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Observer williamsf2
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Problem generating .mcs file with ISE 14.7 and Impact

 

Hi, I have a compiled design but Im having problems generating the .mcs file.

When impact opens I select the prom file formatter and double click the genreate file green arrow.

This runs ok but because the design was originally done on a different pc I get an error message saying "cannot create .msc file as specicified path does not exist" - which is true. Problem is how do I change the output file path in impact?

 

Thanks

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Re: Problem generating .mcs file with ISE 14.7 and Impact

Please follow the steps mentioned in this article. You can change the location in step 3.
https://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx11/pim_p_creating_prom_file_xilinx_prom.htm

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Harshit
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Observer williamsf2
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Re: Problem generating .mcs file with ISE 14.7 and Impact

Hi, If I double click "Create PROM file" in Impact, nothing happens!

Any ideas?

 

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Re: Problem generating .mcs file with ISE 14.7 and Impact

Is there any error message if yes then please share. Close impact-> launch impact again and try to follow the steps.
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Observer williamsf2
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Re: Problem generating .mcs file with ISE 14.7 and Impact

Hi, Sorry no error messages..

 

steps as follows:-

 

1) open Impact.

2) open project

3) double click "create prom file" and the prom file formatter tab opens ( see att) but not the table in your link?

4) double clicking or right or left clicking on create prom file does nothing...

5) double clicking generate prom arrow - gets error message at bottom as path is wrong and this is waht needs to be changed.

 

Any more thoughts?

 

Thanks

 

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Re: Problem generating .mcs file with ISE 14.7 and Impact

Go to edit options on the top and click on launch wizard. It will open up the same window. Check the below snapshot.

 

 

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Observer williamsf2
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Re: Problem generating .mcs file with ISE 14.7 and Impact

Hi, ok looks like link is a slightly diff version to mine...

 

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Hi, Sorry no error messages..

 

steps as follows:-

 

1) open Impact.

2) open project

3) double click "create prom file" and the prom file formatter tab opens (see 1st att) but not the table in your link?

4) now go to edit tab and select "launch wizard" and similar page to your link opens.

5) Fill in table as required, strange as o/p file path is already correct?

6) Select ok and wizard closes and "add device" appears (see 2nd att).

7) click ok in add device and impact closes/crashes!

8) very repeatable!

 

Any thoughts

 

Thanks

 

 

4) double clicking or right or left clicking on create prom file does nothing...

5) double clicking generate prom arrow - gets error message at bottom as path is wrong and this is waht needs to be changed.

 

Any more thoughts?

 

Thanks

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Re: Problem generating .mcs file with ISE 14.7 and Impact

If you have access to the other PC instead of copying the files and using them. Just archive the entire project using ISE and extract at your end. Secondly share the impact.log which will be present in the working directory. 
https://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx11/ise_c_project_archive.htm

 

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Observer williamsf2
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Re: Problem generating .mcs file with ISE 14.7 and Impact

Hi, Sorry dont have acces to teh original pc, but project seems to be compiling fine on my pc except can cahnge this o/p destination path for teh .mcs file.

 

The impactbatch.log file is empty after each compile?

 

Thanks

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Re: Problem generating .mcs file with ISE 14.7 and Impact

Have you copied .bit file in the current pc to create the mcs file?

if so you can use the command prompt of ISE as well to create the mcs file.

eg: promgen -w -p mcs -c FF -o C:\Chris\Chris_Docs\counter\//test -s 32768 -u 00000000 Desging_file.bit -bpi_dc parallel -data_width 8

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