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Zel X Advanced

Enhanced capabilities help industrial component manufacturers grow their contract manufacturing business with software purpose-built for sales engineering.

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Why Zel X Advanced?

Give your team the tools they need to respond to customers quickly, collaborate on quote requests and mock-up design proposals—without having to call the design office. The flexible design capabilities of Zel X can be used as a standalone solution or as an integrated complement to your existing CAD tools.

With 500 GB of included storage plus an additional 5 GB per license, pooled across your team, you can share even the largest files from anywhere, securely. And browser-based access means that you can use your existing hardware—including Windows PCs, Chromebooks, MacBooks, iPads, Androids, iPhones and tablets. Get your team up to speed immediately, without spending precious budget on infrastructure or IT support.

Create a wider variety of product types and choose from different modeling approaches

Both designers and sales engineers can quickly create designs, modify existing models and make changes to proposals, with easy-to-use CAD tools matched to their abilities.

Plan, execute, track and communicate shop operations

Get a clear view of manufacturing tasks, both at the operator work-list level and status across the shop floor.

Manage and collaborate on product data more efficiently

Easily view and update the lifecycle status of the files in your projects.

Test and validate designs before they are physically built

Reduce risk and avoid recalls with design testing at the speed of the cloud.

Spend less time programming and more time machining

With model-based CAM you reduce manufacturing errors without slowing down production.



  • Online project storage (500GB + 5GB per license)
  • Any device view and markup
  • Project sharing with task board and guest access
  • Augmented Reality (AR) visualization
  • Part numbering, revisioning, lifecycle status
  • Where-used indication


  • Multi-CAD open (NX, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, etc.)
  • Ability to open files in NX
  • Direct multi-body modeling with shape library
  • Automated 2D drawings
  • Sketching
  • History-based part modeling
  • Sheet metal modeling with DXF export
  • Assembly modeling with partners library and parts list


  • 2.5 axis CAM G-code automation
  • Post-processor controller selection
  • Custom machine tool creation
  • Facing, pocketing, contouring, slotting, drilling
  • Toolpath simulation
  • Ability to open in NX CAM


  • Stress and displacement (linear, static)
  • Fixed, pinned, slider constraints
  • Force, bearing, pressure loads
  • Cloud-powered voxel compute with auto-update
  • Open in NX, Simcenter 3D


  • Project/job dashboard
  • Template-based shop floor planning
  • Mobile instructions with traveler notification
  • Live manufacturing status for customers
  • Outbound Request for Quote (RFQ) automation


  • Phone, chat and email, online training and in-app guides

Secure cloud collaboration with Teamcenter Share

Your Zel X subscription includes access to Siemens' next-generation cloud collaboration solution, Teamcenter Share. With secure cloud storage and seamless file and project sharing capabilities, Teamcenter Share allows you to instantly, securely and easily collaborate with colleagues, partners and customers.

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See Zel X in action

Customer Story

Boosting machine shop productivity with cloud software

Company:Schuster Mechanical LLC

Industry:Small & Medium Businesses

Location:United States


Siemens Software:Zel X

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