AR# 1562: QuickSim: MODEL property expected but not found, NULL model will be inserted
QuickSim: MODEL property expected but not found, NULL model will be inserted
Keywords: QuickSim, MODEL property, NULL model
QuickSim may be unable to find registration models for ABEL or XNF blocks during functional simulation:
Instance '/BLANK' MODEL property expected but not found on primitive instance. NULL model will be inserted.
When a design contains ABEL or XNF modules, FncSim8 must generate schematics for the those blocks using the GEN_SCH8 utility. These simulation schematics are placed in the same directory as the ABL/XNF files referenced by the FILE property on the corresponding symbols. If a full absolute path is not given, then the name given as the FILE value is assumed to be relative to the Mentor working directory in $MGC_WD. If the Mentor components for the symbols are in a different location from the ABL/XNF files, then the resulting schematics will not be linked (registered) to those symbols, resulting in this error.
Make sure that you symbol components and corresponding ABL/XNF files are in the same directory. In this example, if the symbol component for the instance /BLANK were called "bullets", then the bullets.abl/xnf file would have to reside at the same level of the hierarchy as the bullets directory and its corresponding bullets.mgc_component.attr file.