There might be a scenario where you want to choose parts that are already placed in the design. For example, you want to place 0.1uF capacitors with a preference of using part numbers already used in the design.
The usual approach is to generate the Bill of Materials (BOM) after packaging/netlisting the design and search for the required part number. This might be a repetitive task while placing multiple different parts in the design and generating BOM each time.
What will be your preferred approach?