CAD software for D&T - what do you have?
Our D&T head of department has been offered 30 licenses for Solidworks. The problem is the PCs in his class room are a little old and will need replacing; I'm trying to weigh up whether this is worth it considering we as a school haven't used Solidworks and don't know if its suitable.
Do any of you have Solidworks in your schools? If not, what do you use instead? Any opinions on quality or usability?
Also, for those who do have it, have you tried it on PCs of a lower specification than that recommended? The Solidworks website suggests all manner of high-end nVidia and ATi graphics cards as being suitable, but including this would drive the replacement cost of the aforementioned D&T PCs up markedly...