As per title.
Apart from the ECC memory side, is there actually any major benefits of using the Xeon processor from a Solidworks usability perspective? The i7 8700k has a higher single core clock speed (better for Solidworks), a higher core count (better for rendering etc) & is more efficient. So I would edge towards the i7.
Would there be any benefits of the Xeon CPU? The PC would only be used mainly for Solidworks, with the very occasional time being used for Visualise & minor FEA tasks.