open_bd_design - 2024.1 English

Vivado Design Suite Tcl Command Reference Guide (UG835)

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Open an existing IP subsystem design from disk file.


open_bd_design [‑quiet] [‑verbose] <name>


The design object. Returns nothing if the command fails.


Name Description
[-quiet] Ignore command errors
[-verbose] Suspend message limits during command execution
<name> Name of IP subsystem design to open




Open an IP subsystem design in the IP integrator of the AMD Vivado™ Design Suite. The IP subsystem must previously have been created using the create_bd_design command.

This command returns a message with the name of the opened IP subsystem design, or returns an error if the command fails.


-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.

<name> - The path and file name of the IP subsystem design to open in the IP integrator of the Vivado Design Suite. The name must include the file extension.


The following opens the specified IP subsystem design in the current project:

open_bd_design  C:/Data/project1/project1.src/sources_1/bd/design_1/