Darby Anderson shares a trick to help users count holes in AutoCAD Mechanical.
"Many times I've needed a count of a particular set of holes in an item, and I found that the Move command will do it for me. I execute the command, select what I need counted, and press Enter to finish the selection. The Command line will display a count of entities selected while asking for a base point. I just press Escape and try my best to remember what it said. You may have to isolate a layer or two in order for this to work, but it sure beats trying to count with these old eyes."
Cadalyst Tip Reviewer Brian Benton: This trick works for many commands in AutoCAD and its verticals, including AutoCAD Mechanical. Start a command in which you have to select objects to edit, such as the Move command in the example above. The Command line will tell you how many objects you have selected. This is an easy way to count anything — just be careful making your selections.