RapidWright IntelliJ Setup

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Make sure you have Java JDK 1.8 (or later) installed: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html Follow the instructions when running the downloaded executable. Add the $(YOUR_JDK_INSTALL_LOCATION)/jdk1.x.x_x/bin folder to your PATH environment variable.

  2. Download IntelliJ: https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/download/

  3. Install IntelliJ by running the setup executable.

  4. Start IntelliJ, and naviagate through setting selection (if necessary) to the welcome screen.

  5. Choose Open from the Welcome screen and navigate to the RapidWright directory where RapidWright has been installed, then click OK.

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  1. The RapidWright project should open and IntelliJ may indicate that it is indexing the project. Click on the 1:Project button at the top left sidebar, this will expand the project tree:

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  1. Expand the source tree to navigate to the DeviceBrowser class, RapidWright/src/com.xilinx.rapidwright/device/browser/DeviceBrowser as shown in the screenshot above.

  2. (If running Linux, skip this step). In Windows, we need to set the GUI library jar to choose the win64 version instead of the lin64 (the default). In order to do this, Choose File->Project Structure..., then select Libraries under Project Settings at the top left. this should produce a list of jar file names in the right window pane. Use the - and + buttons to remove the qtjambi-lin64*.jar and replace it with the qtjambi-win64*.jar respectively:

  1. You should now be able to run any of the programs in RapidWright in the IntelliJ environment. For example, right-click on DeviceBrowser and choose Run DeviceBrowser.main() from the menu. If successful, the DeviceBrowser will run similar to the screenshot below:

  1. The IntelliJ environment should be correctly configured at this point. If you have problems, try setting the RAPIDWRIGHT_PATH environment variable to point to your RapidWright install directory prior to running IntelliJ.