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

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  1. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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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

    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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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

    Russell Hodgson Active Member

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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.



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    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
     
  7. Russell Hodgson

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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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