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

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Component manufacturer shop floor.

Win more deals with tools that empower sales engineers to close business

Give your sales engineers 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 computer-aided design (CAD) tools.

Create a wide variety of product types

Create accurate 3D models, including sheet metal parts and assemblies. Export G-code, DXF profiles, drawings and parts lists for manufacture. 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 the operator work-list level and the status across the shop floor. Define job stages and tasks, and open CAD/CAM parts in the Shop Operations environment. Edit numerical control (NC) code with color-coded syntax. Templatize your manufacturing approach for standardization.

Manage and collaborate on product data efficiently

Easily view and update the lifecycle status of the files in your projects. With “where used” indication, find where specific parts are used across your business. Automatically create unique part numbers, and revise designs based on a preferred scheme.

Test and validate designs before they are built

Reduce risk by virtually testing design proposals. Avoid recalls with a quick-compute visualizer to check design strength. Check for over-engineering in a variety of models to reduce material costs.

Source off-the-shelf parts and automate quote requests

Source millions of off-the-shelf parts from global suppliers. Retrieve CAD models for use in your designs. Access supplier information for part pricing and ordering. For custom out-sourced parts, use an automated request-for-quote (RFQ) tool to contact multiple suppliers privately for the most competitive quote.

Everything you need, sized right for your size business

Access proven design, manufacturing and engineering toolsets made for your industry, scalable to your business, and available when you need them.

Easily deploy and access, anywhere

Access our browser-based solution instantly from any device. Enhancements are automatically rolled into the product without expensive, time-consuming upgrades.

Access advanced tools, at low cost

Don't pay more for overly complex, overloaded tools. Get easy-to-use functionality that's right for your business, without the costs of hardware and IT overhead.

Scale with integrated tools

Replace the many tools you would otherwise buy separately with a single solution: Zel X — this means less administration and more seamless integration.

Zel X: Speed contract and part manufacturing

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Zel X: Speed contract and part manufacturing

(3 mins, 36 secs)


Zel X: Task management

(3 mins, 49 secs)


Zel X: View and markup

(3 mins, 37 secs)


Zel X: Shape library

(2 mins, 34 secs)


Zel X: Design simulation

(3 mins, 31 secs)


Zel X: Milling operations

(3 mins, 15 secs)


Zel X: Smart Triad

(3 mins, 19 secs)


Zel X: Drilling and postprocessing

(2 mins, 41 secs)


Zel X: Predictive design intent

(2 mins, 1 sec)


Zel X: Sheet metal design

(4 mins, 38 secs)


Zel X: Shop operations overview

(2 mins, 15 secs)


Zel X: Editing imported model geometry

(3 mins, 55 secs)

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Try it for yourself with instant access to a free trial of Zel X. Experience browser-based access to professional toolsets, right-sized for your business.

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Customer Story

Boosting machine shop productivity with cloud software

Company:Schuster Mechanical LLC

Industry:Small & Medium Businesses

Location:United States


Siemens Software:Zel X