Using the Workspace - 2022.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Using the Vivado IDE (UG893)

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Windows with a graphical interface and windows that require more screen space, such as the Text Editor or the Package window, display in an area called the workspace. These windows are different than other windows, because you can open more than one window simultaneously to view or compare different information. These windows maximize, minimize, and float like the standard windows in the Vivado® IDE, but they also support a split view available through the popup menu on the window tab.

The windows that display in the workspace are:

  • Project Summary
  • Text Editor
  • Device window
  • Package window
  • Clock Resources window
  • Schematic window
  • Hierarchy window
  • Timing Constraints window
  • Waveform window
  • Diagram window (for block designs)
  • Property Editor
  • IP Catalog

You can open multiple windows of the same type within the workspace. For example, if you have one Device window open, you can open a new Device window by selecting Window > Device. You can use the two Device windows to display different areas of the device.

Note: Although most windows can be opened from the Window menu, the Schematic and Hierarchy windows must be opened after selecting a logic element from another window. For more information, see Using the Schematic Window and Using the Hierarchy Window.