Opening BLK files

Did your computer fail to open a BLK file? We explain what BLK files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your BLK files.

What is a BLK file?

BLK file extension is either an image/graphics file type or computer- aided design (CAD) file type used by Amiga Computers and Autodesk (through Alias products) in their extraction template files. These template files are necessary in creating project designs that are used in various CAD editing software. The BLK file extension format is also frequently used to store different project design, making the image file more flexible and easy to share. BLK files can be opened using various CAD- based executable image viewers.

Example of application that utilizes .blk is AutoCAD. AutoCAD is a 2D and 3D computer- aided design and documentation application that uses .blk file extension in storing selected drawing elements. BLK files are also used in publishing a drawing in .pdf, .dwf, or .dwfx format. It also specifically stores the drawing blocks and their properties which can be useful in starting new architectural projects.

Other applications that can view .blk files are Spectaculator ZX Spectrum Emulator and XnView, both of which are supported by Windows OS versions.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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