We are currently able to offer BLK360 demos in many, but not all regions throughout our major territories. To find out if a demo is available in your region, please fill out a contact form.
You can also visit our video library where we cover a range of topics including set up, on-site scanning, importing data and how to work with the data post-scan.
If you’re attending any industry events this year, you can stop by the Leica BLK360 booth for a demo, as well. Some of the events we'll be attending are Autodesk University in November and CES in January.
Yes! The BLK360 generates its own Wi-Fi hotspot that can connect to an iPad Pro or Desktop computer from up to 50m away. By connecting an iPad Pro to the Wi-Fi during operation, a user can review scans and change the BLK360’s settings on the fly.
The Wi-Fi hotspot is also the primary means of transferring scans from the BLK360 to iPad and desktop devices for registration and processing.
Neither of these processes require internet access.
RECAP Pro for mobile is an iPad exclusive app built specifically for the BLK360 scanner. It’s included at no additional cost with a subscription to Recap Pro and allows users to operate and adjust their BLK360 scanner remotely in the field. It is also the fastest and easiest way to transfer scans from your BLK360 unit into the RECAP desktop program.
After transferring your scan to ReCap Pro for Desktop, you can clean and edit your point cloud before exporting it for use in other Autodesk design tools. Learn more about the workflow here.
Depending on the workflow, the BLK360 will produce a few different file formats:
Other formats like PTX, FLS, STL and OBJ aren’t directly compatible but can be obtained from additional software (Register360, 3DReshaper, etc.)
While darkness or brightness might impact the image quality, it will not impact the quality of your scan data. So if you're scanning a dark space, the images you capture will also be dark. If you’re scanning a brightly lit space, the HDR setting should help to darken the color. Dark or reflective surfaces might also reduce image quality. But regardless, your scan data will be fine. Check out this video to learn what you can expect, along with some tips and tricks to get the highest quality scans.
The BLK360 is capable of thermal imaging thanks to its built in thermal imaging sensor. Every scan includes a 70V x 360 HZ thermal image panorama, which allows you to view temperatures within the scan with a color scale. The thermal sensor is calibrated within +/-1C. This is great if you need to capture energy units for a project.
The standard BLK360 purchase includes the device itself, a transport shell, and a battery with a charger and global adapters. Your purchase also comes with a 1-yr subscription to Recap Pro with access to Recap Pro mobile (iPad not included). You can also purchase a Mission Kit, which includes a carrying case for your BLK360, two extra batteries, an additional wall charger, a car charger, and a fold flat tripod.
Accuracy depends on how far the BLK360 is from the object being scanned. At the recommended scanning distance of 10m, the BLK360 has 6mm accuracy. As distance increases, accuracy does decrease. At 20m, there is 8mm of accuracy.
Yes! First, make sure the scanner is attached to the BLK360 Tripod. Then, grab the handle of the tripod and flip it so that the handle is above the device and the device is upside-down. Simply start the scan by either pressing the button on the device or using your iPad and you’re good to go! The BLK360 also has the ability to scan from any angle as opposed to just right side up and upside down if attached to a camera tripod using the BLK360 tripod adaptor.
You should not have to calibrate the BLK360 as it comes pre-calibrated. To ensure that it remains that way, always transport your scanner in the original transport carrier. When moving it from room to room while scanning, grab the tripod and keep the device upright.
The BLK360 does not have any specific limitations regarding project size. There are, however, two issues that should be considered:
When scanning a large open space you can move the BLK360 as much as 60 ft between scans. However, the ideal distance between scans is anywhere from 25 to 30 feet. If moving between rooms make sure to take a scan in the doorway. It is important to make sure that each scan overlaps the previous one by about 50% to ensure accuracy when the scans get stitched together.
Some areas such as long hallways or repetitive spaces, are harder to scan than others. When scanning these areas it is best to use markers. To find out more about markers watch this video.