.BLK File Extension
- Developer by: Autodesk
- Category: CAD Files
What is an .BLK file?
.BLK is AutoCAD Block Template File
Attribute extraction template used by AutoCAD, a 2D and 3D CAD design and documentation application; stores selected drawing elements used for publishing a drawing to a .PDF, .DWF, or .DWFX format; specifically stores the drawing blocks and their properties.
BLK files are used for controlling the data that is published to a sharable file. This is beneficial in situations where only certain types of information should be distributed. BLK files can be created in AutoCAD with the Block Template dialog box, or using the Attribute Extraction wizard.
File Type 2 ABBYY FineReader Area Template
Template used by ABBYY FineReader, a program that allows users to convert images and other documents into searchable text documents; contains data that designates the area of a document that should be scanned by FineReader.
BLK files can be used to save time when scanning a large amount of documents with the same layout. You can create a BLK template that can be applied to your documents. Follow the directions below to create and apply templates.
To create a template, open your image and draw your area manually or let FineReader automatically analyze the layout, select, name the template, and click .
To apply an area template, select the pages you want to apply the template to in the "Pages" window. Then, select, select your desired template, choose "Selected pages" next to "Apply to," and click .
File Type 3 BLK360 Data File
A BLK file is a data file created by Leica Geosystems BLK360, an imaging laser scanner used to collect 3D information about an environment for visualization purposes. It contains 3D point cloud data captured by the BLK360 device that describes surrounding objects and terrain. BLK files can be opened by Leica Geosystems Cyclone Register 360, a program bundled with the BLK360 device.
The data in a BLK file was captured by a scan conducted by a BLK360 device. The data is transferred over a WLAN to a computer running Cyclone Register 360, which is used to save the data as a BLK file.
BLK files are commonly used for rendering images of rooms, buildings, and geological surfaces. The device is most prominently used by the surveying, construction, surveying, engineering, and research communities.