[REL] Z1 Analyzer

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  1. rFactor2seminoob

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    Oh, I didn't see the plugin part. Oops.....
     
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  2. RussellHodgson

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    We've just released an update to the Z1 Analyzer. This new version, 1.15.2, fixes a bug that could have caused the Analyzer to crash when importing external data.

    We've also added a new YouTube link to a video explaining how the import external data process works.

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

    New users can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
  3. RussellHodgson

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    One of the great new commercial features of version 1.15 of the Z1 Analyzer is the ability to import external data. This lets you use all the great features of the Z1 Analyzer to view data generated from other sources, such as real world cars. In addition that data can then be compared against data generated in a sim as well.



    To download the latest version of the Z1 Analyzer please visit: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
     
  4. RussellHodgson

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    Version 1.16 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available! With lots of improvements and additions this is a must have telemetry application for any serious sim racer, and now real world racer!

    Some highlights of this version are the introduction of a new license type - the Track license.
    This let's you import real world data and view it in the Analyzer, and compare it to a sim lap.
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    Commercial users can now run live telemetry against a recorded lap with those laps overlaid by lap distance or percentage.
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    The Analysis screen and its description screen can now be moved and resized like any other window.
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    You can now save column mappings in the Import External Data dialog.
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    You can import both CSV and LOG files, making it easy to import RaceCapture data files.
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    You can download the demo here: http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

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

    Here is the full list of release notes:
    * Track License - this is a new license type. It is intended for those users who want to utilize the Z1 Analyzer in real world scenarios. This license gives you access to the Import External Data feature of the Analyzer. This is compatible with data logging systems such as AIM or RaceCapture, or any other one that outputs data in a CSV format .

    Once your real world data has been imported into the Analyzer all the standard tools within the Analyzer are available to you to review the data. This includes all the traces, custom traces, and analysis screens. You can compare two separate real world laps, just as you would any other laps. In addition you can compare your imported laps to a lap done in a sim.

    This license type is available on the Try/Buy page of the website (www.z1dashboard.com). Existing users can upgrade from a standard license to a track license by going to the My Dashboard section of the website (http://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm). Once logged in there with their order number they will see an option to upgrade to the track license.

    After purchasing a track license, the same pricing options apply regarding updates or the monthly subscription as apply to the standard license.

    * The Analysis screen and its associated description screen are now movable and resizable just like the traces and track maps. In addition you can have the map track map and the analysis screens displayed simultaneously.

    * When viewing live telemetry and comparing it to a base lap, you can now choose to compare the laps by time, lap percentage or lap distance. Comparing by lap time is what has always been the case in previous versions. Comparing by lap time overlays the two graphs by where they are in time on their laps. This lets you see if you are falling behind or are pulling ahead of the other lap. Comparing by lap percentage overlays the two graphs by where they are on the track. This lets you see in real time how the inputs of each lap compare at the exact location on the track. Comparing by lap distance is the same as by lap percent, but the x-axis will display the distance round the track in feet or meters rather than by percentage. This is a commercial only feature.

    * The 'Use Live Extents' option has been improved, reducing the performance hit that could be incurred when using this feature. When this feature is turned on the live telemetry will use the values of the main lap to determine the various y-axis values in each trace. This feature is always on for non-commercial users. Commercial users have the option of turning this feature off and using the base lap to determine the y-axis values in the traces.

    * Live telemetry now can show the sector divisions on the traces, when supported by the sim.

    * When saving a custom layout the current color palette will now be saved along with the layout. When loading a layout its color palette will also be loaded, replacing the current color palette.

    * The Lap Scan debug option now outputs more data. This will make it easier to diagnose any issues with laps not being found.

    * Scanning of ZOD2 files has been improved. The Analyzer will now check to make sure all laps that can be extracted from a ZOD2 file actually exist, and if not it will recreate them. Previously if a ZOD2 file was scanned, and then a file it created was deleted, there was no was to get that deleted file back again.

    * When scanning ZOD2 files the Lap Scan dialog will now report the name of the file being scanned and the number of laps currently found within it. Previously the display would show no updates until the ZOD2 files were scanned. This resulted in it appearing as if the lap scan was hung up.

    * There is now an option in the Import External Data dialog to save column mappings. After you have specified all the column mappings and their units, click the Save Mapping button. You'll be prompted for a name for the mapping. Then click OK. This mapping will then be available to load in the future. To load a previously saved mapping, choose its name from the Load Mapping drop down. The column mappings will then be applied to the currently selected file. This new option saves time if you have a standard file format or two that you repeatedly import.

    * The Import External Data dialog now lets you import file of type 'LOG', as long as those files are in the same CSV format as a CSV file. This allows for more easy importing of data from applications like RaceCapture.

    * The Import External Data option now lets you import data files where there are gaps on the data. There are some data files where the data is only recorded when it changes. This leaves blank cells in some of the rows. In this case the Analyzer will fill in those blanks with the previous value for the data channel.

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

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    Version 1.16.1 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available. This fixes a couple of bugs that were found in version 1.16.0.

    * Fixed a bug that could cause the Analyzer to crash when attempting to open laps if it was unable to connect to our servers when requesting data on other laps.

    * Fixed a bug that could prevent the external import data process from running properly if the track length was specified.

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

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

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    We've just released version 1.16.2 of the Z1 Analyzer! This fixes a couple of bugs as well as introduces a couple of small improvements to version 1.16.

    * The limit for the number of cars or drivers that can be displayed in the drop downs for the popup menu when selecting a lap has been increased from 100 to 1,000. This is sue to the number of different laps now available on our servers.

    * Fixed a bug that resulted in imported external data not always matching up properly with sim data when displaying traces by time.

    * The Track License will now allow for up to 20 different Layouts. Previously was the same as the standard license at 10. The commercial license allows for an unlimited number of layouts.

    * The Open Layout and Save Layout dialogs now show the number of saved layouts in parenthesis after the 'Saved Layouts' title.

    * The Edit Trace dialog now shows the number of saved custom traces in parenthesis after the 'Trace Name' title.

    * You can now delete a custom trace in the Edit Custom Traces dialog. Right click on the custom trace name you wish to delete and choose 'Delete Custom Trace'. Note if the trace was being used in the currently displayed layout then it will remain there until you select a different trace to replace it, or until you select a different layout, or you restart the Analyzer. Any saved layouts that used the deleted custom trace will have that custom trace replaced by the Throttle trace.

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

    Existing users can update here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm
     
  7. EdL

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    Hi Russell,

    I have a problem with the demo. I can live data log no problem at all, but when I scan for tracks nothing is found. It's like Z1 doesn't even try to look?

    My Steam and rFactor2 are no installed on C i.e. the 'usual place, could this be the issue? The plugin dll is in place and enabled.

    Like I say, live logging works...
     
  8. RussellHodgson

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    Did you run some laps in the sim with the Z1 Dashboard running? You need to have the Z1 Dashboard running with data logging turned on to save the data that the Analyzer needs. You'll see a small 'DL' in the lower right corner of the Z1 Dashboard when the data logging feature is turned on.
     
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  9. EdL

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    Doh! I though the dash was a separate thing and didn't install it.

    That has fixed it for me! :D
     
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  10. RussellHodgson

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    Glad you got it working. :)
     
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    One of the great unique features of the Z1 Analyzer is Track Edges. This lets you see where the edges of the track are when viewing your driving line. A driving line shown in empty space just doesn't help much. But once you add the left and right edges of the track you can really see where you are on the lap.

    Driving line with Track Edges showing:
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    We've updated the list of available laps to show which tracks have pre-defined track edge files. When you view a lap from one of these tracks the track edges will automatically be downloaded from our servers so you can easily and properly view the driving line on your Z1 Analyzer.

    The new Track Edge icon shown on our website indicates pre-defined track edges:
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    See what is available here: https://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/availableLaps.cfm

    In addition to the track edges there are over 27,000 laps that you can compare yourself against!
     
  12. EdL

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    Hi @RussellHodgson - I'm doing something wrong again.

    Mid Ohio in RF2.

    Drove a slow left side, then right side. Added them to Analyser, overlay a lap and... skew?

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  13. RussellHodgson

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    Is this using the latest version of the Analyzer (1.16.2)?

    When you loaded the lap edges and the main lap did you do any rotating or flipping of the laps between loading the various edges or main lap?
     
  14. EdL

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    Hi @RussellHodgson yes latest version, just purchased.

    I fixed the issue by reloading everything again.
     
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    In this video we discuss what we've been up to over the past month and what our goals are for the next month or so.



    Including updated on the website, emails, current versions, sim compatibility, future feature lists and more.

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