Error: Design unit <name_of_unit> not found in searched libraries: <list_of_libraries>

Description

When initializing the simulation of a Verilog design in Riviera-PRO, the following errors are observed in the Console window:

Error: Design unit <name_of_unit> not found in searched libraries: <list_of_libraries>
Error: E8005: Kernel process initialization failed.
Error: Simulation initialization failed.

Solution

Users need to specify the location of the libraries that are being used during simulation. For example, if you are using Verilog libraries, you would specify the location of the libraries by doing the following:

GUI specification

  1. Right-click the design in the Design Manager, and select Properties from the drop-down menu

  2. Go to Simulation | SystemVerilog | Entries

  3. In the Show entries for: field, select Libraries

  4. Click on the yellow folder button to browse for the specific library

  5. Click Apply and then OK

Script specification

Use the -L switch in the asim/vsim command. For example:

vsim -work work -L unisim_ver top_level
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