Switching to solidworks 2021 has brought me to the realization that we will not be able to update solidworks again without purchasing new computers/laptops for the entire engineering department. I'm wondering if there is some sort of solution to get more than 2 years out of a machine before it isn't capable of running the newest versions of SWX.
Should I be building computers to be upgraded since I only have 6 engineering employees? Is there some sort of service that will trade out computers like we do cell phones when the newest versions come out? Should I stop worrying about the price tag and break down to buy a machine that overly exceeds the requirements for this release just so I know its suitable for future releases? I need to find a way to "update" my computers every couple years without having to purchase new machines. I mean, these workstation laptops aren't exactly cheap, and I really want more than two years out of them. How do others on this forum overcome the increasing spec requirements without purchasing new computers all of the time?