When working in an assembly, is there any way to select a part or sub-assembly in the graphics window? Currently you select a face on a component which highlights it in the browser, then you must go to the browser and select the part to launch or edit. A similar action is required for sub-assemblies (I am aware of the RMB select for sub-assemblies, but again you must go to the browser to launch.)
Other cad systems have selection filters that help with navigating large assemblies without scrolling through hundreds of items in a browser. A selection filter for component priority (whether it is a sub-assembly or part), then a part priority (if you want to reach through a sub-assembly), then feature, face, body, sketch saves a lot of time when reviewing a large assembly. It seems strange that Solidworks has the ability apply a selection filter down to a weld caterpillar symbol, but skips the big ones.
Is there an easy way to accomplish this in SW 2011?