[REL] Z1 Analyzer

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  1. RussellHodgson

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    The Z1 Analyzer program is the latest application to join the Z1 Dashboard and Z1 Server suite of applications. Available with version 4.3 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.

    With this current release you can:
    1) View 9 different telemetry traces
    2) Play back the lap in real time
    3) Zoom in on any section of the lap you like
    4) Compare two laps and play them back simultaneously to see where you are faster or slower
    5) View the track map with throttle and brake overlay
    6) View the track map in three dimensions
    7) See data on any specific point within the lap

    You can get the demo here: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rf2

    We are very excited about this new application, and we are just at the beginning of what we will be doing with it!

    We've updated our website with more information about this new application:
    http://www.z1simwheel.com/analyzer/traces.cfm
    http://www.z1simwheel.com/analyzer/trackmaps.cfm

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    Version 1.1 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

    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=rF2

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    The Z1 Analyzer helps you to improve your speed in the car by giving you simple visual feedback about your laps. In addition to the various telemetry lines it also has an 'Inputs' telemetry display. This gives a graphical representation of your steering and pedal inputs, along with the resulting g-forces and tire temperatures and pressures.

    Just load the lap and play it back in the Z1 Analyzer to see exactly what you are doing at every point on the track. Load a second lap, and then you can compare the driver inputs of each lap.

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    You can download the demo here: Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2
     
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    The Z1 Analyzer allows you to view the rack map in detail by clicking on the triangle at the lower right corner of the track map. This expands the map to fill most of the screen.

    You can view this larger screen in three dimensions, allowing you to see elevation changes in the track. This helps you determine how to drive the track by determining which corners and braking zones are uphill or downhill.

    In addition you can overlay your throttle and brake application on this map to see how you are using those pedals.

    Finally, your fastest speeds at the end of the straights, and your slowest speeds in each corner are displayed. If you play back the lap you can view the speeds as you progress through the lap, and have that speed compared to a second loaded lap to see where you are faster or slower.

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    You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2
     
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    Z1 Analyzer version 1.2 now available!

    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:
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    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!

    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=rF2 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.
     
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    Here are some screen shots:

    The traces:
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    The lap overview screen:
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    Showing speed comparison between laps:
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    Showing the speed comparison on a 3D map:
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    Showing the turn analysis:
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    Showing the driving line analysis:
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    You can zoom in on any part of the map by using the mouse wheel, and the drag it around to view the part you want in detail:
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    The ride height analysis:
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    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.

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    The next thing you know, you'll be viewing live telemetry!
     
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    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=rf2
     
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    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.

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    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=rF2
     
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    The Z1 Analyzer presents a lot of information about your lap in as easy to read a format as possible. But there is only so much space to display this information. So what do you do if you want to see things in more detail? The answer is you zoom in!

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    You can left click and drag to highlight any section of any trace. Then when you release the mouse button the Z1 Analyzer will zoom in to the highlighted section of the lap on all the traces and the track map.

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    You can zoom in as many times as you like, making it extremely easy to view the exact amount of detail you need. To restore the full lap, just double click anywhere on a trace.

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    Also, did you know that when the trace shows the full lap, double clicking on it will zoom you in to a ten second portion? And double clicking on the steering trace will zoom you in to the specific corner you click on? Try it out to see the results!

    Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2
     
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    Did you know that if you double click on the steering trace in the Z1 Analyzer that it will zoom in to the corner defined by that part of the trace? This lets you easily zoom into any turn you want with just a click-click of your mouse!

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    If you have two laps loaded you can then see which one was faster. You can also play the lap back for just that turn to see where you are gaining or losing time.

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    The Z1 Analyzer is all about making you go faster as easily as possible. And this is just one more way things are made as easy as possible for you when using the analyzer.

    Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2
     
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    Version 1.3.0 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available! This new version adds 20 new traces (such as Tire Carcass Temps, Accelerations, Oil/Water Pressure and Temperature, and many more)! Many new options have been added making it easier to load and scan laps.

    In addition Live telemetry has been updated to include a time line on the trace, displaying in 10 second increments. The Start/Finish line is also marked on the live telemetry traces. And you can now have the actual track map displayed on the live telemetry.

    You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2

    Or if you already have the application please go here to get the latest version: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

    Here are some of the new traces:

    Carcass Tire Temps:
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    Brake Pressure:
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    Oil Pressure:
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    Water Temperature:
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    CPU Usage:
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    Frames Per Second:
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    Manifold Pressure:
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    Fuel Per Hour:
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    Steering Torque:
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    Here is the full list of updates:
    * The installer is now digitally signed to make the installation process faster and easier.

    * The number of ibt files that can be scanned at once has been increased from 1,000 to 5,000. Any files over the 5,000 limit will be ignored.

    * The traces colors have been moved to their own tab in the settings dialog. This is to allow space for more options.

    * There is now an option to specify whether or not the Analyzer rescans for laps every time you start it. This is located in the General tab of the settings dialog.

    * There is now an option in the select lap dialog which allows you to rescan the computer for new laps.

    * Updates the display in the Shock, Ride Height and front Splitter traces to show only 1 decimal place when using metric units, and 2 decimal places when suing imperial units. The previous value of 4 decimal places was unnecessary and cluttered the display.

    * You can now specify how close to the start finish line the car has to be at the beginning and end of a lap in order for that lap to be displayed by the Analyzer as a choice for opening. The default for the start is that the car is somewhere in the first 5 percent of the lap. The default for the end is the car must have finished at least 95 percent of the lap. If your laps are not showing up you can try adjusting these values (especially the ending value) to require that less of the lap has been driven. These options are available in the General tab of the settings dialog.

    * Added the following traces: CPU Usage, FPS Trace, Tire Carcass Outer Temps, Tire Carcass Middle Temps, Tire Carcass Outer Temps, Longitudinal Acceleration, Lateral Acceleration, Vertical Acceleration, Oil Temperature, Water Temperature, Raw Throttle, Raw Brake, Tire Wear, Oil Pressure, Manifold Pressure, Tire Pressure, Brake Pressure, Fuel Per Hour, Steering Torque Percentage, Steering Torque.

    * There is now an option under the Live Telemetry Tab called 'Pin data line to end' which is on by default. This option keeps the data line pinned to the end of the trace, showing you the current values for a trace value. If you want to be able to click around the trace after you have started live telemetry then this option should be turned off.

    * There is now an option under the Live Telemetry Tab called 'Start data line at end' which is on by default. This option starts the data line at the end of the trace, showing you the current values for a trace value.

    * There is now an option under the Live Telemetry Tab called 'Show trace values' which is on by default. Unticking this checkbox will prevent the current values of the ttraces from being displayed. This may be useful if you are trying to view the graph of a live trace without the actual value being displayed over it.

    * You can now save a track map to disk. This option is available when viewing a lap loaded from a telemetry file. Click on the track map's settings icon and there is a new save icon displayed. Saving a track map allows you to have it displayed when running live telemetry instead of the default square map.

    * The live telemetry now shows a time line on the traces. Every 10 seconds is marked as well as the Start/Finish line.

    You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2

    Or if you already have the application please go here to get the latest version: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm
     
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    We've released version 4.6.1 of the Dashboard and 1.3.1 of the Analyzer. These updates fix some bugs that were discovered in version 4.6.0 of the Dashboard and 1.3.0 of the Analyzer.

    The fixes are:
    In the Z1 Dashboard:
    * Fixed a bug that could cause the display in the LCD screen to appear slanted or distorted.

    * Fixed a bug for iRacing where a hosted or off-line session could report the type of session (practice, race, qualifying, etc) incorrectly. This could result in an incorrect number of laps being displayed as completed.

    In the Z1 Analyzer:
    * Fixed a bug where the ride height analysis screen did not correctly identify the point where the user clicked on the track map.

    * Fixed a bug where the values in the traces were displayed too low on the trace. This resulted in traces with four values (such as tires, etc) having the rear wheel values off screen.

    * Fixed a bug where if there was no wheel speed data the brake lock up analysis screen would say your brake were continuously locked.

    * Fixed a bug in the Lap Overview section where sectors times and turn times where not displayed properly.

    * Updated the decimal places used in the Ride Height analysis screen to be one decimal place for metric units and two for imperial units. This brings it up-to-date with how the units are displayed in the Ride Height trace.

    * Fixed a bug where zod files recorded with version 4.6.x of the Dashboard might not be able to be opened. (You should delete and ZOD files created with version 4.6.0 of the Dashboard or 1.4.0 of the Server.)

    If you already have the software you can get these updates here:
    http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

    Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2
     
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    Version 1.4.0 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available. The Z1 Analyzer is a telemetry analysis program whose primary focus is helping to improve you, the driver. This is done through various analysis screens describing the track and your progress around it. Of course it also has all the various trace graphs you would expect from an analysis application, available for saved laps and for live real-time telemetry.

    This new version bring several new features including
    :

    There is a new analysis screen called 'Track Walk'. This allows you to click on each turn on the track and get details information about that turn, including elevation and camber changes that occur as you go through the turn. The idea is that you can look at each turn in detail and see how the track will help or hinder you as you drive through the turn. This will help you determine how to take the turn, how hard you can brake, how much you can turn and accelerate in the turn.

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    You can now set markers in recorded telemetry and have those displayed in the graphs, allowing you to easily remember a particular moment in your lap.

    When viewing two laps the Speed Comparison overlay will show the throttle and brake overlays side-by-side on the track map. This allows for easier viewing of how the throttle and braking application of the two laps compare.

    When using iRacing playing back the lap in the Analyzer will also play back the lap in the sim, allowing you to see the car and the telemetry information simultaneously.

    If you already own the software you can get the update here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

    If not, please download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2


    Here is the full list of release notes:
    v 1.4.0
    * There is a new analysis screen called 'Track Walk'. This allows you to click on each turn on the track and get details information about that turn, including elevation and camber changes that occur as you go through the turn. The idea is that you can look at each turn in detail and see how the track will help or hinder you as you drive through the turn. This will help you determine how to take the turn, how hard you can brake, how much you can turn and accelerate in the turn. (Currently this is only available for iRacing tracks.)

    * There is now an option in the general tab of the settings dialog that lets you specify if the track edges should be used to determine the turns on a track. This is on by default. In most situations this option is better at determining corners than the previous method. But if you still want to use the previous method, just untick this checkbox.

    * The Driving Line and Turn Analysis screens can now be displayed in 3D.

    * The analyzer will now display driver markers found in the telemetry files on the Driving Line and Turn Analysis overlay screens and the traces.

    * You can specify if the sectors and/or markers should be displayed in the traces or overlays.

    * Improved how the lap times are determined from iRacing ibt files to prevent rounding that happened in previous releases.

    * There is a new trace for wheel RPS. This allows for analysis of locks up for sims that do not have wheel speed data, but do have wheel RPS data.

    * There is now an option to specify the maximum age of the lap in days for it to be scanned and presented as an option for you to load. By default this is 30 days. You can change this option in the general tab of the settings dialog.

    * The Play button now gets highlighted when you replay a lap.

    * When playing a lap, if that lap is from iRacing and you are still in the session where that lap was recorded, then the Analyzer will sync the iRacing replay and play it back along with the Analyzer's replay.

    * The rendering of the throttle/brake overlay on the Speed Comparison screen has been improved.

    * When viewing two laps the Speed Comparison overlay will show the throttle and brake overlays side-by-side on the track map. This allows for easier viewing of how the throttle and braking application of the two laps compare. At the start/finish line and each sector marker you'll see an 'L' and a 'B'. This tells you which trace is for the main lap 'L', and which is for the base lap 'B'.

    * The side-by-side option above can be toggled on or off in the General tab of the settings dialog.

    * You can now choose if you want the throttle brake overlays on the track map and the speed comparison page to use the filtered inputs (the default) or the raw inputs. This is set in the general tab of the settings dialog. Raw inputs don't show things like electronic assisted blips or ABS, etc.

    * The overlays now have a button that allows you to switch the currently loaded lap and the base lap. The button looks like two arrows. This makes it easy to change a selected lap to the base lap and therefore load other laps against that one instead of the previously loaded base lap.

    If you already own the software you can get the update here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm

    If not, please download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2
     
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    This Sunday, July 10th, we are doing an event at Crimson Simulation in Norwalk, CT. We will be discussing how the Z1 Analyzer helps you to become a faster sim racer.

    If you've got any questions about the Z1 Analyzer, or Dashboard (or Server), or you just want to know how it all works and how it can help you improve your sim racing, please stop by.

    You'll also be able to try out the latest motion rigs and sim racing hardware, including the SMZ1 wheel and Z1 LCD Screen.

    It starts at 1PM at Crimson Simulation in Norwalk CT. Their address is 25 Van Zant St, 2nd Floor, Suite 15-6, Norwalk CT 06855.

    We hope to see many of you there.

    And don't forget to download the Z1 software here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2
     
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    We've got a new video out explaining how you can load laps into the Z1 Analyzer for review.

    Check it out here:


    As always you can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2
     
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    Version 1.5 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available! This new version improves usability of the analyzer, making things even easier to understand where you can gain time in your lap. And that is what it is all about isn't it?

    Forget looking at scatter graphs and the like to attempt to see where you might be loosing time. The Analyzer shows you in easy to understand track maps where you are losing or gaining time!

    Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2

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    Here is the full list of release notes:
    * The Analyzer is now compatible with Automobilista.

    * There are now menus in the main menu bar which provide an additional way of selecting various functions within the Analyzer.

    * There is now a popup menu that is activated by right clicking on the traces. This menu lets you select the trace you would like to place in that location. This provides an additional way to specify the trace in addition to the settings dialog.

    * There is now a debug setting in the General settings tab. This allows you to turn on and off various debug data outputs.

    * The lap times of laps recorded into zod files has been improved to match the times displayed in the sim.

    * There is a new Analysis screen for understeer. This is accessible with all the other analysis screens by clicking on the green arrow at the bottom right of the track map. Then choose 'Understeer' from the drop down menu. This analysis screen shows you where you are getting any understeer during the lap. The darker for color the more severe the understeer.

    * Made tweaks to the track walk text parsing to improve turn descriptions.

    * Rearranged the order of the traces in the Layout tab of the settings dialog to better group them.

    Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2
     
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    Version 1.6 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

    You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2

    The major update for this version is lap sharing. You can now have your laps uploaded to the server and view all other laps from drivers who have done the same, allowing you to compare your laps to theirs.

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    In addition we have completely redone the lap selection dialog to make it easier to select your laps.

    And you can compare laps from different cars at the same track.

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

    Here is the full list of release notes:
    * Data sharing is now part of the Analyzer. This allows you to upload your laps to the server and download laps from the server. This means you can open a lap of another driver who has uploaded their lap to the server in order to compare yourself to that lap. Note that no setup information is uploaded to the server, only telemetry information.

    * Any laps available to be downloaded from the server will be displayed in blue in the select lap dialog. In order for a lap to be displayed it must meet the current criteria (same track and sim, and display date range). Double clicking on one of these highlighted laps will download it from our server and load it into the Analyzer. You can load it as either the primary lap or a comparison lap, allowing you to compare one of your own laps to that lap.

    * When you open one of your laps it will automatically be uploaded to our server (telemetry only) and be added into the pool of laps that can be downloaded by other users. If you do not want your laps to be uploaded the uncheck the 'Share Laps' option in the General tab of the settings dialog. Note if you uncheck this option you will not be able to download laps either. (You've got to share your own laps if you want to download other people's laps.)

    * The Select Lap Dialog uses four colors to display information about a lap. These colors can be customized in the Color tab of the settings dialog. You can specify the color for a local lap (ie one that you recorded on your computer); a server lap (one that is on our servers); the lap you have just clicked on (selected); and the laps that are currently open. The laps that are currently open will have a small square to the left of the car name.

    * In the Select Lap Dialog there is a check box called 'Automatically check server for laps'. This is on by default (unless you turned off the Share Laps option). With this option checked the Z1 Analyzer will automatically attempt to connect to the server and request a list of laps that match your current criteria. Unchecking this checkbox will prevent the Z1 Analyzer from performing this check. If you are off line or have limited bandwidth or any other reason for not wanting this feature to be active, then uncheck this checkbox.

    * The Select Lap Dialog has been redone. The list of laps is displayed in a scrollable table that makes it easier to see details of each lap. Weather is now displayed in this table. To open a lap double click the desired lap. When you double click the lap it will open in accordance with the currently selected option form the Options drop down (Load Lap, Load Comparison Lap, Load as left track edge, Load as right track edge). The Sort By and Display drop downs control which laps are display in the table and how they are sorted.

    * You can also right click on the list of laps. This will display a popup menu with additional options. You can choose to open the lap this way, or open the lap as the base lap, left track edge or right track edge. In addition you can choose various filters for determining which laps are displayed. These include the ability to filter by local versus server laps, the type of car and the driver name.

    * The analyzer now lets you view laps from different cars on the same track. This is so you can compare different types of cars from within the same class on a track.

    * The Analysis Overlay screen has been updated to include the weather information for each lap. Note not all sims provide weather information.

    * The Z1 Analyzer is now compatible with Race Room.

    * The Z1 Analyzer will now remember your settings moving forward. (So they won't get overwritten when you install future updates.)

    * The right click popup menu has been cleaned up and grouped into submenus to make it more space efficient.

    * When you right click on a trace to display the popup menu, the selected trace is outlined in red to make it obvious which one you are modifying.


    You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2
     
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    The Z1 Analyzer allows you to load your own laps, and laps of other drivers from our servers. This lets you compare yourself with other drivers to see where you can improve.

    This video shows how you can load laps from your computer and from our servers using the Z1 Analyzer.



    Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2
     
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