Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announced BLK3D Web, an online collaboration workflow that extends the Leica BLK3D imager by enabling users to share 3D measurable images with anyone, anywhere online. 

The Leica BLK3D device allows users to take three-dimensional measurements directly in the images it creates.  Now, with a BLK3D Publisher license, those 3D image files can be securely uploaded to the cloud.  Once published, the 3D image files can be viewed and measured with BLK3D Web via a shared link.

BLK3D Web runs on all major desktop web browsers including Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Explorer.  Owners, subcontractors and other project stakeholders with access to the shared link can measure and mark-up the image files without requiring additional software or licenses.

Premiering at Autodesk University 2019, the Leica BLK3D integration with Autodesk BIM 360 Docs makes it easier for BIM 360 users to utilize BLK3D measurable images (.CMI files) in the issue creation and resolution workflow.  Adding 3D images to issues provides richer context to team members collaborating in BIM 360 and accelerates decision making by bringing site conditions from the field into the office.

The BLK3D Publish license and BLK3D Web measuring platform will be available in December 2019.  Integration of the BLK3D into Autodesk BIM 360 will be available in early 2020.