Generating PartMiner edaXML-Format Files for Use with Other EDA Tools

You can generate a PartMiner edaXML-Format File (.xml) in the Quartus® Prime software that can be used for symbol generation in the Mentor Graphics DxParts software. You can then use the generated symbols in the ViewDraw design capture and analysis tool.

To generate the PartMiner edaXML-Format file:

  1. Click Assignments > Settings.
  2. In the Category list, select EDA Tool Settings > Board-Level.
  3. In the Board-Level Symbol box, select ViewDraw in the Format list.
  4. Type or browse to the location you want to use as the output directory for the PartMiner edaXML-Format file. The default location is \<project name>\board\viewdraw.
  5. To generate the PartMiner edaXML-Format File, compile the design.
    Note: The EDA Netlist Writer places the PartMiner edaXML-Format file in the specified output directory. If you have already compiled the design, and want to specify different EDA tools settings and generate output files without recompiling the design, on the Processing menu, click Start > Start EDA Netlist Writer.
  6. Use the DxParts software to generate the symbol from the PartMiner edaXML-Format file, and use the symbol in the ViewDraw software.