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Zel X for machine shops

Improve machine shop contract and part manufacturing processes with Zel X.

Speed your contract and part manufacturing processes, from RFQ to part delivery

Affordable, browser-based software makes it easier to handle quotes, manage jobs, make parts and share information. With easy-to-use features in an app, accessible from any device, your team can get started quickly, and you can win more business. Zel X can be used as a complete solution or integrated with existing computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) tools.

Access library-based CAD and CAM on demand

Leverage 3D CAD modeling for accurate quoting and fixture design. Spend less time programming and more time machining with model-based CAM. Use imported data from your customer or existing CAD system.

Facilitate modern shop management

Organize and track jobs from requests for quote (RFQ) to part delivery. Plan and instruct shop operations, from tooling preparation to inspection. Share the status of jobs in progress directly with customers. Enjoy the convenience of effortless numerical control (NC) code editing with an intuitive interface and color-coded syntax.

Zel X shop operations dashboard screenshot

Collaborate from anywhere, on any device

Get everyone involved with permission-based project and file sharing, including CAD view/markup. Unlimited guest access ensures a professional customer experience, with ability to provide feedback from a phone, tablet or computer.

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Protect your data, wherever your work takes you

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. Browser-based access from any device helps you get your job done from the office, from home, or at the customer site. And with Siemens as your vendor, you can rest easy knowing security is our top priority.

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Access instantly, without hardware or IT investments

Use your existing front office hardware – including Windows PCs, Chromebooks, MacBooks, iPads, Androids, iPhones and tablets. Software updates are delivered in real time, without the need for IT support. For shop floor machining centers without an internet connection, G-code can be exported to a USB drive.

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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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Zel X trial

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