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Z1 Analyzer

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

  1. Russell Hodgson

    Russell Hodgson Member

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    We've just released version 2020.1.7 of the Z1 Analyzer. This fixes a couple of bugs:

    * Fixed a bug that could prevent the Analyzer from opening two laps from the same circuit at the same time if the circuit had multiple configurations.

    * Fixed a bug that prevented turns from being identified when laps from Assetto Corsa Competizione were loaded with track edges.

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

    New users can download the demo here:
    Z1 Dashboard
     
  2. Russell Hodgson

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    The Z1 software lets you stream your sim data over the internet. This video explains how the Z1 Analyzer can connect to one of those data streams allowing for remote driver training or viewing of that data using the Z1 Analyzer.



    Setting up the Z1 Server: 0:42
    Setting up the Z1 Analyzer: 3:13
    Live Telemetry in Action: 5:27
    Final Thoughts: 6:26


    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard
     
  3. Russell Hodgson

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    Version 2020.2 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available. This new version brings two major feature additions to the Z1 Analyzer: Scatter Plots and Histograms!

    You can now create a scatter plot of any two data channels, with an optional third as a color definition.

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    Any channel can now be displayed as a histogram, with many customizable parameters including segment size, low/hi threshold, scale and more.

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    Other improvements include Assetto Corsa Competizione and Codemasters F1 2019 live telemetry compatibility. And new data channels of Yaw, Pitch, Roll, Yaw Rate, Pitch Rate and Roll Rate now being supported by most sims.

    New users can get the demo here:
    Z1 Dashboard

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

    Here is the full list of release notes:
    * There is now a close 'X' at the top right of all traces, maps, data channels, scatter plots, etc. Clicking this closes that window.

    * Scatter Plots are now available. You can display up to 8 scatter plots at one time. There are several pre-defined scatter plots included. You can create your own scatter plots or modify the existing ones using the Scatter Plots->New Scatter Plot or Scatter Plots->Edit Scatter Plot menu options.

    The Edit Scatter Plot dialog lets you delete or copy a scatter plot by right clicking on the desired plot name.

    The maximum number of scatter plot definitions you can have at one time depends on your license type. Standard license users can have up to 10 different scatter plot definitions at once. Track license users can have up to 20 different scatter plot definitions at once. Educational or Commercial license users can have an unlimited number of scatter plot definitions.

    To display a scatter plot you select its name from the Scatter Plots menu. When the scatter plot is displayed you can right click anywhere on it and choose the 'Edit Scatter Plot' option to go directly to the edit screen if you'd like to make changes to the scatter plot. Or you can choose the 'Copy Scatter Plot option to make a copy of that scatter plot

    You can close all displayed scatter plots by selecting the Scatter Plots->Close All Plots menu option.

    When creating a scatter plot you can choose which data channel is displayed on the X and Y axis of the plot. In addition you can choose the number of decimal places and tick marks for the X and Y axis.

    You can also choose the scale of the axis. There are three choices: 'Auto' will create the scale based on the values of the chosen data channel for that axis. 'Zero Based' will create an axis moving from zero in the middle out to positive and negatives numbers ending at a maximum value that you specify in the 'Max' text field. (For example if you enter 4 as the max value then the axis will go from -4 to 4 with zero being in the middle.) 'Min to Max' lets you enter the minimum and maximum value for the axis.

    Finally you can also choose the color channel for the scatter plot. The color channel can be divided in up to 10 'buckets' as defined in the Color Buckets drop down, each with its own color. If no color channel is specified then all dots in the plot will have the same color, as specified in the Color tab of the Settings dialog. you can also choose between three ways of displaying the color channel bucket legend.
    1) Extents - this is the default, and is the most common. This places the range of the bucket above and below it. You would use this for channels like Speed, temperatures, pressures, etc.
    2) Starting - this rounds the starting range of the bucket up to the nearest integer and places it at the bottom of the bucket color. This would be used for a channel such as the Gear channel.
    3) Ending - this rounds the ending range of the bucket down to the nearest integer and places it at the top of the bucket color. This would also be used for a channel such as the Gear channel.

    You can customize the colors of each bucket by clicking on the swatch for the appropriate bucket color. This will display a color chooser dialog allowing you to set the colors as desired.


    * Histograms are now available. You can display up to 4 histograms at one time. There are several pre-defined histograms included. You can create your own histograms or modify the existing ones using the Histograms->New Histogram or Histogram->Edit Histogram menu options.

    The Edit Histogram dialog lets you delete or copy a histogram, by right clicking on the desired histogram name.

    The maximum number of histogram definitions you can have at one time depends on your license type. Standard license users can have up to 10 different histogram definitions at once. Track license users can have up to 20 different histogram definitions at once. Educational or Commercial license users can have an unlimited number of histogram definitions.

    To display a histogram you select its name from the Histograms menu. When the histogram is displayed you can right click anywhere on it and choose the 'Edit Histogram' option to go directly to the edit screen if you'd like to make changes to the histogram. Or you can choose the 'Copy Histogram' option to make a copy of that histogram.

    If you click on a histogram's graph area you will see the bucket become outline, and get a display of its range and the percent of items in that bucket. Clicking anywhere on the histogram outside of the histogram's graph will clear this display.

    You can close all displayed histograms by selecting the Histograms->Close All Histograms menu option.

    When creating a histogram you can choose which data channel is displayed on the X axis from the 'Data Channel' drop down.

    The scale of the axis can be automatically determined, or manually set. There are three choices:
    'Auto' will create the scale based on the values of the chosen data channel.
    'Zero Based' will create an axis moving from zero in the middle out to positive and negatives numbers ending at a maximum value that you specify in the 'Max' text field. (For example if you enter 10 as the max value then the axis will go from -10 to 10 with zero being in the middle.) This will most likely be the most useful option.
    'Min to Max' lets you enter the minimum and maximum value for the axis.

    The Y axis is always displaying a percentage scale. You can choose to have this automatically set, or manually specify a maximum value. It you are displaying multiple histograms to compare the four corners of the car, then settings all the histograms to the same manually set maximum value for the Y Axis is the best option.

    The segment size determines the range of each segment bucket. For example if you are using Feet as your distance measurement and enter 0.25 as a segment size then each segment bucket will cover 0.25 in/s of movement. So you will have segment buckets covering 0.0 - 0.25, 0.25 - 0.5, 0.5 - 0.75, etc.

    The low/hi threshold determines the cut off between low and high segments of the histogram. If you are looking at suspension velocity for bump/rebound data, then this is cut off between low and high speed bump/rebound. This should be a multiple of the segment size for best results.

    The units for the scale, segment size and low/hi threshold are always in your currently selected units.

    The decimal places lets you set the number of decimal places used on the X axis number line. And the Segments Per Tick lets you set how often a tick mark is shown on the X axis number line.


    * The Track Edge Check analysis screen (Analysis->Track Edge Check) now flips and/or rotates the track edges independently from the track map. This is useful in case the track map and track edges do not align properly.

    * When opening a lap when no other laps are open, the Analyzer will now attempt to rotate the lap so the directions of the turns are correct. Previously you had to do this manually.

    * Updated the intro dialog to make it easier to read and current with the latest version.

    * Added Yaw, Roll, Pitch, Yaw Rate, Roll Rate & Pitch Rate to Assetto Corsa, Codemasters F1 2017, Codemasters F1 2018, Project Cars 2, Race Room, Kart Racing Pro, rFactor 2, rFactor, Automobilista, ARCA Sim Racing, Game Stock Car for live telemetry.

    * The Z1 Analyzer can now connect to Assetto Corsa Competizione for live telemetry. In the Settings Live Telemetry tab select 'AC Competizione' from the drop down and make sure the check box is checked.

    * There is now an option in live telemetry to set the driver name for Codemaster F1 sims. if you leave this blank then the driver name from the sim will be used. If you enter your name here then that will be used instead of the driver name from the sim.

    * In live telemetry you can now specify the Codemaster's timeout. As Codemasters stops sending telemetry when the sim is paused as well as when it exits the Z1 Analyzer doesn't not know if the sim has exited or been paused. So it will wait a certain number of second before assuming the sim has exited. By default this is 10 seconds. You can change this by entering a new time in the CM Timeout text field. This value is in seconds.

    * Added compatibility with Codemaster's F1 2019 for live telemetry. To select this sim choose 'F1 2019' or 'F1 2019 BC' from the drop down in the Live Telemetry tab. The F1 2019 BC option is to be used when running F1 2019 in broadcast mode, which is necessary if you want multiple applications to connect to the sim.

    * The Turn Analysis has been updated to improve the apex and track out accuracy.

    Download the demo today:
    Z1 Dashboard
     
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    Here's a quick overview of some of the major features of the Z1 Analyzer.



    Download the demo today: Z1 Dashboard
     
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    We've just released version 2020.2.1 of the Z1 Analyzer.

    This fixes a bug found in 2020.2 which could prevent mouse drags from being properly processed when trying to highlight part of a trace or to move a track map around an analysis screen.

    The demo is available here:
    Z1 Dashboard

    Existing users can get the update here:
    Z1 Dashboard | My Dashboard
     
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    If you are interested in setting up and viewing scatter plots in the Z1 Analyzer, this video is for you!



    Packed with lots of information, this is a must see video to get the most out of the Z1 Analyzer telemetry analysis program.

    Displaying Scatter Plots: 0:28

    Creating/Editing Scatter Plots:
    Selecting Data Channels: 1:31
    Specifying Decimal Places & Tick Marks: 3:09
    Settings The Scale: 4:42
    Color Channels: 6:38

    Zooming In on Scatter Plots: 8:47
    Navigating Scatter Plots: 9:28
    Playing/Stepping Though Scatter Plots: 10:01
    Final Thoughts: 11:01

    Download the demo here: Z1 Dashboard
     

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