New Z1 A n a l y z e r version released

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  1. Russell Hodgson

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    Version 1.9.0 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

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

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

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

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

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

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    The Z1 Analyzer

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    The updated Lap Analysis screen

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    The new Save Layout dialog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    We've released a small patch to the Z1 Analyzer with version 1.9.1. This fixes a couple of issues:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    We've released another small update to the Analyzer (v 1.9.3) that fixes a few bugs.

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

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

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

    * Fixed a bug that could cause the Analyzer to crash when attempting to read very large (multi gig) ibt files from iRacing. The maximum file size has now been capped at 1GB. Any file larger than that will be skipped.
     
  4. fl0wf1r3

    fl0wf1r3 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a great tool. Does it work with RaceRoom? I see iracing In the screenshots
     
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  6. higsy

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    Hi, ive downloaded version 1.9.3 and opened it as instructed and running it in demo mode with raceroom, but it's not running anything. I tried it on single player and I am not running antivirus. Is there a way to check which ports it uses and whether there open ? Thanks...oh yes..a bit of information. I have a triple screen setup and want to run this on my 4th screen for realtime telemetry
     
  7. Russell Hodgson

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    Just to confirm, did you start live telemetry? If so does it just stay with the waiting for sim message?
     
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    Stupid question , how do you start live telelemetry ?
     
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    You select File->Live Telemetry. Or if you go to the select lap dialog there is a button to start live telemetry at the top right.
     
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    Hi, so I gave this a but of a run tonight and it shows some great promise, looks like it's going to take time to weed through to find out whats important to me to help me improve.
    Some observations though , I was on a few different tracks and only the track map came up once . The rest on the time it was just a square.. didn't matter whether I was in single player or multi.

    Also I was getting microstuttering as well.. kind of similar to when someone joins in a multi race.

    Cheers looks great.
     
  11. Russell Hodgson

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    The track map does not get created in live telemetry mode at this time. You need to record a lap first and then open that lap. Once the lap is opened you click on the gear icon at the top left of the track map and then click Save. Once you do this the track map will show up in the live telemetry mode.
     
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    Lots of questions Russell. I'm still trying to work my way around the telemetry.
    1. Not quite sure I understand how to record and save a lap. Is there a record button from from down menu ?

    2. How do you load left and right side of track... does the track map need to be there first ? As most tracks are squares rn. I've downloaded all the files needed from your forums..

    Thanks
     
  13. Russell Hodgson

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    To record a lap of telemetry yo need to have the Z1 Dashboard running. The Dashboard is what records the telemetry. There is an option in the settings of the Dashboard (General tab) which tells when it should record telemetry. It is usually best to have this set to Always. Then all your laps will be recorded. Note it only records full laps. If you do a partial lap it won't be recorded. You will see a small 'DL' (for Data Logging) displayed at the lower right corner of the Dashboard when telemetry is being recorded.

    To see how track edges are created please see this video:
     
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    Ok,I see I thought record was done through analyzer.

    All the right and left edges of the raceroom tracks are all ready predefined I was trying to figure out how to load them in the analyzer.
     
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    The edges should be automatically loaded when you open a recorded lap. So if you did a lap at track X and there are track edges for that track, then when you open the lap from track X, the track edges will be automatically loaded. You don't have to do anything.
     
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    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.

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

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    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.

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    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
     
  18. Russell Hodgson

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    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
     
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  19. Don Rudi

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    Just bought it today and must say it is just amazing. All I am missing would be a print (to PDF) function :)

    One question though - how can I remove a base lap without having to restart the Z1Analyzer?
     
  20. Russell Hodgson

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    Glad you like it!

    1) What would you like to be able to print to PDF?

    2) Right now the only way to clear the base lap is to load a lap from a different sim or track. we will be adding a 'Clear' function in the March update (v1.11)