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

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  1. Russell Hodgson

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    Version 1.18 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

    There are many improvements in this version, but the big one is the addition of video. You can now open videos of your laps and have them play back in sync with the telemetry. You can sync the video and the telemetry so that whenever you move to a different point in the video the telemetry will move to that same point, and vise-versa.
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    We've also added corner overlays, making it easier to see where the corners are in your traces. As with everything in the Analyzer these overlays are completely customizable.
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    The current time and distance of the cursor is now displayed in the status bar at the bottom of the Analyzer's display. New to this version is the ability to step through the telemetry using the left/right arrow keys.
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    And for track, educational or commercial users you can now adjust the beacon position of the base lap in one of three ways: through a dialog, or keyboard arrows, or using the mouse.
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    Remember the Z1 Analyzer comes with the Z1 Dashboard and Z1 Server!

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

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

    Here is the full list of release notes:
    * 64 Bit - The Analyzer is now a 64 bit application. This was necessary for the video option below.

    * VIDEO - The Z1 Analyzer now supports opening and playing back mp4 and avi video files. To display the video window go to Display->Show Video. The video window is exactly like any other window in the Analyzer. You can drag it and resize it as you like.

    To open a video click on the folder icon at the bottom of the video window.

    To play a video click on the play icon at the bottom of the video window. Just like the playback of telemetry data, each time you click the play button the playback speed will be reduced by half, down to 1/16 speed. At that point clicking it again resumes full playback speed.

    To pause a video click on the pause icon at the bottom of the video window

    To stop playback of a video click on the stop icon at the bottom of the video window. Clicking the stop button also resets playback speed to full speed.

    You can step forward and backwards through the video frame by frame by using the forward/backward step icons. Each click of one of these icons will advance/rewind the video by one frame.

    You can jump to the start or end of the video by using the 'move to beginning' and 'move to end' buttons.

    You can fast-forward or rewind the video by using the fast-forward or rewind buttons.

    * There is a sync button in the video button bar. This looks like two arrows pointing at each other. When this button is selected it will turn green. When it is selected if you play, pause of stop the telemetry or video then the other will also play, pause or stop.

    * There is a flag button in the video button bar. This is used to specify where the start/finish line is for the lap. You should use the video controls to move the video so that the car is right at the start/finish line. Then click this button. Doing so will tell the Analyzer where the start/finish line is for this video and this lap. Once this has been done, the Analyzer will keep the video and telemetry in the same position on the lap when you click to a specific location on a trace or the track map.

    * You can now step forward/backward through the telemetry using the right/left arrow keys. Each time you press one of the keys you'll move forward or backward by one data point in the lap. This makes it easier to control exactly where you are in the lap.

    * The Analyzer will now use both steering inputs and lateral g-forces to determine the corners of a track. The g-force threshold is 0.6G to determine the start of a corner. Note if the track has track edges defined then those will be used to determine corners instead of steering or g-forces.

    * There is now an option to show corners overlayed on the traces. This option is located under Display->Show Corner Overlays. You can choose if you want the overlays to be filled on the trace, or just an outline by ticking the 'Fill Corner Overlay' option in the settings General tab. You can choose the colors used to draw the left and right hand corners in the Screen Colors and Print Colors under the Track Map section. You can have different colors for screen display and printing purposes.

    * There is now an option to shift the base lap forwards or backwards as compared to the main lap. This is intended to let you line up two different laps that have used different beacon positions. This would occur most often in real world imported laps. In sim laps it is highly unlikely you would need this feature. The option is available under the Laps->Shift Laps menu option. In the dialog you can then enter the distance you want to move the base lap in meters, centimeters or feet. A positive number shifts the lap to the right, and a negative number shifts it to the left.

    You can also shift the lap forward or backward by one data point by using the Shift+Right/Left Arrow keyboard combination, or by choosing the Laps->Shift Forward or Laps->Shift Backward menu options.

    You can also use the mouse to shift the lap forward or backward. Hold the Shift key down and left click on a trace and drag the mouse. This will shift the base lap trace in sync with the mouse movement.

    Note shifting a lap does not permanently change its beacon position. It only moves it while the lap is currently open.

    This feature requires a track license or higher.

    * The status bar now displays the current time and distance at the cursor position. This data is show as "cursor: 0:24.817 | 3358.3 feet". If you have distances set to metric then you'll see the distances in meters. This information is based on the main lap and not the base lap.

    * Added six (6) new traces: Yaw, Pitch, Roll, Yaw Rate, Pitch Rate and Roll Rate. These are available for all users under 'Chassis' in the trace popup menu for those sims that support this data. These traces are also available for use with custom traces. For track and commercial users they are also available for imported data. And for commercial users they are available in the 'Limits' settings of the commercial settings tab.

    * Updates to how saved layouts are handled with respect to resizing them if the window size differs from when they were saved, and if more traces have been added to the Analyzer since the layout was created. Note these changes only effect layouts saved in this version and forward.

    * When running the demo you can now choose between the four different license levels (standard, track, educational or commercial). This lets you try out each license level to determine which is right for you. As before, the demo will last 15 minutes regardless of the license level selected. After the 15 minutes is over you will have to restart the Analyzer to get another 15 minutes.

    * There is a new license level - educational. This is intended for educational institutions. For details on this license level and what it offers please visit https://www.z1simwheel.com/analyzer/licenses.cfm

    Download the demo today: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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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.
     
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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)