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Z1 Analyzer

Discussion in 'Automobilista - Links & Resources' started by Russell Hodgson, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Russell Hodgson

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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: Z1 Dashboard

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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: Z1 Dashboard
     
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    This video shows how you can load a lap after it has been recorded using the Z1 Dashboard.



    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard
     
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  3. Russell Hodgson

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    Version 1.6 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

    You can download the demo here: Z1 Dashboard

    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: Z1 Dashboard | My Dashboard

    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: Z1 Dashboard
     
  4. Russell Hodgson

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    Version 1.6.1 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available. This fixes a bug that could prevent lap files from the server from being displayed in the select lap dialog.

    Current users can get it here: Z1 Dashboard | My Dashboard

    The demo is available here: Z1 Dashboard
     
  5. Russell Hodgson

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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: Z1 Dashboard
     
  6. Russell Hodgson

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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: Z1 Dashboard
     
  7. Russell Hodgson

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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: Z1 Analyzer | Compare Yourself To Other Drivers

    Don't forget to download the Z1 Analyzer demo today: Z1 Dashboard
     
  8. Russell Hodgson

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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: Z1 Dashboard

    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: Z1 Dashboard
     
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    Any news on the side LED's for the SMZ1. Yellow.. blue flags, pit limiter etc. sill not working.
     
  10. Paradiz

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    Hi,
    Is a common area for edges available somewhere?
     
  11. Russell Hodgson

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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: Z1 Dashboard

    Existing users can get this latest version here: Z1 Dashboard | My Dashboard
     
  12. Russell Hodgson

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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: Z1 Analyzer | Trace Channels By Sim

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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: Z1 Dashboard
     
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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: Z1 Dashboard | My Dashboard

    New users wanting to purchase or try the demo can do so here: Z1 Dashboard : Purchase

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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: Z1 Dashboard

    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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    We've released version 1.9.4 of the Z1 Analyzer. This is a small patch that fixes a memory leak that was occurring during play back of recorded laps.

    Existing users can get the update here: Z1 Dashboard | My Dashboard

    New users can download the demo here: Z1 Dashboard
     
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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: Z1 Dashboard

    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: Z1 Dashboard
     
  20. Russell Hodgson

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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.

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    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: Z1 Analyzer
     

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