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What’s New in BLK3D Mobile and Desktop Software 2.0

By Christopher Dollard


You asked, and we listened! After hearing your feedback and ideas for better BLK3D workflows, we’re excited to announce some great new functionality in version 2.0 of BLK3D Mobile and Desktop. Included in this update are useful improvements to sharing, collaboration, measurement functions, and file management. You will receive an automatic notification to download and install the update when your BLK3D Mobile or Desktop Software is connected to the internet.

Publish BLK3D Images and Measure in Your Browser with Leica BLK3D Web

BLK3D Web + BIM360Anyone can access, view, and measure 3D images using Leica BLK3D Web on their desktop internet browser.

The Publisher License option allows the owner of a 3D image to grant access for viewing and measuring 3D images in any desktop web browser. You can publish and send a hyperlink from BLK3D Mobile and Desktop to share 3D images with anyone—and they won’t need BLK3D software. The end user can view and measure your 3D images for free.

The sharing link will remain active for 30 days and images can be republished at any time. Leica BLK3D Web performs best when used with a mouse and scroll wheel for efficient point selection, zoom, and measurement. Touchscreen browsers, such as those on smartphones or tablets, are not supported at this time.

BLK3D Mobile Updates

We have added several new functions to BLK3D Mobile which improves accuracy, file management, and performance.

Laser Assisted CaptureUse the Laser Assist during Reality Capture to simplify the capture process.

Picture Brightness in MeasureImage brightness can now be adjusted during or after capture. Use the slider to set the perfect level of brightness to make measuring easier.

Autonomous MeasurementAutomatic Edge Detection will identify and measure up to four most prominent lines in a 3D image. You can trigger this function multiple times to add more measurements to your images.

Improved File ManagementEasily access exported files from the new Exports folder in Organiser. From there, you can open, sort, rename, and delete any file, and share files to any app installed on your BLK3D.

Laser Point-to-Point (P2P) Measurements (article # 864980 required)Extend the measurement functionality of your BLK3D with laser P2P measuring. Measure hard-to-access distances and areas at distances up to 250 meters using the DST 360 mounted on the TRI 120 tripod.

BLK3D Desktop Updates

We’ve also added new functions to the BLK3D Desktop software to improve measuring functionality and licensing.

Copy Measurements to ClipboardBLK3D Desktop now offers a way to copy measurement data to your computer’s clipboard. Select the measurement to copy the distance value automatically, then paste into any software or workflow.

Floating BLK3D Software LicensesNow your BLK3D Desktop software can be accessed where it’s needed. You can use BLK3D Desktop on multiple computers without the need to re-host your license(s). For example, if you need 5 users for BLK3D Desktop, you can purchase 5 seats and use them on any computer in your network.

Activate a floating license on any PC by entering your EID or connect any PC to the License Server to use BLK3D Desktop.

Other Improvements in BLK3D Mobile and Desktop 2.0

  • Auto image rotation*
  • Auto snap to existing points*
  • GPS position for 3D images in PDF report with link to Google Maps
  • GPS position in JPG files EXIF header
  • Rework of error handling dialogues
  • More robust multi-shot capture
  • Status icons in Organiser
  • Updated user manual

*For BLK3D Desktop Only.