Frequently Asked Questions

About IIT
Q: What is Intelligent Information Technologies?
A: IIT Corp. is a software engineering consulting firm located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Q: What makes IIT different from other software engineering firms?
A: We have an extremely high level of software analysis and design expertise. Through years of experience and thought, we have developed a comprehensive understanding of what distinguishes successful software.

Q: What type of software does IIT work on?
A: We specialize in engineering knowledgeware: software that is used to assist technical professionals and that embodies substantial engineering knowledge.

Q: What is different about software developed by IIT?
A: We design software you can live with, meaning software that is flexible and can evolve as requirements change and expand (as they always do).

Q: What is different about working with IIT?
A: We partner with our customers, and we are as dedicated to your project’s success as you are. Most of our clients have been with us for multiple projects over multiple years.

Q: What services does IIT provide?
A: We provide a full range of software engineering support services, from concept evaluation through analysis, design, implementation, and testing. We also provide training and mentoring for customers who prefer to do development in-house.

Q: Can I use PAVER 7.1™ with a remote server without a local Serial Number Activation?
A: Yes, you can install a local client copy for use with a remote server without activating a Serial Number on your local machine.

Q: Can I use PAVER71™ with a remote server and also as a local standalone version?
A: Yes, but will need a user name / password on the remote server as well as a Serial Number to activate your local copy.

Q: Can I use the same Serial Number to activate a seat on the server and my local copy?
A: Yes you can because each Serial Number can be activated twice. Alternately, you might want to use your two activations to activate a machine in your office and a laptop for the field. Alternate answer: no, you cannot use the same activation code for local and server copies – this requires a separate product code for us to enforce this.

Q: Can I keep my copy of 70x and install 71 alongside 70x?
A: Yes you can. PAVER71™ can exist alongside 70. All of your 70 databases can be opened in 71. An E70 made from P71 can be used in any other version, but an E71 can only be used by another copy of PAVER71™. Once you start using the new features for Inventory Samples and Add In system table data, you will only be able to make E71 -Export Files without loss of data for the new P71 features. (There are some restrictions for a LAN install.)

Q: Can I user PAVER71™ on a LAN with a shared network drive?
A: Yes you can. You will need to have both a network shared directory for your data and a copy of SQL Server (Express or full) on your server. When you are asked to define your user data directory, you should point to a place on your shared network drive and not to a local directory on your machine. If you have a copy of PAVER70x on your machine, you will need to move that directory to the server first. In this situation side by side operation of 70x and 71 is not supported.

Q: How do I install PAVER71™ on a server?
A: You may use PAVER71™ on a server with Windows Thick Clients or Windows Thin Clients. For Terminal Services or CITRIX, you install P71 into that environment and activate it. For Windows Thick Client server, you install and activate your server copy and you must use Service install program (in the \bin directory) to install a Windows Service to host your P71 data and engineering rules. For either install, you can use the Work Group Editor (in the \bin directory) as a standalone program outside of P71 to support more than one group of disjoint users on a single server. As a practical matter, there is a limit of 16 work groups on a single server because Microsoft has a limit of 16 instances of SQL Server Express on a machine and we recommend that each Work Group have its own instance.

Q: How do I access a Windows Thin client?
A: Your P71 administrator will send you a login file to the remote server application. You can save that to your desktop and it works like launching an application but there is nothing installed on your machine unless you need to install a CITRIX client.

Q: How do I access a remote server with a Windows Thick Client?
A: You start P71 normally and you can go to the File / Connect to Server menu item. You will be taken to the screen to collect your user name, password, and the location of the remote server and an optional work group name. Once you have this information, you may save it as a named profile and select that profile for default use on startup. If you only use one remote server, you should not need to use the connect to server screen again as long as you check the option to automatically use this profile.

Q: Once Web PAVER™ is released, can my Windows PAVER and Web PAVER users share data?
A: As long as the server has both versions pointing to the same data, your users can share data. Also, once you have a user name and password for either version, it will be good on both. (Both versions must be sharing the same user login list, which is the recommended install pattern.)

Q: Can I add additional functionality to PAVER71™ from other vendors?
A: Yes you can. The 70x add in machinery has been extended to support even more features as add in features. Add In features can extend the range of inventory and inspection data and also add things like GIS Reports and colored GIS Markers on the map.