Convert a Grid Repeat object to a pattern filled rectangle
As mentioned by Von Glitschka at https://twitter.com/Vonster/status/1530587235375927296 it would be great to have an automatic conversion of a grid repeat object into an exactly same looking artwork, but made with a rectangle filled with a newly generated pattern swatch a user can continue to work with.
Yes, we can expand it, release the clipping mask, find the module, clean the unnecessary duplicates, create a swatch, fill the former clipping mask with it, match the positioning exactly... all manually, or with a help of a script maybe.... but who does not like easy solutions? We do.
A related request:
Allow repeat patterns to be added to swatches
Von Glitschka commented
Not having this option makes the whole feature not very helpful if you can't create a re-usuable asset like a pattern swatch.