[REL] Z1 Analyzer

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  1. whitmore

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    Happens all cars all sims all tracks. Open analyzer window switch between different screens brake points driving line etc and after about three different screen types window no longer can be closed back to small size
     
  2. RussellHodgson

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    Can you show a screen shot of what the Analyzer looks like before you go to the analysis screens? We have a theory on what may be happening and it is tied to what the track map display looks like before showing the analysis screens.
     
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    After I lost control I noticed I did not have a corner control widget
    This when program first opens
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    Now control is lost cant close the window
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    No window control now need display reset to close
    2019.01.22-19.57.png After reset window now in 2 parts track map and analysis menu on the right hand side.
     
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    Thanks for these. Are you able to close the analysis windows using the menu Analysis->Close Analysis Screen?
     
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    When you are driving on a track you always hear people say 'make sure you drive the line'. And 'Hit the apex and track out points'. Well what does that mean? How do you know if you are driving the correct line? Or if you are hitting the apex?

    The Z1 Analyzer's Driving Line analysis screen is designed to help you answer those questions.

    Watch this video to get these answers on one of the best ways to improve your lap times.



    Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    Braking into a turn - a critical part of getting a great lap time. This video explains how the Z1 Analyzer details each braking zone for you so you can improve and beat the competition.



    Download the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    Any fix for the loss of control over the analyzer window as yet?
     
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    When this happens if you try to close the window by going to the Analysis->Close Analysis Screen menu, does the window close then?
     
  9. whitmore

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    No that will not close the window and the window has lost its ability to be size changed using the corners of the window. Only way is reset display and restart
     
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    Can you make a quick video of this and send it to us at info @ zbluesoftware.com?
     
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    Video sent problem occurs about 1min 40s
     
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    When using the lap comparison feature there is something very wrong with the lap synchronisation. Sector 1 for the base lap shows as 86.969 seconds then takes my sector time away from this to say that my sector was 57s faster??. Sectors 2 and 3 are not shown ??
    The brake and throttle graphs are just not synced anywhere near correct??
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    Can you send us the two laps you are viewing to us at info @ zbluesoftware.com? We'd like to take a look and see what the issue is. Thanks.
     
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    This video is an update to one we made about two years ago. A lot has changed in the Z1 Analyzer in that time. A new video was needed - and here it is!

    The display of the Z1 Analyzer is highly customizable, and knowing how to take advantage of that customization and the information it provides you is really important when it comes to getting the most out of the Z1 Analyzer, and in the end becoming a faster driver - and that is what it is all about.



    If you'd like to skip around and watch specific parts of the video here they are:
    Orientating the Track Map 0:39
    Zooming In 2:25
    Changing Displayed Information 4:40
    Positioning Traces 7:26
    Showing and Hiding Windows 9:49

    Download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
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    It happens with any two files that you compare. The issue is that the sync is done using time into the lap not distance so the traces for brakes steering and suspension can never align for a comparison of where did I brake, or accelerate or start to turn compared to the other driver.
     
  16. RussellHodgson

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    In the settings dialog have you selected the laps to be graphed, by time, distance or percentage? It sounds like you have 'time' selected, and you most likely want 'distance' selected instead.
     
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    Thank you Russell yes that was the problem.
     
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    Version 1.15 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

    This latest version has lots of improvements as well as new features. The big one is the ability for commercial users to import data from external sources!

    In addition you can now compare laps from different sims or real life data against each other. So if you want to compare iRacing and Assetto Corsa, or your real life track day against a sim, you can do so!

    The new Import External Data dialog.
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    The updated finish line graphic makes it easier to identify the S/F line on track maps.
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    You can now choose the colors you want to use for the throttle/brake overlays.
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    The Ride Height analysis has been updated to allow for side-by-side displays, and improved graphics.
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    The Status Bar now displays the car, driver and time info for the loaded laps.
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    The latest demo can be downloaded here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

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

    Here is the full list of release notes:
    * There is a new commercial feature for importing external data from csv files. This data is converted into zod2 files which can then be read by the Z1 Analyzer. This feature is available under File->Import External Data, or CTRL-I for a keyboard shortcut.

    The dialog has 3 sections. The first is where you select the file you want to import. This must be csv file. It should contain data from one or more laps. Click the Browse button to open a file dialog and then select the file through that dialog. After you select the file, the first 50 rows form the file will be displayed in the table in section 3.

    After selecting the file you need to fill out the items in section 2. You can type these in manually or you can right click on the cell in the section 3 table that contains the appropriate information and then select the action from the popup menu. For example most CSV file from other data sources will contains the track, driver and car name in the first few rows. If you right click on the driver name and choose 'Set as Driver Name' from the menu that cell's data will be placed in the Driver Name text field of the second section.

    The track length is the only optional field in section 2. If you do not enter a value here then one of the columns from the CSV file must be the 'Lap Distance' data channel.

    After filling out section 2, you should specify the various data channels and units for all appropriate columns in the section 3 table. You can scroll this table using the blue scroll bars, both vertically and horizontally. You can also use the mouse wheel to scroll vertically. For every column you want to import, you need to select the appropriate data channel from the drop down. Any column marked as 'Ignored' will not be imported. The following data channels are the minimum that must be specified: Current Time, Lap Percent or Lap Distance. Latitude, Longitude, and Altitude are highly recommended. If they are not supplied then a circle will be generated as the track map. All others are optional. Of course the more you specify the more data you will have.

    Each data channel has specific units associated with it. After you choose the data channel from the top drop down, the drop down underneath will update itself with the available units for that data channel. Make sure the selected units match what is contained in your source csv file. For example if you have selected 'Lap Distance' and your CSV file has recorded lap distance in kilometers, then you'll need to set the units drop down for that column to 'Kilometers'.

    The final step is to specify which row contains the first row of data. Left click on whichever row this is. That row will be highlighted and have a line draw above it. Only data from this row downwards will be imported.

    Click the Import button to proceed. If you have not specified a track length, then the file will first be scanned to determine the length of the track. Afterwards it will be scanned again to convert the data into a zod2 file format. The file will be stored in Documents\Z1Analyzer\ExternalData\Telemetry. You only need to do the import one time for each CSV file.

    You will receive a message once the import is finished altering you that it has completed. You will also be asked if you would like to add the laps to the Analyzer's list of available laps. You will need to do this to open them in the Analyzer. Click Yes if you would like to do so at this time. If you click No, you can always perform a Lap Scan at a later time to add the laps to the Analyzer's list of available laps.

    * You can now open laps from the same track from different sims. Both tracks have to have the same name for this to work. This is intended to allow you to open a lap from a sim track and compare it to a lap from an external data file (real world) track. The name of the sim and the track map data will be taken from the main lap (and not the base lap).

    * When exiting the Lap Scan dialog you will be prompted if you would like to open a lap. Answering Yes will immediately open the Lap Selection dialog, removing the step of having to choose it from the menus.

    * The Ride Height Analysis screen has been updated to use the improved rendering engine that is used on the other analysis screens.

    * The Ride Height Analysis screen will now show two laps side by side when you have two laps loaded.

    * The brake point analysis screen has been improved so that the act of dragging your brakes is not counted as a brake zone.

    * We have added comments on the overview analysis screen's braking section to include information about whether or not you are dragging your brakes during the lap.

    * The behavior of selecting drivers from the popup menu in the Select Lap dialog has changed. If you right click on the list of available laps you will see the standard popup menu. Selecting 'Show Drivers' from this popup menu will display the list of all drivers whose laps are displayed in the scroll window. By clicking on the driver name you can choose if you'd like to display that driver's laps or not. This works fine when you have a few drivers. But when you have 10 or more drivers it becomes a two step process to display the laps from just one driver. You have to first select 'No Drivers' from the top of the list, then right click again, go back to the 'Show Driver' sub menu and then choose the driver name. In version 1.15 of the Analyzer if all drivers are displayed, as would be the case when you first choose a sim and track, when you select a driver name the Analyzer will display laps from only that driver, hiding the laps from the other divers. This is a shortcut to get the laps displayed from the desired driver. You can then add other drivers into the mix, or display them all again if you choose.

    * The above behavior changes have also been implemented when you select from the list of cars in the drop down menu.

    * You can now specify the colors used to display the throttle and brake overlays on the track maps. These colors can be set in the Colors tab of the settings dialog. They are located near the bottom (scroll down) under the Track Map section and are called 'Brake Overlay' and 'Throttle Overlay'.

    * Drawing the sector line on the various analysis screen track maps has been improved to have the lines better meet the track edges.

    * The S/F line on the analysis screen track maps has been updated to be a checked flag pattern instead of a red rectangle when the throttle/brake overlay is displayed to avoid confusion with the default braking color.

    * We've added more YouTube video links to the YouTube Help menu. Please check these out to get the most out of the Analyzer and its features.

    * The status bar at the bottom of the screen now also displays the driver name, car and lap time for the currently loaded laps. This makes it possible to see that data when the Lap Data window is not displayed.

    * Instructions on how to make sure you have a track map in live telemetry are now displayed if they are needed. This would be when you are seeing the default square track map.

    * Compatible with the updated RaceRoom API. Note this update is not backwards compatible with the older RaceRoom API.

    * Implemented alpha version of live telemetry to F1 2018. Note as this is a beta feature there may be bugs with connecting to F1 2018 at this time.

    Get the demo today: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
  19. rFactor2seminoob

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    @RussellHodgson The app is great, especially when I play Assetto Corsa. However when I tried to use it wit rFactor 2, it just says "Waiting for Sim" the entire time.
     
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