BLK3D: How this Revolutionary Multi-Award-Winning Scanning Tool is Used in the Field

From building projects to crime scene investigations, the Leica BLK3D Imager can scan anything by taking a picture. This award-winning laser scanner is a compact device that improves productivity by enabling instant, precise 3D measurements from any image it captures. 


What is the BLK3D? 

The BLK3D gives you access to projects, anywhere, and anytime allowing you to capture critical moments throughout the life of a building. Every image captured is a complete and precise 3D measurement record, giving you immediate access to the information you need to improve workflow. 

How it works 

The most significant feature of the BLK3D is how it measures within photos. Once you take the image, you have the option to measure with the push of a button. It quickly processes the image providing you tools to measure distances and points. Auto-Snapping uses computer vision technologies to select the right points for your measurements. Share the data as a PDF or JPG. 

BLK3D capabilities 

  • Create floor plans and import existing ones.
  • Add measurable images.
  • Document construction progress with multiple images over time.


Watch this video tutorial to see how it works in the field. 


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An all-around winner 

The Leica BLK3D was a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Best of Innovation Honouree for Digital Imaging or Photography. The program celebrates outstanding product design and engineering in brand-new consumer technology products.  

At the Wichmann Innovations Award program held during INTERGEO in Frankfurt, Germany, the BLK3D received the first-place prize for hardware. This award is decided jointly by a panel of experts and votes from the industry.

In Munich, Germany, the BLK3D secured a BAKA Award for Product Innovation 2019 for its innovative technology, design quality, efficiency, and versatility. The award recognizes exceptional product ideas and solutions used in renovation and renewal projects.

The BLK3D won the 2018 Good Design Award for its ground-breaking measurement innovation designed to create an intuitive user experience. 

The Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation is a leading international competition that honors the best new photonic products on the market. The BLK3D was a Prism Awards Finalist in 2019, for the Imaging & Cameras category. 


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