November 22, 2016, 04:59:01 pm
Hey there, RHSdevil_Drafting - thanks for getting in touch.
Given the fact that your budget is limited, the main stumbling block might be your hardware. Lumion requires a a PC with a fast graphics card (that type that you use for 3D games) and it won't work if you try to run it on a PC that doesn't meet the minimum system requirements.
What I would recommend is to take a look at this Knowledge Base post
and compare the specifications with your existing PCs.
If your hardware meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements, it's pretty straightforward to apply for free Educational
licenses; all you need to do is to fill in this form
Then install Lumion Educational
and SketchUp Make
(free) and you should be good to go.
Let us know if we can help with anything else.