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Vivado Design Suite Tcl Command Reference Guide (UG835)

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Verify whether the design check points are replaceable on board. This command supports these formats: (1) 'pr_verify DCP1 DCP2 -full_check'; (2) 'pr_verify -initial DCP1 -additional {DCP2 DCP3 DCP4 ...}'; (3) 'pr_verify -in_memory -additional {DCP2 DCP3 ...}'; For format (3), it must have an in-memory design opened.


pr_verify [‑full_check] [‑file <arg>] [‑initial <arg>] [‑additional <arg>]
    [‑in_memory] [‑quiet] [‑verbose] [<file1>] [<file2>]


Name Description
[-full_check] Default behavior is to report the first difference only; if this option is set to true, pr_verify will report complete difference in placement or routing
[-file] Filename to output results to. Send output to console if -file is not used.
[-initial] Initial checkpoint (.dcp)
[-additional] Additional checkpoints (.dcp)
[-in_memory] use in-memory design for comparison, combined with -additional option
[-quiet] Ignore command errors
[-verbose] Suspend message limits during command execution
[<file1>] Design checkpoint (.dcp) file one
[<file2>] Design checkpoint (.dcp) file two




This command is used to compare design checkpoint files for use in the Dynamic Function eXchange (DFX) flow.

For DFX designs to work in hardware, the placement and routing of static logic must be consistent between all configurations. In addition, proxy logic must be placed in the same locations and clock spine routing must match. The pr_verify command compares routed design checkpoint files (DCP) created for a DFX design to verify that all imported resources match. For more information refer to the Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Dynamic Function eXchange (UG909).

The two modes for pr_verify let you specify two DCP files to compare, or multiple DCP files to compare against the first DCP file. The syntax for the two modes is:

  • pr_verify DCP1 DCP2
  • pr_verify -initial DCP1 -additional {DCP2 DCP3 DCP4}

The second mode is the same as repeating the pr_verify command to compare each additional DCP with the initial DCP, but keeps the initial DCP open to speed the additional comparisons:

pr_verify DCP1 DCP2
pr_verify DCP1 DCP3
pr_verify DCP1 DCP4

This command returns the results of the comparison, or returns an error if it fails.


-full_check - (Optional) Run a complete check of the two design checkpoints to report all mismatched resources. By default the pr_verify command will stop after the first mismatch since the two design checkpoints are not valid for DFX.

-file <arg> - (Optional) Write the comparison results into the specified file. The specified file will be overwritten if one already exists.

Note: If the path is not specified as part of the file name, the file will be written into the current working directory, or the directory from which the tool was launched.

-initial <arg> - (Optional) Specify the initial design checkpoint file to use for comparison.

-additional <args> - (Optional) Specify one or more additional checkpoints to compare against the -initial checkpoint. Multiple checkpoints should be enclosed in quotes or braces.

-quiet - (Optional) Execute the command quietly, returning no messages from the command. The command also returns TCL_OK regardless of any errors encountered during execution.
Note: Any errors encountered on the command-line, while launching the command, will be returned. Only errors occurring inside the command will be trapped.
-verbose - (Optional) Temporarily override any message limits and return all messages from this command.
Note: Message limits can be defined with the set_msg_config command.

<file1> - The first design checkpoint file to compare.

<file2> - The second design checkpoint file to compare.


The following example compares the two corner DCPs, specified with the -additional option, against the inital DCP, running a full check on the designs:

pr_verify -full_check -initial FastConfig.dcp \
   -additional {corner1.dcp corner2.dcp}