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zBlueSoftware
03-08-2015, 18:09
The Z1 Analyzer program is the latest application to join the Z1 Dashboard and Z1 Server suite of applications. Available with version 4.3 of the Z1 Dashboard software the Z1 Analyzer application allows you to view telemetry from any recorded lap in any of the sims supported by the Z1 Dashboard software. You can use the Z1 Dashboard software's data logging to record the lap.

With this current release you can:
1) View 9 different telemetry traces
2) Play back the lap in real time
3) Zoom in on any section of the lap you like
4) Compare two laps and play them back simultaneously to see where you are faster or slower
5) View the track map with throttle and brake overlay
6) View the track map in three dimensions
7) See data on any specific point within the lap

You can get the demo here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCARS
We are very excited about this new application, and we are just at the beginning of what we will be doing with it!

Some screen shots follow.
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zBlueSoftware
23-09-2015, 17:41
Version 1.1 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

This new version includes many updates over the previous version including:
* There are several new traces: ride heights, brake temperatures, inner tire temperature, outer tire temperatures, driver inputs.

* You can now specify which traces are displayed in each of the 9 locations. To do so go to the Layout tab of the settings dialog. There you can click on a trace location on the left, and then select the trace to fill that location from the list on the right.

* There is now an expand arrow at the bottom right of the track map. Clicking this doubles the size of the track map. It also shows additional overlays to provide you with additional feedback of your lap and how it compares to any other loaded laps.

* You can now adjust the speed of the playback of a lap. Each time you click the play button the playback speed will slow down by half for the following playback speeds: 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, and 1/16. Clicking the play button again at 1/16 speed returns the play back to normal 1/1 time. The current playback speed is indicated at the top right of the track map.

* You can now choose to display the traces in metric (the default) or imperial measurements.

* There is a new option called 'Graph From Zero'. This allows you to choose if certain graphs start at zero even if there are no values to display at that level. Version 1.0 always did this. The default is to have this option off. So for the traces that support it (Shocks, RPM and temperature traces) they will start at a value higher than zero. This will make better use of the available space in the graph.

* You can now specify the color of the overlay line used when comparing laps.

* The throttle/brake and 3D track map settings are now remembered, and reloaded as you had them each time you open the program. By default the throttle/brake overlay is on.

* The Z1 Analyzer now remembers the lap you had loaded and will re-load that lap when restarting. You can turn this option off in the general tab of the settings dialog.

* The three dimensional track map has been improved for better rendering in order to show elevation changes better.

To download the demo please visit: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

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zBlueSoftware
16-12-2015, 17:15
We are really excited to announce version 1.2 of the Z1 Analyzer. With this version we are adding an entirely new section to the analyzer. This new section is intended to help improve the most important part of any car setup - the driver! After you load your lap into the Z1 Analyzer it will give you feedback on how well you drove the lap and where you can improve. In addition if you compare two laps it will give you a turn-by-turn analysis of where you are faster or slower.

The lap overview screen:
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/PCarsOverview.jpg

Driving lines are also part of this analysis. You can now see the full track with your driving line overlay to see exactly how much of the track you are using. The analyzer will tell you when you missed an apex, tracked out properly, or many other tips. Or if you got it perfect - you'll be told that too!

In addition to all this we've also added in new traces, sectors, improved graphics and 3d rendering, and finally - live telemetry! You can now view all traces in real-time as you drive round the track.

The Z1 Analyzer supports all sims the Z1 Dashboard supports (iRacing, rFactor 1 & 2, Assetto Corsa, Project CARS, SimBin, Codemasters, Kart racing Pro). And as the Z1 Analyzer can connect to the Z1 Server you can view your real time telemetry on a different computer form the one running the sim.

If you already own the software you can get this new version by going here http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm and entering your order number. If you have yet to try it out please visit http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCARS to download the demo.

Here is the full list of release notes:
* The Z1 Analyzer now has many features aimed at improving the most important part of the car - the driver. The Z1 analyzer is more than just a telemetry analysis program. While it does that extremely well, it is also aimed at helping you improve your driving. This is done through easy to read and understand analysis screens, where suggestions are provided in an attempt to help you improve everything from your driving line, to cornering, to braking, and much more. You don't need a PhD in telemetry analysis to improve your times with the Z1 Analyzer and these new features.

* A new analysis overview screen has been added.(Clicking on the green bordered triangle at the bottom right of the track map will expand the track map to show the various analysis screens.) As there are now many analysis screens, there is now an Overview screen. This screen summarizes your lap giving you advice on how to drive a better and faster lap. If you have two laps loaded, then the screen also includes information on how the laps differ. This should be your starting point when reviewing your laps.

* A new driving line analysis screen has been added. (Clicking on the green bordered triangle at the bottom right of the track map will expand the track map to show the various analysis screens.) Joining the existing speed screen is a driving line screen. You can now compare your driving line around the track with one from another lap. You can use the mouse to move around the circuit and to zoom in or out to get the desired view.

* The driving line analysis screen can show the entire circuit layout with your driving line over it. To do this you need to drive two laps around the circuit. One following the left edge of the circuit, and one following the right edge. Both laps need to be full laps. The speed doesn't matter. Accuracy is what is important. After you have driven these laps (they must have been recorded with the Z1 data logging or iRacing telemetry), you can load them into the Z1 Analyzer by select 'Load left edge lap' or 'Load right edge lap' on the Select Lap Dialog. Once you have done this the track will be fully rendered. You only need to do this once for each track.

* The driving line analysis screen shows the sector time splits for both laps, along with the time lost or gained between the laps for each sector.

* The driving line analysis screen displays the position of the cars when you play back the lap. Each car is positioned on its driving line, allowing you to easily see their progress around the track.

* There is now a ride height analysis screen. Open the analysis window by clicking on the green triangle at the bottom right of the track map. Then choose Ride Heights from the drop down at the top right. This screen shows a colored overlay of your ride heights around the track. It uses the lowest ride height of your four wheels and front splitter to determine the color used. The lower the car the redder the color. The higher the car, the bluer the color. If you actually hit the ground at any point there will be an orange circle displayed. Clicking on the circle will give you full details of the incident.

* There is now a turn analysis screen. Open the analysis window by clicking on the green triangle at the bottom right of the track map. Then choose Turn Analysis from the drop down at the top right. This screen shows all the turns on the track along with the amount of time it took you to drive through each turn. If two laps are loaded the the time for each lap is displayed, long with the difference between the two. This will allow you to easily see where you are gaining or losing time.

* The turn analysis screen will also give you advice on how to drive the turn more quickly. To view this advice, click on the orange circle on the specific turn. If no circle is displayed, then you have driven the corner practically perfectly and no advice is necessary.

* There is now a brake lockup analysis. Open the analysis window by clicking on the green triangle at the bottom right of the track map. Then choose Brake Lockups from the drop down at the top right. This screen will display any lockups on the map as a red line. There will also be an orange circle for each lockup that you can click on for more information. This includes the wheel locked, and the distance of the lockup. If you had no lockups on during the lap this will be displayed on the screen. This analysis screen is intended to help you gauge brake pressure and bias used by the driver and on the car.

* There is now a Track Edge Check analysis screen. When you load the track edges into the analyser it is important that the left and right edges are properly identified. If tey are not some of the features in the other analysis screen may give incorrect results. This screen allows you to easily see if the left and right edges are identified properly by the analyzer, and to switch them if they are not.

* You can now move the track map around and zoom in or out on it in the analysis screens. Click and drag with the left mouse button to drag. Use the mouse wheel to zoom in or out.

* The Speed Comparison analysis screen now displays the position of the cars when you play back the lap. In addition the current speed of both cars is displayed when the lap is being played back to allow for easy comparison at all points of the track.

* The Z1 Analyzer can now show live telemetry as well as recorded laps. To enable live telemetry go to the select lap dialog and click the Live Telemetry button. The analyzer will now wait to connect to any of the supported sims (iRacing, Assetto Corsa, Project CARS, rFactor 1 & 2, Kart Racing Pro, ARCA Sim Racing, Game Stock Car, SimBin, Codemasters). It will also connect to the Z1 Server. Note that each sim provides a different amount of live data, so the feeds available will vary by sim. Once you have started the sim, the analyzer will start displing the telemetry. (Note that rFactor 1 & 2, Kart Racing Pro, ARCA Sim Racing and Game Stock Car require the plugin be placed into the appropriate folder.) The analysis screens are not available for live telemetry. If you want to go back to a recorded lap, just open the select lap dialog and choose the desired lap.

* Added a new trace for front splitter ride heights.

* When you zoom in on a section of the lap, the track map now shows (in the lower left corner) the time taken to drive that segment of the lap. If two laps are selected, the time taken for each lap to drive the segment is displayed, along with a time differential. This allows you to easily see which lap was faster over the selected segment.

* Double clicking on the steering trace will zoom the traces and track map in to the turn the car is driving through at that point on the trace. You can then compare the two laps to see which is faster through the turn. If the point you click on is a straight, then the traces will zoom in to that straight, allowing you to compare the two laps down the straight.

* Sectors are now included in the trace graphs. There is a slightly thicker grey line drawn vertically on the trace for the end of each sector.

* Sectors are also drawn on the track maps as grey divisions on the map.

* Improved the rendering of the track maps, especially at higher zooms. This results in smoother track lines, and better color overlays of the braking and throttle traces.

* Improved the rendering on the throttle/brake overlay on the track maps.

* The dates and times of the laps are now shown for all laps. Previously for some iRacing ibt files that contained multiple laps, those laps would all have the same date stamp on them. Now they have the proper stamp based on when you ran the lap.

* You now have to select both the car and track before selecting a lap. This makes it easier to select your lap, especially if you have many laps saved.

* The list of cars and track now displays alphabetically, ignoring case. Previous lower case names appeared at the end of the list.

* You can now choose to sort the laps by date or lap time when choosing them. This should make it easier to find the desired lap.

* When selecting laps you can now sort the laps by fastest sectors.

* You can now specify how old a lap can be in order for it to be included in the lap drop down when selecting a lap. This will make it easier to find laps when you have a lot of them on file. The default age is 2 days.

zBlueSoftware
16-12-2015, 17:18
Here are some screen shots:

The traces:
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/PCarsTraces.jpg

The lap overview screen:
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/PCarsOverview.jpg

Showing speed comparison between laps:
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/PCarsSpeed.jpg

Showing the speed comparison on a 3D map:
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/PCarsSpeed3D.jpg

Showing the turn analysis:
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/PCarsTurns.jpg

Showing the driving line analysis:
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/PCarsDrivingLine.jpg

You can zoom in on any part of the map by using the mouse wheel, and the drag it around to view the part you want in detail:
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/PCarsDrivingLineZoomed.jpg

zBlueSoftware
16-12-2015, 21:19
Note this is for PC only (not PS4 or XB1).

JohnSchoonsBeard
17-12-2015, 07:05
Note this is for PC only (not PS4 or XB1).

Is there any chance of you adding reading the new UDP data stream in version 7.0 of Project Cars please? That way PS4 and XB1 as well as PC users can also use this fantastic analysis tool while running it on P.C.

zBlueSoftware
17-12-2015, 16:49
Is there any chance of you adding reading the new UDP data stream in version 7.0 of Project Cars please? That way PS4 and XB1 as well as PC users can also use this fantastic analysis tool while running it on P.C.

Supporting the UDP data stream is on our list, for both this and the Z1 Dashboard.

JohnSchoonsBeard
17-12-2015, 17:13
Supporting the UDP data stream is on our list, for both this and the Z1 Dashboard.

Great stuff.

JohnSchoonsBeard
17-12-2015, 17:14
Supporting the UDP data stream is on our list, for both this and the Z1 Dashboard.

Great stuff.

ports
17-12-2015, 17:19
Supporting the UDP data stream is on our list, for both this and the Z1 Dashboard.

Great news the more Apps we can get on console the better like they say variety is the spice of life :)

zBlueSoftware
23-12-2015, 22:41
The Z1 Analyzer also allows you to view live telemetry. It can connect to any of the supported sims so that you can view telemetry as it happens! It will even connect to the Z1 Server so you can run it on a laptop or secondary computer or tablet.

To get the live telemetry started just go to the Select Lap Dialog and click on the live telemetry button.

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/LiveTelemetryOpen.jpg

The next thing you know, you'll be viewing live telemetry!

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=PCars

pigsy
24-12-2015, 04:40
Won't start. I get missing MSVCP140.dll.

Mahjik
24-12-2015, 04:44
Won't start. I get missing MSVCP140.dll.

Try this:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

zBlueSoftware
24-12-2015, 15:01
Try this:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

What he said. You'll need the 32 bit version.

zBlueSoftware
29-12-2015, 21:43
Version 1.2.2 of the Z1 Analyzer is available. This includes a few bug fixes:
Fixed a bug where the shock deflection, ride heights and front splitter heights could display in centimeters instead of millimeters.

Fixed a bug that could prevent partial laps of a circuit (such as at the Nurburgring tourist configuration) from being loaded.

If you were experiencing these please go to the MyDashboard page (http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm) and download the latest version.

If you haven't tried the Z1 Analyzer yet, please get the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCARS

zBlueSoftware
05-01-2016, 23:13
The Z1 Analyzer is designed for ease of use. The main layout consists of 9 traces. And if you want to change them that is easy! You don't need to search through endless text menus, complicated formulas or variables for a particular piece of data. Just go to the Layout tab in the Settings dialog.

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/LayoutSettings.jpg

The left side shows your current layout. The right side shows all the available traces in easy to see images. Just click once where you want to place a trace; then click once on the trace on the right. Your selected trace will then appear where you wanted it. It is as easy as that!

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
29-01-2016, 15:30
The Z1 Analyzer presents a lot of information about your lap in as easy to read a format as possible. But there is only so much space to display this information. So what do you do if you want to see things in more detail? The answer is you zoom in!

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/TracesUnZoomedPC.jpg

You can left click and drag to highlight any section of any trace. Then when you release the mouse button the Z1 Analyzer will zoom in to the highlighted section of the lap on all the traces and the track map.

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/TracesZoomingPC.jpg

You can zoom in as many times as you like, making it extremely easy to view the exact amount of detail you need. To restore the full lap, just double click anywhere on a trace.

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/TracesZoomedPC.jpg

Also, did you know that when the trace shows the full lap, double clicking on it will zoom you in to a ten second portion? And double clicking on the steering trace will zoom you in to the specific corner you click on? Try it out to see the results!

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
10-02-2016, 23:42
Did you know that if you double click on the steering trace in the Z1 Analyzer that it will zoom in to the corner defined by that part of the trace? This lets you easily zoom into any turn you want with just a click-click of your mouse!

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/PCSteeringTrace.jpg

If you have two laps loaded you can then see which one was faster. You can also play the lap back for just that turn to see where you are gaining or losing time.

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/PCZoomedTurn.jpg

The Z1 Analyzer is all about making you go faster as easily as possible. And this is just one more way things are made as easy as possible for you when using the analyzer.

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCARS

inthebagbud
10-02-2016, 23:56
Supporting the UDP data stream is on our list, for both this and the Z1 Dashboard.

Do you have a time frame for udp support yet

zBlueSoftware
11-02-2016, 16:22
Do you have a time frame for udp support yet

We are working on it and would like to get it in the next release (end of March). But we are not certain it will make that at this time.

zBlueSoftware
23-03-2016, 15:22
Version 1.3.0 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available! This new version adds 20 new traces (such as Tire Carcass Temps, Accelerations, Oil/Water Pressure and Temperature, and many more)! Many new options have been added making it easier to load and scan laps.

In addition Live telemetry has been updated to include a time line on the trace, displaying in 10 second increments. The Start/Finish line is also marked on the live telemetry traces. And you can now have the actual track map displayed on the live telemetry.

You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

Or if you already have the application please go here to get the latest version: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

Here are some of the new traces:

Carcass Tire Temps:
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/CarcassTempTraceLarge.png

Brake Pressure:
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/BrakePressTraceLarge.png

Oil Pressure:
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/OilPressTraceLarge.png

Water Temperature:
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/WaterTempTraceLarge.png

CPU Usage:
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/CPUUsageTraceLarge.jpg

Frames Per Second:
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/FPSTraceLarge.jpg

Manifold Pressure:
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/ManifoldPressTraceLarge.png

Fuel Per Hour:
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/FuelPerHourTraceLarge.png

Steering Torque:
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/SteeringTorqueTraceLarge.png

Here is the full list of updates:
* The installer is now digitally signed to make the installation process faster and easier.

* The number of ibt files that can be scanned at once has been increased from 1,000 to 5,000. Any files over the 5,000 limit will be ignored.

* The traces colors have been moved to their own tab in the settings dialog. This is to allow space for more options.

* There is now an option to specify whether or not the Analyzer rescans for laps every time you start it. This is located in the General tab of the settings dialog.

* There is now an option in the select lap dialog which allows you to rescan the computer for new laps.

* Updates the display in the Shock, Ride Height and front Splitter traces to show only 1 decimal place when using metric units, and 2 decimal places when suing imperial units. The previous value of 4 decimal places was unnecessary and cluttered the display.

* You can now specify how close to the start finish line the car has to be at the beginning and end of a lap in order for that lap to be displayed by the Analyzer as a choice for opening. The default for the start is that the car is somewhere in the first 5 percent of the lap. The default for the end is the car must have finished at least 95 percent of the lap. If your laps are not showing up you can try adjusting these values (especially the ending value) to require that less of the lap has been driven. These options are available in the General tab of the settings dialog.

* Added the following traces: CPU Usage, FPS Trace, Tire Carcass Outer Temps, Tire Carcass Middle Temps, Tire Carcass Outer Temps, Longitudinal Acceleration, Lateral Acceleration, Vertical Acceleration, Oil Temperature, Water Temperature, Raw Throttle, Raw Brake, Tire Wear, Oil Pressure, Manifold Pressure, Tire Pressure, Brake Pressure, Fuel Per Hour, Steering Torque Percentage, Steering Torque.

* There is now an option under the Live Telemetry Tab called 'Pin data line to end' which is on by default. This option keeps the data line pinned to the end of the trace, showing you the current values for a trace value. If you want to be able to click around the trace after you have started live telemetry then this option should be turned off.

* There is now an option under the Live Telemetry Tab called 'Start data line at end' which is on by default. This option starts the data line at the end of the trace, showing you the current values for a trace value.

* There is now an option under the Live Telemetry Tab called 'Show trace values' which is on by default. Unticking this checkbox will prevent the current values of the ttraces from being displayed. This may be useful if you are trying to view the graph of a live trace without the actual value being displayed over it.

* You can now save a track map to disk. This option is available when viewing a lap loaded from a telemetry file. Click on the track map's settings icon and there is a new save icon displayed. Saving a track map allows you to have it displayed when running live telemetry instead of the default square map.

* The live telemetry now shows a time line on the traces. Every 10 seconds is marked as well as the Start/Finish line.

You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

Or if you already have the application please go here to get the latest version: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

zBlueSoftware
31-03-2016, 15:44
We've released version 4.6.1 of the Dashboard and 1.3.1 of the Analyzer. These updates fix some bugs that were discovered in version 4.6.0 of the Dashboard and 1.3.0 of the Analyzer.

The fixes are:
In the Z1 Dashboard:
* Fixed a bug that could cause the display in the LCD screen to appear slanted or distorted.

* Fixed a bug for iRacing where a hosted or off-line session could report the type of session (practice, race, qualifying, etc) incorrectly. This could result in an incorrect number of laps being displayed as completed.

In the Z1 Analyzer:
* Fixed a bug where the ride height analysis screen did not correctly identify the point where the user clicked on the track map.

* Fixed a bug where the values in the traces were displayed too low on the trace. This resulted in traces with four values (such as tires, etc) having the rear wheel values off screen.

* Fixed a bug where if there was no wheel speed data the brake lock up analysis screen would say your brake were continuously locked.

* Fixed a bug in the Lap Overview section where sectors times and turn times where not displayed properly.

* Updated the decimal places used in the Ride Height analysis screen to be one decimal place for metric units and two for imperial units. This brings it up-to-date with how the units are displayed in the Ride Height trace.

* Fixed a bug where zod files recorded with version 4.6.x of the Dashboard might not be able to be opened. (You should delete and ZOD files created with version 4.6.0 of the Dashboard or 1.4.0 of the Server.)

If you already have the software you can get these updates here:
http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
29-06-2016, 14:55
Version 1.4.0 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available. The Z1 Analyzer is a telemetry analysis program whose primary focus is helping to improve you, the driver. This is done through various analysis screens describing the track and your progress around it. Of course it also has all the various trace graphs you would expect from an analysis application, available for saved laps and for live real-time telemetry.

If you already own the software you can get the update here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

If not, please download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars


Here is the full list of release notes:
v 1.4.0
* There is a new analysis screen called 'Track Walk'. This allows you to click on each turn on the track and get details information about that turn, including elevation and camber changes that occur as you go through the turn. The idea is that you can look at each turn in detail and see how the track will help or hinder you as you drive through the turn. This will help you determine how to take the turn, how hard you can brake, how much you can turn and accelerate in the turn. (Currently this is only available for iRacing tracks.)

* There is now an option in the general tab of the settings dialog that lets you specify if the track edges should be used to determine the turns on a track. This is on by default. In most situations this option is better at determining corners than the previous method. But if you still want to use the previous method, just untick this checkbox.

* The Driving Line and Turn Analysis screens can now be displayed in 3D.

* The analyzer will now display driver markers found in the telemetry files on the Driving Line and Turn Analysis overlay screens and the traces.

* You can specify if the sectors and/or markers should be displayed in the traces or overlays.

* Improved how the lap times are determined from iRacing ibt files to prevent rounding that happened in previous releases.

* There is a new trace for wheel RPS. This allows for analysis of locks up for sims that do not have wheel speed data, but do have wheel RPS data.

* There is now an option to specify the maximum age of the lap in days for it to be scanned and presented as an option for you to load. By default this is 30 days. You can change this option in the general tab of the settings dialog.

* The Play button now gets highlighted when you replay a lap.

* When playing a lap, if that lap is from iRacing and you are still in the session where that lap was recorded, then the Analyzer will sync the iRacing replay and play it back along with the Analyzer's replay.

* The rendering of the throttle/brake overlay on the Speed Comparison screen has been improved.

* When viewing two laps the Speed Comparison overlay will show the throttle and brake overlays side-by-side on the track map. This allows for easier viewing of how the throttle and braking application of the two laps compare. At the start/finish line and each sector marker you'll see an 'L' and a 'B'. This tells you which trace is for the main lap 'L', and which is for the base lap 'B'.

* The side-by-side option above can be toggled on or off in the General tab of the settings dialog.

* You can now choose if you want the throttle brake overlays on the track map and the speed comparison page to use the filtered inputs (the default) or the raw inputs. This is set in the general tab of the settings dialog. Raw inputs don't show things like electronic assisted blips or ABS, etc.

* The overlays now have a button that allows you to switch the currently loaded lap and the base lap. The button looks like two arrows. This makes it easy to change a selected lap to the base lap and therefore load other laps against that one instead of the previously loaded base lap.

If you already own the software you can get the update here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

If not, please download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

Luke Townsend
10-07-2016, 10:31
This looks fantastic! Will try the demo soon.

One question (sorry if you answer it above, I've not read it all) - is there a way to share laps between drivers? And even better, is there a central repository of shared lap data from other drivers (those who are willing to share their data)? I remember using some kind of analyzer with iRacing years ago and it was incredibly useful to learn from a faster driver! Thank you.

Luke Townsend
10-07-2016, 10:44
One further query please - Is it possible to overlay signal traces in a single graph? E.g. throttle and brake. I left-foot brake and have a habit of not releasing the throttle early enough when I brake. So an overlay of brake and throttle shows that clearly. Another example - useful to overlay brake and steering as I'm trying to learn to trail brake correctly. The Analyzer looks awesome btw. Thanks again! :)

zBlueSoftware
12-07-2016, 02:29
This looks fantastic! Will try the demo soon.

One question (sorry if you answer it above, I've not read it all) - is there a way to share laps between drivers? And even better, is there a central repository of shared lap data from other drivers (those who are willing to share their data)? I remember using some kind of analyzer with iRacing years ago and it was incredibly useful to learn from a faster driver! Thank you.

This feature is in progress. It will be in a future version, but did not make it into this one.

zBlueSoftware
12-07-2016, 02:30
One further query please - Is it possible to overlay signal traces in a single graph? E.g. throttle and brake. I left-foot brake and have a habit of not releasing the throttle early enough when I brake. So an overlay of brake and throttle shows that clearly. Another example - useful to overlay brake and steering as I'm trying to learn to trail brake correctly. The Analyzer looks awesome btw. Thanks again! :)

That is an interesting idea. It is not available, but we will look into it.

Luke Townsend
12-07-2016, 06:15
This feature is in progress. It will be in a future version, but did not make it into this one.

That would be great and also really take it to another level IMHO.

Luke Townsend
12-07-2016, 06:23
That is an interesting idea. It is not available, but we will look into it.

Thanks for looking into that. Signal overlay is incredibly useful as the interaction of the signals is so important (I know Z1 has a cursor but being able to quickly see without having to move a cursor is much better). Having used the demo, maybe an approach could be to add a freeform graph ("compound graph" or whatever) pane where the user can select which traces they want to appear in it. I love the features Z1 has over other analysis packages, it's superb. I just really miss signal overlay as that's in even the free packages I've tried.

zBlueSoftware
11-08-2016, 22:53
We've got a new video out explaining how you can load laps into the Z1 Analyzer for review.

Check it out here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A1E4JySl-o

As always you can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
29-09-2016, 15:21
Version 1.5 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available! This new version improves usability of the analyzer, making things even easier to understand where you can gain time in your lap. And that is what it is all about isn't it?

Forget looking at scatter graphs and the like to attempt to see where you might be loosing time. The Analyzer shows you in easy to understand track maps where you are losing or gaining time!

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/UndersteerAnalysis.jpg

Here is the full list of release notes:
* The Analyzer is now compatible with Automobilista.

* There are now menus in the main menu bar which provide an additional way of selecting various functions within the Analyzer.

* There is now a popup menu that is activated by right clicking on the traces. This menu lets you select the trace you would like to place in that location. This provides an additional way to specify the trace in addition to the settings dialog.

* There is now a debug setting in the General settings tab. This allows you to turn on and off various debug data outputs.

* The lap times of laps recorded into zod files has been improved to match the times displayed in the sim.

* There is a new Analysis screen for understeer. This is accessible with all the other analysis screens by clicking on the green arrow at the bottom right of the track map. Then choose 'Understeer' from the drop down menu. This analysis screen shows you where you are getting any understeer during the lap. The darker for color the more severe the understeer.

* Made tweaks to the track walk text parsing to improve turn descriptions.

* Rearranged the order of the traces in the Layout tab of the settings dialog to better group them.

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
20-12-2016, 17:59
Version 1.6 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

The major update for this version is lap sharing. You can now have your laps uploaded to the server and view all other laps from drivers who have done the same, allowing you to compare your laps to theirs.

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/SelectLapDialog3.jpg

In addition we have completely redone the lap selection dialog to make it easier to select your laps.

And you can compare laps from different cars at the same track.

Current users can get this version here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Data sharing is now part of the Analyzer. This allows you to upload your laps to the server and download laps from the server. This means you can open a lap of another driver who has uploaded their lap to the server in order to compare yourself to that lap. Note that no setup information is uploaded to the server, only telemetry information.

* Any laps available to be downloaded from the server will be displayed in blue in the select lap dialog. In order for a lap to be displayed it must meet the current criteria (same track and sim, and display date range). Double clicking on one of these highlighted laps will download it from our server and load it into the Analyzer. You can load it as either the primary lap or a comparison lap, allowing you to compare one of your own laps to that lap.

* When you open one of your laps it will automatically be uploaded to our server (telemetry only) and be added into the pool of laps that can be downloaded by other users. If you do not want your laps to be uploaded the uncheck the 'Share Laps' option in the General tab of the settings dialog. Note if you uncheck this option you will not be able to download laps either. (You've got to share your own laps if you want to download other people's laps.)

* The Select Lap Dialog uses four colors to display information about a lap. These colors can be customized in the Color tab of the settings dialog. You can specify the color for a local lap (ie one that you recorded on your computer); a server lap (one that is on our servers); the lap you have just clicked on (selected); and the laps that are currently open. The laps that are currently open will have a small square to the left of the car name.

* In the Select Lap Dialog there is a check box called 'Automatically check server for laps'. This is on by default (unless you turned off the Share Laps option). With this option checked the Z1 Analyzer will automatically attempt to connect to the server and request a list of laps that match your current criteria. Unchecking this checkbox will prevent the Z1 Analyzer from performing this check. If you are off line or have limited bandwidth or any other reason for not wanting this feature to be active, then uncheck this checkbox.

* The Select Lap Dialog has been redone. The list of laps is displayed in a scrollable table that makes it easier to see details of each lap. Weather is now displayed in this table. To open a lap double click the desired lap. When you double click the lap it will open in accordance with the currently selected option form the Options drop down (Load Lap, Load Comparison Lap, Load as left track edge, Load as right track edge). The Sort By and Display drop downs control which laps are display in the table and how they are sorted.

* You can also right click on the list of laps. This will display a popup menu with additional options. You can choose to open the lap this way, or open the lap as the base lap, left track edge or right track edge. In addition you can choose various filters for determining which laps are displayed. These include the ability to filter by local versus server laps, the type of car and the driver name.

* The analyzer now lets you view laps from different cars on the same track. This is so you can compare different types of cars from within the same class on a track.

* The Analysis Overlay screen has been updated to include the weather information for each lap. Note not all sims provide weather information.

* The Z1 Analyzer is now compatible with Race Room.

* The Z1 Analyzer will now remember your settings moving forward. (So they won't get overwritten when you install future updates.)

* The right click popup menu has been cleaned up and grouped into submenus to make it more space efficient.

* When you right click on a trace to display the popup menu, the selected trace is outlined in red to make it obvious which one you are modifying.


You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

Luke Townsend
22-12-2016, 21:51
Fantastic news that Z1 Analyzer supports lap sharing! Thanks for making this terrific software even better.

zBlueSoftware
23-12-2016, 22:39
Version 1.6.1 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available. This fixes a bug that could prevent lap files from the server from being displayed in the select lap dialog.

Current users can get it here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

The demo is available here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
05-01-2017, 16:07
The Z1 Analyzer allows you to load your own laps, and laps of other drivers from our servers. This lets you compare yourself with other drivers to see where you can improve.

This video shows how you can load laps from your computer and from our servers using the Z1 Analyzer.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH6IFFOyggY

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
01-02-2017, 21:41
The latest version of the Z1 Analyzer was released a little over 5 weeks ago. One of its great features is the ability to share laps so you can compare yourself against other drivers. In that time we have had over 1,600 laps shared!

Don't miss out on seeing how you compare and download the Z1 Analyzer demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
28-02-2017, 17:59
The Z1 Analyzer allows you to compare your lap with laps from other drivers. Just download a lap and the Z1 Analyzer will tell you where you are faster and slower and how to can improve.

We have 2,700 laps available for download, and more being added every day.

We have created a new page on our website which shows the number of laps available for each supported sim, broken down by track and car. In addition the fastest lap time available for the car and track combination is also listed. You can check it all out here: http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/availableLaps.cfm

Don't forget to download the Z1 Analyzer demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
23-03-2017, 21:42
Version 1.7 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available! This update include many new features which help to make the application even easier to use.

With over 3,500 laps available from our servers (and growing every day) we had to make it easier to find those laps. This has been done, and now the Analyzer shows you the number of laps available right in the Select lap dialog.

http://www.z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/LapSelection.jpg

The entire application has been graphically updated to make better use of the screen space, especially when you expand the window horizontally.

The Live Telemetry display has been improved to include sector markers as well as the S/F line marker.

http://www.z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/SpeedComparison.jpg

The Brake Lockup analysis has been improved, and now allows you to specify how sensitive the Analyzer is to determining when a wheel is considered locked.

All these changes and improvements make the Z1 Analyzer one of the best tools you can get to help improve you as a driver!

Download the demo today: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

Here are the full release notes:
* The select lap dialog now displays the number of laps available on the server for the selected track, even if they are not being displayed in the list of laps (which can happen depending on your current display options). Clicking on this line of text will display all the available laps. Remember in order to see any laps from the server you must have the Share Laps option in the General settings dialog selected (which it is by default). You have to share your laps in order to see other driver's laps.

* You can now specify the maximum number of laps to be listed from the server for a track. The option is in the General tab. The default is 150. This speeds up the process for listing the laps available from the server for tracks which have a large number of laps available. You will be alerted if the total number of laps available is more than the maximum number you have specified to be listed.

* There is now an option to tell the Analyzer how you want to prioritize the laps listed from the server. This option only has an effect if you are listing fewer laps than than are actually on the server. For example if there are 200 laps on the server and you only want to see 50 of them (as can be specified in the Max Download Laps option) then this setting is important. The first option 'By Fastest Lap' sorts the laps to be listed by car and then lap time. If you have specified that you want 50 laps to be listed, and there are 10 cars with laps on the server then the 5 fastest laps for each of those 10 cars will be returned regardless of when those laps were uploaded. This option is the default option. The second option 'By Most Recent' would list the latest 50 laps to be uploaded to the server regardless of the lap time or car.

* There is now an option called 'Group Cars' in the General tab of the settings dialog. This is checked by default. With this option checked all laps by the same type of car will be grouped together in the Select Lap Dialog, making it easier to find laps for a particular type of car.

* There is now an option to display the trace graphs by percent instead of by lap time. This is located in the general tab of the settings dialog under 'Graph By'. If you are comparing two laps which have different lap times then graphing by lap time allows you to see where you gain or lose time compare to the other lap. Graphing by percent displays both laps on the same horizontal scale (which is the percentage of the way round the track for the first lap). This allows you to compare driver inputs and car motion at the exact same point on the track for both laps. This can help you determine how you can improve your lap by easily seeing what you are doing differently compare to the other lap at any exact location.

* When viewing live telemetry the sectors are now displayed. Note for this to work you must first have saved a track map for the appropriate track after viewing a recorded lap.

* The traces now expand horizontally or vertically to use all available space in the window.

* The brake lockup analysis has been improved. Previously the front wheels had to be completely stopped in order to register as a lockup. This has been modified so that a wheel is now considered to be locked if it is rotating at 15 MPH less than the rear wheel on the same side of the car. This will show you where you are right on the edge of locking up as well as when you a wheel is fully locked. The value of 15 MPH can be adjusted in the general tab of the settings dialog, under Lockup Threshold. (A restart of the Analyzer is required after you change this value for the new value to take effect.)

* The turn analysis has been improved when using the track edges to determine the turns. Previously you may have been told you were not getting close enough to the edge of the track upon exiting a turn which was followed immediately by another turn. This is not always the best advice for the optimal driving line. The Analyzer now takes the following turn into account more when providing advice on track out points.

* You can now click on the track map trace to select the point you would like to see. Previously you had to click on a trace graph to position the car.

* Updated how the windows are drawn to allow for better future expansion.

* The track map now shows a direction of travel arrow at the start/finish line.

* You can now specify the color of the lap text (things like time intervals, sector numbers, start/finish line indicators, etc) in the traces.

* You can specify the color of the lines used to draw the time increments, start/finish line and sector lines on the traces. Each of these can have its own color.

* Improved the scrollbar movement in the select lap dialog.

* Improved the way laps are requested from the server.

* The General settings tab has been split into two tabs - 'About' which should the registration status of the Analyzer, and 'General' which shows various options. This gives more room to the general tab, which was needed.

* New Commercial license only option - you can assign a password to your laps when you upload them. This allows you to securely share your laps with other commercially licensed Z1 Analyzers that have the appropriate password. In order to see the lap in the list of available laps and download the lap you will need that same password. The password is encrypted on our server for your security. The passwords are entered in the General tab of the settings dialog.

* New Commercial license only option - you can specify if laps that do not have passwords associated with them should be displayed in the list of available laps. This makes the list display only the laps that match the currently entered password and excludes all non-password protected laps. This option is set in the General tab of the settings dialog.

* Added additional debug options relating to getting the list of laps available on the server and registering the Analyzer.

Download the demo today: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

dontsimon
28-04-2017, 07:20
Hi, proper newbie questions: I don't see any available sims or available laps in the select laps window. Do I need to direct / connect the software to them somehow? (Edit - I have the shared memory ticked, and can see live telemetry when running the sim) But in addition to my laps I gather I can look at a database of uploaded laps? I viewed the video and this info seemed to be automatically available.

Once I've done that, where and how do I find my own laps from project cars and what file type are they? I did look through the documentation but couldn't find this info (I did only recently get PCars, so am still getting my head around the sim itself) I'm currently unsure how to output telemetry files.

zBlueSoftware
28-04-2017, 20:46
Hi, proper newbie questions: I don't see any available sims or available laps in the select laps window. Do I need to direct / connect the software to them somehow? (Edit - I have the shared memory ticked, and can see live telemetry when running the sim) But in assition to my laps I gather I can look a t a database of uploaded laps? I viewed the video and this info seemed to be automatically available.

Once I've done that, where and how do I find my own laps from project cars and what file type are they? I did look through the documentation but couldn't find this info (I did only recently get PCars, so am still getting my head around the sim itself) I'm currently unsure how to output telemetry files.

You will need to record some laps using the Z1 Dashboard software in order to see any laps available in the Analyzer. Currently it only shows tracks and sims for those which you have driven and recorded a lap. (Note we will be changing this in the future so that all available laps on the server can be displayed even if you have not driven on that track.)

dontsimon
30-04-2017, 20:10
Thankyou, very helpful.

Is it possible to compare more than two laps at a time? Specifically the time comparison when selecting a section of the circuit. It would be every helpful to load up several laps and select one portion of the track and see the time taken for that section for multiple different laps.

zBlueSoftware
01-05-2017, 21:30
Thankyou, very helpful.

Is it possible to compare more than two laps at a time? Specifically the time comparison when selecting a section of the circuit. It would be every helpful to load up several laps and select one portion of the track and see the time taken for that section for multiple different laps.

Not yet. But that is on our to-do-list.

zBlueSoftware
27-06-2017, 15:16
Version 1.8.0 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available! This application comes with the Z1 Dashboard and is aimed at improving the most important part of the car - you, the driver!

We have a lot of improvements in this version including the ability to change the sizes of the traces; the ability to download laps even if you haven't run on that track yourself; improved memory management to allow for improved performance with very large laps such as those found at the Nurburgring.

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/Analyzer180_1.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/Analyzer180_2.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/Analyzer180_3.jpg

Here is the full list of release notes:
* There is now an option called 'Include Server Tracks' in the General tab of the settings dialog. With this option on you will be able to download any lap from our server for any sim, even if you have not run a lap on that sim/track combination. This will greatly increase the length of the track drop down in the Select Lap dialog (and is therefore off by default). Note you must have the 'Share Laps' option turned on for this option to work.

* Improved memory management to allow for better opening of very large laps (such as certain Nurburgring variations).

* When opening a lap you will see progress bar describing the current processes. For most laps these will go by extremely quickly, but for very large laps they will keep you informed of the opening process.

* Improvement in speed during the rendering of the all traces.

* Added a bottom status bar which will display messages regarding application processes.

* You can now choose the units to display speed, amounts, pressures, temperatures, distances, weights and torques all separately from one another. These are located in the General tab of the Settings Dialog.

* All Commercial options have been moved into a new tab called 'Commercial'.

* If you load a base lap before the main lap the analyzer will now display the track map and traces for the base lap. (Note you can't get any analysis or additional data until you load a main lap.)

* Commercial users now have the option of having live telemetry compared to a pre-recorded lap. To do this the desired pre-recorded lap should be opened as the base lap before you start live telemetry. Then once live telemetry starts the base lap will be played back along with the live telemetry. Live telemetry is time based, so the base lap will be displayed in the traces to match the current time of the live lap. If the live lap takes longer than the the base lap, then the base telemetry will end until you start a new lap. If the live lap takes less time than the base lap, then the base lap will restart when you cross the start/finish line. This allows you to see if you are ahead or behind the base lap. This option can be turned off in the Commercial tab of the settings dialog.

* Commercial users have the option of using the base lap's telemetry extents when rendering the traces. If you have a base lap loaded then it is suggested you leave this option on. This not only speeds up rendering, but ensures the entire base lap trace can be seen. This option can be toggled in the Commercial tab of the settings dialog.

* Commercial users have the option of using the base lap's track map when running live telemetry. Using this option means you don't have to save the track map before using live telemetry. If you want to use a pre-saved track map then you should turn this option off. If no base lap is loaded then the Analyzer will attempt to load a pre-saved track map. If no pre-saved track map exists then the default square will be used. This option can be toggled in the Commercial tab of the settings dialog.

* There is an option to display lap time information with live telemetry. The option is available in the Live Telemetry tab. When selected you will see the number of laps turned, the last lap time and the best lap time display in a box at the bottom left of the track map.

* You can now change the size of the traces by specifying how many horizontal or vertical slots they should use. Right click on the desired trace and choose 'Trace Size'. Various options will then be displayed for you to select the desired size. Selecting 'Restore All' will set all traces back to their default size.

* There is also a Maximize Trace option in the right click drop down. Selecting this option will cause the selected trace to use the full screen. When this option is selected you will not be able to view the track map or lap data screens. To exit the maximized mode, select Restore All from the right click drop down.

* There is an option called 'Save Trace Sizes' in the General Tab of the settings dialog. This allows you to specify whether or not the current horizontal and vertical sizes of the traces should be restored when you reopen the Analyzer. This is on by default.

* The General tab of the settings dialog has been rearranged for better layout.

You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=ProjectCars

Existing users can get this latest version here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm?source=ProjectCars

zBlueSoftware
26-07-2017, 19:15
We've added a page that shows which trace channels are available in the Z1 Analyzer for each supported sim: http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/channels.cfm

zBlueSoftware
10-08-2017, 20:23
The Z1 Analyzer makes it very easy to choose which data channels you would like to see in each trace position, and how those traces should be displayed. This video explains how to customize the traces to your liking.

For a list of which data channels are supported by each sim please visit: http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/channels.cfm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfdPo0FORHU

zBlueSoftware
18-09-2017, 15:05
Track edges are an invaluable part of the Z1 Analyzer. They define the left and right edges of the track. Without them when looking at your driving line it is just a line wandering around in space. And that is not very helpful.

To make a driving line be at all useful you need to know where the track is. You need to see the edges of the track. This is where track edges come in.

The Z1 Analyzer can overlay your driving line onto a virtual track using the track edges. This can then tell you where you are turning in correctly, where you are hitting apexes correctly, and where you are tracking out all the way. This is vital to being quick. If you are not driving the correct line round the track you wonít be quick. So before you start making any changes to the carís setup you should first make sure you are driving the correct line. With track edges the Z1 Analyzer will help you do that.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMBRASfyAIU

You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
29-09-2017, 16:12
Version 1.9.0 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

This brings many new updates to our telemetry analysis application. With an emphasis on helping to improve the driver we have improved the lap analysis screen, including track maps to pinpoint each area that is being discussed. You can then look at the various analysis screen for more information.

For those users who want to look at specific data channels - well we have added 15 new data channels in this release, from suspension velocities, to engine power management. You can also save multiple layouts now!

And we have some new commercial license features as well including the ability to specify maximum and minimum levels for all data channels during live telemetry. If a value falls outside one of these levels the appropriate trace will be highlighted alerting yo to the issue.

Existing users can get this new version here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

New users wanting to purchase or try the demo can do so here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/trybuy.cfm

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/analyzer190.jpg
The Z1 Analyzer

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/analyzer190Analysis.jpg
The updated Lap Analysis screen

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/SaveLayout.jpg
The new Save Layout dialog

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Added 15 new data channels: Clutch, Fuel Remaining, Fuel Pressure, Voltage, Water Pressure, Center Front Shock Deflection, Center Front Shock Velocity, Center Rear Shock Deflection, Center Rear Shock Velocity, Shock Velocity, ERS Level in joules, Power MGU-K in watts, Power MGU-H in watts, Torque MGU-K, and Camber.

* The Z1 Analyzer is now compatible with Codemasters F1 2017. You can viewed laps using the Z1 Dashboard software, or view live telemetry data.

* The Lap Overview now includes track map thumbnails for the sectors, driving line and turns sections. This helps you determine which part of the track is being discussed on those sections. A scroll bar will appear on the right if the page is longer than the available screen space.

* Improved increment display on traces to provide clearer steps on each graph.

* The Input Trace now uses all available space when it is resized.

* The Input Trace now displays the wheel camber on top of the tire graphics. (For those sims that support the camber data channel.)

* The Layout tab was removed form the settings dialog as it was no longer needed. You now specify which data channels should be displayed by right clicking in the trace.

* The maximum age for recorded laps to be included in the scan has been changed from 1-60 days to 1-12 months.

* The Live Telemetry tab now allows you to specify which sims should be checked for when detecting live telemetry. This brings the Analyzer in line with how the Dashboard checks for sims.

* You can now save layouts. This option is under File->Save Layout. Then give the layout a name to save the current layout.

* You can now open saved layouts. This option is under File->Open Layout. Any previously saved layouts will be displayed there. Double click on the layout you want to open. This allows you to create multiple layouts for specific purposes and easily open them.

* If you right click on the name of a layout in the 'Save Layout' dialog you are then able to delete the selected layout.

* Non-commercial users can save a maximum of 10 layouts. Commercial users can save an unlimited number of layouts.

* The name of the currently opened layout is displayed at the bottom right of the Analyzer's status bar.

* When showing live telemetry commercial users can set maximum and minimum limits for each data channel value. If that value goes out of those bounds then the appropriate trace display will flash or display the border in red to show the value is out of the desired range. This is a commercial license feature.

zBlueSoftware
06-10-2017, 20:43
We've released a small patch to the Z1 Analyzer with version 1.9.1. This fixes a couple of issues:

* Fixed a bug that would stop telemetry values and track map positions from being displayed in live telemetry if you selected a new trace to be displayed while live telemetry was running.

* Fixed a bug that could prevent live telemetry from connecting to Codemasters F1 2016 sim.

* Fixed a bug with the Camber trace that could cause the Analyzer to stop responding in certain circumstances.

* Added a third sector color to the Lap Overlay track map thumbnails. This makes it easier to differentiate sectors in the track map.

You can get the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Existing users can get the update here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

zBlueSoftware
19-10-2017, 15:55
We've released another small update to the Analyzer (v 1.9.3) that fixes a few bugs.

You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Here are the release notes:
* Fixed a bug that could cause the Analyzer to crash upon closing the Settings dialog.

* Fixed an issue that could cause the left side tire inner and outer temps to be reversed on Assetto Corsa.

* Fixed a bug that could cause the Analyzer to crash when attempting to read very large (multi gig) ibt files from iRacing. The maximum file size has now been capped at 1GB. Any file larger than that will be skipped.

zBlueSoftware
07-11-2017, 17:07
We've released version 1.9.4 of the Z1 Analyzer. This is a small patch that fixes a memory leak that was occurring during play back of recorded laps.

Existing users can get the update here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

New users can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
21-12-2017, 18:32
Version 1.10 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

This latest version introduces a major update the the traces that can be displayed. You can now create custom traces based on any of the 50+ data channels available. Each trace can have up to 4 distinct lines with in. This allows you to create your own formulas and to overlay data channels on a single graph.

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/NewTraceDialog.jpg

The Z1 Analyzer is now compatible with Project Cars 2 and Codemasters F1 2017 Broadcast mode.

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/CustomTraceMenu.jpg

We've also completely revamped the lap scan screen to make it more informative on where you are in the scan process. A cancel button has been added as well to allow you to stop any lap scans.

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/LapScanDialog.jpg

You download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Here is the full list of release notes:
* You can now create your own custom traces. This is done by selecting File->New Custom Trace, or by right clicking on a trace and choosing Custom Trace->New Custom Trace. This displays the New Trace Dialog. Each trace must have a unique trace name. You can then create the mathematical formula that defines the trace. You can use any of the current data channels and any of the operators. The operator buttons work just like a calculator. Clicking on the buttons adds them to the trace formula. Click on a data channel to add it to the trace formula. The units for each data channel is listed next to the data channel in the table.

If you want to delete a step from your formula click the Delete Step button.

The list of available data channels can be sorted alphabetically or grouped by common purpose. Use the Sort BY combobox to change between these two sort options. Each trace can have up to 4 decimal points displays in the graph's value. The default is zero. You can specify this using the Decimal Places combobox.

Each trace can be composed of up to 4 lines. You use the Total Lines combobox to specify how many lines you would like to include in your trace. The default is 1. When using multiple trace lines click in the appropriate trace formula box to edit that line's formula.

An example of a trace that might use multiple lines would be one where you wanted both brakes and throttle to appear on the same trace, or one where you'd like all four wheels to appear on the same trace. You would use 2 and 4 lines respectively in those examples.

* To display the custom trace, right click on a trace and choose the Custom Trace option in the popup menu. You will then see the list of your custom traces available. Choose the one you want. The custom traces behave just like a regular trace.

* You can edit a custom trace by choosing File->Edit Custom Traces, or by right clicking on a trace and choosing Custom Traces->Edit Custom Traces. This will display the Edit Custom Trace dialog which lists all existing custom traces. Double click on the trace you would like to edit. You will then see the trace displayed in the Edit Trace Dialog. This works exactly the same way as the create trace dialog.

* Added colors to the Color tab. It now contains all colors that are used in the application. There is a scroll bar at the right side of the dialog to allow you to scroll up/down to see all the colors.

* Updated the scan process for iRacing files to ignore any laps with negative lap times. These would be the first lap of a session, such as a lap that started in the pits right after getting in the car.

* The lap scan display has been totally redone. A dialog is now displayed whcih shows far more information on what is being scanned. Each sim is displayed on a separate line. You can see the number of files available. The number of files scanned, The number of laps found, record and/or skipped. This should provide more detail on the scan process and how complete it is at any point.

* The new lap scan dialog includes a Cancel button. Clicking this button will halt the scan process. If you do cancel the scan, any partially scanned data will not be recorded.

* There is a new option called 'Interpolate Position' in the Genereal tab of the settings dialog. This smoothes out the car's position in recorded laps for sims that don't constantly report the car's position. These sims are rFactor, rFactor 2, Automobilista, Game Stock Car and ARCA Sim Racing. This option is on by default.

* There is now an option to display the traces by distance. This is in addition to the current options of time and lap percentage. The option is available in the General tab of the settings dialog under the Graph By option. The distance option will display increments in either meters or feet depending on your distance setting. With this option two compared laps will be displayed at the same location of the track (like they are with the percentage option).

* The scroll bar in the select lap dialog has been improved.

* You can now use the mouse wheel to scroll the list of available laps in the select lap dialog.

* Shock Velocity is now recorded from Codemasters F1 2017.

* Now compatible with Codemasters F1 2017 Broadcast mode. There is a new option in the Live Telemetry tab drop down for Codemasters called 'F1 2017 BC'. Select this if you want to connect to the sim using the broadcast mode option.

You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
09-01-2018, 23:58
In this video we are going to talk about how you can scan for laps in the Z1 Analyzer version 1.10.

Scanning for laps is important because that is how the Z1 Analyzer builds its database of laps that you can then choose to open.

If you don't run a lap scan you will have nothing to open in the Z1 Analyzer.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBEaF1OsxHQ

So how do you perform a lap scan.

There are three ways to do this. The first is on by default. When the Z1 Analyzer starts it will automatically run a lap scan.

The second is to select Scan Laps from the File Menu.

The third option is to open the Select Lap dialog and then click the Rescan Laps button.

Now lets look at the Lap Scan dialog in detail. As the scan progresses the current sim, car and track that is being scanned will be displayed at the top left. Underneath that is a table containing data on all the sims that the Z1 Analyzer supports. You can scroll up and down this list using the mouse wheel or the scroll bar.

Each line displays the folder being scanned, the number of files found in that folder, the number of laps found, the number of laps recorded and the number of laps skipped.

A lap could be skipped if it is a partial lap, or is older than the specified date range (which is two months by default).

You can cancel a scan at any time by clicking the Cancel button. Note cancelling a scan will not add any files to the database, even if they were scanned before you clicked the Cancel button.

When the scan is completed you can close the dialog by click the OK button.

You can get the Z1 Analyzer here: http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/index.cfm

zBlueSoftware
24-01-2018, 18:59
Version 1.10 of the Z1 Analyzer introduces the ability to create custom traces. This allows you to use mathematical formulas against any of the 50 data channels to create a desired trace, or to combine multiple data channels on the same trace. They are a powerful tool that lets you display the data from your lap in almost any way you like.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzLgkpsCI_A

You can download the Z1 Analyzer here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

You can create a custom trace by selecting New Custom Trace from the File menu or by right clicking on a trace and choosing Custom Trace and then New Custom Trace.

The New Trace Dialog is where you create or edit a custom trace. You can have up to 4 lines displayed in your trace. You can select the number of lines in this drop down. Then to edit a line just click within the box for that line and it will become highlighted.

Now why do you need multiple lines in a trace? There may be occasions where one is enough, such as an inverse corner radius trace. That is a simple trace the combines two data points into a single line. But there may be times when you want to overlay data. This is where multiple lines are necessary. Overlaying the brake and throttle trace would require two lines. Overlaying tire temperatures from all four wheels would require four lines. So make sure you choose the correct number of lines for your custom trace's needs.

You select the data that is displayed in each line using the Data Channels and Operators. The Data Channels table lists all available data that you can include in your trace. This data is listed alphabetically by default. But you can also choose to group the data together by topic by selecting 'Grouped' from the Sort drop down.

Each item of data includes its name and units. Take the Brake for example. This is a percentage going from zero to one. If you wanted it to be displayed as a percentage from zero to one hundred you would need to multiply it by 100. Now let's look at Speed. That uses meters per second. So if you wanted to display it as miles per hour you would have to multiply it by 2.23694.

To add a data channel to your formula, just click the desired data channel in the table.

Next up - the operator buttons. They work just like a calculator. Click the desired ones and they will be added to the formula. If you make a mistake and want to delete the last item entered into your formula, click the Delete Step button.

You can also choose the number of decimal places used to display the data in the trace. This is zero by default, but you can choose to have up to 4 decimal places displayed in the trace.

Make sure you give your custom trace a name, and then click Create Trace. The Z1 Analyzer will check your formulas to make sure they can be calculated. If there is a problem you will be alerted to the issue and will have to fix the formula before creating the trace.

Once your trace has been created it will be available under the Custom Traces section of the popup menu. Right click on any trace to display the popup menu. Then select your new custom trace from the Custom Trace menu and there you go! Your very own trace displaying exactly what you wanted!

If you want to make changes to your custom trace, choose Edit Custom Traces from either the File menu or the Custom Trace popup menu. This displays a dialog that lists all existing custom traces. Double click the one you want to edit and the Edit Trace Dialog is displayed. This functions the same way the New Trace Dialog does. Once you have made your changes click Save Trace to exit, or Cancel to discard the changes.

You can download the Z1 Analyzer here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
27-03-2018, 15:14
Version 1.11 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available.

This latest version adds many new features and improves on the existing ones. The layout is now completely flexible, with all components being resizable and drag-able. We've added a completely new brake points analysis to help drivers determine how their braking compares to others at each turn. There is a new timing delta trace to show how the lap time is gained/lost between laps. And commercial users can now run up to six instances simultaneously.

Movable/resizable Layouts
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/MovableLayouts.jpg

New Brake Points Analysis
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/BrakeAnalysis.jpg

New Timing Delta Trace
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/TimingDelta.jpg

Lap Scan Dialog Now Shows Current Filters
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/LapScanDialog2.jpg

The demo is available here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Commercial users can now run up to 6 instances of the Z1 Analyzer simultaneously. To launch additional instances simply launch the Analyzer again. Each instance will have its own specific settings. The custom layouts and custom traces are shared between all instances. Only the first instance can perform a lap scan. The other instances use the data from that lap scan to load laps.

* The previous way of changing a trace's location or size has been replaced. You no longer specify if a trace should take up 1 or more horizontal or vertical slots. Instead you can simply left click on the title of the trace and drag it where you want to place it. The layout of the traces will be saved when you exit the Analyzer. They will also be saved if you create a custom layout, so that you can restore it later when you load that layout.

* You can resize a trace by clicking and dragging the lower right corner of the trace.

* The Lap Data window can be moved and resized just like a trace window.

* The Track Map window can be moved and resized just like a trace window.

* The bottom right corner of the track map is no longer used to display the analysis screens. That corner now lets you resize the track map display.

* There is a new icon at the top right of the track map display. Click on this icon to display the analysis overview screen.

* All analysis screens now have a small 'X' ixon at the top right of their display. Click this icon to close the analysis and return to the trace graphs.

* There is a new menu item under the Analysis menu, called 'Close Analysis Screen'. This will close any open analysis screen.

* When you click on a trace it will automatically be brought to the front. If it overlaps any other traces they will now appear behind the clicked traced. You can turn this 'bring-to-front' behavior off by unchecking the Auto Bring To Front option in the settings dialog.

* The Trace Display menu, available when you right click on a trace, now has four options. Maximize trace will make the selected trace take up the entire screen. Restore Trace will unmaximize a maximized trace. Hide trace will make the trace invisible. Reset traces will return all traces to their default locations and sizes.

* There is a new top level menu, Trace Display. This allows you to reset all the traces by selecting Reset Traces. It also lets you control the visibility of each individual trace.

* There is a new analysis screen called 'Brake Points'. This will display information about each brake zone. A brake zone is defined as any time the driver of the main lap applied the brakes. The information given is the distance the driver was on the brakes, the total time they were on the brakes, the maximum braking level used during braking, the average braking level used during braking, the time it took the driver to reach the maximum braking level, the speed at the beginning of the brake zone, the speed at the end of the brake zone, and the average speed during the brake zone. If two laps are loaded this information will be displayed for both laps allowing for a comparison. In addition if two laps are loaded the difference in distance between when each driver applied the brakes will be displayed.

* The display of the Turn Analysis comments has been improved. It now uses the same updated look of the Brake Points analysis. The box positioning has been improved to prevent it from being displayed partially off screen in any situations.

* When you open a lap file the Z1 Analyzer will now check with our server to see if there is a track edge definition file for the track you are loading. This allows us to provide you with new track edge files when they become available without your having to perform an update or other installation. It also allows us to provide a smaller installer file as we no longer have to package all the track edge definition files within the installer. This is important as the growing number of track edge files were making the installer much larger than it needed to be. If you do not want the Z1 Analyzer to check for the track edge file you can turn this feature off by unchecking the checkbox called 'Download Track Edges' in the Z1 Analyzer's settings dialog. (Note: if there is already a track edge definition file on your computer then this check against the server is skipped.)

* A new trace called 'Timing Delta' is available under the Driving Inputs sub menu. This trace shows the delta in lap time between two laps. For this to have any data displayed you must have two laps loaded. The delta time is comparing the main lap to the base lap. If the delta is positive that means the main lap is behind the base lap. If the delta is negative that means the main lap is ahead of the base lap.

* Added a new data point for Water Level (Coolant Level). This is available as a basic trace and for use within custom traces. You can set the color used for this trace in the Color tab. The limits can be set in live telemetry in the Commercial tab (assuming you have a commercial license.)

* Added two new data points: ERS Lap Level and ERS Max Per Lap. ERS Lap Level is the amount of ERS you have left this lap. ERS Max Per Lap is the total amount of ERS you can use for the entire lap. This can be graphed in the basic trace called 'ERS This Lap'. You can also use these two data points in your custom traces. In addition you can set a color for the ERS This Lap trace, and set maximum and minimum limits (for commercial license users) for the ERS Lap Level.

* You can now clear the base lap by using the new menu option under the Laps menu of "Clear Base Lap". If you have a base lap loaded it will be cleared when selecting this option.

* The Lap Scan dialog now resets the display each time it is opened. Previously it would retain the lap scan data, which made it harder to see the current scan status if a scan was repeated.

* The Analyzer will now check for the existence of the Z1Analyzer folder in your documents folder upon startup. If the folder does not exist an error message will be displayed and the Analyzer will quit.

* The Lap Scan dialog now shows the current filters that are in effect for the lap scan (lap age, start/finish percentages).

* There is a new top level menu called "YouTube Help". This menu lists various YouTube videos that help to explain features of the Z1 Analyzer. Selecting one of these menus will open the YouTube video in your default browser.

* The Analyzer will check the vertical resolution of the screen. If it is too low a warning message will be displayed alerting you to the issue. This can alert you that dialogs may be cut off on smaller screens.

The demo can be downloaded here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
12-04-2018, 22:26
The Z1 Analyzer is a very powerful telemetry analysis tool that comes with the Z1 Dashboard. There is so much that you can do with it, including:
1) View basic graphs of data channels
2) Display custom traces
3) Replay laps in real time
4) View track map overlays
5 Getting advice on how to drive the lap better from its various analysis screens.

And much more!

This leads to a lot of settings that allow you to customize the software. The manual has been updated to include descriptions of all the settings within the software.

Whether you are a seasoned user or just starting out with the Analyzer we suggest taking a look at this page to get the most from the software: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/manual/analyzerGeneral.cfm

zBlueSoftware
10-05-2018, 17:36
We have released version 1.11.1 of the Z1 Analyzer. This is a patch that fixes a few bugs found in version 1.11.0.

The demo can be downloaded here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Existing users can get the update here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

Here is the list of fixes:
* Fixed a bug associated with the Analyzer screens and menu selection that could cause the application to crash.

* Fixed several bugs associated with background threads and file selection that could cause the application to crash at random times.

zBlueSoftware
28-06-2018, 17:27
Version 1.12 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

We spent a lot of time updating the various DLLs and other dependencies on this release. The result is a faster, more efficient version of the Analyzer, that is better integrated with the latest Windows 10 releases.

In addition we've added a new file format, ZOD2, to allow for more detailed information to be recorded for each lap. This is being introduced for Kart Racing Pro in this release, and all other sims in the next version.

And of course there are new features, such as Snap to Grid when moving traces around, a new data channel for Cylinder Head Temperature, new ABS and Negative operators for custom traces, and more.

Updated Brake Lockup Analysis screen now works with Wheel RPS as well as Wheel Speed
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/BrakeLockupAnalysis.jpg

New Cylinder Head Temperature trace
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/CylinderHeadTempTrace.jpg

New ABS and Negative option buttons in custom traces
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/CustomTraceAbsNeg.jpg

New Snap to Grid options
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/SnapGrid.jpg

Existing users can get the update here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

New users can get the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Updated various DLLs and dependencies related to graphics and display to improve performance.

* Implemented a new data recording file format - ZOD2. This brings various improvements over the original format that allows for more accurate lap timings and sectors times. In addition it will help get rid of partial laps that could sometimes occur with the ZOD file format. This new file format will also allow for better future expansion. As of this release it is only associated with Kart Racing Pro. Other sims will be supported in future releases of the Z1 Analyzer.

* There is a new settings called 'Show Grid' in the General tab of the settings dialog.. This will display the background grid used in the Snap To Grid feature. This is off by default.

* There is a new setting called 'Snap To Grid' in the General tab of the settings dialog. When turned on this will make sure all windows that are moved or resized will line up with the square grid. This allows you to more easily align traces for a better looking layout. This is on by default.

* There is a setting called 'Grid Size' in the General tab of the settings dialog. This allows you to set the size of the snap grid. The default size is 5.

* There is a new trace for Cylinder Head Temperature. This is available under the Engine State sub menu. In addition you can set the color of this trace in the Color tab of the settings dialog. And commercial users can set minimum and maximum value alerts for this trace in the commercial tab of the settings dialog.

* The Wheel RPS trace now displays all values as positive. This allows for sims like RaceRoom which reports wheel RPS speed as negative to still be displayed on the trace's graph.

* The Wheel RPS trace is now associated with the Graph From Zero option. When the Graph From Zero option is turned off the graph will show minimum numbers based on the wheel RPS of the lap. This allows for more detail in the graph.

* The Project Cars 1 and Project Cars 2 network connectivity options have been combined into a single drop down where you select the version you would like to connect to.

* There is now an ABS (absolute value) button in the custom trace layout operators.

* There is now a NEG button in the custom trace layout operators. This will multiply the appropriate value by negative one (-1).

* The brake lockup analysis screen now works with sims that report negative wheel RPS rates, such as RaceRoom.

* You can now specify the color of the background of the entire analyzer screen. This is available in the Colors tab of the settings dialog. Look for the Background swatch at the bottom of the third column.

* You can specify the color of the snap grid. This is available in the Colors tab of the settings dialog. It is at the bottom of the third column.

Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
01-08-2018, 22:46
We've just released version 1.12.1 of the Z1 Analyzer. This fixes a bug that could prevent the Analyzer from connecting to the Server during live telemetry.

As always, the demo versions of the Z1 software are available here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
25-09-2018, 16:43
Version 1.13 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

This is our Telemetry Analysis application that comes with the Z1 Dashboard. It is compatible with iRacing, Assetto Corsa, rFactor 1 & 2, Project Cars 1 & 2, Codemasters F1 series, Kart Racing Pro, RaceRoom and Game Stock Car.

We are constantly striving to advance the Z1 Analyzer and version 1.13 is no exception with multiple new features and improvements. Some highlights include:

We have added multiple keyboard commands to the various menus as well as the lap selection dialog.

http://www.z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/FileMenuV113.jpg

http://www.z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/TraceDisplayMenuV113.jpg

The rendering engine used to create the throttle and brake overlays in the analysis screens has been completely revamped, providing for smoother and more detailed displays.

http://www.z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/SpeedComparisonV113.jpg

The new ZOD 2 file format is supported by Assetto Corsa, Race Room, Project Cars and rFactor 2.

The layout of buttons for the track map has been redesigned to provide faster access to their options.

http://www.z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/TrackMapV113.jpg

Download the demo here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Support for the new ZOD2 format for Assetto Corsa, Race Room, Project Cars 2. (This new format improves accuracy of lap times and sector times, as well as adding additional data.)

* In the select lap dialog the small square to the left of open laps will now show a different color for an open base lap versus open main lap. Base laps will show a blue square by default. Main laps will show an orange square by default. You can set the colors used for these squares in the settings dialog.

* Improved rendering of the throttle/brake overlays on all track maps in the various analysis screens. The rendering is now smoother and even more accurate than before.

* Improved rendering of side by side laps for Speed Comparison, Brake Points, and Understeer analysis screens. The rendering is smoother and eliminates the jagged edges that sometimes occurred on various track maps.

* There are now keyboard accelerators for various menu commands. They are:
File->Open = Ctrl O
File->Start Live Telemetry = Ctrl L
File->Stop Live Telemetry = Ctrl Shift L
File->Open Layout = Ctrl Shift O
File->New Custom Trace = Ctrl T
File->Settings = Ctrl Shift S

Laps->Clear Base Lap = Ctrl Alt C
Laps->Switch Laps = Ctrl Alt S
Laps->Play Lap = Ctrl P
Laps->Stop Lap = Ctrl Shift P
Laps->Flip Map Horizontally = Ctrl H
Laps->Flip Map Vertically = Ctrl V
Laps->Rotate Map = Ctrl R

Analysis->Zoom In = Ctrl Z
Analysis->Zoom Out = Ctrl Shift Z

Trace Display->Reset Traces = Ctrl Shift R
Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 1 = Ctrl Shift 1
Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 2 = Ctrl Shift 2
Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 3 = Ctrl Shift 3
Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 4 = Ctrl Shift 4
Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 5 = Ctrl Shift 5
Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 6 = Ctrl Shift 6
Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 7 = Ctrl Shift 7
Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 8 = Ctrl Shift 8
Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 9 = Ctrl Shift 9
Trace Display->Show/Hide Lap Data = Ctrl Shift L
Trace Display->Show/Hide Track Map = Ctrl Shift T

* The open settings and open lap buttons have been removed from the top of the Lap Data display.

* Note for the Ctrl P (Play Lap) option, every time you use the keyboard shortcut it slows the playing speed down by half, until you reach 1/16 speed at which point it returns to full speed.

* The menu items in the Trace Display menu now show check marks next to them when their associated item is displayed, and no check mark when it is not.

* The Show Trace 1-9 menu items under the Trace Display menu now include the name of the trace being displayed. This should make it easier to see which trace is being referenced, especially if the traces on the display are not in their original order.

* There is a new option under the Lap menu called 'Swap Laps'. Choosing this option will switch the currently selected base lap and main lap (so the main will become the base and the base will become the main). You can also use the Ctrl-Alt-S keyboard shortcut for this as well. (This is the same option as clicking on the left/right arrow icon in the analysis screens.)

* There are two new options under the Analysis menu called 'Zoom In' and 'Zoom Out'. These options will let you zoom in or our on the analysis track maps. They duplicate the magnifying glass buttons displayed in the analysis track maps screens. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts of Ctrl-Z to zoom in and Ctrl-Shift-Z to zoom out. Note if you are not viewing an analysis screen, then these menu options do nothing.

* The play and stop buttons have been moved from the Lap Data section to the top of the Track Map section.

* The track map's 'option' button has been removed. The buttons is showed (flip horizontally, flip vertically, rotate, show/hide throttle-brake overlay, show/hide 3D map, and save track map) are now permanently displayed in the track map header.

* Menu Items will now be disabled if their functionality does not make sense to be used, or should not be used, in a certain mode (such as when live telemetry is playing, or when analysis screens are displayed or hidden.)

* The Live Telemetry option under the file menu has been split into two options: Start Live Telemetry and Stop Live Telemetry. Only one will be active at a time.

* When viewing the analysis screens, the icons for playing, stop playing, zooming in and out, and switching the laps have been moved to the top of the analysis screen in a new header bar. These icon duplicate the functionality available in the menus and keyboard shortcuts.

* When viewing the analysis screens, the icons for flipping the track map, rotating the track map, displaying/hiding the throttle-brake overlays, and showing the map in 3D are now permanently visible in the new header bar. This makes it easier to access these options.

* When viewing live telemetry the lap count, last lap and best lap display has been moved into the track map header. This frees up more space in the main display for the track map.

* You can now use the mouse scroll wheel to scroll the list of laps in the Select Lap dialog.

* You can now use the up and down arrow keys to scroll the list of laps in the Select Lap Dialog.

* There are now shortcut options for the following four menu items in the Select Lap Dialog. They will work on the currently highlighted lap:
Open Lap = Enter
Open Base Lap = Ctrl Enter
Load as Left Edge = Ctrl L
Load as Right Edge = Ctrl R

Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
26-09-2018, 21:23
We released a small patch update, version 1.13.1 of the Analyzer. This fixes a couple of bugs:

* Fixed a bug in parsing ZOD2 files that could result in sector times being off by one sector (ie sector one time being reported as sector two time, etc)

* Fixed a bug in parsing ZOD2 files that could result in lap times being off by one lap (ie a lap time for the previous lap being attributed to the next lap.)

You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
15-10-2018, 15:48
One of the great parts of the Z1 Analyzer is the analysis screens which show you were you can gain time, or where you can improve your driving. In version 1.13 of the Analyzer we have completely revamped the rendering engine used to display the throttle/brake overlays on the track maps. This gives a much smoother and accurate display of your inputs at any resolution.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgsLzLqchps

Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
23-10-2018, 15:41
In version 1.13 of the Z1 Analyzer the layout graphics of the buttons associated with the Track map have been overhauled. Now they are in a much easier to use and view location. Watch this video to see where they all are, and what they do.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ojNHh1jOF4

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
26-11-2018, 15:36
The Z1 Analyzer is one of the best telemetry analysis systems available, and it works with your favorite sims, including iRacing, rFactor 1 & 2, Assetto Corsa, RaceRoom, Project Cars 1 & 2, Kart Racing Pro, Codemasters F1 series, and more.

Here is a preview of the up-coming version 1.14 of the Analyzer. We've added a new 'Data Channel' feature which allows you to display the values of any of the 50+ data channels available, both for recorded laps and live telemetry. As with the traces, these data channels are completely customizable, from their location, to the size to their data and color.

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/Analyzer114Preview.jpg

We've also got many other improvements and tweaks coming in this new version. It is just a few weeks away - so stay tuned!

As with all Z1 software applications you can download the current demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
19-12-2018, 21:36
Version 1.14 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

We've added an entirely new type of data display called 'Data Channels' This lets you view the value of any data channel in a large easy to read format.

The Analyzer is also able to load laps from Codemasters F1 2018 that were recorded in the Z1 Dashboard.

We've also revamped the colors tab making it much easier to find and change the colors you want. This along with a new title bar position makes the Analyzer's display much more customizable.

New layout possibilities.
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/Analyzer114LayoutExample.jpg

http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/Analyzer114LayoutExample2.jpg

The updated Colors tab
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/Analyzer114ColorSettings.jpg

New Data Channels displayed.
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/Analyzer114Preview.jpg

You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Existing users can get the latest version here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

Here is the full set of release notes:
* Added a new setting called 'Title On Top'. When this is turned on the titles for each trace will be displayed on the top of the trace, as opposed to the left side as was the case in previous versions. This allows for a longer description of the trace being displayed. This option is turned on by default. If you would prefer the titles on the left as in previous versions then uncheck this option.

* Updated the Analyzer to work with the new more compressed UDP format from the Z1 Server.

* The 'Trace Display' main menu has been renamed 'Display'.

* Added 'Data Channels'. A data channel is a small numerical display of any of the available data channels within the Z1 Analyzer. It will display the current value of the selected item. For example displaying Throttle will give you a number between 0 and 100. Displaying Speed will give you a number between zero and your maximum speed. Data channels that are assigned to wheel or tire data will display four numbers, one for each wheel or tire. The number display is associated with the current location selected in the track. If you are playing back a lap, or viewing live telemetry then the number displayed is the current location on track.

You create a data channel display by selecting 'Add Data Channel' from the Display main menu, or type the CTRL-D key combination. Once displayed you can move and resize the data channel just like you would any other trace. To change what is displayed in the data channel, right click on it and choose the desired option. You can maximize the data channel display if you want. To remove the data channel, select the Trace Display->Hide Trace from the popup menu.

You can have a maximum of 20 data channels displayed at one time. The currently displayed data channels will also be included under the Display menu. If you select the data channel from the menu if will bring it to the front, covering any items behind it, assuming you have the auto bring to front option selected.

Note custom traces are not yet supported in the data channels.

* When choosing the Display->Reset Display option any active Data Channels will be moved to the right side of the window, and be moved to the foreground on top of any traces.

* To remove a data channel from the display, right click on the data channel's display and select Trace Display->Hide Trace. Unlike traces, the data channels are not just hidden, they are removed. So the number of data channels will go up and down depending on how many you have displayed. Remember the maximum number that can be displayed at once is 20.

* Now when you use the Display menu to show/hide a trace, when the selected trace is requested to be shown, it will also be brought to the front layer (assuming you have the auto bring to front option selected).

* The Colors tab has been revamped. The various colors are now grouped into sections based on their purpose. These sections are loosely based on the right-click popup menu displayed in the traces. In addition, several new customizable colors have been added. These include those for the trace title background, border, text and header color; various track map colors, and default grid and background colors.

* Engine Torque is now available as a data channel for those sims that support it (Currently rFactor 2 and Project Cars 2).

* Logging has been updated to include more data when necessary. This should make determining issues easier in the future.

* Now when you change what a trace or data channel is displaying (by using the right click popup menu on the trace or data channel) the Analyzer no longer resets the lap position back to the beginning or stops play back of a lap. It will keep everything as it was, and just change what is displayed in the trace or data channel.

* The Analyzer can now read laps the Z1 Dashboard recorded in Codemasters F1 2018.

You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Existing users can get the latest version here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

zBlueSoftware
02-01-2019, 22:50
For everyone who uses the Z1 Analyzer to help them improve their lap times we have updated the page showing which data channels are available for which sims.

As the Z1 Analyzer now supports Codemasters F1 2018 sim, the page needed to be updated. In addition we had added a few additional data channels to some other sims.

You can see the entire list of supported data channels here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/analyzer/channels.cfm

zBlueSoftware
11-01-2019, 20:02
One of the main goals of the Z1 Analyzer is to help you improve as a driver. This video is the first in a series that explains the features of the Z1 Analyzer that help you become the best river you can be.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HhDx32GRtA

Getting the most from yourself as a driver and being consistent every lap is the key to winning races. The Lap Overview screen gives you a summary of how you did driving your lap. It is a must for any driver looking to improve the most important part of the car setup - the driver.

Download the demo here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
22-01-2019, 18:34
When you are driving on a track you always hear people say 'make sure you drive the line'. And 'Hit the apex and track out points'. Well what does that mean? How do you know if you are driving the correct line? Or if you are hitting the apex?

The Z1 Analyzer's Driving Line analysis screen is designed to help you answer those questions.

Watch this video to get these answers on one of the best ways to improve your lap times.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUEMGigQbg4

Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

nanotone
24-01-2019, 10:11
One quick question: Can the Z1 Analyser catch UDP data from a PS4?

zBlueSoftware
24-01-2019, 23:17
One quick question: Can the Z1 Analyser catch UDP data from a PS4?

Should be able to. You'd need to run the Z1 Dashboard on the PC and have it record the data. Then the Analyzer would be able to open the data recorded by the Dashboard.

zBlueSoftware
31-01-2019, 20:51
Braking into a turn - a critical part of getting a great lap time. This video explains how the Z1 Analyzer details each braking zone for you so you can improve and beat the competition.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CZy6GAc1Ak

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
12-02-2019, 04:08
This video is an update to one we made about two years ago. A lot has changed in the Z1 Analyzer in that time. A new video was needed - and here it is!

The display of the Z1 Analyzer is highly customizable, and knowing how to take advantage of that customization and the information it provides you is really important when it comes to getting the most out of the Z1 Analyzer, and in the end becoming a faster driver - and that is what it is all about.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UffUcbaAB5k

If you'd like to skip around and watch specific parts of the video here they are:
Orientating the Track Map 0:39
Zooming In 2:25
Changing Displayed Information 4:40
Positioning Traces 7:26
Showing and Hiding Windows 9:49

Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm