[REL] Z1 Analyzer

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  1. RussellHodgson

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    The latest version of the Z1 Analyzer was released a little over 5 weeks ago. One of its great features is the ability to share laps so you can compare yourself against other drivers. In that time we have had over 1,600 laps shared!

    Don't miss out on seeing how you compare and download the Z1 Analyzer demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2
     
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    The Z1 Analyzer allows you to compare your lap with laps from other drivers. Just download a lap and the Z1 Analyzer will tell you where you are faster and slower and how to can improve.

    We have 2,700 laps available for download, and more being added every day.

    We have created a new page on our website which shows the number of laps available for each supported sim, broken down by track and car. In addition the fastest lap time available for the car and track combination is also listed. You can check it all out here: http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/availableLaps.cfm

    Don't forget to download the Z1 Analyzer demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2
     
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    Version 1.7 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available! This update include many new features which help to make the application even easier to use.

    With over 3,500 laps available from our servers (and growing every day) we had to make it easier to find those laps. This has been done, and now the Analyzer shows you the number of laps available right in the Select lap dialog.

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    The entire application has been graphically updated to make better use of the screen space, especially when you expand the window horizontally.

    The Live Telemetry display has been improved to include sector markers as well as the S/F line marker.

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    The Brake Lockup analysis has been improved, and now allows you to specify how sensitive the Analyzer is to determining when a wheel is considered locked.

    All these changes and improvements make the Z1 Analyzer one of the best tools you can get to help improve you as a driver!

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

    Here are the full release notes:
    * The select lap dialog now displays the number of laps available on the server for the selected track, even if they are not being displayed in the list of laps (which can happen depending on your current display options). Clicking on this line of text will display all the available laps. Remember in order to see any laps from the server you must have the Share Laps option in the General settings dialog selected (which it is by default). You have to share your laps in order to see other driver's laps.

    * You can now specify the maximum number of laps to be listed from the server for a track. The option is in the General tab. The default is 150. This speeds up the process for listing the laps available from the server for tracks which have a large number of laps available. You will be alerted if the total number of laps available is more than the maximum number you have specified to be listed.

    * There is now an option to tell the Analyzer how you want to prioritize the laps listed from the server. This option only has an effect if you are listing fewer laps than than are actually on the server. For example if there are 200 laps on the server and you only want to see 50 of them (as can be specified in the Max Download Laps option) then this setting is important. The first option 'By Fastest Lap' sorts the laps to be listed by car and then lap time. If you have specified that you want 50 laps to be listed, and there are 10 cars with laps on the server then the 5 fastest laps for each of those 10 cars will be returned regardless of when those laps were uploaded. This option is the default option. The second option 'By Most Recent' would list the latest 50 laps to be uploaded to the server regardless of the lap time or car.

    * There is now an option called 'Group Cars' in the General tab of the settings dialog. This is checked by default. With this option checked all laps by the same type of car will be grouped together in the Select Lap Dialog, making it easier to find laps for a particular type of car.

    * There is now an option to display the trace graphs by percent instead of by lap time. This is located in the general tab of the settings dialog under 'Graph By'. If you are comparing two laps which have different lap times then graphing by lap time allows you to see where you gain or lose time compare to the other lap. Graphing by percent displays both laps on the same horizontal scale (which is the percentage of the way round the track for the first lap). This allows you to compare driver inputs and car motion at the exact same point on the track for both laps. This can help you determine how you can improve your lap by easily seeing what you are doing differently compare to the other lap at any exact location.

    * When viewing live telemetry the sectors are now displayed. Note for this to work you must first have saved a track map for the appropriate track after viewing a recorded lap.

    * The traces now expand horizontally or vertically to use all available space in the window.

    * The brake lockup analysis has been improved. Previously the front wheels had to be completely stopped in order to register as a lockup. This has been modified so that a wheel is now considered to be locked if it is rotating at 15 MPH less than the rear wheel on the same side of the car. This will show you where you are right on the edge of locking up as well as when you a wheel is fully locked. The value of 15 MPH can be adjusted in the general tab of the settings dialog, under Lockup Threshold. (A restart of the Analyzer is required after you change this value for the new value to take effect.)

    * The turn analysis has been improved when using the track edges to determine the turns. Previously you may have been told you were not getting close enough to the edge of the track upon exiting a turn which was followed immediately by another turn. This is not always the best advice for the optimal driving line. The Analyzer now takes the following turn into account more when providing advice on track out points.

    * You can now click on the track map trace to select the point you would like to see. Previously you had to click on a trace graph to position the car.

    * Updated how the windows are drawn to allow for better future expansion.

    * The track map now shows a direction of travel arrow at the start/finish line.

    * You can now specify the color of the lap text (things like time intervals, sector numbers, start/finish line indicators, etc) in the traces.

    * You can specify the color of the lines used to draw the time increments, start/finish line and sector lines on the traces. Each of these can have its own color.

    * Improved the scrollbar movement in the select lap dialog.

    * Improved the way laps are requested from the server.

    * The General settings tab has been split into two tabs - 'About' which should the registration status of the Analyzer, and 'General' which shows various options. This gives more room to the general tab, which was needed.

    * New Commercial license only option - you can assign a password to your laps when you upload them. This allows you to securely share your laps with other commercially licensed Z1 Analyzers that have the appropriate password. In order to see the lap in the list of available laps and download the lap you will need that same password. The password is encrypted on our server for your security. The passwords are entered in the General tab of the settings dialog.

    * New Commercial license only option - you can specify if laps that do not have passwords associated with them should be displayed in the list of available laps. This makes the list display only the laps that match the currently entered password and excludes all non-password protected laps. This option is set in the General tab of the settings dialog.

    * Added additional debug options relating to getting the list of laps available on the server and registering the Analyzer.

    Download the demo today: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm?source=rF2
     
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    Version 1.8.0 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available! This application comes with the Z1 Dashboard and is aimed at improving the most important part of the car - you, the driver!

    We have a lot of improvements in this version including the ability to change the sizes of the traces; the ability to download laps even if you haven't run on that track yourself; improved memory management to allow for improved performance with very large laps such as those found at the Nurburgring.

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    Here is the full list of release notes:
    * There is now an option called 'Include Server Tracks' in the General tab of the settings dialog. With this option on you will be able to download any lap from our server for any sim, even if you have not run a lap on that sim/track combination. This will greatly increase the length of the track drop down in the Select Lap dialog (and is therefore off by default). Note you must have the 'Share Laps' option turned on for this option to work.

    * Improved memory management to allow for better opening of very large laps (such as certain Nurburgring variations).

    * When opening a lap you will see progress bar describing the current processes. For most laps these will go by extremely quickly, but for very large laps they will keep you informed of the opening process.

    * Improvement in speed during the rendering of the all traces.

    * Added a bottom status bar which will display messages regarding application processes.

    * You can now choose the units to display speed, amounts, pressures, temperatures, distances, weights and torques all separately from one another. These are located in the General tab of the Settings Dialog.

    * All Commercial options have been moved into a new tab called 'Commercial'.

    * If you load a base lap before the main lap the analyzer will now display the track map and traces for the base lap. (Note you can't get any analysis or additional data until you load a main lap.)

    * Commercial users now have the option of having live telemetry compared to a pre-recorded lap. To do this the desired pre-recorded lap should be opened as the base lap before you start live telemetry. Then once live telemetry starts the base lap will be played back along with the live telemetry. Live telemetry is time based, so the base lap will be displayed in the traces to match the current time of the live lap. If the live lap takes longer than the the base lap, then the base telemetry will end until you start a new lap. If the live lap takes less time than the base lap, then the base lap will restart when you cross the start/finish line. This allows you to see if you are ahead or behind the base lap. This option can be turned off in the Commercial tab of the settings dialog.

    * Commercial users have the option of using the base lap's telemetry extents when rendering the traces. If you have a base lap loaded then it is suggested you leave this option on. This not only speeds up rendering, but ensures the entire base lap trace can be seen. This option can be toggled in the Commercial tab of the settings dialog.

    * Commercial users have the option of using the base lap's track map when running live telemetry. Using this option means you don't have to save the track map before using live telemetry. If you want to use a pre-saved track map then you should turn this option off. If no base lap is loaded then the Analyzer will attempt to load a pre-saved track map. If no pre-saved track map exists then the default square will be used. This option can be toggled in the Commercial tab of the settings dialog.

    * There is an option to display lap time information with live telemetry. The option is available in the Live Telemetry tab. When selected you will see the number of laps turned, the last lap time and the best lap time display in a box at the bottom left of the track map.

    * You can now change the size of the traces by specifying how many horizontal or vertical slots they should use. Right click on the desired trace and choose 'Trace Size'. Various options will then be displayed for you to select the desired size. Selecting 'Restore All' will set all traces back to their default size.

    * There is also a Maximize Trace option in the right click drop down. Selecting this option will cause the selected trace to use the full screen. When this option is selected you will not be able to view the track map or lap data screens. To exit the maximized mode, select Restore All from the right click drop down.

    * There is an option called 'Save Trace Sizes' in the General Tab of the settings dialog. This allows you to specify whether or not the current horizontal and vertical sizes of the traces should be restored when you reopen the Analyzer. This is on by default.

    * The General tab of the settings dialog has been rearranged for better layout.

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

    Existing users can get this latest version here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm?source=rF2
     
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    The Z1 Analyzer makes it very easy to choose which data channels you would like to see in each trace position, and how those traces should be displayed. This video explains how to customize the traces to your liking.

    For a list of which data channels are supported by each sim please visit: http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/channels.cfm

     
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    Track edges are an invaluable part of the Z1 Analyzer. They define the left and right edges of the track. Without them when looking at your driving line it is just a line wandering around in space. And that is not very helpful.

    To make a driving line be at all useful you need to know where the track is. You need to see the edges of the track. This is where track edges come in.

    The Z1 Analyzer can overlay your driving line onto a virtual track using the track edges. This can then tell you where you are turning in correctly, where you are hitting apexes correctly, and where you are tracking out all the way. This is vital to being quick. If you are not driving the correct line round the track you won’t be quick. So before you start making any changes to the car’s setup you should first make sure you are driving the correct line. With track edges the Z1 Analyzer will help you do that.



    You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    Version 1.9.0 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

    This brings many new updates to our telemetry analysis application. With an emphasis on helping to improve the driver we have improved the lap analysis screen, including track maps to pinpoint each area that is being discussed. You can then look at the various analysis screen for more information.

    For those users who want to look at specific data channels - well we have added 15 new data channels in this release, from suspension velocities, to engine power management. You can also save multiple layouts now!

    And we have some new commercial license features as well including the ability to specify maximum and minimum levels for all data channels during live telemetry. If a value falls outside one of these levels the appropriate trace will be highlighted alerting yo to the issue.

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

    New users wanting to purchase or try the demo can do so here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/trybuy.cfm

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    Here is the full list of release notes:
    * Added 15 new data channels: Clutch, Fuel Remaining, Fuel Pressure, Voltage, Water Pressure, Center Front Shock Deflection, Center Front Shock Velocity, Center Rear Shock Deflection, Center Rear Shock Velocity, Shock Velocity, ERS Level in joules, Power MGU-K in watts, Power MGU-H in watts, Torque MGU-K, and Camber.

    * The Z1 Analyzer is now compatible with Codemasters F1 2017. You can viewed laps using the Z1 Dashboard software, or view live telemetry data.

    * The Lap Overview now includes track map thumbnails for the sectors, driving line and turns sections. This helps you determine which part of the track is being discussed on those sections. A scroll bar will appear on the right if the page is longer than the available screen space.

    * Improved increment display on traces to provide clearer steps on each graph.

    * The Input Trace now uses all available space when it is resized.

    * The Input Trace now displays the wheel camber on top of the tire graphics. (For those sims that support the camber data channel.)

    * The Layout tab was removed form the settings dialog as it was no longer needed. You now specify which data channels should be displayed by right clicking in the trace.

    * The maximum age for recorded laps to be included in the scan has been changed from 1-60 days to 1-12 months.

    * The Live Telemetry tab now allows you to specify which sims should be checked for when detecting live telemetry. This brings the Analyzer in line with how the Dashboard checks for sims.

    * You can now save layouts. This option is under File->Save Layout. Then give the layout a name to save the current layout.

    * You can now open saved layouts. This option is under File->Open Layout. Any previously saved layouts will be displayed there. Double click on the layout you want to open. This allows you to create multiple layouts for specific purposes and easily open them.

    * If you right click on the name of a layout in the 'Save Layout' dialog you are then able to delete the selected layout.

    * Non-commercial users can save a maximum of 10 layouts. Commercial users can save an unlimited number of layouts.

    * The name of the currently opened layout is displayed at the bottom right of the Analyzer's status bar.

    * When showing live telemetry commercial users can set maximum and minimum limits for each data channel value. If that value goes out of those bounds then the appropriate trace display will flash or display the border in red to show the value is out of the desired range. This is a commercial license feature.
     
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    We've released a small patch to the Z1 Analyzer with version 1.9.1. This fixes a couple of issues:

    * Fixed a bug that would stop telemetry values and track map positions from being displayed in live telemetry if you selected a new trace to be displayed while live telemetry was running.

    * Fixed a bug that could prevent live telemetry from connecting to Codemasters F1 2016 sim.

    * Fixed a bug with the Camber trace that could cause the Analyzer to stop responding in certain circumstances.

    * Added a third sector color to the Lap Overlay track map thumbnails. This makes it easier to differentiate sectors in the track map.

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

    Existing users can get the update here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm
     
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    We've released another small update to the Analyzer (v 1.9.3) that fixes a few bugs.

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

    Here are the release notes:
    * Fixed a bug that could cause the Analyzer to crash upon closing the Settings dialog.

    * Fixed an issue that could cause the left side tire inner and outer temps to be reversed on Assetto Corsa.

    * Fixed a bug that could cause the Analyzer to crash when attempting to read very large (multi gig) ibt files from iRacing. The maximum file size has now been capped at 1GB. Any file larger than that will be skipped.
     
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    Version 1.10 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

    This latest version introduces a major update the the traces that can be displayed. You can now create custom traces based on any of the 50+ data channels available. Each trace can have up to 4 distinct lines with in. This allows you to create your own formulas and to overlay data channels on a single graph.

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    The Z1 Analyzer is now compatible with Project Cars 2 and Codemasters F1 2017 Broadcast mode.

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    We've also completely revamped the lap scan screen to make it more informative on where you are in the scan process. A cancel button has been added as well to allow you to stop any lap scans.

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

    Here is the full list of release notes:
    * You can now create your own custom traces. This is done by selecting File->New Custom Trace, or by right clicking on a trace and choosing Custom Trace->New Custom Trace. This displays the New Trace Dialog. Each trace must have a unique trace name. You can then create the mathematical formula that defines the trace. You can use any of the current data channels and any of the operators. The operator buttons work just like a calculator. Clicking on the buttons adds them to the trace formula. Click on a data channel to add it to the trace formula. The units for each data channel is listed next to the data channel in the table.

    If you want to delete a step from your formula click the Delete Step button.

    The list of available data channels can be sorted alphabetically or grouped by common purpose. Use the Sort BY combobox to change between these two sort options. Each trace can have up to 4 decimal points displays in the graph's value. The default is zero. You can specify this using the Decimal Places combobox.

    Each trace can be composed of up to 4 lines. You use the Total Lines combobox to specify how many lines you would like to include in your trace. The default is 1. When using multiple trace lines click in the appropriate trace formula box to edit that line's formula.

    An example of a trace that might use multiple lines would be one where you wanted both brakes and throttle to appear on the same trace, or one where you'd like all four wheels to appear on the same trace. You would use 2 and 4 lines respectively in those examples.

    * To display the custom trace, right click on a trace and choose the Custom Trace option in the popup menu. You will then see the list of your custom traces available. Choose the one you want. The custom traces behave just like a regular trace.

    * You can edit a custom trace by choosing File->Edit Custom Traces, or by right clicking on a trace and choosing Custom Traces->Edit Custom Traces. This will display the Edit Custom Trace dialog which lists all existing custom traces. Double click on the trace you would like to edit. You will then see the trace displayed in the Edit Trace Dialog. This works exactly the same way as the create trace dialog.

    * Added colors to the Color tab. It now contains all colors that are used in the application. There is a scroll bar at the right side of the dialog to allow you to scroll up/down to see all the colors.

    * Updated the scan process for iRacing files to ignore any laps with negative lap times. These would be the first lap of a session, such as a lap that started in the pits right after getting in the car.

    * The lap scan display has been totally redone. A dialog is now displayed whcih shows far more information on what is being scanned. Each sim is displayed on a separate line. You can see the number of files available. The number of files scanned, The number of laps found, record and/or skipped. This should provide more detail on the scan process and how complete it is at any point.

    * The new lap scan dialog includes a Cancel button. Clicking this button will halt the scan process. If you do cancel the scan, any partially scanned data will not be recorded.

    * There is a new option called 'Interpolate Position' in the Genereal tab of the settings dialog. This smoothes out the car's position in recorded laps for sims that don't constantly report the car's position. These sims are rFactor, rFactor 2, Automobilista, Game Stock Car and ARCA Sim Racing. This option is on by default.

    * There is now an option to display the traces by distance. This is in addition to the current options of time and lap percentage. The option is available in the General tab of the settings dialog under the Graph By option. The distance option will display increments in either meters or feet depending on your distance setting. With this option two compared laps will be displayed at the same location of the track (like they are with the percentage option).

    * The scroll bar in the select lap dialog has been improved.

    * You can now use the mouse wheel to scroll the list of available laps in the select lap dialog.

    * Shock Velocity is now recorded from Codemasters F1 2017.

    * Now compatible with Codemasters F1 2017 Broadcast mode. There is a new option in the Live Telemetry tab drop down for Codemasters called 'F1 2017 BC'. Select this if you want to connect to the sim using the broadcast mode option.

    You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    In this video we are going to talk about how you can scan for laps in the Z1 Analyzer version 1.10.

    Scanning for laps is important because that is how the Z1 Analyzer builds its database of laps that you can then choose to open.

    If you don't run a lap scan you will have nothing to open in the Z1 Analyzer.



    So how do you perform a lap scan.

    There are three ways to do this. The first is on by default. When the Z1 Analyzer starts it will automatically run a lap scan.

    The second is to select Scan Laps from the File Menu.

    The third option is to open the Select Lap dialog and then click the Rescan Laps button.

    Now lets look at the Lap Scan dialog in detail. As the scan progresses the current sim, car and track that is being scanned will be displayed at the top left. Underneath that is a table containing data on all the sims that the Z1 Analyzer supports. You can scroll up and down this list using the mouse wheel or the scroll bar.

    Each line displays the folder being scanned, the number of files found in that folder, the number of laps found, the number of laps recorded and the number of laps skipped.

    A lap could be skipped if it is a partial lap, or is older than the specified date range (which is two months by default).

    You can cancel a scan at any time by clicking the Cancel button. Note cancelling a scan will not add any files to the database, even if they were scanned before you clicked the Cancel button.

    When the scan is completed you can close the dialog by click the OK button.

    You can get the Z1 Analyzer here: http://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/index.cfm
     
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    Version 1.10 of the Z1 Analyzer introduces the ability to create custom traces. This allows you to use mathematical formulas against any of the 50 data channels to create a desired trace, or to combine multiple data channels on the same trace. They are a powerful tool that lets you display the data from your lap in almost any way you like.



    You can download the Z1 Analyzer here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

    You can create a custom trace by selecting New Custom Trace from the File menu or by right clicking on a trace and choosing Custom Trace and then New Custom Trace.

    The New Trace Dialog is where you create or edit a custom trace. You can have up to 4 lines displayed in your trace. You can select the number of lines in this drop down. Then to edit a line just click within the box for that line and it will become highlighted.

    Now why do you need multiple lines in a trace? There may be occasions where one is enough, such as an inverse corner radius trace. That is a simple trace the combines two data points into a single line. But there may be times when you want to overlay data. This is where multiple lines are necessary. Overlaying the brake and throttle trace would require two lines. Overlaying tire temperatures from all four wheels would require four lines. So make sure you choose the correct number of lines for your custom trace's needs.

    You select the data that is displayed in each line using the Data Channels and Operators. The Data Channels table lists all available data that you can include in your trace. This data is listed alphabetically by default. But you can also choose to group the data together by topic by selecting 'Grouped' from the Sort drop down.

    Each item of data includes its name and units. Take the Brake for example. This is a percentage going from zero to one. If you wanted it to be displayed as a percentage from zero to one hundred you would need to multiply it by 100. Now let's look at Speed. That uses meters per second. So if you wanted to display it as miles per hour you would have to multiply it by 2.23694.

    To add a data channel to your formula, just click the desired data channel in the table.

    Next up - the operator buttons. They work just like a calculator. Click the desired ones and they will be added to the formula. If you make a mistake and want to delete the last item entered into your formula, click the Delete Step button.

    You can also choose the number of decimal places used to display the data in the trace. This is zero by default, but you can choose to have up to 4 decimal places displayed in the trace.

    Make sure you give your custom trace a name, and then click Create Trace. The Z1 Analyzer will check your formulas to make sure they can be calculated. If there is a problem you will be alerted to the issue and will have to fix the formula before creating the trace.

    Once your trace has been created it will be available under the Custom Traces section of the popup menu. Right click on any trace to display the popup menu. Then select your new custom trace from the Custom Trace menu and there you go! Your very own trace displaying exactly what you wanted!

    If you want to make changes to your custom trace, choose Edit Custom Traces from either the File menu or the Custom Trace popup menu. This displays a dialog that lists all existing custom traces. Double click the one you want to edit and the Edit Trace Dialog is displayed. This functions the same way the New Trace Dialog does. Once you have made your changes click Save Trace to exit, or Cancel to discard the changes.

    You can download the Z1 Analyzer here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    Version 1.11 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available.

    This latest version adds many new features and improves on the existing ones. The layout is now completely flexible, with all components being resizable and drag-able. We've added a completely new brake points analysis to help drivers determine how their braking compares to others at each turn. There is a new timing delta trace to show how the lap time is gained/lost between laps. And commercial users can now run up to six instances simultaneously.

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    Lap Scan Dialog Now Shows Current Filters
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    The demo is available here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

    Here is the full list of release notes:
    * Commercial users can now run up to 6 instances of the Z1 Analyzer simultaneously. To launch additional instances simply launch the Analyzer again. Each instance will have its own specific settings. The custom layouts and custom traces are shared between all instances. Only the first instance can perform a lap scan. The other instances use the data from that lap scan to load laps.

    * The previous way of changing a trace's location or size has been replaced. You no longer specify if a trace should take up 1 or more horizontal or vertical slots. Instead you can simply left click on the title of the trace and drag it where you want to place it. The layout of the traces will be saved when you exit the Analyzer. They will also be saved if you create a custom layout, so that you can restore it later when you load that layout.

    * You can resize a trace by clicking and dragging the lower right corner of the trace.

    * The Lap Data window can be moved and resized just like a trace window.

    * The Track Map window can be moved and resized just like a trace window.

    * The bottom right corner of the track map is no longer used to display the analysis screens. That corner now lets you resize the track map display.

    * There is a new icon at the top right of the track map display. Click on this icon to display the analysis overview screen.

    * All analysis screens now have a small 'X' ixon at the top right of their display. Click this icon to close the analysis and return to the trace graphs.

    * There is a new menu item under the Analysis menu, called 'Close Analysis Screen'. This will close any open analysis screen.

    * When you click on a trace it will automatically be brought to the front. If it overlaps any other traces they will now appear behind the clicked traced. You can turn this 'bring-to-front' behavior off by unchecking the Auto Bring To Front option in the settings dialog.

    * The Trace Display menu, available when you right click on a trace, now has four options. Maximize trace will make the selected trace take up the entire screen. Restore Trace will unmaximize a maximized trace. Hide trace will make the trace invisible. Reset traces will return all traces to their default locations and sizes.

    * There is a new top level menu, Trace Display. This allows you to reset all the traces by selecting Reset Traces. It also lets you control the visibility of each individual trace.

    * There is a new analysis screen called 'Brake Points'. This will display information about each brake zone. A brake zone is defined as any time the driver of the main lap applied the brakes. The information given is the distance the driver was on the brakes, the total time they were on the brakes, the maximum braking level used during braking, the average braking level used during braking, the time it took the driver to reach the maximum braking level, the speed at the beginning of the brake zone, the speed at the end of the brake zone, and the average speed during the brake zone. If two laps are loaded this information will be displayed for both laps allowing for a comparison. In addition if two laps are loaded the difference in distance between when each driver applied the brakes will be displayed.

    * The display of the Turn Analysis comments has been improved. It now uses the same updated look of the Brake Points analysis. The box positioning has been improved to prevent it from being displayed partially off screen in any situations.

    * When you open a lap file the Z1 Analyzer will now check with our server to see if there is a track edge definition file for the track you are loading. This allows us to provide you with new track edge files when they become available without your having to perform an update or other installation. It also allows us to provide a smaller installer file as we no longer have to package all the track edge definition files within the installer. This is important as the growing number of track edge files were making the installer much larger than it needed to be. If you do not want the Z1 Analyzer to check for the track edge file you can turn this feature off by unchecking the checkbox called 'Download Track Edges' in the Z1 Analyzer's settings dialog. (Note: if there is already a track edge definition file on your computer then this check against the server is skipped.)

    * A new trace called 'Timing Delta' is available under the Driving Inputs sub menu. This trace shows the delta in lap time between two laps. For this to have any data displayed you must have two laps loaded. The delta time is comparing the main lap to the base lap. If the delta is positive that means the main lap is behind the base lap. If the delta is negative that means the main lap is ahead of the base lap.

    * Added a new data point for Water Level (Coolant Level). This is available as a basic trace and for use within custom traces. You can set the color used for this trace in the Color tab. The limits can be set in live telemetry in the Commercial tab (assuming you have a commercial license.)

    * Added two new data points: ERS Lap Level and ERS Max Per Lap. ERS Lap Level is the amount of ERS you have left this lap. ERS Max Per Lap is the total amount of ERS you can use for the entire lap. This can be graphed in the basic trace called 'ERS This Lap'. You can also use these two data points in your custom traces. In addition you can set a color for the ERS This Lap trace, and set maximum and minimum limits (for commercial license users) for the ERS Lap Level.

    * You can now clear the base lap by using the new menu option under the Laps menu of "Clear Base Lap". If you have a base lap loaded it will be cleared when selecting this option.

    * The Lap Scan dialog now resets the display each time it is opened. Previously it would retain the lap scan data, which made it harder to see the current scan status if a scan was repeated.

    * The Analyzer will now check for the existence of the Z1Analyzer folder in your documents folder upon startup. If the folder does not exist an error message will be displayed and the Analyzer will quit.

    * The Lap Scan dialog now shows the current filters that are in effect for the lap scan (lap age, start/finish percentages).

    * There is a new top level menu called "YouTube Help". This menu lists various YouTube videos that help to explain features of the Z1 Analyzer. Selecting one of these menus will open the YouTube video in your default browser.

    * The Analyzer will check the vertical resolution of the screen. If it is too low a warning message will be displayed alerting you to the issue. This can alert you that dialogs may be cut off on smaller screens.

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

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    The Z1 Analyzer is a very powerful telemetry analysis tool that comes with the Z1 Dashboard. There is so much that you can do with it, including:
    1) View basic graphs of data channels
    2) Display custom traces
    3) Replay laps in real time
    4) View track map overlays
    5) Get advice on how to drive the lap better from its various analysis screens.

    And much more!

    This leads to a lot of settings that allow you to customize the software. The manual has been updated to include descriptions of all the settings within the software.

    Whether you are a seasoned user or just starting out with the Analyzer we suggest taking a look at this page to get the most from the software: http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/manual/analyzerGeneral.cfm
     
  17. RussellHodgson

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    We have released version 1.11.1 of the Z1 Analyzer. This is a patch that fixes a few bugs found in version 1.11.0.

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

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

    Here is the list of fixes:
    * Fixed a bug associated with the Analyzer screens and menu selection that could cause the application to crash.

    * Fixed several bugs associated with background threads and file selection that could cause the application to crash at random times.
     
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  18. Ari Antero

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    @RussellHodgson Would be nice to get fixed errors like this when installing Z1 Dashboard to new fresh install of Win 10.
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  20. Ari Antero

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    Well, I have used windows since Win 1.0 was released and knew at once how to fix Z1 system error and as I have Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based System with the latest all updates, I installed vc_redist.x86.exe files and all is fine.

    Yes page provides the steps to fix this issue.
     

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