Using an Existing .lpr Project from Vivado Design Suite Edition - 2023.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Programming and Debugging (UG908)

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Vivado Design Suite creates an .lpr file at project startup and populates this file with appropriate details when you use the Hardware Manager to program and/or debug the design in the project. This file is located in the project_name.hw directory and is named project_name.lpr. This project file can be opened in the Vivado Lab Edition.

Typical flow would entail:

  1. Click the Open Project icon on the Vivado Lab Edition start page.
  2. Traverse to the project_name.hw directory, which is located inside the Vivado IDE project directory.
  3. Select the .lpr project file inside the project_name.hw directory and click OK.
  4. Connect to your hardware.
  5. Program and debug with the correct device image file and .ltx file from the appropriate Vivado run directory.
  6. User preferences, runtime manager debug dashboard, and window settings are restored at project open.