DVT VHDL IDE User Guide
Rev. 22.1.22, 2 August 2022

23.1.7 Breadcrumb Navigation Bar

The Design Breadcrumb Navigation Bar appears horizontally on top of source code editors and Design Diagrams.

For source code editors, it displays the path to the design element (module or entity) under the cursor starting from the design top.

For Design Diagrams, it displays the path to the diagram's design element.

The design hierarchy path is automatically tracked by DVT, for example when navigating from the Design Hierarchy View to source code, when using hyperlinks, when generating diagrams and so on.

Editor: Click an instance to jump to the design element definition.


Diagram: Click an instance to generate the design element diagram.
Click the arrow to the side of a design element to see its child instances.


Filter the list of child instances using the quick search box.


Editor: Click a child instance to jump to the design element definition.


Diagram: Click a child instance to generate the design element diagram.
Hover an instance to get more information, for example its design element name or power domain information.
A design element may have multiple instances with different paths in the design hierarchy.


Click the Select Instance Path button to choose from the available paths.
Right click on an instance > Open Instance to jump to its definition.
Right click on an instance > Show Diagram to generate its design diagram.
Right click on an instance > Reveal in Design Hierarchy to focus it in the Design Hierarchy View.
Right click on an instance > Copy Hierarchy Path to copy its hierarchical path.