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Accurate CMU Solid Models

Accurate CMU Solid Models

Accurate CMU Solid Models

Hi guys! I am new and been lingering around this site for years but decided to join the community.

So I have been searching for actual dimensions of CMU's so I could make a solid model and form an assembly as a CMU wall-face. Would you guys share a good reference? Ideally I could find dimensional data on the various types of CMUs similar to the ones shown in this link.

Thanks guys, this is part of a larger project I am working on.

RE: Accurate CMU Solid Models

Here is another one. Fewer blocks but more details. Link

RE: Accurate CMU Solid Models

Find out who would be the supplier in your area such as the precast concrete suppliers.

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Here is a 2nd to GeoEnvGuy's comments.

Also the ASTM specifications listed in your link will usually give the actual and nominal sizes for specific CMU blocks.


RE: Accurate CMU Solid Models

The National Concrete Masonry Association also lists typical sizes and references:


RE: Accurate CMU Solid Models

If you want to link to BIM information go to the Masonry Unit Database: http://www.mudb.org/. It gives you all sorts of files that you can download.

RE: Accurate CMU Solid Models

Thanks guys for the recommendations! I have a good learning curve ahead of me but I was able to get the information I needed to get a good start on my project. Started solid modeling and watching tradesman videos on YouTube for tips and tricks. One topic I am looking into now is better understanding the CMU block uses depending on type. I see masons using stretcher blocks on wall builds while others don't. Might be worthy of a new thread but I will see if someone asked this specific question before.

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