Project vs. Non-Project Build Methodologies - 2023.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Design Flows Overview (UG892)

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Vivado can compile designs using a project mode or a non-project mode. The Vivado project mode manages file source sets, dependencies, and runs. The project mode can be driven by scripts or interactively in the GUI. Non-project mode customers use scripts to compile their designs directly from the design sources. In this mode, you are responsible for ensuring that your scripts are up to date and the correct steps are re-run properly as sources are modified. This chapter will primarily focus on how you should revision control Vivado projects, but, non-project customers closely align to the script-based (project) method of revision controlling a Vivado project described in the following sections. Although revision control should not dictate how your designs are compiled, it is very important to understand the relationship between your chosen compilation method and its impact on your revision control strategy.