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How to run modelSim

AliB
Beginner
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I have just installed the Intel Quartus Prime Pro edition. I have followed one of the videos on a simple design and my local installation could not find vsim.exe. Attached the screen of failure.

Note: vsim.exe does exists in the following path,

 

G:\intelFPGA_pro\22.1\questa_fse\win64

 

Please advise to how to move forward.

 

Thanks,
Ali

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SyafieqS
Moderator
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Hi Ali,


You should specify the application. e.g.

G:/intelFPGA_pro/22.1/questa_fse/win64/vsim.exe


AliB
Beginner
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Hi SyafieqS,
 
I have tried your suggestion and gave me the same result.  Screen shot is attached.
What is next to try?
 
Side note:  The name of the field is "Executable Location:"

Thanks,
 
Ali
sstrell
Honored Contributor III
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In your first post, you had it set to ModelSim instead of QuestaSim, causing the error.  In your last post, you have the tool set correctly as QuestaSim, but you put the executable itself in the location field.  It should just be the win64 directory to get rid of the error.

AliB
Beginner
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I have tried what you have suggested and it did the same.

Thanks,

Ali

 

Screen shot is attached.

 

sstrell
Honored Contributor III
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Does Questasim start OK if you manually run vsim.exe?

AliB
Beginner
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No,  It has a licensing issue.

I have already filed a request "Full License for Quartus Prime Pro Edition"

to resolve the issue.  Not much of traction on this request.  

I appreciate if you could lead me to expedite the process.

 

Screen shot for running vsim.exe manually. 

SyafieqS
Moderator
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Ali,


Seem this issue related to licensing, I suggest you to open new forum case for expedite process. Someone with the resources will be able to help you.


SyafieqS
Moderator
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Let me know if there is any concern on this.


SyafieqS
Moderator
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We do not receive any response from you to the previous reply that I have provided, thus I will put this case to close pending. Please post a response in the next 15 days to allow me to continue to support you. After 15 days, this thread will be transitioned to community support. The community users will be able to help you with your follow-up questions. 




AliB
Beginner
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Hi,

I have installed a license as suggested and the process is going further but I still have a problem compile and simulate with vsim.exe and the issues is still a license issue. 

I am running Intel Quartus Prime Pro Edition on window 10.

I have created a license and saved it in /licenses/flexlm directory

I have set the system variables, SALT_LICENSE_SERVER, MGLS_LICENSE_FILE, LM_LICENSE_FILE to the path of the license. I ran "Launch Simulation Library Compiler".  Compilation failed due to checking out license for vsim as shown below,

Here is the output of the compilation,

 

"Info: Start compiling process

Info: Args: -tool modelsim -language verilog -tool_path G:/intelFPGA_pro/22.1/questa_fse/win64 -directory G:/Tests/cntr_32_sync -rtl_only

Info: *******************************************************************

Info: Running Quartus Prime Shell

Info: Version 22.1.0 Build 174 03/30/2022 SC Pro Edition

Info: Copyright (C) 2022 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.

Info: Your use of Intel Corporation's design tools, logic functions

Info: and other software and tools, and any partner logic

Info: functions, and any output files from any of the foregoing

Info: (including device programming or simulation files), and any

Info: associated documentation or information are expressly subject

Info: to the terms and conditions of the Intel Program License

Info: Subscription Agreement, the Intel Quartus Prime License Agreement,

Info: the Intel FPGA IP License Agreement, or other applicable license

Info: agreement, including, without limitation, that your use is for

Info: the sole purpose of programming logic devices manufactured by

Info: Intel and sold by Intel or its authorized distributors. Please

Info: refer to the applicable agreement for further details, at

Info: https://fpgasoftware.intel.com/eula.

Info: Processing started: Wed Jul 6 22:04:26 2022

Info: System process ID: 12532

Info: Command: quartus_sh --simlib_comp -tool modelsim -language verilog -tool_path G:/intelFPGA_pro/22.1/questa_fse/win64 -directory G:/Tests/cntr_32_sync -rtl_only

Info: Quartus(args): -tool modelsim -language verilog -tool_path G:/intelFPGA_pro/22.1/questa_fse/win64 -directory G:/Tests/cntr_32_sync -rtl_only

Info: Changing the current directory to output directory G:/Tests/cntr_32_sync ..

Info: Using Path G:/intelFPGA_pro/22.1/questa_fse/win64 that was set in EDA Simulation Library Compiler Options

Info: Generating commands to compile library altera_ver ...

Info: Generating commands to compile library lpm_ver ...

Info: Generating commands to compile library sgate_ver ...

Info: Generating commands to compile library altera_mf_ver ...

Info: Generating commands to compile library altera_lnsim_ver ...

Info: Executing command file containing library compilation commands

Info: Unable to checkout a license. Make sure your license file environment variable (SALT_LICENSE_SERVER, MGLS_LICENSE_FILE, LM_LICENSE_FILE)

Info: is set correctly and then run 'lmutil lmdiag' to diagnose the problem.

Info: Unable to checkout a license. Vsim is closing.

Error: ** Error: Invalid license environment. Application closing.

Error: Compilation was NOT successful. 1 errors, 0 warnings"

 

Any idea to fix this failure and move forward with simulation.

 

Thanks,

Ali

 

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