current_design - 2024.1 English

Vivado Design Suite Tcl Command Reference Guide (UG835)

Document ID
UG835
Release Date
2024-05-30
Version
2024.1 English

Set or get the current design.

Syntax

current_design [‑quiet] [‑verbose] [<design>]

Returns

Design object

Usage

Name Description
[-quiet] Ignore command errors
[-verbose] Suspend message limits during command execution
[<design>] Name of current design to be set

Categories

SDC, XDC

Description

Defines the current design or returns the name of the current design in the active project.

The current design and current instance are the target of most Tcl commands, design edits and constraint changes made in the tool. The current instance can be defined using the current_instance command.

You can use the get_designs command to get a list of open designs in the active project, and use the get_projects command to get a list of open projects.

Arguments

-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.

<design> - (Optional) The name of design to set as the current design. If a <design> is not specified, the command returns the current design of the active project.

Examples

The following example sets the design rtl_1 as the current design:

current_design rtl_1