Step 8: Opening a Design Checkpoint - 2024.1 English

Vivado Design Suite Tutorial: Design Flows Overview (UG888)

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The Vivado IDE can open any saved design checkpoint. This snapshot of the design can be opened in the Vivado IDE or Tcl shell for synthesis, implementation, and analysis.

  1. Open the Vivado IDE again: start_gui

    This loads the active design in-memory into the IDE.

    You will now load the implemented design checkpoint, closing the current in-memory design.

  2. Open the implemented checkpoint.
  3. Use File > Checkpoint > Open and browse to select the checkpoint file: <Extract_Dir>/Vivado_Tutorial/Tutorial_Created_Data/bft_output/ post_route.dcp
  4. If prompted, select Yes and click Close Without Saving to close the current in-memory design.

    Now you can use the visualization and analysis capabilities of the IDE, working from a placed and routed design checkpoint.