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Bogbadbob658
27th Mar 2012, 12:28 pm
Can someone tell me what Vanilla AutoCAD is? I've noticed it coming up in posts but have no idea what it is.

ReMark
27th Mar 2012, 12:30 pm
Plain old AutoCAD without any enhancements. Straight out of the box.

Bogbadbob658
27th Mar 2012, 12:45 pm
Many thanks

samifox
1st Jun 2015, 05:10 am
whay is the reason its called Vanilla ?

Dadgad
1st Jun 2015, 05:35 am
Vanilla meaning PLAIN, not flavored or added to, like one of the Vertical Products.

Yes, I know Vanilla is a flavor, one of my favorites. :)

ReMark
1st Jun 2015, 10:44 am
Some use the word "generic" in place of vanilla.

I prefer peppermint AutoCAD myself.

rkmcswain
1st Jun 2015, 01:10 pm
FYI:

Because there are products like "AutoCAD Civil 3D (http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad-civil-3d/overview)", "AutoCAD Electrical (http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad-electrical/overview)", "AutoCAD Architecture (http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad-architecture/overview)", and "AutoCAD P&ID (http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad-p-id/overview)".

These are built on top of AutoCAD, and they contain all of the functionality of AutoCAD, but with more features.

samifox
1st Jun 2015, 04:44 pm
what Vanilla flavor has to do with natural autocad?

ReMark
1st Jun 2015, 04:49 pm
It is not a flavor. Look up the definition of "vanilla" and you see this included...

...having no special or extra features; ordinary or standard.

Now do you understand how the word is being used in reference to AutoCAD versus a vertical product built on top of AutoCAD?

samifox
1st Jun 2015, 08:02 pm
It is not a flavor. Look up the definition of "vanilla" and you see this included...

...having no special or extra features; ordinary or standard.

Now do you understand how the word is being used in reference to AutoCAD versus a vertical product built on top of AutoCAD?

now i got it.
quoted Oxford dictionary


(also plain vanilla)
informal Back to top
Having no special or extra features; ordinary or standard:
choosing plain vanilla technology wherever you can will save you money
the original, vanilla MP3 format is still the most commonly encountered form of the technology
they seem to be quite content in their plain vanilla domestic life
his sex life is totally vanilla
MORE EXAMPLE SENTENCES

autocad became vanilla only since vertical products were published?

nukecad
1st Jun 2015, 09:11 pm
The term is originally derived from ice-cream believe it or not.

'Plain' (or standard) ice cream is vanilla flavoured.

So plain (or standard) versions of software became known as the "vanilla version"

PotGuy
22nd Jun 2015, 03:19 pm
The term is originally derived from ice-cream believe it or not.

'Plain' (or standard) ice cream is vanilla flavoured.

So plain (or standard) versions of software became known as the "vanilla version"

Hungry now. Thanks. :ouch: