SOLIDWORKS Spell Check can utilize the Microsoft Word dictionary & F7 shortcut

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE updated January 5, 2017


If you have a compatible version of Microsoft Word installed on your machine alongside SOLIDWORKS (see the Microsoft Products table in the SOLIDWORKS System Requirements), you have access to SOLIDWORKS Spell Check to find any spelling mistakes in your notes or dimensions with text.

NOTE: SOLIDWORKS won’t check the spelling in your drawing Title Block, unless you are in Edit Sheet Format mode.

The Spell Check can be found under Tools > Spelling, but just remember to hit the F7 key as a shortcut when you’re reviewing your finished drawing.  This launches the Spell Check similar to Word.  It’s actually using the Microsoft Word standard dictionary as well as the swengineering.dic dictionary (found under C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\lang\english).

SOLIDWORKS Spelling Check

SOLIDWORKS Spelling Check

Be sure to look through the Suggestions before applying the Change.


SOLIDWORKS Spelling Check – Suggestions


Note that Spell Check is only available in English.  Also SOLIDWORKS will not check words found in tables, notes linked to properties, or blocks.

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Scott Durksen, CSWE

Scott is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.