Launching Vivado from Windows and Linux

Updated: Nov 13, 2018



This post lists how to launch Vivado on Windows and Linux from icons and from the command line.


This info is located in Vivado Design Suite User Guide Design Flows Overview UG892 (v2018.2) June 6, 2018 at [link].



Launch Vivado


Launch 2018.2 Vivado on Windows

  • Click Start > All Programs > Xilinx Design Tools > Vivado 2018.2 > Vivado 2018.2

  • or double click Vivado IDE Desktop Icon

  • or click Start, type vivado

Launch 2018.2 Vivado from CMD on Windows

  1. Type cd PRJDIR (the directory with the xpr file)

  2. Type C:\Xilinx\Vivado\2018.2\settings64.bat

  3. Type vivado

You should see something like:


****** Vivado v2018.2 (64-bit)

**** SW Build 2258646 on Thu Jun 14 20:03:12 MDT 2018

**** IP Build 2256618 on Thu Jun 14 22:10:49 MDT 2018

** Copyright 1986-2018 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


start_gui


Then the Vivado window popping up.

Launch 2018.2 Vivado on Linux

  1. Type cd PRJDIR (the directory with the xpr file)

  2. Type source /opt/Xilinx/Vivado/2018.2/settings64.sh

  3. Type vivado prj.xpr

Replace prj.xpr with your xpr project file or leave the xpr file out to just launch Vivado.


You should see:


****** Vivado v2018.2 (64-bit)

**** SW Build 2258646 on Thu Jun 14 20:02:38 MDT 2018

**** IP Build 2256618 on Thu Jun 14 22:10:49 MDT 2018

** Copyright 1986-2018 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


start_gui


Then the Vivado window popping up.


Launch Vivado IDE from Tcl Shell

  • Type start_gui

Start Vivado Tcl Shell

  • Type vivado -mode tcl

Run a TCL Script then Exit

  • Type vivado -mode batch -source SCRIPT



Reference


Xilinx logo found via https://twitter.com/xilinxinc at [link]


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