Hide Table of Contents

Checking Spelling

   Available in the Windows and macOS versions only

[Windows® and Mac® versions only]

You can check the spelling of Text in drawings.

Several dictionaries are available in different languages. The spell checking tool identifies misspelled words based on the specified dictionary and underlines them with a red line.

To check the spelling as you type, on the Edit Note toolbar, click Other Options > Editor Settings > Spellcheck.

To check spelling:

  1. Type SpellCheck at the command prompt.
  2. In the graphics area, select the Text entities to check and press Enter.
  3. The Spell Check dialog box appears if the software finds a spelling mistake:
    • Under Current word, the dialog box displays the word in doubt.
    • Under Context, the dialog box displays the Text line or portion of the Text line.
    • Under Suggestions, corrections are proposed.
  4. You can:
    • Ignore the suggestion for the current appearance of the word in doubt.
    • Ignore All the suggestions for all appearances of the word in doubt.
    • Change the current word to the word you select in Suggestions.
    • Change All appearances of the misspelled words to the word you select in Suggestions.
    • Add the word in doubt to the dictionary.
    • Look Up a word to find synonyms.
    • Change Dictionary to specify another language for spell checking.
  5. Click Close.


Command: SpellCheck

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Checking Spelling
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: 2021 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.