We are continuing our Ideate Software blog series entitled Wishlist Granted. Each blog article features real user requests and our response to those requests. Let’s chehk to see what we can uncuver

While the out-of-the-box Revit includes a Spell Check option, it ONLY checks the current view or sheet for a very limited subset of text within the view.  Here is the spellcheck description pulled from the Autodesk Revit Help pages:

“The Check Spelling tool checks the spelling of text notes in a selection or in the current view or sheet. This tool does not check the spelling of other types of text, such as text in element properties.”

There are several Revit Ideas Requests for checking spelling within a Revit Schedule on the Revit Ideas Forum. Please review this request for a Spell Check within Tables that has an Ideate Software customer singing our praises from three years ago!

A Revit Schedule can contain a list of Sheets, View Names, Rooms, and many other types of elements that would be easily accessible if we can check the spelling of a Revit Schedule. Wouldn’t that be nice?

In addition to just the current View or Sheet, there is the request to Spell Check all Open Sheets and Views or all Sheets within a Sheet list.

Well, my dear friends, we have developed Ideate SpellCheck to solve ALL these requests and MORE. Ideate SpellCheck is part of the IdeateApps collection of productivity tools for ALL Revit users. Ideate SpellCheck:

  • Checks all Sheets at once
  • Checks Schedule data or Keynote Legends
  • Zooms to review Sheet-based errors
  • Checks in all languages that are Revit-supported languages
  • Supports additional languages
  • Reports on errors that exist, but need to be fixed later (groups, keynotes, worksharing, nested families, etc.)
  • Provides a comprehensive report of changes made or words added to the dictionary

Spellcheck options 
Ideate SpellCheck allows many different options for reviewing Revit views and sheets.

spellcheck main menu 
Ideate SpellCheck’s main dialog showing the user a wealth of options

Please review our online HELP topic for Frequently Asked Questions concerning Ideate SpellCheck. Here is an easy chart to review the feature set in basic Revit vs. Ideate SpellCheck.

Recently, somebody asked me if we can check text within the Keynote file. The answer is YES, but you will need to edit the keynote.txt file manually to make the changes. Ideate SpellCheck will alert you of the misspelling.

Ideate SpellCheck reviewing text in Keynote Legends

Your drawings and deliverables are your reputation! Don’t send out misspellings when there is an easy and powerful solution within IdeateApps!

At Ideate Software, we are focused on delighting our customers. With Ideate Software there is no need to wait for future Revit releases to see your idea turned into a reality. We have the capabilities right now.

Wishlist Granted!

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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.