Importing a Quartus project in Sigasi Studio

Posted on 2018-03-30 by Bart Brosens
Last modified on 2023-11-21 by Wim Meeus
Tagged as: GitHubhdt-2.0PythonSigasi StudioAlteraIntelQuartus

For some time it has been possible to integrate Sigasi Studio in Altera Quartus. Through feedback from our users, we have seen that this approach is good when starting a project or taking off with Sigasi Studio on an existing Altera Quartus project. However, as a project grows and when more of the development work happens in Sigasi Studio, keeping the link to the Altera Quartus project often gets in the way. Switching to a separate Sigasi Studio project is more flexible. For example, this allows to show the source files in a hierarchical way in the Project Explorer.

To make it easier to use Sigasi Studio based on a Quartus project, we have created a script to convert an Altera Quartus project to a Sigasi Studio project file. The script has been added to our SigasiProjectCreator Github project .

How to generate a Sigasi Studio project from a Quartus project?

1. Download scripts

You can either clone the GitHub repository  or download a snapshot 

2. Extract a list of source files from your Quartus project

quartus_sh -t <path to SigasiProjectCreator>/src/convertQuartusProjectToCsv.tcl <path to qpf or qsf file>

This TCL script  creates a file quartus_files.csv which contains a list of HDL source files and their library information.

3. Generate the Sigasi Studio project files from the list of source files

python <path to SigasiProjectCreator>/src/ <project_name> quartus_files.csv

This script generates the .project and .library_mapping.xml files that define the Sigasi Studio project. Further project creation options are discussed here .


When you make changes to your Quartus project, you need to re-run these scripts.

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