The main benefit of Xeon is support of ECC memory.
If you don't plan to use it for simulation i7 is better than.
yeah, thats what I thought.
99% of the time, the PCs will be used to run Solidworks. So, I didn't see the necessity to get the Xeon over the i7.
You will benefit more from i7 then Xeon. SW is a single core and a higher clock speed is better for rebuild and opening files. Best combine it with a fast drive liks SSD or NVME m.2.
Multi-cores are good for Simulations and Rendering where also the higher amount of RAM is required.
Well, this is the spec we are looking at:
Fractal Design Define R6
ASUS PRIME Z370-P
Intel Core i7 8700K Quad Core with HT professionally overclocked to 4.8GHz
be Quiet! Dark Rock 3
32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000MHz DDR4
8GB PNY Quadro P4000
Corsair CX550 - 80PLUS
250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD
2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
Microsoft Windows 10 PRO 64bit
Should be good enough to model a small bolt or two!
I would just go with a 500GB samsung m.2 instead of 250GB storage for the system. From my experience 250gb space is to small. Everything else looks good
Currently using an old 256GB SSD & thats only used 100GB up. The additional 2TB is there for storage.