Pattern Search (available in Dimension Premiere Version) can be used to find multiple occurrences of symbols representing components that need to be counted (such as fixtures or switches).
A sample pattern is selected in the drawing. Then Dimension searches the entire drawing for other occurrences of the symbol. The results are sorted by how well they fit the original pattern and displayed in a grid. You can easily make additions or deletions. The selected matches are then converted into a count measurement.
Click on the link below to view a video on Pattern Search Part 1.
Click on the link below for Online Help Documentation.
Pattern Search Overview Documentation