Image
    Shows the project name you entered when you created your project. If there are any user documents associated with the project, these appear under the project name in the hierarchy.
  •  Device entry Image
    Shows the target device, speed grade, and package for the design, which you entered when you created your project. To change this information, see Changing Design Properties.
    •  Top module Image
      Shows which module is the root of your design hierarchy for the purpose of implementation. The Implement Design process always runs on the top module. Any module in the hierarchy can be assigned as the top module. When you create a new project, the highest level module is automatically assigned as the top module. To change the top module, see Setting the Top Module.
    •  Source files
      Defines part of the design. Multiple source file types are allowed, as described in Source Files Types.
When working with Partitions, the following columns are available in the Hierarchy pane:
  •  XST
    Displays an estimate of the number of resources used in each Partition, which is determined when the design is synthesized by XST. You must specify the resource type in the Number of drop-down list. This column is updated each time the design is synthesized.
  •  Map
    Displays the number of resources in each Partition, which is calculated when the design is mapped. You must specify the resource type in the Number of drop-down list. This column is updated each time the design is mapped.
  •  Preserve
    Displays the level of preservation associated with each Partition. The preservation level is determined by the Partition Properties. For information about setting the preservation level, see Setting Partition Levels.
Note For more information about using Partitions, see Using Partitions. In the Help Viewer, click the Synchronize TOC button Image to view all related topics.
Processes Pane
The Processes pane shows the processes available for the source file selected in the Hierarchy pane. For example, you must select the top module Image to run the Implement Design process. From the Processes pane, you can run processes, as described in Running and Stopping Processes. You can also set properties that affect each process, as described in Setting Process Properties.
As the software processes your design, output appears in the Transcript window. You can find out more information about the processes that were run by checking this output, as described in Using the Console, Errors, and Warnings Panels.
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