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Russell Hodgson

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Re: Z1 Analyzer
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2018, 03:38:14 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.



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


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Re: Z1 Analyzer
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2018, 09:38:15 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.




The updated Colors tab


New Data Channels displayed.


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

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Re: Z1 Analyzer
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2019, 10:53:17 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

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Re: Z1 Analyzer
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2019, 08:04:00 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

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

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Re: Z1 Analyzer
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2019, 06:37:32 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

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

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Re: Z1 Analyzer
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2019, 08:58:52 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

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Re: Z1 Analyzer
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2019, 04:11:53 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