Concrete Masonry (CMU_ Tools

Last updated September 28, 2020 by Tekla Structures Extensions USA

Software version: 
Not version-specific
United States (Imperial)
United States (Metric)

Concrete Masonry (CMU_ Tools

Purpose and description

Tools to facillitate modeling with concrete masonry units (cmu).

System requirements

Environments: US Imperial, US Metric for other environments you may need to create or export/import cmu profiles and/or shapes.
Languages: English 

Installing CMU Tools

To install the extension:

  1. Download the TSEP package from Tekla Warehouse
  2. Import the TSEP into the Applications and components catalogcatalog that contains all system components and custom components, and the macros and applications

    (see TUA article for instructions)
  3. Start Tekla Structures
  4. Open/create a model
  5. The tools will be found in the Applications and components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

    under the US extensions category



  1. CMU
  2. CMU Wall
  3. CMU Wall Opening

Additional information

  • This tool also installs some basic CMU items to the shape catalogcatalog that displays information of item shapes

    The shapes are downloaded from Tekla Warehouse, are created using existing geometry and parts in the model, or are modeled using software other than Tekla Structures, for example SketchUp.

    which mimic the profile definitions included in the US imperial and US metric environments.

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