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NGC File Extension

Xilinx Generated Netlist Format
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What is NGC file?

Full format name of files that use NGC extension is Xilinx Generated Netlist Format. Xilinx defined the Xilinx Generated Netlist Format format standard. Files with NGC extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. NGC file belongs to the CAD Files category just like 158 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports NGC files is ISE Design Suite. ISE Design Suite software was developed by Xilinx, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about NGC files or the ISE Design Suite software program.

Programs which support NGC file extension

Programs that can handle NGC files are as follows. Files with NGC suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support NGC file

How to open file with NGC extension?

Being unable to open files with NGC extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with NGC extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install ISE Design Suite

Install software to open NGC file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening NGC files is that no program that can handle NGC files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the ISE Design Suite developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support NGC files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading ISE Design Suite installed is by going to developer’s website (Xilinx, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of ISE Design Suite and update if needed

Update software that support file extension NGCIf the problems with opening NGC files still occur even after installing ISE Design Suite, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of ISE Design Suite is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why NGC files are not compatible with ISE Design Suite. The latest version of ISE Design Suite should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Xilinx Generated Netlist Format files with ISE Design Suite

If you have the latest version of ISE Design Suite installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage NGC on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with NGC file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the NGC file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where ISE Design Suite is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open NGC files and clicking OK.
Associate software with NGC file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected NGC file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select ISE Design Suite and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with NGC extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the NGC is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the NGC file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check NGC file for viruses
1. The NGC may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the NGC is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. NGC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with NGC extension is complete and error-free

If the NGC file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the NGC file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Xilinx Generated Netlist Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run ISE Design Suite

If the systems has insufficient resources to open NGC files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Xilinx Generated Netlist Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with NGC files affecting older versions of given software.

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