Before I begin, I’m a student and a minor (perhaps this would affect my ability to agree to the T&C) in a developing country. I’m working on a potentially patentable mechanism and it would be hard enough for me to afford a provisional patent.
I used Sketchup for Web for a while and would like to further develop and create a patent drawing (I’ll edit screen grabs of it into compliance lol) using Sketchup. But due to my financial situation, I won’t be able to afford a Pro licence (I think a patent drawing is commercial use, correct me if I’m wrong) until I’m further ahead in life.
So can I use the trial version of Sketchup Pro? If not, can I use a really old free version of Sketchup that can be used for commercial purposes? I partially made the model in Sketchup for Web, would that violate the T&C? Actually, I doubt I’d be able to import a current Sketchup model that far backwards. I’m too scared to try but I suppose if I somehow violate the T&C, will I get sued for every rupee I’ve got?
I’m sorry if my questions are stupid, but I’ve scoured the web and been able to find little information. So I’m looking towards the kind folks on here to hopefully help me sort out my doubts. Thanks in advance!