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Honored Contributor I
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Newbie needs help please

I was trying to simulate my design. It compiled fine and I actually downloaded to the DE2-115 board and it worked as expected. When I try to simulate the design I keep getting this message. The problem seems to be in the error message at the bottom but I can not figure out what to do. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you 

 

Determining the location of the ModelSim executable... 

Using: c:/intelfpga_lite/17.0/modelsim_ase/win32aloem/ 

To specify a ModelSim executable directory, select: Tools -> Options -> EDA Tool Options 

Note: if both ModelSim-Altera and ModelSim executables are available, ModelSim-Altera will be used. 

**** generating the modelsim testbench **** 

quartus_eda --gen_testbench --tool=modelsim_oem --format=vhdl --write_settings_files=off dummy -c dummy --vector_source="C:/Users/marcu/Desktop/Fall 2017/Advanced Digital Design/DE2-115 Projects/Before_Class_Projects/dummy/Waveform.vwf" --testbench_file="C:/Users/marcu/Desktop/Fall 2017/Advanced Digital Design/DE2-115 Projects/Before_Class_Projects/dummy/simulation/qsim/Waveform.vwf.vht" 

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Info: Processing started: Mon Sep 04 11:45:46 2017 

Info: Command: quartus_eda --gen_testbench --tool=modelsim_oem --format=vhdl --write_settings_files=off dummy -c dummy --vector_source="C:/Users/marcu/Desktop/Fall 2017/Advanced Digital Design/DE2-115 Projects/Before_Class_Projects/dummy/Waveform.vwf" --testbench_file="C:/Users/marcu/Desktop/Fall 2017/Advanced Digital Design/DE2-115 Projects/Before_Class_Projects/dummy/simulation/qsim/Waveform.vwf.vht" 

Warning (18236): Number of processors has not been specified which may cause overloading on shared machines. Set the global assignment NUM_PARALLEL_PROCESSORS in your QSF to an appropriate value for best performance. 

error (199014): vector source file c:/users/marcu/desktop/fall 2017/advanced digital design/de2-115 projects/before_class_projects/dummy/waveform.vwf specified with --testbench_vector_input_file option does not exist 

Error: Quartus Prime EDA Netlist Writer was unsuccessful. 1 error, 1 warning 

error: peak virtual memory: 521 megabytes 

Error: Processing ended: Mon Sep 04 11:45:47 2017 

error: elapsed time: 00:00:01 

Error: Total CPU time (on all processors): 00:00:01 

 

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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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It's saying you're missing your .vwf file.

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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It's saying you're missing your .vwf file. 

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How can it say I am missing my vwf file when I created it? How does it not see it? Is there something in the settings I need to have?
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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It's saying you're missing your .vwf file. 

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Also, from what I can see, it is only from the vwf file that I can simulate anything so it has to be created before attempting to do anything. Not sure what to do
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Also, from what I can see, it is only from the vwf file that I can simulate anything so it has to be created before attempting to do anything. Not sure what to do 

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Maybe that is not the exact path to where the .vwf file exists that you created? The path to the .vht file is slightly different.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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So I need a vht file?

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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So I need a vht file? 

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I don't know, you tell me. You supplied a testbench filename in the --test_bench argument ... 

 

My point was that the full pathname to the .vht file is different from that to your .vwf file. 

 

Maybe that is ok, maybe not. I was just pointing that out as something to look at as it may be an issue as to why one file is flagged as 'missing'.