AR# 10779: 3.1i CORE Generator - An error reports that "No plug-in is found for key sim"
3.1i CORE Generator - An error reports that "No plug-in is found for key sim"
Keywords: COREGen, UNIX, plug-in, plugin
General Description: After I install IP_UPDATE2, the following error messages are reported when I run CORE Generator:
Loading user preferences... Creating Coregen.log file... Initializing CORE IP Library... Loading library of available cores... Initializing default project... Loading plug-ins... Initializing GUI... ERROR: No plug-in found for key sim. ERROR: Unable to obtain customizer for core: Binary_Counter
I am unable to generate any cores.
Check the CORE Generator program files in $XILINX/COREGEN/; you will likely see that you do not have a plug-ins directory.($XILINX/COREGEN/plugins)
Re-install the Xilinx software from the CD, and install the latest IP Update. Do not install 4.1i IP updates onto 3.1i software; only use 3.1i IP Updates with 3.1i software and 4.1i updates with 4.1i software.
If you install an IP Update using the updates installer if there is a MY_XILINX environment variable on your machine. If you used the updates installer with the MY_XILINX envronment variable setup then you need to remove the variable and reinstall.