What is a .BLK File And How To Open It – Autodesk (Easy Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .blk extension and you don’t know what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .blk file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .BLK file?

The file extension .BLK stands for AutoCAD Block Template File. This file extension belongs to the developer Autodesk. The file is a CAD software file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .blk file on 1 platform.

How to open a .BLK file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .BLK file on various operating systems.

How to open a .BLK file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .blk file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .BLK file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .BLK file?

If you cannot open the .BLK file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .BLK file.blk – ABBYY, .blk – Leica Geosystems. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .BLK file with the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 program on Windows.