Creating requests for a testing collection using an API definition

I want to use the ‘APIs’ tab to define and document my API completely (including things like expected path variables and expected responses)

I also then want to use the created API definition to make it easier to populate a collection of requests for testing the API. Instead of just having to retype every URL, is there a way to create and link a request back to an endpoint in the API definition? At the very least is there a way to generate a request from the API definition even if it isn’t connected?