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relative paths in modelsim projects

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi all,  

I am using clearcase dynamic views, so i frequently open modelsim projects e.g. on Drive Y:, when it was originally created on a different Drive, e.g. Y: . 

Unfortunately, when the modelsim project is created, it will save absolute paths to the source files (e.g. y:\blah\blah.vhd). 

Is there some way to make modelsim use relative paths (e.g. ..\blah\blah.vhd)? Then i could place the project on any drive and it would still work.  

Of course i could just edit the .mpf-File manually in a text-editor, but there are several reasons why i don't want to do it this way.
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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When you add source files to the project you could give the relative path to the files in the "Add files to Project" dialog. If you do the paths in the .mpf will be relative. Hopefully there is a more convenient way of doing it but I do not know.

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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i think Altera NativeLink generated ModelSim .do files also use absolute paths. i normally just do a find/replace to change to relative paths

GSica
Beginner
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You should simply edit your .mpf file to modify the path in relative to the mpf file. That's all!

MLock6
Beginner
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Unfortunately next time modelsim saves the mpf it puts back the full path name

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