Why would you want to use Ideate SpellCheck instead of the default spell check in Revit? Because Ideate SpellCheck offers so much more to ensure comprehensive quality control of your Revit projects. In Revit, you can check one View or Sheet at a time, and it is limited in the amount of text it checks. With Ideate SpellCheck, you can:
- Check all Sheets at once
- Check Schedule data and Keynote Legends
- Zoom to review Sheet-based errors
- Check spelling in more languages than available in Revit
- Flag spelling errors in groups, nested families, keynotes, etc. that need to be fixed later
I recently highlighted all the features of Ideate SpellCheck in a 30-minute webinar. Here’s a link to the recording. In it, I covered:
- An overview of Ideate SpellCheck
- How to set up the dictionaries
- The three selection methods for checking text
- Demonstrations of each method
- Tips and tricks
During the webinar, I mentioned a related blog post, Multi-Language Support with SpellCheck, that I think you will also find highly informative.
In addition to the excellent blog post, please review our comprehensive online Help for everything you need to know about this application within the IdeateApps suite of productivity and efficiency tools for all Revit users.
About the Author
Richard W. Taylor, Associate AIA – Technical Evangelist
Richard has more than 30 years of experience working for companies that develop architectural and engineering software solutions, such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 20 years of Revit experience, and he was part of the original development of Revit while at Revit Technology Corporation. He worked for 12 years at Autodesk, where he presented, taught, and worked to improve features in Revit. Richard holds both a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. As Technical Evangelist, Richard works with AECO clients worldwide, developing and consulting on BIM solutions. Find Richard on Twitter and LinkedIn.