Metalink allows a user to edit an OpenMETA component assembly and immediately
see those changes reflected in the CAD representation.
To open a connection between OpenMETA and the CAD tool, simply open the
desired Component Assembly in the editor and click the Metalink Button,
When you click different components in the OpenMETA project, you will
see the same components highlighted in the CAD representation.
Metalink is also capable of regenerating the CAD representation as parameters
in the OpenMETA project are changed or even entirely new components are added
to the assembly.
In addition to Creo, as noted in the Installation chapter, Metalink
requires Java JDK 7 or higher.
Since Java SDK 7 is considered an archived version of Java by Oracle, we
recommend you download the Java 8 SDK from the Oracle Java SE Development Kit 8
page if you do not already have Java installed on your target system.