"Xilinx Compilation Tools Are Not Installed" Error After Installing Them Correctly

Updated Mar 5, 2020

Reported In


  • LabVIEW FPGA Module
  • LabVIEW FPGA Vivado Compilation Tool
  • LabVIEW FPGA ISE Compilation Tool
  • FPGA Xilinx Compilation Tools

Issue Details

I just got new hardware on my system. I made sure I have the correct version of the Xilinx compilation tools installed on my system. Yet when I run my project I still get the following warnings when attempting to compile my FPGA:

LabVIEW FPGA: The compile worker cannot perform the compilation. The compile worker may be configured incorrectly for this compilation or it may be in an error state. 

After waiting for some time, I see the following:

Xilinx Compilation Tools are not installed. Install them using the installation media or download from ni.com.


If you are re-using a project, you may see this error if the hardware on the project is not the hardware you are using. If you see this error, be sure to remove references to hardware you are no longer using. You should also create a completely new project with your new hardware to confirm whether the error is project related.

If you still see the error, considering reinstalling the Compilation tools and confirm you have the correct version of the tools for your hardware.