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Title: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on September 23, 2015, 07:12:11 pm
The Z1 Analyzer program is the latest application to join the Z1 Dashboard and Z1 Server suite of applications. Available with version 4.3 and 4.4 of the Z1 Dashboard software the Z1 Analyzer application allows you to view telemetry from any recorded lap in any of the sims supported by the Z1 Dashboard software. You can use the Z1 Dashboard software's data logging to record the lap.

We have just released version 1.1. This new version includes many updates over the previous version including:
* There are several new traces: ride heights, brake temperatures, inner tire temperature, outer tire temperatures, driver inputs.

* You can now specify which traces are displayed in each of the 9 locations. To do so go to the Layout tab of the settings dialog. There you can click on a trace location on the left, and then select the trace to fill that location from the list on the right.

* There is now an expand arrow at the bottom right of the track map. Clicking this doubles the size of the track map. It also shows additional overlays to provide you with additional feedback of your lap and how it compares to any other loaded laps.

* You can now adjust the speed of the playback of a lap. Each time you click the play button the playback speed will slow down by half for the following playback speeds: 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, and 1/16. Clicking the play button again at 1/16 speed returns the play back to normal 1/1 time. The current playback speed is indicated at the top right of the track map.

* You can now choose to display the traces in metric (the default) or imperial measurements.

* There is a new option called 'Graph From Zero'. This allows you to choose if certain graphs start at zero even if there are no values to display at that level. Version 1.0 always did this. The default is to have this option off. So for the traces that support it (Shocks, RPM and temperature traces) they will start at a value higher than zero. This will make better use of the available space in the graph.

* You can now specify the color of the overlay line used when comparing laps.

* The throttle/brake and 3D track map settings are now remembered, and reloaded as you had them each time you open the program. By default the throttle/brake overlay is on.

* The Z1 Analyzer now remembers the lap you had loaded and will re-load that lap when restarting. You can turn this option off in the general tab of the settings dialog.

* The three dimensional track map has been improved for better rendering in order to show elevation changes better.

To download the demo please visit: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=KRP
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: VELOCIPEDE on October 06, 2015, 01:53:07 pm
i have installed and launched like a demo, but how the program work? i can't select the sim  :(
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on November 11, 2015, 12:56:42 am
Quote from: VELOCIPEDE on October 06, 2015, 01:53:07 pm
i have installed and launched like a demo, but how the program work? i can't select the sim  :(


For some reason I didn't get notified about your post.  So please excuse the late reply.

The Z1 Analyzer analyzes data files that are created by the Z1 Dashboard.  So you need to run the Z1 Dashboard as you drive in the sim.  While doing so, make sure the data logging feature of the Z1 Dashboard is turned on.  This will record the laps you do.  After you are done running you can then open the Z1 Analyzer to view those laps.

Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on December 16, 2015, 12:37:27 am
We are really excited to announce version 1.2 of the Z1 Analyzer. With this version we are adding an entirely new section to the analyzer. This new section is intended to help improve the most important part of any car setup - the driver! After you load your lap into the Z1 Analyzer it will give you feedback on how well you drove the lap and where you can improve. In addition if you compare two laps it will give you a turn-by-turn analysis of where you are faster or slower.

The lap overview screen:
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/KRPOverview.jpg)

Driving lines are also part of this analysis. You can now see the full track with your driving line overlay to see exactly how much of the track you are using. The analyzer will tell you when you missed an apex, tracked out properly, or many other tips. Or if you got it perfect - you'll be told that too!

You can also see at a glance if you lock up any wheels, or if the car bottomed out during the lap.

In addition to all this we've also added in new traces, sectors, improved graphics and 3d rendering, and finally - live telemetry! You can now view all traces in real-time as you drive round the track.

The Z1 Analyzer supports all sims the Z1 Dashboard supports (iRacing, rFactor 1 & 2, Assetto Corsa, Project CARS, SimBin, Codemasters, Kart racing Pro). And as the Z1 Analyzer can connect to the Z1 Server you can view your real time telemetry on a different computer form the one running the sim.

If you already own the software you can get this new version by going here http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm and entering your order number. If you have yet to try it out please visit http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=KRP to download the demo.

Here is the full list of release notes:
* The Z1 Analyzer now has many features aimed at improving the most important part of the car - the driver. The Z1 analyzer is more than just a telemetry analysis program. While it does that extremely well, it is also aimed at helping you improve your driving. This is done through easy to read and understand analysis screens, where suggestions are provided in an attempt to help you improve everything from your driving line, to cornering, to braking, and much more. You don't need a PhD in telemetry analysis to improve your times with the Z1 Analyzer and these new features.

* A new analysis overview screen has been added.(Clicking on the green bordered triangle at the bottom right of the track map will expand the track map to show the various analysis screens.) As there are now many analysis screens, there is now an Overview screen. This screen summarizes your lap giving you advice on how to drive a better and faster lap. If you have two laps loaded, then the screen also includes information on how the laps differ. This should be your starting point when reviewing your laps.

* A new driving line analysis screen has been added. (Clicking on the green bordered triangle at the bottom right of the track map will expand the track map to show the various analysis screens.) Joining the existing speed screen is a driving line screen. You can now compare your driving line around the track with one from another lap. You can use the mouse to move around the circuit and to zoom in or out to get the desired view.

* The driving line analysis screen can show the entire circuit layout with your driving line over it. To do this you need to drive two laps around the circuit. One following the left edge of the circuit, and one following the right edge. Both laps need to be full laps. The speed doesn't matter. Accuracy is what is important. After you have driven these laps (they must have been recorded with the Z1 data logging or iRacing telemetry), you can load them into the Z1 Analyzer by select 'Load left edge lap' or 'Load right edge lap' on the Select Lap Dialog. Once you have done this the track will be fully rendered. You only need to do this once for each track.

* The driving line analysis screen shows the sector time splits for both laps, along with the time lost or gained between the laps for each sector.

* The driving line analysis screen displays the position of the cars when you play back the lap. Each car is positioned on its driving line, allowing you to easily see their progress around the track.

* There is now a ride height analysis screen. Open the analysis window by clicking on the green triangle at the bottom right of the track map. Then choose Ride Heights from the drop down at the top right. This screen shows a colored overlay of your ride heights around the track. It uses the lowest ride height of your four wheels and front splitter to determine the color used. The lower the car the redder the color. The higher the car, the bluer the color. If you actually hit the ground at any point there will be an orange circle displayed. Clicking on the circle will give you full details of the incident.

* There is now a turn analysis screen. Open the analysis window by clicking on the green triangle at the bottom right of the track map. Then choose Turn Analysis from the drop down at the top right. This screen shows all the turns on the track along with the amount of time it took you to drive through each turn. If two laps are loaded the the time for each lap is displayed, long with the difference between the two. This will allow you to easily see where you are gaining or losing time.

* The turn analysis screen will also give you advice on how to drive the turn more quickly. To view this advice, click on the orange circle on the specific turn. If no circle is displayed, then you have driven the corner practically perfectly and no advice is necessary.

* There is now a brake lockup analysis. Open the analysis window by clicking on the green triangle at the bottom right of the track map. Then choose Brake Lockups from the drop down at the top right. This screen will display any lockups on the map as a red line. There will also be an orange circle for each lockup that you can click on for more information. This includes the wheel locked, and the distance of the lockup. If you had no lockups on during the lap this will be displayed on the screen. This analysis screen is intended to help you gauge brake pressure and bias used by the driver and on the car.

* There is now a Track Edge Check analysis screen. When you load the track edges into the analyser it is important that the left and right edges are properly identified. If tey are not some of the features in the other analysis screen may give incorrect results. This screen allows you to easily see if the left and right edges are identified properly by the analyzer, and to switch them if they are not.

* You can now move the track map around and zoom in or out on it in the analysis screens. Click and drag with the left mouse button to drag. Use the mouse wheel to zoom in or out.

* The Speed Comparison analysis screen now displays the position of the cars when you play back the lap. In addition the current speed of both cars is displayed when the lap is being played back to allow for easy comparison at all points of the track.

* The Z1 Analyzer can now show live telemetry as well as recorded laps. To enable live telemetry go to the select lap dialog and click the Live Telemetry button. The analyzer will now wait to connect to any of the supported sims (iRacing, Assetto Corsa, Project CARS, rFactor 1 & 2, Kart Racing Pro, ARCA Sim Racing, Game Stock Car, SimBin, Codemasters). It will also connect to the Z1 Server. Note that each sim provides a different amount of live data, so the feeds available will vary by sim. Once you have started the sim, the analyzer will start displing the telemetry. (Note that rFactor 1 & 2, Kart Racing Pro, ARCA Sim Racing and Game Stock Car require the plugin be placed into the appropriate folder.) The analysis screens are not available for live telemetry. If you want to go back to a recorded lap, just open the select lap dialog and choose the desired lap.

* Added a new trace for front splitter ride heights.

* When you zoom in on a section of the lap, the track map now shows (in the lower left corner) the time taken to drive that segment of the lap. If two laps are selected, the time taken for each lap to drive the segment is displayed, along with a time differential. This allows you to easily see which lap was faster over the selected segment.

* Double clicking on the steering trace will zoom the traces and track map in to the turn the car is driving through at that point on the trace. You can then compare the two laps to see which is faster through the turn. If the point you click on is a straight, then the traces will zoom in to that straight, allowing you to compare the two laps down the straight.

* Sectors are now included in the trace graphs. There is a slightly thicker grey line drawn vertically on the trace for the end of each sector.

* Sectors are also drawn on the track maps as grey divisions on the map.

* Improved the rendering of the track maps, especially at higher zooms. This results in smoother track lines, and better color overlays of the braking and throttle traces.

* Improved the rendering on the throttle/brake overlay on the track maps.

* The dates and times of the laps are now shown for all laps. Previously for some iRacing ibt files that contained multiple laps, those laps would all have the same date stamp on them. Now they have the proper stamp based on when you ran the lap.

* You now have to select both the car and track before selecting a lap. This makes it easier to select your lap, especially if you have many laps saved.

* The list of cars and track now displays alphabetically, ignoring case. Previous lower case names appeared at the end of the list.

* You can now choose to sort the laps by date or lap time when choosing them. This should make it easier to find the desired lap.

* When selecting laps you can now sort the laps by fastest sectors.

* You can now specify how old a lap can be in order for it to be included in the lap drop down when selecting a lap. This will make it easier to find laps when you have a lot of them on file. The default age is 2 days.

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=KRP
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on December 16, 2015, 12:40:55 am
Here are some screen shots:

The traces:
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/KRPTraces.jpg)

The lap overview screen:
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/KRPOverview.jpg)

Showing speed comparison between laps:
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/KRPSpeed.jpg)

Showing the speed comparison on a 3D map:
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/KRPSpeed3D.jpg)

Showing the turn analysis:
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/KRPTurns.jpg)

Showing the driving line analysis:
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/KRPDrivingLine.jpg)

You can zoom in on any part of the map by using the mouse wheel, and then drag it around to view the part you want in detail:
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/KRPDrivingLineZoomed.jpg)
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on December 23, 2015, 11:42:28 pm
The Z1 Analyzer also allows you to view live telemetry.  It can connect to any of the supported sims so that you can view telemetry as it happens!  It will even connect to the Z1 Server so you can run it on a laptop or secondary computer or tablet.

To get the live telemetry started just go to the Select Lap Dialog and click on the live telemetry button.

(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/LiveTelemetryOpen.jpg)

The next thing you know, you'll be viewing live telemetry!

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=KRP
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on December 29, 2015, 10:42:41 pm
Version 1.2.2 of the Z1 Analyzer is available.  This includes a few bug fixes:
Fixed a bug where the shock deflection, ride heights and front splitter heights could display in centimeters instead of millimeters.

Fixed a bug that could prevent partial laps of a circuit (such as at the Nurburgring tourist configuration) from being loaded.

If you were experiencing these please go to the MyDashboard page (http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm) and download the latest version.

If you haven't tried the Z1 Analyzer yet, please get the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=KRP
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on January 06, 2016, 12:12:41 am
The Z1 Analyzer is designed for ease of use.  The main layout consists of 9 traces.  And if you want to change them that is easy!  You don't need to search through endless text menus, complicated formulas or variables for a particular piece of data.  Just go to the Layout tab in the Settings dialog.

(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/LayoutSettings.jpg)

The left side shows your current layout.  The right side shows all the available traces in easy to see images. Just click once where you want to place a trace; then click once on the trace on the right. Your selected trace will then appear where you wanted it.  It is as easy as that!

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=KRP
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: tonymq on November 08, 2016, 12:22:49 am
Is the Z1 analyser a stand alone produce Product?

IF not, what else do I need? I want to see live telemetry and view Z1 analysis on my laptop.

Thank yoh
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on June 28, 2018, 07:31:53 pm
Version 1.12 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

We spent a lot of time updating the various DLLs and other dependencies on this release.  The result is a faster, more efficient version of the Analyzer, that is better integrated with the latest Windows 10 releases.

In addition we've added a new file format, ZOD2, to allow for more detailed information to be recorded for each lap. This is being introduced for Kart Racing Pro in this release, and all other sims in the next version.

And of course there are new features, such as Snap to Grid when moving traces around, a new data channel for Cylinder Head Temperature, new ABS and Negative operators for custom traces, and more.

Updated Brake Lockup Analysis screen now works with Wheel RPS as well as Wheel Speed
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/BrakeLockupAnalysis.jpg)

New Cylinder Head Temperature trace
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/CylinderHeadTempTrace.jpg)

New ABS and Negative option buttons in custom traces
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/CustomTraceAbsNeg.jpg)

New Snap to Grid options
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/SnapGrid.jpg)

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

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


Here is the full list of release notes:
* Updated various DLLs and dependencies related to graphics and display to improve performance.

* Implemented a new data recording file format - ZOD2.  This brings various improvements over the original format that allows for more accurate lap timings and sectors times.  In addition it will help get rid of partial laps that could sometimes occur with the ZOD file format. This new file format will also allow for better future expansion. As of this release it is only associated with Kart Racing Pro.  Other sims will be supported in future releases of the Z1 Analyzer.

* There is a new settings called 'Show Grid' in the General tab of the settings dialog.. This will display the background grid used in the Snap To Grid feature. This is off by default.

* There is a new setting called 'Snap To Grid' in the General tab of the settings dialog. When turned on this will make sure all windows that are moved or resized will line up with the square grid. This allows you to more easily align traces for a better looking layout. This is on by default.

* There is a setting called 'Grid Size' in the General tab of the settings dialog. This allows you to set the size of the snap grid. The default size is 5.

* There is a new trace for Cylinder Head Temperature. This is available under the Engine State sub menu.  In addition you can set the color of this trace in the Color tab of the settings dialog.  And commercial users can set minimum and maximum value alerts for this trace in the commercial tab of the settings dialog.

* The Wheel RPS trace now displays all values as positive. This allows for sims like RaceRoom which reports wheel RPS speed as negative to still be displayed on the trace's graph.

* The Wheel RPS trace is now associated with the Graph From Zero option.  When the Graph From Zero option is turned off the graph will show minimum numbers based on the wheel RPS of the lap. This allows for more detail in the graph.

* The Project Cars 1 and Project Cars 2 network connectivity options have been combined into a single drop down where you select the version you would like to connect to.

* There is now an ABS (absolute value) button in the custom trace layout operators.

* There is now a NEG button in the custom trace layout operators. This will multiply the appropriate value by negative one (-1).

* The brake lockup analysis screen now works with sims that report negative wheel RPS rates, such as RaceRoom.

* You can now specify the color of the background of the entire analyzer screen. This is available in the Colors tab of the settings dialog.  Look for the Background swatch at the bottom of the third column.

* You can specify the color of the snap grid. This is available in the Colors tab of the settings dialog. It is at the bottom of the third column.

Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on August 02, 2018, 12:47:28 am
We've just released version 1.12.1 of the Z1 Analyzer. This fixes a bug that could prevent the Analyzer from connecting to the Server during live telemetry.

As always, the demo versions of the Z1 software are available here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on September 25, 2018, 06:46:09 pm
Version 1.13 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

This is our Telemetry Analysis application that comes with the Z1 Dashboard. It is compatible with iRacing, Assetto Corsa, rFactor 1 & 2, Project Cars 1 & 2, Codemasters F1 series, Kart Racing Pro, RaceRoom and Game Stock Car.

We are constantly striving to advance the Z1 Analyzer and version 1.13 is no exception with multiple new features and improvements. Some highlights include:

We have added multiple keyboard commands to the various menus as well as the lap selection dialog.

(http://www.z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/FileMenuV113.jpg)

(http://www.z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/TraceDisplayMenuV113.jpg)

The rendering engine used to create the throttle and brake overlays in the analysis screens has been completely revamped, providing for smoother and more detailed displays.

(http://www.z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/SpeedComparisonV113.jpg)

The new ZOD 2 file format is supported by Assetto Corsa, Race Room, Project Cars and rFactor 2.

The layout of buttons for the track map has been redesigned to provide faster access to their options.

(http://www.z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/TrackMapV113.jpg)

Download the demo here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Support for the new ZOD2 format for Assetto Corsa, Race Room, Project Cars 2. (This new format improves accuracy of lap times and sector times, as well as adding additional data.)

* In the select lap dialog the small square to the left of open laps will now show a different color for an open base lap versus open main lap. Base laps will show a blue square by default. Main laps will show an orange square by default. You can set the colors used for these squares in the settings dialog.

* Improved rendering of the throttle/brake overlays on all track maps in the various analysis screens. The rendering is now smoother and even more accurate than before.

* Improved rendering of side by side laps for Speed Comparison, Brake Points, and Understeer analysis screens. The rendering is smoother and eliminates the jagged edges that sometimes occurred on various track maps.

* There are now keyboard accelerators for various menu commands. They are:
File->Open = Ctrl O
File->Start Live Telemetry = Ctrl L
File->Stop Live Telemetry = Ctrl Shift L
File->Open Layout = Ctrl Shift O
File->New Custom Trace = Ctrl T
File->Settings = Ctrl Shift S

Laps->Clear Base Lap = Ctrl Alt C
Laps->Switch Laps = Ctrl Alt S
Laps->Play Lap = Ctrl P
Laps->Stop Lap = Ctrl Shift P
Laps->Flip Map Horizontally = Ctrl H
Laps->Flip Map Vertically = Ctrl V
Laps->Rotate Map = Ctrl R

Analysis->Zoom In = Ctrl Z
Analysis->Zoom Out = Ctrl Shift Z

Trace Display->Reset Traces = Ctrl Shift R
Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 1 = Ctrl Shift 1
Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 2 = Ctrl Shift 2
Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 3 = Ctrl Shift 3
Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 4 = Ctrl Shift 4
Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 5 = Ctrl Shift 5
Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 6 = Ctrl Shift 6
Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 7 = Ctrl Shift 7
Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 8 = Ctrl Shift 8
Trace Display->Show/Hide Trace 9 = Ctrl Shift 9
Trace Display->Show/Hide Lap Data = Ctrl Shift L
Trace Display->Show/Hide Track Map = Ctrl Shift T

* The open settings and open lap buttons have been removed from the top of the Lap Data display.

* Note for the Ctrl P (Play Lap) option, every time you use the keyboard shortcut it slows the playing speed down by half, until you reach 1/16 speed at which point it returns to full speed.

* The menu items in the Trace Display menu now show check marks next to them when their associated item is displayed, and no check mark when it is not.

* The Show Trace 1-9 menu items under the Trace Display menu now include the name of the trace being displayed. This should make it easier to see which trace is being referenced, especially if the traces on the display are not in their original order.

* There is a new option under the Lap menu called 'Swap Laps'. Choosing this option will switch the currently selected base lap and main lap (so the main will become the base and the base will become the main). You can also use the Ctrl-Alt-S keyboard shortcut for this as well. (This is the same option as clicking on the left/right arrow icon in the analysis screens.)

* There are two new options under the Analysis menu called 'Zoom In' and 'Zoom Out'. These options will let you zoom in or our on the analysis track maps. They duplicate the magnifying glass buttons displayed in the analysis track maps screens. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts of Ctrl-Z to zoom in and Ctrl-Shift-Z to zoom out. Note if you are not viewing an analysis screen, then these menu options do nothing.

* The play and stop buttons have been moved from the Lap Data section to the top of the Track Map section.

* The track map's 'option' button has been removed. The buttons is showed (flip horizontally, flip vertically, rotate, show/hide throttle-brake overlay, show/hide 3D map, and save track map) are now permanently displayed in the track map header.

* Menu Items will now be disabled if their functionality does not make sense to be used, or should not be used, in a certain mode (such as when live telemetry is playing, or when analysis screens are displayed or hidden.)

* The Live Telemetry option under the file menu has been split into two options: Start Live Telemetry and Stop Live Telemetry. Only one will be active at a time.

* When viewing the analysis screens, the icons for playing, stop playing, zooming in and out, and switching the laps have been moved to the top of the analysis screen in a new header bar. These icon duplicate the functionality available in the menus and keyboard shortcuts.

* When viewing the analysis screens, the icons for flipping the track map, rotating the track map, displaying/hiding the throttle-brake overlays, and showing the map in 3D are now permanently visible in the new header bar. This makes it easier to access these options.

* When viewing live telemetry the lap count, last lap and best lap display has been moved into the track map header. This frees up more space in the main display for the track map.

* You can now use the mouse scroll wheel to scroll the list of laps in the Select Lap dialog.

* You can now use the up and down arrow keys to scroll the list of laps in the Select Lap Dialog.

* There are now shortcut options for the following four menu items in the Select Lap Dialog. They will work on the currently highlighted lap:
Open Lap = Enter
Open Base Lap = Ctrl Enter
Load as Left Edge = Ctrl L
Load as Right Edge = Ctrl R

Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on September 26, 2018, 11:25:13 pm
We released a small patch update, version 1.13.1 of the Analyzer.  This fixes a couple of bugs:

* Fixed a bug in parsing ZOD2 files that could result in sector times being off by one sector (ie sector one time being reported as sector two time, etc)

* Fixed a bug in parsing ZOD2 files that could result in lap times being off by one lap (ie a lap time for the previous lap being attributed to the next lap.)

You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on October 15, 2018, 05:50:55 pm
One of the great parts of the Z1 Analyzer is the analysis screens which show you were you can gain time, or where you can improve your driving. In version 1.13 of the Analyzer we have completely revamped the rendering engine used to display the throttle/brake overlays on the track maps. This gives a much smoother and accurate display of your inputs at any resolution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgsLzLqchps (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgsLzLqchps)

Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm (http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm)
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on October 23, 2018, 05:43:53 pm
In version 1.13 of the Z1 Analyzer the layout graphics of the buttons associated with the Track map have been overhauled. Now they are in a much easier to use and view location. Watch this video to see where they all are, and what they do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ojNHh1jOF4

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on November 26, 2018, 04:38:14 pm
The Z1 Analyzer is one of the best telemetry analysis systems available, and it works with your favorite sims, including iRacing, rFactor 1 & 2, Assetto Corsa, RaceRoom, Project Cars 1 & 2, Kart Racing Pro, Codemasters F1 series, and more.

Here is a preview of the up-coming version 1.14 of the Analyzer. We've added a new 'Data Channel' feature which allows you to display the values of any of the 50+ data channels available, both for recorded laps and live telemetry. As with the traces, these data channels are completely customizable, from their location, to the size to their data and color.

(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/Analyzer114Preview.jpg)

We've also got many other improvements and tweaks coming in this new version. It is just a few weeks away - so stay tuned!

As with all Z1 software applications you can download the current demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on December 19, 2018, 10:38:15 pm
Version 1.14 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

We've added an entirely new type of data display called 'Data Channels' This lets you view the value of any data channel in a large easy to read format.

The Analyzer is also able to load laps from Codemasters F1 2018 that were recorded in the Z1 Dashboard.

We've also revamped the colors tab making it much easier to find and change the colors you want. This along with a new title bar position makes the Analyzer's display much more customizable.

New layout possibilities.
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/Analyzer114LayoutExample.jpg)

(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/Analyzer114LayoutExample2.jpg)

The updated Colors tab
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/Analyzer114ColorSettings.jpg)

New Data Channels displayed.
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/Analyzer114Preview.jpg)

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

Existing users can get the latest version here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

Here is the full set of release notes:
* Added a new setting called 'Title On Top'. When this is turned on the titles for each trace will be displayed on the top of the trace, as opposed to the left side as was the case in previous versions. This allows for a longer description of the trace being displayed. This option is turned on by default. If you would prefer the titles on the left as in previous versions then uncheck this option.

* Updated the Analyzer to work with the new more compressed UDP format from the Z1 Server.

* The 'Trace Display' main menu has been renamed 'Display'.

* Added 'Data Channels'. A data channel is a small numerical display of any of the available data channels within the Z1 Analyzer. It will display the current value of the selected item. For example displaying Throttle will give you a number between 0 and 100. Displaying Speed will give you a number between zero and your maximum speed. Data channels that are assigned to wheel or tire data will display four numbers, one for each wheel or tire. The number display is associated with the current location selected in the track. If you are playing back a lap, or viewing live telemetry then the number displayed is the current location on track.

You create a data channel display by selecting 'Add Data Channel' from the Display main menu, or type the CTRL-D key combination. Once displayed you can move and resize the data channel just like you would any other trace. To change what is displayed in the data channel, right click on it and choose the desired option. You can maximize the data channel display if you want. To remove the data channel, select the Trace Display->Hide Trace from the popup menu.

You can have a maximum of 20 data channels displayed at one time. The currently displayed data channels will also be included under the Display menu. If you select the data channel from the menu if will bring it to the front, covering any items behind it, assuming you have the auto bring to front option selected.

Note custom traces are not yet supported in the data channels.

* When choosing the Display->Reset Display option any active Data Channels will be moved to the right side of the window, and be moved to the foreground on top of any traces.

* To remove a data channel from the display, right click on the data channel's display and select Trace Display->Hide Trace. Unlike traces, the data channels are not just hidden, they are removed. So the number of data channels will go up and down depending on how many you have displayed. Remember the maximum number that can be displayed at once is 20.

* Now when you use the Display menu to show/hide a trace, when the selected trace is requested to be shown, it will also be brought to the front layer (assuming you have the auto bring to front option selected).

* The Colors tab has been revamped. The various colors are now grouped into sections based on their purpose. These sections are loosely based on the right-click popup menu displayed in the traces. In addition, several new customizable colors have been added. These include those for the trace title background, border, text and header color; various track map colors, and default grid and background colors.

* Engine Torque is now available as a data channel for those sims that support it (Currently rFactor 2 and Project Cars 2).

* Logging has been updated to include more data when necessary. This should make determining issues easier in the future.

* Now when you change what a trace or data channel is displaying (by using the right click popup menu on the trace or data channel) the Analyzer no longer resets the lap position back to the beginning or stops play back of a lap. It will keep everything as it was, and just change what is displayed in the trace or data channel.

* The Analyzer can now read laps the Z1 Dashboard recorded in Codemasters F1 2018.

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

Existing users can get the latest version here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on January 02, 2019, 11:53:17 pm
For everyone who uses the Z1 Analyzer to help them improve their lap times we have updated the page showing which data channels are available for which sims.

As the Z1 Analyzer now supports Codemasters F1 2018 sim, the page needed to be updated.  In addition we had added a few additional data channels to some other sims.

You can see the entire list of supported data channels here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/analyzer/channels.cfm
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on January 11, 2019, 09:04:00 pm
One of the main goals of the Z1 Analyzer is to help you improve as a driver. This video is the first in a series that explains the features of the Z1 Analyzer that help you become the best river you can be.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HhDx32GRtA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HhDx32GRtA)

Getting the most from yourself as a driver and being consistent every lap is the key to winning races. The Lap Overview screen gives you a summary of how you did driving your lap. It is a must for any driver looking to improve the most important part of the car setup - the driver.

Download the demo here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm (http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm)
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on January 22, 2019, 07:37:32 pm
When you are driving on a track you always hear people say 'make sure you drive the line'. And 'Hit the apex and track out points'. Well what does that mean? How do you know if you are driving the correct line? Or if you are hitting the apex?

The Z1 Analyzer's Driving Line analysis screen is designed to help you answer those questions.

Watch this video to get these answers on one of the best ways to improve your lap times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUEMGigQbg4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUEMGigQbg4)

Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm (http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm)
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on January 31, 2019, 09:58:52 pm
Braking into a turn - a critical part of getting a great lap time. This video explains how the Z1 Analyzer details each braking zone for you so you can improve and beat the competition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CZy6GAc1Ak

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm (http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm)
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on February 12, 2019, 05:11:53 am
This video is an update to one we made about two years ago. A lot has changed in the Z1 Analyzer in that time. A new video was needed - and here it is!

The display of the Z1 Analyzer is highly customizable, and knowing how to take advantage of that customization and the information it provides you is really important when it comes to getting the most out of the Z1 Analyzer, and in the end becoming a faster driver - and that is what it is all about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UffUcbaAB5k

If you'd like to skip around and watch specific parts of the video here they are:
Orientating the Track Map 0:39
Zooming In 2:25
Changing Displayed Information 4:40
Positioning Traces 7:26
Showing and Hiding Windows 9:49

Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm (http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm)
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on March 28, 2019, 07:12:24 pm
Version 1.15 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

This latest version has lots of improvements as well as new features.  The big one is the ability for commercial users to import data from external sources!

In addition you can now compare laps from different sims or real life data against each other.  So if you want to compare iRacing and Assetto Corsa, or your real life track day against a sim, you can do so!

The new Import External Data dialog.
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/ImportDialog.jpg)

The updated finish line graphic makes it easier to identify the S/F line on track maps.
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/FinishLine.jpg)

You can now choose the colors you want to use for the throttle/brake overlays.
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/OverlayColors.jpg)

The Ride Height analysis has been updated to allow for side-by-side displays, and improved graphics.
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/RideHeightAnalysis.jpg)

The Status Bar now displays the car, driver and time info for the loaded laps.
(http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/images/StatusBarInfo.jpg)

The latest demo can be downloaded here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

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

Here is the full list of release notes:
* There is a new commercial feature for importing external data from csv files. This data is converted into zod2 files which can then be read by the Z1 Analyzer.  This feature is available under File->Import External Data, or CTRL-I for a keyboard shortcut.

The dialog has 3 sections.  The first is where you select the file you want to import.  This must be csv file.  It should contain data from one or more laps. Click the Browse button to open a file dialog and then select the file through that dialog. After you select the file, the first 50 rows form the file will be displayed in the table in section 3.

After selecting the file you need to fill out the items in section 2.  You can type these in manually or you can right click on the cell in the section 3 table that contains the appropriate information and then select the action from the popup menu. For example most CSV file from other data sources will contains the track, driver and car name in the first few rows. If you right click on the driver name and choose 'Set as Driver Name' from the menu that cell's data will be placed in the Driver Name text field of the second section.

The track length is the only optional field in section 2.  If you do not enter a value here then one of the columns from the CSV file must be the 'Lap Distance' data channel.

After filling out section 2, you should specify the various data channels and units for all appropriate columns in the section 3 table.  You can scroll this table using the blue scroll bars, both vertically and horizontally.  You can also use the mouse wheel to scroll vertically.  For every column you want to import, you need to select the appropriate data channel from the drop down.  Any column marked as 'Ignored' will not be imported.  The following data channels are the minimum that must be specified: Current Time, Lap Percent or Lap Distance. Latitude, Longitude, and Altitude are highly recommended. If they are not supplied then a circle will be generated as the track map. All others are optional.  Of course the more you specify the more data you will have.

Each data channel has specific units associated with it. After you choose the data channel from the top drop down, the drop down underneath will update itself with the available units for that data channel.  Make sure the selected units match what is contained in your source csv file. For example if you have selected 'Lap Distance' and your CSV file has recorded lap distance in kilometers, then you'll need to set the units drop down for that column to 'Kilometers'.

The final step is to specify which row contains the first row of data. Left click on whichever row this is.  That row will be highlighted and have a line draw above it.  Only data from this row downwards will be imported.

Click the Import button to proceed.  If you have not specified a track length, then the file will first be scanned to determine the length of the track.  Afterwards it will be scanned again to convert the data into a zod2 file format.  The file will be stored in Documents\Z1Analyzer\ExternalData\Telemetry.  You only need to do the import one time for each CSV file.

You will receive a message once the import is finished altering you that it has completed.  You will also be asked if you would like to add the laps to the Analyzer's list of available laps. You will need to do this to open them in the Analyzer. Click Yes if you would like to do so at this time.  If you click No, you can always perform a Lap Scan at a later time to add the laps to the Analyzer's list of available laps.

* You can now open laps from the same track from different sims.  Both tracks have to have the same name for this to work. This is intended to allow you to open a lap from a sim track and compare it to a lap from an external data file (real world) track.  The name of the sim and the track map data will be taken from the main lap (and not the base lap).

* When exiting the Lap Scan dialog you will be prompted if you would like to open a lap.  Answering Yes will immediately open the Lap Selection dialog, removing the step of having to choose it from the menus.

* The Ride Height Analysis screen has been updated to use the improved rendering engine that is used on the other analysis screens.

* The Ride Height Analysis screen will now show two laps side by side when you have two laps loaded.

* The brake point analysis screen has been improved so that the act of dragging your brakes is not counted as a brake zone.

* We have added comments on the overview analysis screen's braking section to include information about whether or not you are dragging your brakes during the lap.

* The behavior of selecting drivers from the popup menu in the Select Lap dialog has changed. If you right click on the list of available laps you will see the standard popup menu. Selecting 'Show Drivers' from this popup menu will display the list of all drivers whose laps are displayed in the scroll window.  By clicking on the driver name you can choose if you'd like to display that driver's laps or not.  This works fine when you have a few drivers.  But when you have 10 or more drivers it becomes a two step process to display the laps from just one driver.  You have to first select 'No Drivers' from the top of the list, then right click again, go back to the 'Show Driver' sub menu and then choose the driver name.  In version 1.15 of the Analyzer if all drivers are displayed, as would be the case when you first choose a sim and track, when you select a driver name the Analyzer will display laps from only that driver, hiding the laps from the other divers.  This is a shortcut to get the laps displayed from the desired driver.  You can then add other drivers into the mix, or display them all again if you choose.

* The above behavior changes have also been implemented when you select from the list of cars in the drop down menu.

* You can now specify the colors used to display the throttle and brake overlays on the track maps. These colors can be set in the Colors tab of the settings dialog. They are located near the bottom (scroll down) under the Track Map section and are called 'Brake Overlay' and 'Throttle Overlay'.

* Drawing the sector line on the various analysis screen track maps has been improved to have the lines better meet the track edges.

* The S/F line on the analysis screen track maps has been updated to be a checked flag pattern instead of a red rectangle when the throttle/brake overlay is displayed to avoid confusion with the default braking color.

* We've added more YouTube video links to the YouTube Help menu.  Please check these out to get the most out of the Analyzer and its features.

* The status bar at the bottom of the screen now also displays the driver name, car and lap time for the currently loaded laps. This makes it possible to see that data when the Lap Data window is not displayed.

* Instructions on how to make sure you have a track map in live telemetry are now displayed if they are needed. This would be when you are seeing the default square track map.

* Compatible with the updated RaceRoom API. Note this update is not backwards compatible with the older RaceRoom API.

* Implemented alpha version of live telemetry to F1 2018.  Note as this is a beta feature there may be bugs with connecting to F1 2018 at this time.

Get the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on April 16, 2019, 04:31:05 pm
We've just released an update to the Z1 Analyzer.  This new version, 1.15.2, fixes a bug that could have caused the Analyzer to crash when importing external data.

We've also added a new YouTube link to a video explaining how the import external data process works.

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

New users can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
Title: Re: Z1 Analyzer
Post by: Russell Hodgson on April 18, 2019, 10:05:28 pm
One of the great new commercial features of version 1.15 of the Z1 Analyzer is the ability to import external data. This lets you use all the great features of the Z1 Analyzer to view data generated from other sources, such as real world cars. In addition that data can then be compared against data generated in a sim as well.


To download the latest version of the Z1 Analyzer please visit: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm (http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm)