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Spell Checker

Last updated July 2, 2018 by Anil Kumar Kolla anilkumar.kolla@trimble.com

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Spell Checker

Spell Checker allows you to check spellings for texts added in the open drawing.

How to Locate

Drawing spell checker is side pane applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

available when drawing is open.

Click the spell checker icon from right side pane to open the Spell checker side pane.


Open drawing in which you want to check spellings for texts. Then click on spell checker icon on sidebar to open spell checker side pane.

Select the dictionary to be used for spell checking from dictionary drop down box (default is English (United Kingdom)).

Now you can click on Scan Drawing button to run spell checker for all Texts added in th drawing. Spell checker will go through all the words in the texts and list the words which are misspelled in left list box. You can select individual words in the misspelled words’ list and you will get nearby correct word options on the right side list box.

You can choose any correct option from the list and modify currently selected word using Modify button or all instances of it using Modify All button.

If you wish to ignore current instance you can use Ignore button or Ignore All instances of current word using ignore all button.  Ignored word will again show up when you run scan next time.

If you wish to add current word to always ignore list (custom dictionary) you can click on Add button. This will create SpellCheckDictionary.dat file in attributes folder of model and add the word to this file. Next time when you run spell check these added words won't be detected as misspelled words. You can copy this SpellCheckDictionary.dat file to firm folderfolder that is used for storing Tekla Structures-related files customized for a particular organization

A Tekla Structures user can, for example, customize a company’s cloning templates and save them in a sub-folder located under the firm folder. After this, the customized cloning templates can be used in all projects carried out for the company.

and all models referring to that firm folder will use that file for spell checking.

If you want to correct misspelled word but suggestions are not appropriate then you can use textbox below suggestion list using checkbox and type your word in that box and click on Modify / Modify All buttons.

If you click on show correct words checkbox this will list all the correct words which spell checker has gone through.

Radio buttons ‘UPPER’, ‘lower’ & ‘Title’ will help in replacing words according to these cases. Default is UPPER case but you can use lower or Title case options using this radio buttons

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Note: MS office needs to be installed on the machine in order to use this tool. (Tested with MS Office 2013 & 2016)

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by Ilya Kornienko

I cannot find it in the Warehouse... Could you please share the link?

by Anil Kumar Kolla

Hi Ilya Kornienko, I have added the extension link and the discussion forum link at the end of the help please refer.