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Authorized Vendor Z1 Software (Z1 Dashboard, Z1 Analyzer, Z1 Designer)

RussellHodgson

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Hi all,

This thread will be where we will discuss the Z1 Software, post about new releases, and answer any questions you may have about the Z1 Software.

The Z1 Software is comprised of several applications:

Z1 Dashboard - This is the application used by thousands of sim racers to display information during their race. This is done using various car dashboards, track maps, standings, timing & scoring, and other types of dashboards. The Dashboard is there to help you do as well as you possible can during the race, providing not just information about what your car is doing, but where your competitors are, when to pit, how much fuel to take on, and many other race tactics.

Z1 Designer - This is our newest application which lets you create your own dashboards for use with the Z1 Dashboard.

Z1 Analyzer - This is our telemetry analysis application. It is aimed at improving the most important part of the car - you the driver! There are many telemetry programs out there that simply show you lots of complicated looking graphs and numbers. They then leave it up to you to figure out what it all means. The Z1 Analyzer gives you easy to understand explanations on where you are losing and gaining time and advice on how you can improve your driving. In addition to the various analysis screens, you can also view standard traces scatter plots and histograms. Compare yourself to thousands of other laps to see where you can improve.

The Z1 Software is currently compatible with the following sims:
ARCA Sim racing
Assetto Corsa
Assetto Corsa Competizione
Automobilista
Automobilista 2
Codemasters F1 2015-2020
Dirt Rally2
Game Stock Car
iRacing
Kart Racing Pro
Project Cars 1-3
RaceRoom
rFactor 1 & 2

For more information please visit our website at http://www.z1Dashboard.com
 

RussellHodgson

Authorised Vendor
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Version 2021.1 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available!

This new version brings some big changes:

The new Z1 Designer lets you create your own dashboards for use with the Z1 Dashboard
DesignerFull.jpg


Compatibility with Dirt Rally 2
DirtRally2.jpg


Compatibility with Automobilista 2
AMS2.jpg


Compatibility with Project Cars 3
PC3.jpg


19 New Data Channels are now recorded by the Z1 Dashboard
VelocityX.jpg


Browser Streaming (previously web streaming) is now easier to use than ever.
BrowserStreaming.jpg


New users can get the demo here:
https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

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

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Custom Dashboards: You can now create your own dashboards. Please see the release notes for the Z1 Designer v2021.1 for details.

* Automobilista 2 is now officially supported. To connect to this sim turn on the Shared Memory option within Automobilista 2, and set it to Project Cars 2. Then in the Z1 Dashboard Network tab make sure the Madness Engine option is checked and set the drop down to Automobilista 2.

* Dirt Rally 2 is now officially supported. To connect to this sim you will need to edit the file 'hardware_settings_config'. This file is located in Documents\My Games\Dirt Rally 2.0\hardwaresettings. We suggest using Notepad for this. Open the file in Notepad and set the udp entry line to: <udp enabled="true" extradata="3" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" delay="2" />

Then in the Z1 Dashboard Network tab make sure the Codemasters option is checked and set the drop down to Dirt Rally 2. Note this sim lacks a lot of data provided by other sims. There is no data on competitors. See this page to see what data is available for the car: https://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/channels.cfm

The Z1 Dashboard connects to the sim when you are in the car and press the handbrake before the session starts. This is because of the way in which DR2 sends out data.

* Project Cars 3 is now officially supported. You can use either the Shared Memory or UDP option. To connect to this sim, select either Project Cars 3 or Project Cars 3 UDP from the Madness Engine drop down in Z1 Dashboard's Network tab. In the sim if you are using shared memory, set the shared memory option to Project Cars 2, and set the UDP Mode to Off. If you are using UDP, then set the UDP Mode to 1 and the UDP Protocol Version to Project Cars 2, and set the Shared Memory option to No.

* Browser streaming: This feature has been renamed to 'Browser Streaming'. In previous versions it was called 'Web Streaming'. We believe the new name is more inline with that the feature actually does, which is to stream the Z1 Dashboard to a browser. In addition when this feature is activated a message will appear on the 'Waiting For Connection' screen letting you know it is active, and what address the browser should be set to. This makes it easier to ensure you have the correct URL entered into your browser.

* New Data Channels: Wheel lateral patch velocity, Wheel longitudinal patch velocity, Wheel lateral ground velocity, Wheel longitudinal ground velocity, Wheel toe, Velocity X, Velocity Y, Velocity Z, Brake Bias, ABS Setting, Traction Control 1 Setting, Traction Control 2 Setting, Front Anti-Roll Bar, Rear Anti-Roll Bar, Left Weight Jacker, Right Weight Jacker, Differential Entry, Differential Middle and Differential Exit are now recorded for the sims that supply them. See this page for which sims supports these new data channels: https://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/channels.cfm

* There is now an option to specify how driver names are displayed. The two choices are 'First Last' and 'Last, First'. This is available in the Display settings tab. This option effects all lists of drivers and the track maps.

* The Show Flags option has been updated. It now lets you choose between showing, blue flags, yellow flags, both blue and yellow flags, or no flags. This is a car specified option located in the Car 1 tab.

* The screen that displays in-car adjustments (brake bias, traction control, etc), will now flash its border for all events that would cause the standard dashboard background to flash. (This would be events like hitting redline, shift points, blue flags, etc.)

Download the demo today:
https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
 
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RussellHodgson

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Here are some example dashboard the come with the Z1 Dashboard:

The Z1 Dashboard streamed to your phone.
PhoneDisplay.png


The Corvette C8R Dash
CorvetteC8RLargeDash.jpg


The LMP2 Dash 1
LMP2Dash1Large.jpg


The LMP Dash 2
LMP2Dash2Large.jpg


The LMP Dash 3
LMP2Dash3Large.jpg


The LMP Pit Dash
LMP2PitDashLarge.jpg
 

RussellHodgson

Authorised Vendor
Premium
Version 2021.1 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available! This version has loads of new features and improvements.

You can now display as many traces, data tiles, scatter plots and histograms at once as you like.
(Previous versions limited this to 9 traces, 20 data tiles, 8 scatter plots and 4 histograms.)
analyzer20211.jpg


There is now an option to delete your laps in the Open lap Dialog.
DeleteLap.jpg


Menu options for traces, data tiles, scatter plots and histograms have been standardized so they all work in the same way regardless of the type of object.
UpdatedMenus.jpg


New Data Channels: Wheel lateral patch velocity, Wheel longitudinal patch velocity, Wheel lateral ground velocity, Wheel longitudinal ground velocity, Wheel toe, Velocity X, Velocity Y, Velocity Z, Brake Bias, ABS Setting, Traction Control 1 Setting, Traction Control 2 Setting, Front Anti-Roll Bar, Rear Anti-Roll Bar, Left Weight Jacker, Right Weight Jacker, Differential Entry, Differential Middle and Differential Exit are now available as data channels.

You can now 'scrub' a trace by moving the mouse with the control button.
You can now use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out on a trace.

ScrollTraces.jpg


The External Data Import now supports the Porsche PCM data format.
ImportDialog20211.jpg


The new Control settings tab lets you customize mouse controls.
ControlTab.jpg


New users can get the demo here:
https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

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

Here is the full list of release notes:
* You can now display as many traces, data tiles, scatter plots and histograms at once as you like. (Previous versions limited this to 9 traces, 20 data tiles, 8 scatter plots and 4 histograms.)

* Menu options for traces, data tiles, scatter plots and histograms have been standardized so they all work in the same way regardless of the type of object. See below for more details.

* Popup menu updates - when using the popup menu on traces, data tiles, scatter plots or histograms, they will all now have options to maximize, restore, and close the object. This is under the popup's 'Trace Display' option for traces; 'Data Tile Display' for data tiles, 'Scatter Plot Display' for scatter plots, and 'Histogram Display' for histograms.

* All objects (traces, data tiles, scatter plots, and histograms) can now be changed using their popup menu. Right click on the object to view the popup menu. You'll then see various options for selecting the type of data displayed by that object. For traces and data tiles there are multiple sub-menus. For scatter plots and histograms there is just one sub menu.

* All objects (traces, data tiles, scatter plots, and histograms) are now added in the same way. There is an 'Add...' options under each main menu. Choosing this displays a sub-menu of the available objects that can be displayed. For example, the 'Traces-&gt;Add Trace' menu option shows all available traces that can be added; 'Data Channels-&gt;Add Data Tile' shows all available data tiles that can be added. 'Scatter Plots-&gt;Add Scatter Plot' shows all available scatter plots that can be added. 'Histograms-&gt;Add Histogram' shows all available histograms that can be added.

* All currently displayed traces, data tiles, scatter plots, and histograms now appear under their main menu. Selecting one of these from the menu option will bring that object to the foreground and highlight it in a teal color. For example under the Traces menu by default you'll see traces 1-9 displayed. If you select one of those options that trace will be displayed on top of all other objects and highlighted. This is the same for data tiles, scatter plots and histograms. This makes it easy to find objects.

* All objects are now closed by either clicking on their close icon, or by right clicking and choosing the close option.

* You can close all of the same type of object by choosing the 'Close All...' menu option under the appropriate main menu. For example to close all currently displayed traces choose 'Traces-&gt;Close All Traces'.

* Improved the speed of the lap scan process.

* When re-opening the video display, the previously loaded video will remain displayed. (In previous versions you had to reload the video every time you opened the video display.)

* When moving or resizing any object (traces, scatter plots, etc) that object will redraw as you move it. Previously only the green outline was drawn, with the actual object not being updated until you finished moving or resizing the object.

* When changing your language setting from the General settings tab, the menus will now update as soon as you exit the Settings dialog. In previous versions you had to restart the Analyzer for the change to take effect.

* Added additional translated items - the popup menus on the traces, data tiles, scatter plots and histograms are now translated into the appropriate language.

* There is now a &quot;Delete Lap&quot; option in the Open lap dialog. Right clicking on a lap in the Local Laps section display the popup menu. The bottom option is the &quot;Delete Lap&quot; option. This lets you delete the selected lap. Deleting a lap will remove its file from your hard driver and prevent it from being recreated during future lap scans. Note you can only delete local laps, and not server laps.

* New Data Channels: Wheel lateral patch velocity, Wheel longitudinal patch velocity, Wheel lateral ground velocity, Wheel longitudinal ground velocity, Wheel toe, Velocity X, Velocity Y, Velocity Z, Brake Bias, ABS Setting, Traction Control 1 Setting, Traction Control 2 Setting, Front Anti-Roll Bar, Rear Anti-Roll Bar, Left Weight Jacker, Right Weight Jacker, Differential Entry, Differential Middle and Differential Exit are now available as data channels. They can be selected for a standard trace, custom trace, data tile, math channel, scatter plot or histogram. See this page for which sims supports these new data channels: https://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/channels.cfm

* The Laps-&gt;Pause Lap menu option has been replaced with a 'Play/Pause Lap' option. This will toggle between playing and pausing the lap playback at the currently selected playback speed. The space key is the shortcut for this function. The Play Lap option still plays the lap, and slows it down by half every time it is clicked. The Stop Playing lap menu option stops playback and resets the playback speed to 1/1.

* You can now 'scrub' a trace by moving the mouse with the control button. So control-click the left mouse button and then drag the mouse with the control button held down, and the cursor will follow you on the trace, displaying the appropriate data on all traces, data tiles, and scatter plots.

* You can now use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out on a trace.

* There is a new tab in the settings dialog called 'Control'. This lets you specify how certain controls work within the Z1 Analyzer. For this version, you can specify what the mouse drag option does within a trace. You can specify what a basic mouse drag does, what a control-mouse drag does, and what a shift-mouse drag does. The three options are 'highlight/zoom the trace', 'scrub the trace', or 'shift the base lap'. (Note the shift base lap functionality requires a Track license or higher.)

* Trace scrollbars - If you are zoomed in on a trace then a scrollbar will appear at the bottom of all displayed traces. You can use this to scroll through the entire trace at the current zoom level. The color of this scrollbar can be set in the Screen Colors tab of the settings dialog.

* Updates to the Screen Colors and Print Colors settings tabs to include more customizable color options.

* Import External Data Dialog - you can now use the Tab key to move between the five text fields in the Enter Lap Information section.

* Import External Data Dialog - there is now a Separator drop down to the right of the Select File browse button. This determines the separated used when parsing the imported data. By default it is set to 'Automatic' and the Analyzer will attempt to determine the separated being used. However if the data does not display properly in the preview, then you can try selecting a specific separator from the drop down. The currently supported options are comma, pipe and semi-colon.

* Import External Data Dialog - there is now a Hertz option drop down. This is located to the right of the Mappings options. This hertz option lets you specify the hertz for each row of the file. This is useful if the file to be imported does not include data on the current session time. By default the hertz value is set to 'From File'. This default setting uses whatever is specified in the file column assigned to the Current Session Time. Most of the time this will be sufficient. However some files may not include data in the current session time, in which case you will have to assign a hertz value to the file. A setting of 1 hertz means each row is a second. A value of 60 means each row is 1/60th of a second. The hertz value is saved with the mapping.

* Import External Data Dialog - the import process now recognizes lap data created by the Porsche Sport Chrono PCM. There are two pre-defined column mappings for this data, 'Porsche PCM - Imperial', and 'Porsche PCM - Metric'. You first need to export the data from the Porsche PCM to a csv file. Then select that csv file to open in the Import External Data Dialog. The Analyzer should auto-recognize the format. If it does not then you should select the semi-colon separator. Then control click on the column names row (usually the second row). Then click on the first data row (usually the third row). Then Load the Porsche PCM mapping, either the metric or imperial depending on your data. Then click the Import button.

* Track Edge Check Analysis Screen - There is now a button to redownload the track edge from our servers. Track edges are downloaded automatically when you open a lap (if the track edge exists on our server). As you can flip or rotate the track edges using the icons on the track edge check analysis screen, there may be a situation when you accidentally adjust the track edges to a state where you can no longer get them to line up with the track map. The solution is to redownload the track edge. Clicking this new button will redownload the track edges.

* Automobilista 2 is now officially supported. To connect to this sim turn on the Shared Memory option within Automobilista 2, and set it to Project Cars 2. Then in the Z1 Analyzer Live Telemetry tab make sure the Madness Engine option is checked and set the drop down to Automobilista 2.

* Dirt Rally 2 is now officially supported. To connect to this sim you will need to edit the file 'hardware_settings_config'. This file is located in Documents\My Games\Dirt Rally 2.0\hardwaresettings. We suggest using Notepad for this. Open the file in Notepad and set the udp entry line to: &lt;udp enabled="true" extradata="3" ip="127.0.0.1" port="20777" delay="2" /&gt;

Then in the Z1 Analyzer Live Telemetry tab make sure the Codemasters option is checked and set the drop down to Dirt Rally 2. The Z1 Analyzer connects to the sim when you are in the car and press the handbrake before the session starts. This is because of the way in which DR2 sends out data.

* Project Cars 3 is now officially supported. To connect to this sim, select Project Cars 3 from the Madness Engine drop down in Z1 Analyzer's Live Telemetry tab. In the sim set the shared memory option to Project Cars 2, and set the UDP Mode to Off.

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

RussellHodgson

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Here's the first of our how-to videos for the Z1 Designer. This video provides a general overview of the various features of the Z1 Designer to help get you started.


If you want to jump to specific section:
Z1 Designer Into: 0:50
Dashboard Properties 2:47
Object Properties 3:48
Layers: 5:43
Warning Objects: 8:58
Design Window: 10:32
Toolbar: 14:02
Dashboard Defaults: 17:31
Dashboard Shift Lights: 18:35
Final Thoughts: 20:15
 

RussellHodgson

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RussellHodgson

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We've just released version 2021.1.1 of the Z1 Designer. This includes a few bug fixes and some small updates.

Designer-2021-1-1.jpg


* Fixed a bug where a layer would be deleted if you dragged it to the bottom of the list.

* Fixed a bug where layers would sometimes not get transferred between the foreground and background.

* Fixed a bug where the fill color for the multi-line tool did not save.

* Added 'Position' as an option in the Widget tool.

* Added 'Blue Flag', "Full Course Yellow', and 'Local Yellow Flag', as options within the Warning tool.

New users can get the update here:
https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Existing users can get it here:
https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/MyDashboard.cfm
 
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RussellHodgson

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Version 2021.1 of the Z1 Analyzer introduces some new and improved ways to zoom traces, scrub traces, and shift the base lap beacon in a trace.

This video explains how they all work, and how you can customize the controls used implement them.


Download the demo today: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
 
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RussellHodgson

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Z1 Software has partnered with AI Racing Tech, from the University of Hawaii - https://www.hawaiiavtech.com/home. AI Racing Tech will be competing in the evGrandPrix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - http://evgrandprix.org/autonomous/.

AIRacingTechLogo.png


The Z1 Software (Dashboard and Analyzer) are being used to hone the autonomous kart and its algorithms, allowing the team to be as competitive as possible in the event.

Make sure you check out both websites above. This is another example of how the Z1 Software works in both the sim world and the real world to improve lap times - in this case AI lap times!
 

RussellHodgson

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We've just released version 2021.1.4 of the Z1 Analyzer. This fixes a few bugs.

Analyzer-2021-1-4.jpg


* Fixed a bug that prevented Assetto Corsa Competizione from displaying track maps during live telemetry.

* Fixed a bug that prevented printing from working.

* Scatter Plots and Histograms are now printed along with traces and the track map.

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

New users can download the demo here:
https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
 
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ColinMac

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Great to see you appear here, Russell - I'm loving Z1. So neat the way the dash just grabs all sim's telemetry and just invisibly captures every lap. I was using Motec with ACC, but Z1 just works for them all.

It's running my SRH dash, and I cannot recommend it enough.

Money well spent, folks !
 

RussellHodgson

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The Z1 Designer is the application that lets you create your own dashboards for use with the Z1 Dashboard. This video explains how to use the geometry tools within the Z1 Designer - rectangles, rounded rectangles, ellipses, lines and multi-lines.


You can download the Z1 Designer here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Intro/Layers 0:18
Rectangles 2:03
Moving/Resizing Objects 4:14
Deleting Objects 4:55
Rounded Rectangles 5:39
Ellipses 6:56
Lines 8:16
Multi-Lines 9:17
Multi-Lines/Polygons 11:59
Final Thoughts 12:39
 
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RussellHodgson

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We've released version 2021.1.5 of the Z1 Analyzer. This contains various bug fixes.

Analyzer-2021-1-5.jpg


* Fixed a bug that could prevent the Analyzer from properly connecting with the Z1 Server during live telemetry. (This bug manifested itself as either endless disconnects/reconnects, or as no data being displayed.)

* Fixed a bug where track names from some sims in the Open Lap dialog's Track drop down would appear garbled.

* Fixed a bug that prevented the data channel 'Speed - GPS' from being used in a Math Channel.

* Fixed a bug where and new or edited custom traces or math channels did not appear in the main menus properly.

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

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

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The Z1 Dashboard and Analyzer let you display the interface in multiple languages. This video explains how to select from the several options that come with the software, as well as how to create your own language packs so that you can display the software in any language.


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

Intro: 0:00
Some irony: 0:31
Choosing your language for the Z1 Dashboard 0:38
Choosing your language for the Z1 Analyzer 2:23
Creating language packs For the Z1 Analyzer: 3:34
Creating language packs For the Z1 Dashboard: 6:40
Final Thoughts: 9:48
 
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RussellHodgson

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The Z1 Designer allows you to create your own custom dashboards for use with the Z1 Dashboard. This video plains how to use some of the Designer's most important tools.


The Data Channel Tool - this lets you place any of the 100+ data channels associated with your car, for example speed, RPM or throttle.

The Text Tool - This lets you place standard text anywhere on your dashboard design.

The LED Tool - This lets you place shift lights and warnings lights on your dashboard.

Units Tool - This lets you place conditional text for various units, such as speed, amounts, distances, etc.

Graph Tool - This lets you place graphs of data channels, allowing you to create RPM bars, speed bars, etc.

Download the Z1 Designer and Z1 Dashboard here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Chapter Index:
0:00 Intro
0:42 Data Channel Tool
5:30 Text Tool
7:27 LED Tool
10:24 Setting Default Shift Light RPM Values
12:16 Units Tool
14:16 Graph Tool
17:24 Final Thoughts
 
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RussellHodgson

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We've just released version 2021.1.2 of the Z1 Dashboard. This fixes several bugs found in the previous version.

Dashboard-2021-1-2.jpg


New users can get the demo here:
https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

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

Full list of release notes:
* Fixed a bug where web data streams would show up multiple times in the selection dialog.

* Fixed a bug where the new version dialog would show a blank window.

* Fixed a bug where the new version dialog would always appear even if the user had set Show Updates to 'Once' in the settings dialog.

* Fixed a bug where track names for Automobilista 2 and Project Cars 3 could show up incorrectly.

* Fixed a bug that could prevent the shift tone from playing.

* The new version dialog now only displays for the first instance.
 
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