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Error: Project too complex: hierarchy path is too long

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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hi, 

i have created my custom instruction hardware and created a nios system, system generation was successful but the Quartus II compilation (after system generation) was unsuccessful with displaying an error message as 

"Error: Project too complex: hierarchy path is too long". 

so please let me know the solution as soon as possible. 

 

thanking u in advance
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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Try making the hierarchy path shorter.

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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Try making the hierarchy path shorter. 

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You can give more clarification because I have almost the same problem :confused:
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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If I get it right, you can break down your combinational path into chunks, so along the way, the data is registered. What is happening is that you're expecting the device to do lots of work in one clock cycle, which is apparently not able to!

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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I have the feeling that kitgath is a spam link posting spider robot. 

 

Basically save your project is a directory path with less letters and it should be fine. 

 

In example: 

Use: 

C:\Project\Custom Nios 

 

Instead of: 

c:\users\john\Documents\projects\schooll projects\2010 Mai\good one\FPGA\Altera Quartus\Tests\I hope this one works\Custom Nios
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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I recently came across this cryptic error when I had a module within a module that had the same name. It took another pair of eyes to realize my problem. 

If you see this error, be sure to check the naming of your modules for duplicates.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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This is a Windows* OS/file system issue.The cause is directory paths on the drive is longer than 255 characters (including spaces).There's a lot of additional softwares which can fix this problem like Long Path Tool. 

PathTooDeep.com  

Long Path Tool can simplify and probably end your problems in unlocking, managing and renaming files that appear to have a long filename. 

I hope that it will help you!  

Good luck!  

Cheers!
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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I accidentally was naming my qsys project the same as the top level module

 

It produced the same error. 

 

Example: 

module some_name 

//ports 

); 

 

some_name u0(//connections); 

 

endmodule
Juan_Miller
Beginner
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Have you tried 'long path tool'?

it's very helpful for me.

Juan_Miller
Beginner
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Use "Long Path This very useful if you are having problems
in deleting, unlocking, copying and even renaming files, also very easy.

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