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Can't open Questa Intel FPGA

ofekgolan
Beginner
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Hi All,

I have downloaded Quratus 21.1 lite edition with Questa Intel FPGA simulator to my Win11 PC. I have hard time to open Questa, not sure if that license or not, I have setup .dat file as fixed license.

I attach the error whilr ttying to reload RTL simulation via Quartus after compilation.

And environment variables declared.

In addition, the nativelink_simulation.rpt :

Info: Start Nativelink Simulation process
executing command line: ip-make-simscript --nativelink-mode --output-directory=push_pop_iputf_input --spd=E:/Documents/projects/fpga/push_pop/pll.spd

========= EDA Simulation Settings =====================

Sim Mode : RTL
Family : cyclonev
Quartus root : d:/programs/intelfpga_lite/21.1/quartus/bin64/
Quartus sim root : d:/programs/intelfpga_lite/21.1/quartus/eda/sim_lib
Simulation Tool : questa intel fpga
Simulation Language : systemverilog
Simulation Mode : GUI
Sim Output File :
Sim SDF file :
Sim dir : simulation\modelsim

=======================================================

Info: Starting NativeLink simulation with Questa Intel FPGA software
Sourced NativeLink script d:/programs/intelfpga_lite/21.1/quartus/common/tcl/internal/nativelink/modelsim.tcl
Error: Can't launch Questa Intel FPGA Simulation software -- make sure the software is properly installed and the environment variable LM_LICENSE_FILE or MGLS_LICENSE_FILE points to the correct license file.
Error: NativeLink simulation flow was NOT successful



================The following additional information is provided to help identify the cause of error while running nativelink scripts=================
Nativelink TCL script failed with errorCode: issued_nl_message
Nativelink TCL script failed with errorInfo: Can't launch Questa Intel FPGA Simulation software -- make sure the software is properly installed and the environment variable LM_LICENSE_FILE or MGLS_LICENSE_FILE points to the correct license file.
while executing
"error "$emsg" "" "issued_nl_message""
invoked from within
"if [ catch {exec $vsim_cmd -version} version_str] {
set emsg "Can't launch $tool Simulation software -- make sure the software is properly installed..."
(procedure "launch_sim" line 88)
invoked from within
"launch_sim launch_args_hash"
("eval" body line 1)
invoked from within
"eval launch_sim launch_args_hash"
invoked from within
"if [ info exists ::errorCode ] {
set savedCode $::errorCode
set savedInfo $::errorInfo
error $result $..."
invoked from within
"if [catch {eval launch_sim launch_args_hash} result ] {
set status 1
if [ info exists ::errorCode ] {
set save..."
(procedure "run_sim" line 74)
invoked from within
"run_sim run_sim_args_hash"
invoked from within
"if [ info exists ::errorCode ] {
set savedCode $::errorCode
set savedInfo $::errorInfo
error "$result" $savedInfo ..."
(procedure "run_eda_simulation_tool" line 334)
invoked from within
"run_eda_simulation_tool eda_opts_hash"

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AR_A_Intel
Employee
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Hi Sir

 

Welcome to INTEL forum. To further understand the issue, could you get me the:

1) Screenshot of environment variables setup

2) Machine OS information

3) Quartus version used

4) lmutil lmdiag

5) License.dat file (Questa)

6) Screenshot of Quartus >> tools >> license setup

7) computer NICID

 

And for privacy, you can reply/attach your file in private message


ofekgolan
Beginner
1,397 Views
Hi,
I solved the issue by downloading msvc dll file.

Thanks
AR_A_Intel
Employee
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Thanks for your update information. This thread will be transitioned to community support. If you have a new question, feel free to open a new thread to get the support from Intel experts. Otherwise, the community users will continue to help you on this thread. Thank you


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