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zBlueSoftware
21-12-2017, 17:36
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

Terrell Olvera
24-12-2017, 03:19
The server software still says Project Cars and not Project Cars 2, even though I have both shared memory and UDP set to Project CARS 2 in-game.

pcs420
07-01-2018, 16:04
hey anybody want to share track edge files for pc2 ? more people sharing less work to complete track list ?

zBlueSoftware
09-01-2018, 23:00
The server software still says Project Cars and not Project Cars 2, even though I have both shared memory and UDP set to Project CARS 2 in-game.

If you turn off the check from within the Z1 software for Project Cars then it should properly identify Project Cars 2.

zBlueSoftware
09-01-2018, 23:00
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

Alfred57
24-01-2018, 17:09
hey anybody want to share track edge files for pc2 ? more people sharing less work to complete track list ?

Someone must be the first... Algarve and Azure circuit

249061

zBlueSoftware
24-01-2018, 18:00
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

Alfred57
02-02-2018, 13:41
Bannochbrae and Bathurst track edge files. I include the trackdata files, so you can use them also in Z1 Dashboard.

Alfred57
16-02-2018, 21:46
BRNO and Azure Coast Eastbound (hill climb) edge files + correct trackdata files for Z1 dasboard trackmaps

zBlueSoftware
16-02-2018, 22:25
BRNO and Azure Coast Eastbound (hill climb) edge files + correct trackdata files for Z1 dasboard trackmaps

Thanks for making these files! It is much appreciated!

Alfred57
23-02-2018, 23:13
In this zip file the following track edge and trackdate files: Barcelona GP, National and Club

zBlueSoftware
26-02-2018, 16:36
Thanks for posting these!

JAJP999
02-03-2018, 10:28
no time delta line on the graphs on the analyser when comparing 2 laps - have I missed how to turn that on?

zBlueSoftware
02-03-2018, 22:40
no time delta line on the graphs on the analyser when comparing 2 laps - have I missed how to turn that on?

Do you mean a graph that shows the time delta between two laps? Or how to get the x-axis of the graphs to be time as opposed to distance?

JAJP999
03-03-2018, 17:42
have the x axis as distance and then a variance line showing where you gain and lose time between the two laps over the lap

zBlueSoftware
05-03-2018, 19:50
have the x axis as distance and then a variance line showing where you gain and lose time between the two laps over the lap


OK. That is coming in the next release at the end of this month.

JAJP999
05-03-2018, 21:47
Cool - may make a purchase with this feature! - let me know if you wish for me to test

Alfred57
06-03-2018, 19:54
The best way to explore a new track is to make a track data file.

Enjoy.

Alfred57
21-03-2018, 21:18
Next Data Track Files. Brands Hatch. Didn't make the rallycross layout. Planning to do all Rallycross layouts in a later stadium. Same with Ovals

Enjoy

zBlueSoftware
27-03-2018, 15:16
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

Alfred57
08-04-2018, 13:15
Trackdata files for the 2 new layouts at the Porsche Leipzig Circuit....

Planning to do a track every week....

JAJP999
09-04-2018, 06:15
Thanks zBlue for adding the delta line graph - I’ll now make a purchase

The only other thing which would be good is the ability to d/l others fastest lap telemetry (like in iSpeed for iRacing if you have ever seen that??). This then allows you to compare your telemetry to others who are faster and improve your lap times

zBlueSoftware
10-04-2018, 20:45
Thanks zBlue for adding the delta line graph - I’ll now make a purchase

The only other thing which would be good is the ability to d/l others fastest lap telemetry (like in iSpeed for iRacing if you have ever seen that??). This then allows you to compare your telemetry to others who are faster and improve your lap times

The ability to download other driver's lap already exists. When you go to the Open Lap Dialog you should see laps form other drivers as well as your own.

This page details the laps that are currently available: http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/availableLaps.cfm

zBlueSoftware
12-04-2018, 22:27
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) Get 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

Alfred57
30-04-2018, 14:52
The Cadwell Park TrackData Files for Z1 Analyzer. All layouts

F1_Racer68
30-04-2018, 16:48
@Alfred57, thanks very much for sharing your track maps. We have a number of drivers in our league also using Z1 and we have been capturing our maps as well. Right now they are restricted download to members only, but I think I may open them up to the public...

It would be great to have a well structured central site for all pC2/Z1 users to share them.

Alfred57
01-05-2018, 09:03
@Alfred57, thanks very much for sharing your track maps. We have a number of drivers in our league also using Z1 and we have been capturing our maps as well. Right now they are restricted download to members only, but I think I may open them up to the public...

It would be great to have a well structured central site for all pC2/Z1 users to share them.

If you may open them to the public, the work is shared by Z1 Users and we don't have to do things twice. I am planning to do one circuit (and all the layouts) once every week...

Alfred57
07-05-2018, 17:21
Another Trackdata file for Z1 Analyzer. As usual included trackmap data, wich also can be used in Z1 Dasboard. Have Fun

zBlueSoftware
10-05-2018, 17:37
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.

edhunter
16-05-2018, 08:56
Anybody have a good scan of pcars2 Circuit De Spa-Francorchamps? I tried to make scan edges but I made some mistakes and not satisfied.

Alfred57
16-05-2018, 09:22
Anybody have a good scan of pcars2 Circuit De Spa-Francorchamps? I tried to make scan edges but I made some mistakes and not satisfied.

When you make trackdata files you can best take a car with a good sight on the front wheels and good brakes and steering capabilities. I use the Honda 2&4 concept and TrackIR. Be patient and accurate. Don't worry I will do Spa this week...

edhunter
16-05-2018, 10:15
The car I used was Megane SMS Touring. I usually use driver position inside camera, and trying to follow exact track lines with the external cam + not seeing well front wheels was a bit difficult for me :)
You are correct using open wheeler or low car will be much better. I will try again and if I am satisfied will upload files here.

Alfred57
21-05-2018, 18:37
Trackdata files for PC Analyzer an the trackdata file for use Z1 Dashboard.

Have Fun!!!

Alfred57
21-05-2018, 18:41
An Extra one on request. Trackdata files Spa Francorchamps…

Have Fun!!

Alfred57
04-06-2018, 18:07
To become in the mood for the next update: Le Mans 24H and Le Mans Bugatti circuit.... Have Fun

Alfred57
05-06-2018, 16:11
The "New" Vintage Le Mans Track Great 24H fun…

Alfred57
16-06-2018, 10:15
Before watching Le Mans 24H just wanted to add new trackdata before the release of the Z1 Dasboard update. Have Fun!!!

Alfred57
21-06-2018, 10:55
To get the most out of the Audi R18 (Fuji 2016) we need the corresponding track. Have Fun!

zBlueSoftware
28-06-2018, 17:29
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

Alfred57
28-06-2018, 17:45
I love those vintage tracks, the best tracks for vintage cars!! Have Fun!!!

Alfred57
10-07-2018, 17:32
This week's Trackdata files. The Classic Hockenheim Track

Alfred57
14-07-2018, 13:40
Here the Hockenheim TrackData files except the rallycross layout. When I start those layouts I will do them all together in a rallycross file. Have Fun!!!

Alfred57
17-07-2018, 14:02
TrackData file Z1 Analyzer Imola… Have fun

Alfred57
30-07-2018, 14:05
The Knockhill Trackdata, 4 layouts. The Oval and Rally Layout will be done later.. Have fun

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

Alfred57
04-08-2018, 18:59
TrackData Files Laguna Seca (1 layout)… Have Fun!!!

zBlueSoftware
05-09-2018, 21:05
I'd like to thank everyone who posted track edge files in this thread. We have finally had time to download them all and add them to our server. This means they will automatically download for any user who opens a lap at one of those tracks.

This page shows the currently available laps for Project Cars 2: http://www.z1simwheel.com/analyzer/availableLaps.cfm?sim=ProjectCars2 Note that if there is a small dot on the right side of the blue bar where the track name is displayed that means track edges are available for download for that track.

zBlueSoftware
25-09-2018, 16:45
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, 21:24
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

F1_Racer68
29-09-2018, 01:15
Oh it is SOOOO nice to finally have ride height data!!

Thanks Russell, and all the team at Z1 for finally making this possible.....

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I think I might actually be able to gain some time now that I can see this data..... Well, that's what I will tell myself anyways :D

eracerhead
30-09-2018, 16:37
I am evaluating the software with the latest demo (Dashboard v.4.16.0, analyzer v1.13.0). Does the ride height analysis work in the demo, or is it only in the full release version?

I have UDP and Shared Memory both set to PC2. I have been testing a thoroughly slammed car at COTA, which is audibly dragging on the track. However, when I open the laps in Analyzer the report states that the car didn't bottom out at all.

F1_Racer68 suggested that Shared Memory should instead be set to "off", but in this case Dashboard demo doesn't detect any laps. Are there other specific settings to enable this function?

F1_Racer68
30-09-2018, 16:53
I am evaluating the software with the latest demo (Dashboard v.4.16.0, analyzer v1.13.0). Does the ride height analysis work in the demo, or is it only in the full release version?

I have UDP and Shared Memory both set to PC2. I have been testing a thoroughly slammed car at COTA, which is audibly dragging on the track. However, when I open the laps in Analyzer the report states that the car didn't bottom out at all.

F1_Racer68 suggested that Shared Memory should instead be set to "off", but in this case Dashboard demo doesn't detect any laps. Are there other specific settings to enable this function?

Make sure that your settings in the Dashboard are set to "Project CARS 2 UDP" as shown below:

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Also, make sure you are set to use the new ZOD2 file type as shown here:

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Ride Height is ONLY available in the UDP stream, not the Shared Memory stream, so you need to make sure you have proper UDP communications. It sounds like you are still only using the Shared Memory stream.

Remember, it is the Dashboard that records the telemetry, so you need to ensure it is configured properly.

My understanding of the demo is that it is fully functional, just time limited (only runs for 15 minutes at a time). I don't think that has changed, but Russell (@zBlueSoftware) should be able to confirm that.

eracerhead
30-09-2018, 17:03
Ah, I had Network set only to "Project Cars 2"; didn't realize there was a separate entry for UDP. ZOD2 configured as you said. Will check and see if that helps.

zBlueSoftware
05-10-2018, 20:24
My understanding of the demo is that it is fully functional, just time limited (only runs for 15 minutes at a time). I don't think that has changed, but Russell (@zBlueSoftware) should be able to confirm that.



This is correct.

zBlueSoftware
15-10-2018, 16:04
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, 15:42
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, 14:37
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, 20:37
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
21-12-2018, 20:34
With the release of the latest versions of the Dashboard, Analyzer and Server we made some big changes to the UDP stream that is sent by the Z1 Server. As the number of data points that need to be transferred has grown over the years it was time to clean up the structure to use the bandwidth more efficiently.

The latest UDP structure is available here:
http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/serverUDP.cfm

Anyone who is using the Z1 Server UDP feed in their own applications will have to update it to this latest spec.

zBlueSoftware
02-01-2019, 21:51
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, 19:02
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, 17:35
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

zBlueSoftware
31-01-2019, 19:53
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

E_Luckow
01-02-2019, 17:18
Are all these features available for Pcars as well or just for iRacing?

zBlueSoftware
01-02-2019, 22:55
Are all these features available for Pcars as well or just for iRacing?

They are available for PCars as well.

zBlueSoftware
12-02-2019, 03:10
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

AlexStudio
18-02-2019, 00:31
Analyzer does not work on my windows 10 machines, tried 2 PCs same results. It starts with a full screen blank window and then crashes after a short while. It runs well on my windows 7 machine.

Dashboard starts with a black window in win10, showing nothing until the session data starts. I have to guess where the setup icon is located in that black window and click blindly to access the option menu.

Server in win10 is showing info fine, but the option icon is also invisible. It does not connect to project cars 2 udp, only via shared memory. It does not save ZOD2 files either.

other than the small glitches above, it works well. Absolutely the best data analyzer for pCars2.

DozUK
18-02-2019, 13:22
Can you use this with the console version of Project Cars 2 given the UDP support?

zBlueSoftware
18-02-2019, 17:14
Can you use this with the console version of Project Cars 2 given the UDP support?

You would need a PC to run the Analyzer on. If that PC and your console were on the same network then it should work. I suggest downloading the demo and seeing if it works for your setup.

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

zBlueSoftware
18-02-2019, 17:15
Analyzer does not work on my windows 10 machines, tried 2 PCs same results. It starts with a full screen blank window and then crashes after a short while. It runs well on my windows 7 machine.

Dashboard starts with a black window in win10, showing nothing until the session data starts. I have to guess where the setup icon is located in that black window and click blindly to access the option menu.

Server in win10 is showing info fine, but the option icon is also invisible. It does not connect to project cars 2 udp, only via shared memory. It does not save ZOD2 files either.

other than the small glitches above, it works well. Absolutely the best data analyzer for pCars2.

Sorry to hear about these issues. It sounds like the images have not been installed properly, or that the c++ redistributables did not get installed correctly. Have you tried uninstalling the c++ redistributables and then reinstalling them?

AlexStudio
20-02-2019, 01:54
Sorry to hear about these issues. It sounds like the images have not been installed properly, or that the c++ redistributables did not get installed correctly. Have you tried uninstalling the c++ redistributables and then reinstalling them?

tried again on a clean installed win10 built 1809 machine, Dashboard and server is working well but Analyzer still won't work. There must be something wrong.

zBlueSoftware
20-02-2019, 20:36
tried again on a clean installed win10 built 1809 machine, Dashboard and server is working well but Analyzer still won't work. There must be something wrong.

Is the Analyzer issue the same one as you were having before?

AlexStudio
21-02-2019, 00:02
Is the Analyzer issue the same one as you were having before?

yes, identical issue. I'm thinking about running a win7 virtual machine in win10 to solve this.

zBlueSoftware
28-03-2019, 17:11
Version 1.15 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

This latest version has lots of improvements as well as new features. The big one is the ability for commercial users to import data from external sources!

In addition you can now compare laps from different sims or real life data against each other. So if you want to compare iRacing and Assetto Corsa, or your real life track day against a sim, you can do so!

The new Import External Data dialog.
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/ImportDialog.jpg

The updated finish line graphic makes it easier to identify the S/F line on track maps.
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/FinishLine.jpg

You can now choose the colors you want to use for the throttle/brake overlays.
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/OverlayColors.jpg

The Ride Height analysis has been updated to allow for side-by-side displays, and improved graphics.
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/RideHeightAnalysis.jpg

The Status Bar now displays the car, driver and time info for the loaded laps.
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/StatusBarInfo.jpg

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

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

Here is the full list of release notes:
* There is a new commercial feature for importing external data from csv files. This data is converted into zod2 files which can then be read by the Z1 Analyzer. This feature is available under File->Import External Data, or CTRL-I for a keyboard shortcut.

The dialog has 3 sections. The first is where you select the file you want to import. This must be csv file. It should contain data from one or more laps. Click the Browse button to open a file dialog and then select the file through that dialog. After you select the file, the first 50 rows form the file will be displayed in the table in section 3.

After selecting the file you need to fill out the items in section 2. You can type these in manually or you can right click on the cell in the section 3 table that contains the appropriate information and then select the action from the popup menu. For example most CSV file from other data sources will contains the track, driver and car name in the first few rows. If you right click on the driver name and choose 'Set as Driver Name' from the menu that cell's data will be placed in the Driver Name text field of the second section.

The track length is the only optional field in section 2. If you do not enter a value here then one of the columns from the CSV file must be the 'Lap Distance' data channel.

After filling out section 2, you should specify the various data channels and units for all appropriate columns in the section 3 table. You can scroll this table using the blue scroll bars, both vertically and horizontally. You can also use the mouse wheel to scroll vertically. For every column you want to import, you need to select the appropriate data channel from the drop down. Any column marked as 'Ignored' will not be imported. The following data channels are the minimum that must be specified: Current Time, Lap Percent or Lap Distance. Latitude, Longitude, and Altitude are highly recommended. If they are not supplied then a circle will be generated as the track map. All others are optional. Of course the more you specify the more data you will have.

Each data channel has specific units associated with it. After you choose the data channel from the top drop down, the drop down underneath will update itself with the available units for that data channel. Make sure the selected units match what is contained in your source csv file. For example if you have selected 'Lap Distance' and your CSV file has recorded lap distance in kilometers, then you'll need to set the units drop down for that column to 'Kilometers'.

The final step is to specify which row contains the first row of data. Left click on whichever row this is. That row will be highlighted and have a line draw above it. Only data from this row downwards will be imported.

Click the Import button to proceed. If you have not specified a track length, then the file will first be scanned to determine the length of the track. Afterwards it will be scanned again to convert the data into a zod2 file format. The file will be stored in Documents\Z1Analyzer\ExternalData\Telemetry. You only need to do the import one time for each CSV file.

You will receive a message once the import is finished altering you that it has completed. You will also be asked if you would like to add the laps to the Analyzer's list of available laps. You will need to do this to open them in the Analyzer. Click Yes if you would like to do so at this time. If you click No, you can always perform a Lap Scan at a later time to add the laps to the Analyzer's list of available laps.

* You can now open laps from the same track from different sims. Both tracks have to have the same name for this to work. This is intended to allow you to open a lap from a sim track and compare it to a lap from an external data file (real world) track. The name of the sim and the track map data will be taken from the main lap (and not the base lap).

* When exiting the Lap Scan dialog you will be prompted if you would like to open a lap. Answering Yes will immediately open the Lap Selection dialog, removing the step of having to choose it from the menus.

* The Ride Height Analysis screen has been updated to use the improved rendering engine that is used on the other analysis screens.

* The Ride Height Analysis screen will now show two laps side by side when you have two laps loaded.

* The brake point analysis screen has been improved so that the act of dragging your brakes is not counted as a brake zone.

* We have added comments on the overview analysis screen's braking section to include information about whether or not you are dragging your brakes during the lap.

* The behavior of selecting drivers from the popup menu in the Select Lap dialog has changed. If you right click on the list of available laps you will see the standard popup menu. Selecting 'Show Drivers' from this popup menu will display the list of all drivers whose laps are displayed in the scroll window. By clicking on the driver name you can choose if you'd like to display that driver's laps or not. This works fine when you have a few drivers. But when you have 10 or more drivers it becomes a two step process to display the laps from just one driver. You have to first select 'No Drivers' from the top of the list, then right click again, go back to the 'Show Driver' sub menu and then choose the driver name. In version 1.15 of the Analyzer if all drivers are displayed, as would be the case when you first choose a sim and track, when you select a driver name the Analyzer will display laps from only that driver, hiding the laps from the other divers. This is a shortcut to get the laps displayed from the desired driver. You can then add other drivers into the mix, or display them all again if you choose.

* The above behavior changes have also been implemented when you select from the list of cars in the drop down menu.

* You can now specify the colors used to display the throttle and brake overlays on the track maps. These colors can be set in the Colors tab of the settings dialog. They are located near the bottom (scroll down) under the Track Map section and are called 'Brake Overlay' and 'Throttle Overlay'.

* Drawing the sector line on the various analysis screen track maps has been improved to have the lines better meet the track edges.

* The S/F line on the analysis screen track maps has been updated to be a checked flag pattern instead of a red rectangle when the throttle/brake overlay is displayed to avoid confusion with the default braking color.

* We've added more YouTube video links to the YouTube Help menu. Please check these out to get the most out of the Analyzer and its features.

* The status bar at the bottom of the screen now also displays the driver name, car and lap time for the currently loaded laps. This makes it possible to see that data when the Lap Data window is not displayed.

* Instructions on how to make sure you have a track map in live telemetry are now displayed if they are needed. This would be when you are seeing the default square track map.

* Compatible with the updated RaceRoom API. Note this update is not backwards compatible with the older RaceRoom API.

* Implemented alpha version of live telemetry to F1 2018. Note as this is a beta feature there may be bugs with connecting to F1 2018 at this time.

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

zBlueSoftware
16-04-2019, 14:28
We've just released an update to the Z1 Analyzer. This new version, 1.15.2, fixes a bug that could have caused the Analyzer to crash when importing external data.

We've also added a new YouTube link to a video explaining how the import external data process works.

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

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

zBlueSoftware
18-04-2019, 20:04
One of the great new commercial features of version 1.15 of the Z1 Analyzer is the ability to import external data. This lets you use all the great features of the Z1 Analyzer to view data generated from other sources, such as real world cars. In addition that data can then be compared against data generated in a sim as well.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a5SEuTuECc

To download the latest version of the Z1 Analyzer please visit: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

zBlueSoftware
26-06-2019, 21:33
Version 1.16 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available! With lots of improvements and additions this is a must have telemetry application for any serious sim racer, and now real world racer!

Some highlights of this version are the introduction of a new license type - the Track license.
This let's you import real world data and view it in the Analyzer, and compare it to a sim lap.
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/TrackLicense.jpg

Commercial users can now run live telemetry against a recorded lap with those laps overlaid by lap distance or percentage.
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/LiveTelemetryDistance.jpg

The Analysis screen and its description screen can now be moved and resized like any other window.
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/AnalysisScreenResizable.jpg

You can now save column mappings in the Import External Data dialog.
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/SaveColumnMappings.jpg

You can import both CSV and LOG files, making it easy to import RaceCapture data files.
http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/ImportCSVLog.jpg

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

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

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Track License - this is a new license type. It is intended for those users who want to utilize the Z1 Analyzer in real world scenarios. This license gives you access to the Import External Data feature of the Analyzer. This is compatible with data logging systems such as AIM or RaceCapture, or any other one that outputs data in a CSV format .

Once your real world data has been imported into the Analyzer all the standard tools within the Analyzer are available to you to review the data. This includes all the traces, custom traces, and analysis screens. You can compare two separate real world laps, just as you would any other laps. In addition you can compare your imported laps to a lap done in a sim.

This license type is available on the Try/Buy page of the website (www.z1dashboard.com). Existing users can upgrade from a standard license to a track license by going to the My Dashboard section of the website (http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm). Once logged in there with their order number they will see an option to upgrade to the track license.

After purchasing a track license, the same pricing options apply regarding updates or the monthly subscription as apply to the standard license.

* The Analysis screen and its associated description screen are now movable and resizable just like the traces and track maps. In addition you can have the map track map and the analysis screens displayed simultaneously.

* When viewing live telemetry and comparing it to a base lap, you can now choose to compare the laps by time, lap percentage or lap distance. Comparing by lap time is what has always been the case in previous versions. Comparing by lap time overlays the two graphs by where they are in time on their laps. This lets you see if you are falling behind or are pulling ahead of the other lap. Comparing by lap percentage overlays the two graphs by where they are on the track. This lets you see in real time how the inputs of each lap compare at the exact location on the track. Comparing by lap distance is the same as by lap percent, but the x-axis will display the distance round the track in feet or meters rather than by percentage. This is a commercial only feature.

* The 'Use Live Extents' option has been improved, reducing the performance hit that could be incurred when using this feature. When this feature is turned on the live telemetry will use the values of the main lap to determine the various y-axis values in each trace. This feature is always on for non-commercial users. Commercial users have the option of turning this feature off and using the base lap to determine the y-axis values in the traces.

* Live telemetry now can show the sector divisions on the traces, when supported by the sim.

* When saving a custom layout the current color palette will now be saved along with the layout. When loading a layout its color palette will also be loaded, replacing the current color palette.

* The Lap Scan debug option now outputs more data. This will make it easier to diagnose any issues with laps not being found.

* Scanning of ZOD2 files has been improved. The Analyzer will now check to make sure all laps that can be extracted from a ZOD2 file actually exist, and if not it will recreate them. Previously if a ZOD2 file was scanned, and then a file it created was deleted, there was no was to get that deleted file back again.

* When scanning ZOD2 files the Lap Scan dialog will now report the name of the file being scanned and the number of laps currently found within it. Previously the display would show no updates until the ZOD2 files were scanned. This resulted in it appearing as if the lap scan was hung up.

* There is now an option in the Import External Data dialog to save column mappings. After you have specified all the column mappings and their units, click the Save Mapping button. You'll be prompted for a name for the mapping. Then click OK. This mapping will then be available to load in the future. To load a previously saved mapping, choose its name from the Load Mapping drop down. The column mappings will then be applied to the currently selected file. This new option saves time if you have a standard file format or two that you repeatedly import.

* The Import External Data dialog now lets you import file of type 'LOG', as long as those files are in the same CSV format as a CSV file. This allows for more easy importing of data from applications like RaceCapture.

* The Import External Data option now lets you import data files where there are gaps on the data. There are some data files where the data is only recorded when it changes. This leaves blank cells in some of the rows. In this case the Analyzer will fill in those blanks with the previous value for the data channel.

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

zBlueSoftware
09-07-2019, 22:18
Version 1.16.1 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available. This fixes a couple of bugs that were found in version 1.16.0.

* Fixed a bug that could cause the Analyzer to crash when attempting to open laps if it was unable to connect to our servers when requesting data on other laps.

* Fixed a bug that could prevent the external import data process from running properly if the track length was specified.

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

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

zBlueSoftware
10-07-2019, 23:22
We've just released version 1.16.2 of the Z1 Analyzer! This fixes a couple of bugs as well as introduces a couple of small improvements to version 1.16.

* The limit for the number of cars or drivers that can be displayed in the drop downs for the popup menu when selecting a lap has been increased from 100 to 1,000. This is sue to the number of different laps now available on our servers.

* Fixed a bug that resulted in imported external data not always matching up properly with sim data when displaying traces by time.

* The Track License will now allow for up to 20 different Layouts. Previously was the same as the standard license at 10. The commercial license allows for an unlimited number of layouts.

* The Open Layout and Save Layout dialogs now show the number of saved layouts in parenthesis after the 'Saved Layouts' title.

* The Edit Trace dialog now shows the number of saved custom traces in parenthesis after the 'Trace Name' title.

* You can now delete a custom trace in the Edit Custom Traces dialog. Right click on the custom trace name you wish to delete and choose 'Delete Custom Trace'. Note if the trace was being used in the currently displayed layout then it will remain there until you select a different trace to replace it, or until you select a different layout, or you restart the Analyzer. Any saved layouts that used the deleted custom trace will have that custom trace replaced by the Throttle trace.

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

Existing users can update here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

zBlueSoftware
12-07-2019, 16:54
One of the great unique features of the Z1 Analyzer is Track Edges. This lets you see where the edges of the track are when viewing your driving line. A driving line shown in empty space just doesn't help much. But once you add the left and right edges of the track you can really see where you are on the lap.

Driving line with Track Edges showing:
https://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/DrivingLine2.jpg

We've updated the list of available laps to show which tracks have pre-defined track edge files. When you view a lap from one of these tracks the track edges will automatically be downloaded from our servers so you can easily and properly view the driving line on your Z1 Analyzer.

The new Track Edge icon shown on our website indicates pre-defined track edges:
https://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/TrackEdge.png

See what is available here: https://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/availableLaps.cfm

In addition to the track edges there are over 27,000 laps that you can compare yourself against!

zBlueSoftware
17-07-2019, 21:48
In this video we discuss what we've been up to over the past month and what our goals are for the next month or so.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abpUXdU3_Wo

Including updated on the website, emails, current versions, sim compatibility, future feature lists and more.

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