See ya in the autodesk forum
You gotta do what ya gotta do, but even though your subscription runs out you can still help us out over here..
if you have a perpetual license you can still use your SW
Sorry to hear that as we have excellent support from our VAR
I don't think it's good idea to depend much on a VAR - do whatever they ask you to do.
Otherwise, you'll end up as what you get today, with a new 3D software re-seller who would do their best to get your $$$
"Going back to day one the company was badly advised on what requirements were needed, "
I believe an effective salesman's job is to understand a client's needs and provide effective advice and projections, not to read off to a client the minimum requirements from a public website. Cooperative business success is based in managed expectations. My VAR gets this, and their VP of Sales has expressed this very opinion in candid discussion.
Sorry to hear of the difficulties and changes you face, although it is clearly an available learning experience for others. If the under-informed boss continues to completely believe marketing-speak and under-invest in productivity costs, I do fear that your business troubles may well continue with a vendor by another name.