Closing a Simulation - 2022.1 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Logic Simulation (UG900)

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To close a simulation, in the Vivado IDE:

Select File > Exit or click the X at the top-right corner of the project window.

When there are multiple simulations running, clicking the X on the blue title bar closes all simulations. To close a single simulation, click the X on the small gray or white tab under the blue title bar.

To close a simulation from the Tcl Console, type:


The Tcl command first checks for unsaved wave configurations. If any exist, the command issues an error. Close or save unsaved wave configurations before issuing the close_sim command, or add the -force option to the Tcl command.

Note: It is always recommended to use close_sim command to completely close the simulation before using close_project command to close the current project.