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Cannot Export Hardware w/ GPIO demo (Arty / Ubuntu Linux / Vivado 2016.4)

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I'm attempting the GPIO demo with a new Arty Dev board and running into the following error.

I'm following instructions here:

https://reference.digilentinc.com/learn/programmable-logic/tutorials/github-demos/start

Which is good until step #4.

And if I uncheck "include bitstream", I get this error on the console:

"Cannot write hardware definition file as there are no IPI block design hardware handoff files present"

Since I'm new to Vivado development, this puts me at a dead stop.  Thanks!

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@stewart

Does this mean you do not have the "include bitstream" box checked?

15 hours ago, stewart said:

And if I uncheck "include bitstream", I get this error on the console:

As for no IP handoff files, try navigating to the Sources/IP Sources tab in the Project Manager, right clicking on each IP and selecting Generate Output Products. Not sure if this is your problem, but it's worth a try.

Thanks,

Arthur

Edit: noticed you provided the version of vivado, thanks!

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There are only design sources, no IP sources.  And, yes, step #4 wants "include bitstream" checked.  That yields the "Cannot Export Hardware" error dialog.

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Ah, okay, that makes sense, this is the type of project that the line "Skip this step if your project doesn't support SDK." was intended for, you can just move on to step 5. That line could probably be a little bit more clear, apologies.

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ok, confusing for a beginner.  I was already able to program the hardware directly by skipping all of that.  Step #4 has a path for SDK / Vivado, and I had been following the Vivado path for each step.

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