Launching the Vivado IDE on Windows - 2020.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide System-Level Design Entry (UG895)

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2020.2 English

Select Start > All Programs > Xilinx Design Tools > Vivado <version> > Vivado <version>.

Note: You can also double-click the Vivado IDE shortcut icon on your desktop.
Figure 1. Vivado Desktop Icon

Tip: You can right-click the Vivado IDE shortcut icon on the Microsoft Windows desktop, and select Properties to update the Start In field. This makes it easier to locate the project file, log files, and journal files, which are written to the launch directory. See the Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Using the Vivado IDE (UG893) for information on the default location of the log and journal files.