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Started by Russell Hodgson, September 23, 2015, 07:12:11 PM

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Russell Hodgson

Version 2021.4 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available! There are a ton of new features and updates in this version.

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






Graphical updates to make the display crisper, especially under varying resolutions.

Multiple analysis screens can now be included in one layout.


Default layouts are now included.


The settings dialog, as well as several others, have been updated to the latest look and feel.


You can now easily zoom to a specific section of the track in the analysis screen by control-left-click/dragging the mouse to highlight the desired area.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Download the demo today:
https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
Z1 Dashboard software: dashboards, track maps, telemetry, timing & scoring and more.

Z1 Analyzer software: the telemetry analysis software aimed at improving the most important part of the car - you the driver!

http://www.Z1Dashboard.com

Russell Hodgson

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


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

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

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

Chapter Index
0:00 Intro
0:43 Laps Displayed
1:22 Displaying the Consistency Analysis
1:44 Why Consistency Matters
2:29 Consistency Analysis Overview
2:36 Braking Analysis
3:56 Braking Metrics
6:00 Example of a Consistency Brake Zone
7:05 Example of an Inconsistent Brake Zone
8:14 Throttle Analysis
8:38 Throttle Metrics
10:03 Example of a Consistent Throttle Zone
10:43 Example on an Inconsistent Throttle Zone
11:59 Driving Line Analysis
12:32 Driving Line Metrics
13:07 Example of a Consistent Driving Line
13:55 Example of an Inconsistent Driving Line
14:53 Analysis Tips
15:20 Final Thoughts
Z1 Dashboard software: dashboards, track maps, telemetry, timing & scoring and more.

Z1 Analyzer software: the telemetry analysis software aimed at improving the most important part of the car - you the driver!

http://www.Z1Dashboard.com

Russell Hodgson

Version 2021.4.1 of the Z1 Analyzer is available. This version fixes a bug that could cause the Analyzer to crash when opening a lap.

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
Z1 Dashboard software: dashboards, track maps, telemetry, timing & scoring and more.

Z1 Analyzer software: the telemetry analysis software aimed at improving the most important part of the car - you the driver!

http://www.Z1Dashboard.com

Russell Hodgson

The Z1 Analyzer is the telemetry analysis application you want to be using to find that extra time you are looking for on track. Version 2021.4 of the Z1 Analyzer introduces many new features into the software. These make it easier to use, view telemetry, and most important of all provide more insight into making you a faster driver.


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

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

Chapter Index:
0:00 Intro
0:40 Viewing Multiple Analysis Screens
1:28 Lap Overview Analysis
2:19 Track Walk Analysis
3:10 Analysis Screen Instructions
3:35 Zooming in on Analysis Track Maps
4:31 Updated Settings Dialog
5:09 Customizing Fonts
6:17 Auto Scale and Graphics Updates
7:32 Hertz Target in Live Telemetry
8:24 Trace Min/Max/Avg Options
9:39 Default Layouts
10:23 Final Thoughts
Z1 Dashboard software: dashboards, track maps, telemetry, timing & scoring and more.

Z1 Analyzer software: the telemetry analysis software aimed at improving the most important part of the car - you the driver!

http://www.Z1Dashboard.com

Russell Hodgson

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

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

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

v 2021.4.2
* Fixes a bug that could cause the Analyzer to crash when opening or changing laps.
* Fixes a bug that could prevent laps from the server from being downloaded.
Z1 Dashboard software: dashboards, track maps, telemetry, timing & scoring and more.

Z1 Analyzer software: the telemetry analysis software aimed at improving the most important part of the car - you the driver!

http://www.Z1Dashboard.com

Russell Hodgson



The next version of the Z1 Analyzer is well underway. Here's a sneak peek at one of the updates - the Histogram creation dialog has been completely updated, making it easier than ever to create histograms. Previews are included so you can see in real time what your histogram will look like.
www.z1analyzer.com
Z1 Dashboard software: dashboards, track maps, telemetry, timing & scoring and more.

Z1 Analyzer software: the telemetry analysis software aimed at improving the most important part of the car - you the driver!

http://www.Z1Dashboard.com

Russell Hodgson

Version 2022.2 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available! The Z1 Analyzer analyzes and trains motorsport drivers.

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

Highlights include:
The Open Lap dialog has been updated to the latest look and feel.

A Suggest Laps button has been added to it to make it easy to find comparison laps.

The Math Channel dialog now includes the active preview feature.

Derivatives have been added to the Math Channels
The Math Channel formulas are now color coded.

The Import External Data dialog has been updated to the latest look and feel.


The Histogram creation dialog includes the active preview feature.


The Scatter Plot dialog includes the active preview feature.


The Custom Trace dialog includes the active preview feature.


The Print dialog now lets you easily change the header graphic.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Download the demo today:
https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
Z1 Dashboard software: dashboards, track maps, telemetry, timing & scoring and more.

Z1 Analyzer software: the telemetry analysis software aimed at improving the most important part of the car - you the driver!

http://www.Z1Dashboard.com

Russell Hodgson

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


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

Contents:
0:00 Intro
0:54 Displaying the Dialog
1:26 The Open Lap Dialog
1:38 The Checkbox Options
4:15 Selecting the Sim and Track
4:36 Viewing Available Laps
5:30 Filters
6:52 Favorites
7:33 Clearing Filters
7:59 Suggesting Laps
9:29 Opening A Lap
9:57 Opening Multiple Laps
10:37 Keyboard Commands
10:56 Final Thoughts
Z1 Dashboard software: dashboards, track maps, telemetry, timing & scoring and more.

Z1 Analyzer software: the telemetry analysis software aimed at improving the most important part of the car - you the driver!

http://www.Z1Dashboard.com

Russell Hodgson

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



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

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

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

New users can download the demo here:
https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
Z1 Dashboard software: dashboards, track maps, telemetry, timing & scoring and more.

Z1 Analyzer software: the telemetry analysis software aimed at improving the most important part of the car - you the driver!

http://www.Z1Dashboard.com

Russell Hodgson

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


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

Contents:
0:00 Intro
0:30 Opening the Print Dialog
0:49 Changing the Header Image
1:14 Print Options
1:35 Printing Analysis Screens
2:07 Final Thoughts
Z1 Dashboard software: dashboards, track maps, telemetry, timing & scoring and more.

Z1 Analyzer software: the telemetry analysis software aimed at improving the most important part of the car - you the driver!

http://www.Z1Dashboard.com

Russell Hodgson

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


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

Chapters:
0:00 Intro
0:25 Displaying Standard Traces
0:49 Creating a Custom Trace
1:31 Adding Channels
1:57 Setting Colors
2:07 Decimal Places
2:29 Channel Units
3:34 Displaying a Custom Trace
4:12 Editing Custom Traces
4:33 Final Thoughts
Z1 Dashboard software: dashboards, track maps, telemetry, timing & scoring and more.

Z1 Analyzer software: the telemetry analysis software aimed at improving the most important part of the car - you the driver!

http://www.Z1Dashboard.com