Interesting. I’m running two kits of CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 and with one I got up to 3066MHz but not stable, and when I tried that there was no 3000 on my board. What board are you using?
Also since it seems @ELFBANE is planning on waiting for R+ the IMC should have been improved quite a bit.
At any rate, the 1080 Ti is way overkill for CAD. If you want it for bragging rights or gaming, that’s fine, but it’s not really needed for workstation purposes.
I got curious about Maya though and downloaded the SPECapc Maya 2017 benchmark. SolidWorks runs fine on my 1700X/Vega 56 although it hates having non-pro drivers so I shut it up.