Install and activate Solid Edge 2020 Dongle license version

⚠ Solid Edge 2020 is only compatible with Windows 10

This article provides the guidelines to install Solid Edge Shining 3D Edition, if you have a USB Dongle license.

Please refer only to this instructions in case you have a Dongle license like the one from the picture below:

In case you have a 20 digit activation key, please refer to this article.


1. Download the latest software release 

Please head over to the EinScan downloads site in and select SolidEdge from the dropdown list.

Make sure to download Solid Edge Dongle license version.

2. Install the software

Go through the installation wizard.

In the screen below, check the checkbox to accept the terms in the license agreement and select your preferred modelling standard from the dropdown list.

Click on 'Install' to complete the installation.

3. Plug in the Dongle

Once installation has been completed, connect the Dongle to a USB port. It will emit a red light.

That means the Dongle is operative.

4. Start using Solid Edge Shining 3D Edition 

At this point you are all set to create your projects with Solid Edge.

Keep the Dongle connected and launch Solid Edge.

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