Does Inventor 2010 have the funcationality discussed above yet? Can you select an assembly or subassembly that is a part of a pattern from the window, using your mouse, instead of having to go to the model tree, expand the pattern, and hover over each component of that pattern until the part or subassemly that you desire to edit is highlighted in the window????
Currently, I have been instruced to delete the pattern. Then you can use the mouse in the model window to visually select the assembly, or subassembly you desire to edit. You can then either open that assembly, or note the part number. You can then undo the deletion of the pattern (basically you are reapplying the pattern). You then search for that part number in the pattern within the model tree, and open it to edit. This is a long tedious process when you should be able to right click an assembly in the model window and open that for editing, even if it is a part of a pattern.
I'm going to assume that asking if 2010 has it yet was a mistake.
If you organized and named your patterns in a logical fashion it would be a non-problem.
No, asking if 2010 offered that funcationality was not a mistake. It is possible that things like this can be fixed in updates, patches, addons, etc.
Also, sure if you do everything different from the beginning, this would not be an issue. But I did not ask how to avoid the issure, I asked a specific question. I am working with models made years back by previous engineers. Please answer the question asked and not make non-related suggestions.