Logical Cones

A logical cone is a window that displays only a portion of the netlist. You create this window in a Netlist Viewer and simply select the objects that you want to appear in the separate view. You can add individual instances, blocks, nets, and ports to a logical cone. You can also remove design objects from this cone. Logical cones are useful for debugging and path analysis, especially for timing-critical nets.

Logical cones help you navigate and analyze a specific part of the design in which you are interested. A logical cone view is very similar to the Netlist Viewer view. The main differences between the Logical cone and Netlist Viewer views are: