Using the Design Runs Window - 2023.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Design Analysis and Closure Techniques (UG906)

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The Design Runs window is a useful starting point for analysis. It displays the state of the current runs. For more information, see this link in the Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Using the Vivado IDE (UG893).

The Design Runs window shows the status of runs (running, finished cleanly, or finished with errors).

Tip: If the run is not up to date, select Force Up-to-Date from the popup menu.
Figure 1. Design Runs Window

The Design Runs window columns show the following:

  • The name of the run
  • The target part
  • The constraints set associated with a run
  • The run strategy
  • The status of the last completed step of a run
  • The progress of a run
  • The start time of a run
  • The elapsed time of a run during execution or the final runtime of a completed run
  • The timing score of a run: WNS, TNS, WHS, THS, WBSS, and TPWS (see Report Timing Summary for more information on these numbers). This is where you can quickly verify that a run meets timing. If it does not meet timing, you must start the analysis with the Timing Summary Report.
    Note: WBSS represents the Worst Bus Skew Slack reported by report_bus_skew.
  • The number of nets that were not successfully routed
  • The utilization of the design LUT, FF, block RAMs, DSP, and if applicable, UltraRAMs.
  • The total power estimate
  • A brief description of the run strategy
  • Methodology check violations
  • Available QoR suggestions
  • The incremental mode of the design run

When you select a run, the right-click menu allows operations such as opening a run for further analysis and setting up run features such as incremental compile or QoR suggestions.