the response can go in different directions:
1) you use the view active layer only and are active on the top side, but then you loose the sight of the other side.
2) you use the selection filter, but it works only in select mode, as soon as you change to Place Mode to move your components it is disengaged.
3) you could disable all bottom placement in Object mode, and here again you don't see the components.
So many choices....
Hope this helps