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    I can't figure out the meaning of "vanilla" used in some threads in this forum. Does it mean my most favorable software?

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    It is referring to an installation of AutoCAD without modifications such as custom AutoLISP files. In other words OOTB, meaning Out Of The Box.
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    Another definition is the basic package without the add-ons for various disciplines, e.g. Architectural, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberAngel View Post
    Another definition is the basic package without the add-ons for various disciplines, e.g. Architectural, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical.
    Indeed! I missed that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khoshravan View Post
    I can't figure out the meaning of "vanilla" used in some threads in this forum. Does it mean my most favorable software?
    "Vanilla" is an American English euphemism for "Plain", "Pure", "unadultrated".... etc.

    It comes from the need to explain to the young person behind the ice cream counter that you don't want French Vanilla, or Extra Creamy Country Style Vanilla, or Low-Fat High Calcium Vanilla, or Vanilla Almond, or Lactose Free Vanilla.

    "I just want Plain Vanilla".
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    This is the common meaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberAngel View Post
    Another definition is the basic package without the add-ons for various disciplines, e.g. Architectural, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical.
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    It used to be that if you went to the Profile for a plain install as described above - the profile would say "vanilla".
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD Mather View Post
    It used to be that if you went to the Profile for a plain install as described above - the profile would say "vanilla".
    Awww... c'mon man, that's just your (former?) CAD Admin / Mgr. messing with you!! It's funny though.

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    Maybe I am confused with the list of Profiles in AutoCAD Mechanical - but nobody touches my machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD Mather View Post
    Maybe I am confused with the list of Profiles in AutoCAD Mechanical - but nobody touches my machine.
    Admittedly, I've never worked with Mechanical, however I have never once seen a profile named "vanilla" in any production deployment (OOTB, or Customized), nor in any of the Autodesk Betas I participate in. Just saying.
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