Rakela wrote: what if you relocate the mep addon out of the addon folder before starting ac ??... a pain indeed
That's what I've done when I needed to replicate a client environment.
I always have a folder called "Add-ons Disabled" in my application folder to drag these things into, so they are easily found to drag back. The most frequent reason that I'll drag add-ons there is that many will otherwise create data in the project file resulting in prompting someone without the add-ons, upon opening the file, with the dialog with checkboxes asking if the data associated with the add-on should be saved. When creating templates for others, this is a particular hassle and easily forgotten with all of the other nitty gritty details of template creation.
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