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

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  1. Russell Hodgson

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    The Z1 Dashboard and Analyzer let you display the interface in multiple languages. This video explains how to select from the several options that come with the software, as well as how to create your own language packs so that you can display the software in any language.



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    Intro: 0:00
    Some irony: 0:31
    Choosing your language for the Z1 Dashboard 0:38
    Choosing your language for the Z1 Analyzer 2:23
    Creating language packs For the Z1 Analyzer: 3:34
    Creating language packs For the Z1 Dashboard: 6:40
    Final Thoughts: 9:48
     
  2. Russell Hodgson

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    Want to know how to easily display and modify Traces, Scatter Plots, Histograms and Data Tiles in the Z1 Analyzer?
    This video explains it all!



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

    Chapters:
    0:00 Intro
    1:05 Menu Overview
    1:51 Adding/Changing Traces
    3:20 Adding/Changing Data Tiles
    4:38 Adding/Changing Scatter Plots
    6:24 Adding/Changing Histograms
    8:08 Final Thoughts
     
  3. Russell Hodgson

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    Version 2021.2 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

    There are loads of new features and improvements in this new version.
    Some highlights include:

    Custom Channels
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    Automatically create custom channels when necessary
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    RaceChrono compatibility
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    Data logging & auto track map creation from live telemetry
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    Fuel levels displayed for downloadable laps:
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    And we even want to pay you for your setups!

    New users can get the demo here:
    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:
    * Custom Data Channel support. You can now create your own custom channel for use within the Z1 Analyzer. These channels can be use in traces, math channels, data tiles, scatter plots and histograms. Once created they can be populated with data during the import external data process. To map one of your data columns from the external file to your custom data channel, select the custom channel name from the appropriate column's channel drop down, just as you would any standard data channel name.

    * Custom channel data saved within a zodx or zodxl file is tagged with the name of the custom channel. If you delete that channel or change its name at a later data then the data associated with that channel will become unavailable to you, even though it is still within the zodx/xl data file. To retrieve the data from such a deleted or renamed custom channel you would need to create a new custom channel with the appropriate name.

    * When using a Pro/Commercial license the Z1 Analyzer can automatically create custom channels for any non-mapped data channel when importing a lap from external data. This feature can be toggled on and off using the 'Create Custom Channels' option in the Import Lap dialog.

    * When using a Pro/Commercial license the Z1 Analyzer will automatically create any necessary custom channels that are found within a zodx or iRacing ibt file if they do not already exist. For iRacing ibt files this would include any data points that are not part of the 100+ data channels that are imported by default. This feature can be toggled on and off using the 'Create Custom Channels' option in the Open Lap dialog.

    * A Track license or higher is required for custom data channels. The Track license allows you to create up to 10 custom channels. The Pro/Commercial license allows for unlimited custom channels.

    * To create a custom channel go to Data Channels->New Custom Channel. You can enter a name for your channel as well as the units used in that channel. The units used is for your purposes only, and have no bearing on how the Z1 Analyzer will display the data contained by the channel.

    * To edit an existing custom channel go to Data Channels->Edit Custom Channel. You will then see a list of existing custom channels. You can edit the channel by double clicking on it. To delete the custom channel right click on its name and choose the Delete option.

    * If you are importing external data, you can quickly create a new custom channel by selecting thee '<Add New>' option from the channel list drop down. This will display the Custom Channel dialog where you can create your new custom channel. Once created it will automatically be assigned to the column you were working on.

    * Custom Traces now show data in live telemetry mode.

    * Velocity X, Y and Z have been added as channel options to the external data import.

    * When selecting a file to import in the Import External Data dialog, the Z1 Analyzer will now try to automatically determine the file format. If it is able to do so then it will pre-populate the various fields in the Lap Information section as possible. It will also attempt to automatically find and select the column name row and the first data row, as well as selecting the appropriate column mapping. This is all intended to make the import process easier. We still suggest you check to make sure the columns are mapped properly. Custom channels are not included in this column mapping process. The currently supported file formats for automatic detection are: MoTeC CSV (metric), AIM CSV (metric), RaceChrono, Porsche PCM (Metric and Imperial). If the file format is not automatically detected you can still set all the fields manually to import your data.

    * Custom Data Channel streaming. Custom data channels can be streamed in live telemetry to the Z1 analyzer using a UDP feed. Please see this page for the expected UDP structure: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/serverUDP.cfm. Up to 32 custom data channels can be streamed using UDP. You must create a Custom Data channel in the Z1 Analyzer with the same name as the data channel being streamed in the UDP feed. A Educational license or Pro/Commercial license is required for custom data channel streaming.

    * The Z1 Analyzer can now record telemetry data when display live telemetry. To activate this feature click the 'Data Logging' checkbox that appears in the status bar at the bottom of the Z1 analyzer's window when live telemetry is running. This feature requires a Track license or higher.

    * The Z1 Analyzer will now automatically create the track map during live telemetry for all sims except iRacing. (iRacing does not provide the necessary data to create a track map during live telemetry.). This feature requires a track license or higher. Standard license holders can still create track maps for live telemetry by saving a recorded track map as in previous versions.

    * There are three options for when a track map should be created during live telemetry. These are set in the Live Telemetry settings tab, under 'Create track map'. 1) Always - this will create a new track map every time you do a fastest lap in a session. 2) If Blank - this will create a new track map every time you do a fastest lap in a session if the track map did not already exist when you started the session. 3) Never - this turns off the track map creation. Note iRacing does not provide the necessary data for live track map creation. A Track license or higher is required for live track map creation.

    * Custom traces now have an option called 'Convert Units'. This is on by default. This option converts the units of the default data channels to what would be used to display them in a default trace. For example, the brake data channel has values of 0.0-1.0, but in the default brake trace it is displayed as 0-100%. With the convert units option turned on, the brake data channel will appear as 0-100% in your custom trace. With the option turned off it will appear as 0.0-1.0 in your custom trace. The convert units option can be set specifically for each custom trace. This option has no effect on any math or custom channels displayed within your custom trace.

    * The Open Lap dialog now displays the starting fuel amounts for each of the laps on the server. This amount is displayed in the locally selected units (either liters or gallons). This should make it easier to select a lap that is closest to your own lap in fuel load.

    * You can now optionally upload your setups for various sims. These setups will be available to download in the Analyzer and on our website in the future. For every download your setup receives you will be paid. This amount is currently set at $2.00 per download. A window will be displayed after you open one of your laps asking if you would like to upload the setup associated with that lap. To do so, first specify if it is a race or qualifying setup, then click the 'Select Setup' button to find the setup to upload. The Analyzer will attempt to open the correct folder for the currently selected sim and track. A message will then be displayed confirming the upload. If you do not want to be asked about uploading your setups, you can click the 'Don't show this again' option in the upload dialog. You can manually open the upload dialog by going to the File->Upload My Setup menu option.

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  4. Russell Hodgson

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    Version 2021.3 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available! This one took a bit longer than usual, but is worth the wait.

    The updated Lap Data window
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    After a comprehensive overhaul the Analyzer now supports having multiple laps open simultaneously. This allows you to view a group of laps at once! This can be done in the traces, or the analysis screens.
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    The Driving Analysis screen now shows all the lines for the currently opened laps, allowing you to easily see how consistent you are at any point of the track.
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    We've also added a new 'Channel Report' feature. This displays data for all the open laps in an Excel style format. You can choose which data channels, math channels or custom channels are shown. The new Channel Report is perfect for viewing how data changes over time, with a minimum, maximum and average value shown for each lap and each selected channel.
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    And there's support for F1 2021!
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    New users can get the demo here:
    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:
    * The Open Lap dialog now allows you to open multiple local laps at once. To open a range of laps left click on the first lap, then shift-double left click on the last lap to open. To open multiple laps that are not next to each other, left click on the first lap, then control-left click on each additional lap you want to open. Then on the final lap, control-double left click to open the selected laps. To open a single lap just double click on the desired lap. You can also still use the various keyboard shortcuts to open laps, as well as the right click popup menu to open individual laps. Note opening multiple laps at once only applies to your laps on your PC. Laps from our servers can only be downloaded one at a time.

    * Standard licenses can have up to 10 laps open at once. Track licenses can have up to 20 laps open at once. Pro licenses can have an unlimite number of laps open at once.

    * Channel Reports - This new feature is available under the Analysis menu. A Channel Report is an Excel style spreadsheet that lists all currently opened laps. You can then choose what data channels, custom channels or math channels you want to display in the columns. Each cell will display the minimum, maximum and average value of the selected data channel for the specified lap. This allows you to easily compare data across multiple laps and see how it varies over time.

    * To add a data/custom/math channel to the Channel Report simply select it from the drop down. Doing so will add a new column with the selected data. You can continue to do this, adding as many column as you need. To change the data showing in a column simply select the new data/custom/math channel from the drop down at the tp of the column.

    * To delete a column from your Channel Report double click the red 'X' to the left of the drop down at the top of the column. Note you cannot delete the 'Select Channel' column.

    * Channel Report scrolling - if necessary scrollbars will be displayed on the channel report. You can scroll with the usual mouse controls. The mouse wheel will control the horizontal scrollbar if you hold down the Control key while turning the mouse wheel.

    * To save a channel report enter a name for the report in the text field next to the Save button. This names of your eports must be unique. Click Save to save the report.

    * To load a previously saved report, simply select its name from the drop down at the top left.

    * The Lap Data window has been redesigned to display a list all the currently opened laps. You can specify which ones should be displayed in the traces by selecting the checkbox underneath the 'options' column. You can also specify which lap is considered the 'main' lap by clicking on that lap anywhere in its row. The main lap is always shown the the traces. It will also be the one shown in the Data Tiles, Histograms and Scatter Plots. To close an opened lap, double-click the red X under the 'options' column.

    * The Lap Data window can be scrolled vertically when the number of opened laps does not fit vertically within the space of the window. When the scroll option is available you will see a scrollbar appear on the right side of the Lap Data window whenthe mouse is over that window. You can scroll by using your mouse wheel or by clicking and dragging the scrollbar handle.

    * The Lap Data window will show the following information for all opened laps: lap number, lap time, driver name, car name, track name, and sim name. Note that you may need to expand the Lap Data window horizontally to see all of this information.

    * You can sort the displayed laps in the Lap Data window by clicking on the column header text. The order will alternate between low to high and high to low with each click of the header. For driver, car, track and sim, if two laps have the same value then the lap number will be used as a tie breaker when sorting.

    * The Laps->Clear Base Lap and Laps->Swap Laps menu items have been removed. In their place is one menu item: Laps->Clear All Laps. This will clear all currently loaded laps.

    * Two new menu items are under the Laps menu. Show All Laps, CTRL-ALT-S, will display all currently loaded laps. Hide All Laps, CTRL-ALT-H, will hide all currently loaded laps, with the exception of the currently selected main lap.

    * The Lap Overview analysis screen has been updated to allow for multiple laps to be displayed. The laps displayed are based on the information in the Lap Data window.

    * The Driving Line analysis screen has been updated to allow for multiple laps to be displayed. You can control which laps are displayed using the Lap Data window.

    * Various updates and improvements to the analysis screens.

    * You can now maximimze/minimize a trace by double clicking its title bar.

    * When running live telemetry with a Pro license you have the ability to compare the live telemetry to a previously recorded lap. In previous versions this lap would be the 'base' lap. However as the concept of a base lap has been deprecated, the lap that will be used for comparison is the lap that is designated as the main lap when you start live telemetry. You can change the comparison lap to any of the other loaded laps during live telemetry by clicking on the desired lap in the Lap Data window.

    * Codemasters F1 2021 is now supported.

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  5. Russell Hodgson

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    A small update for the Analyzer, V2021.3.1 fixes a bug associated with live telemetry:

    * Fixes an issue with live telemetry when running rFactor, Automobilista or Game Stock Car when graphing by distance or percent where the pre-recorded lap would appear jagged in comparison to the live telemetry lap.

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

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

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    Viewing multiple laps in the Z1 Analyzer is a great way to easily see where you can gain time. That's the main point of using a telemetry application. Watch this video to see how you can easily use the Z1 Analyzer to review your laps and gain those all important seconds.



    Make sure you join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/XXwhX6azxM

    Download the Z1 software here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

    Chapter Index
    0:00 Intro
    0:36 How To Open Laps
    2:05 Managing Your Open Laps
    3:37 Showing and Hiding Laps
    4:14 Closing Laps
    4:37 Sorting Laps
    5:28 Cursor Values on Traces
    6:31 Playing Back Laps
    7:56 Lap Time/Sector Analysis
    9:34 Driving Line Analysis
    13:26 Final Thoughts
     
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    Here are some pictures of the Z1 Analyzer in action on the pit wall of the Indianapolis Speedway this past month for the Indy Autonomous Challenge. The AI Racing Tech team uses the Z1 Analyzer software as their telemetry application for their racing team. Check them out here: https://www.hawaiiavtech.com/

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    And don't forget to download the Z1 demo here:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    Version 2021.4 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available! There are a ton of new features and updates in this version.

    Some highlights are:
    A new driving consistency analysis feature. Open multiple laps and the Z1 Analyzer will tell you how consistent you are under braking, throttle and your driving line. A great way to easily improve your driving.
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    Graphical updates to make the display crisper, especially under varying resolutions.

    Multiple analysis screens can now be included in one layout.
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    Default layouts are now included.
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    The settings dialog, as well as several others, have been updated to the latest look and feel.
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    You can now easily zoom to a specific section of the track in the analysis screen by control-left-click/dragging the mouse to highlight the desired area.
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    New users can get the demo here:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

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

    Full list of release notes:
    * There is a new Analysis screen - the Consistency Analysis. This screen analyzes three areas where consistency is important: Braking, Throttle, and Driving Line. When you have multiple laps loaded this analysis will let you know how consistent you are across those laps. And as we always say - consistency is key to being a better faster driver, and to making any setup changes.

    BRAKING:
    The braking section shows three metrics for each brake zone:
    1) Average braking - this is the average brake application.
    2) Maximum braking - this is the maximum brake application.
    3) Braking Graph - this shows where you started to brake and where you ended braking.
    Ideally all three of these would be the same for every lap. The consistency percentage for braking represents how similar these are across the laps.

    THROTTLE:
    The throttle section shows two metrics for when you exit each brake zone.
    1) Time to 100% - this is the time it takes you to get back to a consistent 100% throttle.
    2) Throttle Graph - this shows you the space between getting off the brakes through to when you where back to a consistent 100% throttle.

    DRIVING LINE:
    The driving line section looks at each corner with the lines driven through that corner overlayed on the track map. The consistency score is based on how similar the various lines are.
    Anything over 90% is considered to be very good.
    80-90 % is fairly good, but could use a bit of improvement.
    If you have any corners under 80% those are the ones you should focus most of your time on.

    * The Settings dialog has been updated to the latest design.

    * You can now specify the font used in the Analyzer for the title bars, and axis numbers and descriptions. This option is available in the Display settings tab.

    * You can specify the font sizes used to display the title bar text, axis text and sector text. This option is available in the Display settings tab.

    * There is a new option at the top of the Display tab called 'Auto Scale'. Resizing the Analyzer's window with this option enabled will scale the display up and down to keep everything using the same amount of space within the window. (This is the same behavior as in previous versions of the Analyzer.) When turned off, resizing the window will not adjust the scale of the objects, leaving them exactly as they are. This allows you to create more space in the Analyzer's window for additional objects. The default behavior is to have this option turned off.

    * Graphics clarity has been improved, especially when Windows scaling other than 100% is being used.

    * There is now a Hertz Target option for live telemetry. This allows you to set the number of times per second the Analyzer will sample data when running live telemetry. By default this is off, allowing the Analyzer to sample as fast as possible. This is what was happening in previous versions of the Analyzer. To turn on a Hertz Target go to the Live Telemetry settings tab and scroll down to the 'Other' section where you will see the option to specify a Hertz Target rate.

    * The Pro license option of having the border of a trace flash if that trace's value goes outside of specified values during live telemetry is now also avialble when you play back a recorded lap.

    * The min/max/avg display in the trace title bars can now be turned on or off via 'Show Min/Max/Avg' setting in the Display tab of the settings dialog.

    * There are now three options for what the min/max/avg area of the trace title bars can display. They are 1) min/max/avg; 2) cursor value & min/max/avg; 3) cursor value only. You can cycle through these by clicking in the arrows in the trace's title bar just to the left of the close icon. The settings is specific to each displayed trace.

    * The Lap Overview Analysis Screen has been updated. The section that discusses your driving line has been improved to show the driving line for the referenced corner alongside the comment, making it easier to see what is happening in that turn.

    * More than one analysis screen can now be opened at the same time. In previous versions you could only see one analysis screen at a time. The analysis screens now act like any other object (trace, scatter plot, etc), allowing you to better incorporate them into your layouts.

    * Improvements to the Track Walk analysis screen to make it easier to use.

    * You can now zoom in on the analysis track maps by dragging the mouse with the control button down. This lets you draw a square over part of the track map. When you release the mouse button the map will zoom to that square. You can customize this option in the Control settings tab. You can specify whether control drag, or a basic drag zooms in on the track map. The default is for the basic drag to move the track map and the control drag to zoom in on it. As always, double clicking on the track maps will restore the default zoom and location.

    * Several default layouts are now provided. You can open these from the File->Open Layout menu. They can be used as is, or you can modify and save or delete them if desired. Basic layouts for lap analysis, traces, histograms and scatter plots are included, as well as layouts for data imported from the Porsche PCM and the AIM MyChron.

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  9. Russell Hodgson

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    If you want to be a faster race driver (and let's face it everyone wants to be faster), the Z1 Analyzer is the tool that can help you get there.



    This video highlights three new features of the Z1 Analyzer that are there to help you maximize your potential on every lap.

    Watch the entire video, or skip to the chapter that interests you the most.

    Download the free demo here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
    Join our discord channel: https://discord.gg/XXwhX6azxM

    Chapter Index
    0:00 Intro
    0:43 Laps Displayed
    1:22 Displaying the Consistency Analysis
    1:44 Why Consistency Matters
    2:29 Consistency Analysis Overview
    2:36 Braking Analysis
    3:56 Braking Metrics
    6:00 Example of a Consistency Brake Zone
    7:05 Example of an Inconsistent Brake Zone
    8:14 Throttle Analysis
    8:38 Throttle Metrics
    10:03 Example of a Consistent Throttle Zone
    10:43 Example on an Inconsistent Throttle Zone
    11:59 Driving Line Analysis
    12:32 Driving Line Metrics
    13:07 Example of a Consistent Driving Line
    13:55 Example of an Inconsistent Driving Line
    14:53 Analysis Tips
    15:20 Final Thoughts
     
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    The Z1 Analyzer is the telemetry analysis application you want to be using to find that extra time you are looking for on track. Version 2021.4 of the Z1 Analyzer introduces many new features into the software. These make it easier to use, view telemetry, and most important of all provide more insight into making you a faster driver.



    Join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/XXwhX6azxM

    Download the Z1 Analyzer here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

    Chapter Index:
    0:00 Intro
    0:40 Viewing Multiple Analysis Screens
    1:28 Lap Overview Analysis
    2:19 Track Walk Analysis
    3:10 Analysis Screen Instructions
    3:35 Zooming in on Analysis Track Maps
    4:31 Updated Settings Dialog
    5:09 Customizing Fonts
    6:17 Auto Scale and Graphics Updates
    7:32 Hertz Target in Live Telemetry
    8:24 Trace Min/Max/Avg Options
    9:39 Default Layouts
    10:23 Final Thoughts
     
  12. Russell Hodgson

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    Version 2021.4.2 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available. This fixes a few bugs found in version 2021.4.1.

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

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

    v 2021.4.2
    * Fixes a bug that could cause the Analyzer to crash when opening or changing laps.
    * Fixes a bug that could prevent laps from the server from being downloaded.
     
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    The next version of the Z1 Analyzer is well underway. Here's a sneak peek at one of the updates - the Histogram creation dialog has been completely updated, making it easier than ever to create histograms. Previews are included so you can see in real time what your histogram will look like.
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    Version 2022.2 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available! The Z1 Analyzer analyzes and trains motorsport drivers.

    The Z1 Analyzer has had a big overhaul with this version. All the dialogs have been updated, with many new features.

    Highlights include:
    The Open Lap dialog has been updated to the latest look and feel.
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    A Suggest Laps button has been added to it to make it easy to find comparison laps.

    The Math Channel dialog now includes the active preview feature.
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    Derivatives have been added to the Math Channels
    The Math Channel formulas are now color coded.

    The Import External Data dialog has been updated to the latest look and feel.
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    The Histogram creation dialog includes the active preview feature.
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    The Scatter Plot dialog includes the active preview feature.
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    The Custom Trace dialog includes the active preview feature.
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    The Print dialog now lets you easily change the header graphic.
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    Existing users can get the latest version here:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

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

    Full list of release notes:
    * Redesigned Open Lap dialog to bring it up to the current design standards.

    * There is a new option under the Recorded Telemetry settings tab: Reset Filters. This is on by default. When selected the car and driver filters will be cleared when you select a new sim or track in the Open Lap dialog.

    * If laps were pre-scanned in the Dashboard, the Analyzer will now ask if you'd like to open them when it starts up. If you choose to open them you will be taken to the Open lap dialog where the laps will be displayed, allowing you to choose which ones you'd like to open. This feature can be turned off by unchecking the 'Check For Pre-Scanned Laps On Startup' option in the Recorded Telemetry settings tab.

    * The various edit list dialogs have been updated to the new look and feel.

    * The Open Layout and Save Layout dialogs have been tweaked to bring them inline with the updated edit dialogs.

    * The Custom Channel Dialog has been updated to the new look and feel.

    * The Histogram Dialog has been updated to the new look and feel. It also includes a preview feature, allowing you to see what your histogram will look like as you create it.

    * The Scatter Plot Dialog has been updated to the new look and feel. It also includes a preview feature, allowing you to see what your scatter plot will look like as you create it.

    * The Custom Trace Dialog has been updated to the new look and feel. It also includes a preview feature, allowing you to see what your trace will look like as you create it.

    * The Math Channel Dialog has been updated to the new look and feel. It also includes a preview feature, allowing you to see what your math channel will look like if you display it as a custom trace.

    * You can now customize the background color of the rectangle that surrounds the current cursor value in the traces. This is available under the Screen Colors tab, Trace Lines and Text Colors section. Look for the Data Line Background color swatch.

    * You can now choose whether or not you want the cursor values to be displayed on the traces next to the data line. You can turn this option on and off under the Recorded Telemetry tab in the settings dialog. It is on by default.

    * Derivatives are now supported in Math Channels. You can create a derivative of any data channel by clicking the 'Der' button in the Math Channel dialog. You'll get a formula like 'Derivative([LF Shock Deflection]). This allows you to create velocity channels for sims that do not support them, such as ACC. To display this, or any other Math Channel in a trace you would create a Custom Trace which displayed the Math Channel.

    * After using the Edit dialog to open a custom channel, custom trace, math channel, scatter plot or histogram, closing the associated dialog will return you to the previous edit dialog. In prior versions the edit dialog was also closed, meaning you had to re-open the edit dialog to edit additional items.

    * Math channels now have an optional units parameter. This is for your reference purposes only, and does not effect how the channel is displayed.

    * The Connect To Stream dialog has been updated to bring it up-to-date with the latest look and feel.

    * The Print dialog has been updated to being it up-to-date with the latest look and feel. Note printing is only available with a Pro license.

    * You can now select the header image to be used when printing. This is done in the Print dialog.

    * The consistency analysis has been added as an option in the Print Dialog.

    * The Print dialog will now give tell you what is being printed during the print process.

    * You can now clear the data line on a trace by clicking on the left side Y-Axis numbers.

    * The Lap Scan dialog has been updated to the latest look and feel.

    * The Import External Data dialog has been updated to the latest look and feel, and is now resizable.

    * The math channel formula displayed in the Math Channel dialog is now color coded. Different colors are used to display the channels, operators, functions and numbers. You can customize these colors in the Screen Colors tab of the settings dialog.

    * You can now left click on the track map in the Driving Line Analysis screen to set the current position on the track.

    * There are new options in the Control settings tab that let you specify what left mouse clicks and control-left mouse clicks do in the analysis windows when clicking on the track map. By default left clicking on the track map in an analysis screen will display information about the point you clicked on. This information will vary depending on the analysis screen being displayed. The default control-left click action is to move the cursor to the clicked on point.

    * There is a new option in the Open Lap dialog - Suggest Laps. This is a button just above the 'Laps From Other Drivers' section. This will search the available laps and display up to 20 laps that are slightly faster that the currently selected main lap. This makes it easier for you to find laps to compare yourself against in order to improve your lap times. Note that the suggested lap function may not always return laps. It will depend on your lap time and the available laps.

    * The popup menu which is displayed in the Open Lap dialog with you right-click on the local or server laps table now includes an option to 'Clear All Filters'. This makes it easier to reset any applied filters and view the entire list of laps again.

    * Added 4 default math channels. These are derivatives of the shock deflections. This allows you to view shock velocity histograms and traces, for sims that do not provide shock velocity data, like ACC.

    * Added 6 default custom traces. These are Brake/Throttle, Derivative shock deflection, and derivative shock deflection for each wheel.

    * Added 4 default histograms. These are Derivative Shock Deflections for the 4 corners of the car. These are in addition to the 4 standard shock velocity histograms. The derivative ones are intended for use with sims that only provide shock deflection data, such as ACC.

    * The right-click popup menus on the Edit screens for Scatter Plots, Histograms, Math Channels, Custom Traces and Custom Channels have been standardized. They all provide options for creating new items, editing existing items, copying existing items and deleting existing items.

    * The right-click popup menu that is displayed on the traces now includes a 'Graph By' submenu. This allows you to choose how the data in the traces is displayed. It can be either by Lap Time, Lap Percent, or Lap Distance. These are the same options as are included in the Display tab of the Settings dialog. This new placement makes it easier to select them. The selected setting is global to all traces.

    * The splash screen now shows the progress of opening any laps that were opened in the Analyzer when it was last closed.

    * There is a new checkbox at the top of the Open Lap dialog - Sort By Cars First. When selected this sorts the results for both local and server laps by the car name first. This option is also available in the settings dialog and the right click popup menu.

    * Search results for the Laps From Other Drivers in the Open Lap Dialog are no longer returned in one large set of results. This is due to the very large number of laps available for each sim and track. By default 250 will be returned at a time. You can adjust this to either 500 or 1,000 by using the right click popup menu on the Laps From Other Drivers section, or in the settings dialog. When you scroll down to the bottom of the results, additional laps will be loaded if available. This makes for a more responsive interface.

    * When registering you can now use the keyboard shortcut CTRL-V to paste your order number into the order number text field, assuming you have previously copied it from another location using the standard Windows copy (CTRL-C) command.

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

    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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    The Z1 Analyzer open lap dialog has been reworked for version 2022.2. This video explains all the new features including the Suggest Laps option that lets you easily find laps that are slightly faster than you to help you improve your lap times.



    Download the Z1 Analyzer today: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

    Contents:
    0:00 Intro
    0:54 Displaying the Dialog
    1:26 The Open Lap Dialog
    1:38 The Checkbox Options
    4:15 Selecting the Sim and Track
    4:36 Viewing Available Laps
    5:30 Filters
    6:52 Favorites
    7:33 Clearing Filters
    7:59 Suggesting Laps
    9:29 Opening A Lap
    9:57 Opening Multiple Laps
    10:37 Keyboard Commands
    10:56 Final Thoughts
     
  16. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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    We've just released version 2022.2.1 of the Z1 Dashboard, Server and Analyzer. This fixes a few issues found in version 2022.2 of those applications.

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    Release notes:
    Z1 Dashboard v2022.2.1:
    * Fixes a bug in the Z1 Server which could cause it to crash when connecting to rFactor 2.
    * Various small improvements to data logging.

    Z1 Analyzer V 2022.2.1:
    * Fixes a few bugs associated with display of previews when creating Scatter Plots, Histograms, Custom Traces and Math Channels.
    * Improves the fidelity of track edge creation.

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

    New users can download the demo here:
    https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
  17. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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    The Pro version of the Z1 Analyzer lets you print the traces, scatter plots, histograms, and analysis screens. With version 2022.2 printing is easier than every. This video explains all the options.



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

    Contents:
    0:00 Intro
    0:30 Opening the Print Dialog
    0:49 Changing the Header Image
    1:14 Print Options
    1:35 Printing Analysis Screens
    2:07 Final Thoughts
     
  18. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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    The Z1 Analyzer is all about making you a faster driver. It comes with over 100 default traces. But sometimes you want to make your own traces. You might have a math channel you want to view, or perhaps you want to combine multiple channels on one trace. This video explains how to do all that and more.



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

    Chapters:
    0:00 Intro
    0:25 Displaying Standard Traces
    0:49 Creating a Custom Trace
    1:31 Adding Channels
    1:57 Setting Colors
    2:07 Decimal Places
    2:29 Channel Units
    3:34 Displaying a Custom Trace
    4:12 Editing Custom Traces
    4:33 Final Thoughts
     
  19. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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    Math Channels are a very powerful telemetry tool. They let you create calculated values from other existing channels. This could be something as simple as flipping a value from negative to positive, or something more complex like getting the derivative of a channel to determine its acceleration, or combining multiple channels such as ride heights to get the rake of the car at any given point.

    The Z1 Analyzer supports all this and makes it easy to create and view Math Channels. For anyone interesting in car telemetry either in the sim or real world, this is a must see.

    This video explains all that and shows how to create some sample math channels.

    Download the Z1 Analyzer here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

    Chapters:
    0:00 Intro
    0:17 What is a Math Channel
    0:56 Why Do You Need Math Channels
    2:13 How Do You Create Math Channels
    3:01 Math Channel Properties
    4:02 Selecting Data Channels
    5:06 Creating Math Channel Formulas
    6:12 Example Derivative Formula
    7:22 Example Flipping Formula
    8:12 Example Multi-Channel Formula
    9:31 Creating a Custom Trace for the Math Channel
    10:16 Displaying the Math Channel
    11:05 Final Thoughts