I serched the archives, but the search terms here are pretty general and return a gazillion hits. So I'll just ask...
Is there a way to select a component in an assembly via geometry? I know I can select a face or feature on screen (click once to select a face, click tweice to select a feature) and the component will highlight in the tree - then I can pick the component in the tree and perform a component operation... I just was hoping there was a way to select the component directly from the screen.