DVT SystemVerilog IDE User Guide
Rev. 24.1.12, 12 June 2024

30.3 External Builders

An external builder allows you to invoke any script/tool and back-annotate its output (errors, warnings etc.) to the source code. It is a mean that allows you to connect any 3d party tool (compiler, linter etc.) to DVT error signaling engines.

You can configure one or more external builders on a project:

  • The commands you define will be invoked on project clean, full build and incremental build.

  • The patterns you define will be applied on the command output to recognize errors, warnings etc.

  • The pattern matches will be back-annotated to the source code and presented in a similar way DVT signals errors (file, line, in the Errors View etc.)

DVT ships with some predefined example configurations to get you started.

For more details:

How to define a new external builder

How to invoke external builders

External Builder Output

Source Code Markers - errors warnings etc