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Russell Hodgson

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Z1 Analyzer
« on: September 23, 2015, 05:12:11 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

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Re: Z1 Analyzer
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2015, 11:53:07 AM »
i have installed and launched like a demo, but how the program work? i can't select the sim  :(

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Re: Z1 Analyzer
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2015, 11:56:42 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.


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Re: Z1 Analyzer
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2015, 11:37:27 PM »
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:


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

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Re: Z1 Analyzer
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2015, 11:40:55 PM »
Here are some screen shots:

The traces:


The lap overview screen:


Showing speed comparison between laps:


Showing the speed comparison on a 3D map:


Showing the turn analysis:


Showing the driving line analysis:


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:

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Re: Z1 Analyzer
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2015, 10:42:28 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.



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

Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=KRP
« Last Edit: December 23, 2015, 10:46:33 PM by Russell Hodgson »

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Re: Z1 Analyzer
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2015, 09:42:41 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

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Re: Z1 Analyzer
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2016, 11:12:41 PM »
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.



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

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Re: Z1 Analyzer
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2016, 11:22:49 PM »
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