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  1. #51
    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.



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



    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.



    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
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  2. #52
    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.



    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

  3. #53
    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.



    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
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  4. #54
    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


    New Brake Points Analysis


    New Timing Delta Trace


    Lap Scan Dialog Now Shows Current Filters


    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

  5. #55
    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/...zerGeneral.cfm

  6. #56
    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.

  7. #57
    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


    New Cylinder Head Temperature trace


    New ABS and Negative option buttons in custom traces


    New Snap to Grid options


    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
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  8. #58
    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
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