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

RussellHodgson

Authorised Vendor
Premium
Want to know how to easily display and modify Traces, Scatter Plots, Histograms and Data Tiles in the Z1 Analyzer?
This video explains it all!


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

Chapters:
0:00 Intro
1:05 Menu Overview
1:51 Adding/Changing Traces
3:20 Adding/Changing Data Tiles
4:38 Adding/Changing Scatter Plots
6:24 Adding/Changing Histograms
8:08 Final Thoughts
 
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RussellHodgson

Authorised Vendor
Premium
The Z1 Designer is the application that lets you create your own dashboards for use with the Z1 Dashboard. This video shows how you use two of the most powerful tools within the Z1 Designer's toolbox; the Widget tool and the Warning tool.


Make sure you download a copy of the Z1 Dashboard and Z1 Designer here:
https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Chapter index:
0:00 Intro
0:48 Widget Tool Overview
2:00 Widgets - Lap/Position Info
2:38 Widgets - Delta Timing
3:06 Widgets - Lap Timing
3:33 Widgets - Time
4:05 Widgets - Fuel Usage
5:06 Widgets - Air/Track Temps
5:37 Widgets - Track Distance
6:06 Widgets - Pit Speed Limit
6:46 Warning Tool Overview
10:17 Warning Tool Options
11:44 Final Thoughts
 
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Mr Latte

Premium
Hi guys, do any of the videos highlight usages of engine torque?
I see that some sims support this and tried watching a few videos about the Z1 on YT but would appreciate it if someone can highlight or discuss more?

Is this easily possible?
My usage intention with it is to identify and determine with specific cars the rpm/speed values that torque peaks apply as well as help determine the best rpm for gearchange.

Using this data, I want to generate tactile engine effects that operate within these peak ranges for specific cars.

Appreciate any help on this.
 
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RussellHodgson

Authorised Vendor
Premium
Hi guys, do any of the videos highlight usages of engine torque?
I see that some sims support this and tried watching a few videos about the Z1 on YT but would appreciate it if someone can highlight or discuss more?

Is this easily possible?
My usage intention with it is to identify and determine with specific cars the rpm/speed values that torque peaks apply as well as help determine the best rpm for gearchange.

Using this data, I want to generate tactile engine effects that operate within these peak ranges for specific cars.

Appreciate any help on this.
Several sims do support engine torque. This page shows which channels are supported by which sims: https://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/channels.cfm. Scroll down to the 'Engine State' section and then look under engine torque to see if the one you are using is supported.

Assuming it is, then I think a scatter plot may be your best option. Create one that graphs engine torque against RPM or Speed.
 

Mr Latte

Premium
Several sims do support engine torque. This page shows which channels are supported by which sims: https://z1simwheel.com/analyzer/channels.cfm. Scroll down to the 'Engine State' section and then look under engine torque to see if the one you are using is supported.

Assuming it is, then I think a scatter plot may be your best option. Create one that graphs engine torque against RPM or Speed.

Yes I have seen that chart, thank you for the help/response.
I will investigate further and consider buying your product.
 

RussellHodgson

Authorised Vendor
Premium
Version 2021.2 of the Z1 Dashboard is now available!

This new version brings many exciting new features including:
Transparent background
Transparency.jpg


Compatibility with Vocore screens
VocoreScreen.jpg


Competitor data for Assetto Corsa Competizione
ACCCompetitors.jpg


Car names for RaceRoom
RaceRoomCars.jpg


German Translation
German.jpg


and more...

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

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

Here is the full list of release notes:
* Compatible with version 2021.2 of the Z1 Designer. Adds the Track Map, Friction Circle, Image and Standings objects to custom dashboards.

* RaceRoom: The names of the cars are now displayed in standings screens, etc.
* Added German as a language option.

* rFactor 1 & 2, ARCA Sim Racing, Automobilista, and Game Stock Car now support up to 64 competitors. Previously the maximum was 32.

* Competitor cars from Assetto Corsa Competizione are now displayed in all appropriate dashboards. To turn this feature on in ACC you will need to edit the file 'broadcasting.json' located in documents/Assetto Corsa Competizione/Config. Open the file in Notepad. It should look like the following:
{
"updListenerPort": 9000,
"connectionPassword": "asd",
"commandPassword": ""
}

* Transparent backgrounds are now supported. The best settings to enable this are as follows: in the settings Display tab, set 'Always On Top' to Yes, 'Transparent' to Yes, and 'Title Bar' to Racing. The Chroma Key color is what will be used to determine what is transparent. The default gray color works well for most dashboards. The dashboard's background is painted in this color, and Windows is told to make any pixels that are the chroma key color transparent. If you see pixelated edges on parts of the dashboard, then you can experiment with this color to get what works best for you. A restart will be required after changing these options. Note that the standard warnings, such as flags, fuel warnings, etc, that would normally flash on the background are still active with transparent backgrounds, unless you manually turn them off.

* Now Compatible with the Vocore USB screens. The Z1 Dashboard will auto-detect the presence of a screen and send the display to that screen by default. You can choose the orientation for the display on the screen. The four options are located in the Display setting's tab under 'LCD Orientation'. Changing a display orientation requires a restart of the Z1 Dashboard.

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

RussellHodgson

Authorised Vendor
Premium
Version 2021.2 of the Z1 Designer is now available!

It has lots of new features, including cut/copy/paste, improved LED options, more widgets, and four brand new tools:

Standings tool
Standings.jpg


Track Map tool
TrackMap.jpg


Image tool
Images.jpg


Friction circle tool
FrictionCircle.jpg


It is now even easier to create your dashboards for use with the Z1 Dashboard.

The Z1 Designer is a free application and can be downloaded here:
https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Here is the full list of release notes:
* When you change the type of a Data Channel, Warning, LED, Widget, Units, or Graph, the Display Name for that object will be updated to reflect the newly type of the object. Note that this will only happen if the Display Name is the default name for that object. If you have manually changed the Display Name, then it will not be changed.

* If an object is selected when the auto-generated preview is requested, the selection bounds of that object are no longer included in the preview image.

* You can now specify the width and height of your dashboard. The default is 480 x 272. This fits most standard USB screens. However if you wanted the larger NASCAR size dashboards of 1280 x 400, then you would just enter those values in to the Dashboard Properties 'width' and 'height' text fields. Any dashboard width and height can be used.

* There is now a 'Track Map' tool. This lets you place a track map object on your dashboard.

* There is now a 'Friction Circle' tool. This lets you place a friction circle on your dashboard.

* There is now an 'Image' tool. This lets you place images on your dashboard. It is recommended that you place images in the background layer. The resolution of the image should be such that it looks good at larger scales. The image must be a PNG image.

* There is now a 'Standings' tool. This lets you place a standings object on your dashboard. The standings object can be customized with the desired number of columns. You can specify what data is displayed in each column, the name of each column and the alignment of the data with each column.

* When creating or resizing objects, holding the shift key down will constrain the object to a square. For ellipses, holding the shift key down while moving the bottom right resize handle will constrain it to a circle. Holding the shift key down while creating a line or multi-line has no effect, as you can accomplish the same by using the Snap To Grid option.

* There is a new 'Toggle Pointer' option under the Edit menu. Selecting this option toggles the currently selected tool with the pointer. After you create an object you can quickly toggle to the pointer to reposition or resize the object, and then toggle back to the tool and create another object. The Space key is the keyboard shortcut for this option.

* In the Text Align drop down in the Object Properties Window the 'Leading' option has been renamed 'Left', and the 'Trailing' option has been renamed 'Right'. This makes it easier to understand the meaning of these options.

* In the Paragraph Align drop down in the Object Properties Window the 'Near' option has been renamed 'Top', and the 'Far' option has been renamed 'Bottom'. This makes it easier to understand the meaning of these options.

* LED objects now have the option to be displayed as either circles or rectangles. This gives you more options for how you want your shift lights and warnings lights to appear on your dashboard.

* Cut, Copy and Paste functions have been implemented. These are available under the Edit menu, or by using the standard Windows keyboard shortcuts (CTRL-C,X,V). Pasting an object will paste the last cut/copied object into the currently selected layer (either Foreground or Background).

* The New Dashboard dialog has been redesigned for better aesthetics, as well as functionality.

* Added two new Widget options: iRating SOF, and iRating Class SOF. iRating SOF shows the average iRating for all entries. iRating Class SOF shows the average iRating broken out by class. These are for iRacing only.

* Added new Widget option: Predictive Lap Time.

* The color chooser now remembers the 16 custom colors for the duration of the Designer being open. You can add a color to the custom color area by clicking on the 'Add to Custom Colors' button. The custom color will be placed into the currently selected custom color slot. Each time you add a new color, the next slot is automatically selected.

* The text fields have been improved. You can now click within the text displayed in the field and edit from that point. You can also use the left/right arrow keys to move around the data within the text field.

Download the Z1 Designer today:
https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm
 
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RussellHodgson

Authorised Vendor
Premium
Version 2021.2 of the Z1 Analyzer is now available!

There are loads of new features and improvements in this new version.
Some highlights include:

Custom Channels
Customchannels.jpg


Automatically create custom channels when necessary
OpenLap20212.jpg


RaceChrono compatibility
Import20212.jpg


Data logging & auto track map creation from live telemetry
LiveTelemetry20212.jpg


Fuel levels displayed for downloadable laps:
OpenLapFuel20212.jpg


And we even want to pay you for your setups!

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 Data Channel support. You can now create your own custom channel for use within the Z1 Analyzer. These channels can be use in traces, math channels, data tiles, scatter plots and histograms. Once created they can be populated with data during the import external data process. To map one of your data columns from the external file to your custom data channel, select the custom channel name from the appropriate column's channel drop down, just as you would any standard data channel name.

* Custom channel data saved within a zodx or zodxl file is tagged with the name of the custom channel. If you delete that channel or change its name at a later data then the data associated with that channel will become unavailable to you, even though it is still within the zodx/xl data file. To retrieve the data from such a deleted or renamed custom channel you would need to create a new custom channel with the appropriate name.

* When using a Pro/Commercial license the Z1 Analyzer can automatically create custom channels for any non-mapped data channel when importing a lap from external data. This feature can be toggled on and off using the 'Create Custom Channels' option in the Import Lap dialog.

* When using a Pro/Commercial license the Z1 Analyzer will automatically create any necessary custom channels that are found within a zodx or iRacing ibt file if they do not already exist. For iRacing ibt files this would include any data points that are not part of the 100+ data channels that are imported by default. This feature can be toggled on and off using the 'Create Custom Channels' option in the Open Lap dialog.

* A Track license or higher is required for custom data channels. The Track license allows you to create up to 10 custom channels. The Pro/Commercial license allows for unlimited custom channels.

* To create a custom channel go to Data Channels->New Custom Channel. You can enter a name for your channel as well as the units used in that channel. The units used is for your purposes only, and have no bearing on how the Z1 Analyzer will display the data contained by the channel.

* To edit an existing custom channel go to Data Channels->Edit Custom Channel. You will then see a list of existing custom channels. You can edit the channel by double clicking on it. To delete the custom channel right click on its name and choose the Delete option.

* If you are importing external data, you can quickly create a new custom channel by selecting thee '<Add New>' option from the channel list drop down. This will display the Custom Channel dialog where you can create your new custom channel. Once created it will automatically be assigned to the column you were working on.

* Custom Traces now show data in live telemetry mode.

* Velocity X, Y and Z have been added as channel options to the external data import.

* When selecting a file to import in the Import External Data dialog, the Z1 Analyzer will now try to automatically determine the file format. If it is able to do so then it will pre-populate the various fields in the Lap Information section as possible. It will also attempt to automatically find and select the column name row and the first data row, as well as selecting the appropriate column mapping. This is all intended to make the import process easier. We still suggest you check to make sure the columns are mapped properly. Custom channels are not included in this column mapping process. The currently supported file formats for automatic detection are: MoTeC CSV (metric), AIM CSV (metric), RaceChrono, Porsche PCM (Metric and Imperial). If the file format is not automatically detected you can still set all the fields manually to import your data.

* Custom Data Channel streaming. Custom data channels can be streamed in live telemetry to the Z1 analyzer using a UDP feed. Please see this page for the expected UDP structure: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/serverUDP.cfm. Up to 32 custom data channels can be streamed using UDP. You must create a Custom Data channel in the Z1 Analyzer with the same name as the data channel being streamed in the UDP feed. A Educational license or Pro/Commercial license is required for custom data channel streaming.

* The Z1 Analyzer can now record telemetry data when display live telemetry. To activate this feature click the 'Data Logging' checkbox that appears in the status bar at the bottom of the Z1 analyzer's window when live telemetry is running. This feature requires a Track license or higher.

* The Z1 Analyzer will now automatically create the track map during live telemetry for all sims except iRacing. (iRacing does not provide the necessary data to create a track map during live telemetry.). This feature requires a track license or higher. Standard license holders can still create track maps for live telemetry by saving a recorded track map as in previous versions.

* There are three options for when a track map should be created during live telemetry. These are set in the Live Telemetry settings tab, under 'Create track map'. 1) Always - this will create a new track map every time you do a fastest lap in a session. 2) If Blank - this will create a new track map every time you do a fastest lap in a session if the track map did not already exist when you started the session. 3) Never - this turns off the track map creation. Note iRacing does not provide the necessary data for live track map creation. A Track license or higher is required for live track map creation.

* Custom traces now have an option called 'Convert Units'. This is on by default. This option converts the units of the default data channels to what would be used to display them in a default trace. For example, the brake data channel has values of 0.0-1.0, but in the default brake trace it is displayed as 0-100%. With the convert units option turned on, the brake data channel will appear as 0-100% in your custom trace. With the option turned off it will appear as 0.0-1.0 in your custom trace. The convert units option can be set specifically for each custom trace. This option has no effect on any math or custom channels displayed within your custom trace.

* The Open Lap dialog now displays the starting fuel amounts for each of the laps on the server. This amount is displayed in the locally selected units (either liters or gallons). This should make it easier to select a lap that is closest to your own lap in fuel load.

* You can now optionally upload your setups for various sims. These setups will be available to download in the Analyzer and on our website in the future. For every download your setup receives you will be paid. This amount is currently set at $2.00 per download. A window will be displayed after you open one of your laps asking if you would like to upload the setup associated with that lap. To do so, first specify if it is a race or qualifying setup, then click the 'Select Setup' button to find the setup to upload. The Analyzer will attempt to open the correct folder for the currently selected sim and track. A message will then be displayed confirming the upload. If you do not want to be asked about uploading your setups, you can click the 'Don't show this again' option in the upload dialog. You can manually open the upload dialog by going to the File->Upload My Setup menu option.

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

RussellHodgson

Authorised Vendor
Premium
There are 4 new tools included with the Z1 Designer 2021.2. They are the Track Map tool, Image tool, Friction Circle tool and Standings tool.

Watch this video to see how they all work.

Don't for get to join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/XXwhX6azxM

And of course download the Z1 Software: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Chapter Index:
0:00 Intro
0:52 Tool Overview
1:50 Track Map Tool
4:26 Image Tool
7:12 Friction Circle Tool
10:14 Standings Tool
15:55 Adjusting Standings Column Sizes
16:52 Final Thoughts
 
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RussellHodgson

Authorised Vendor
Premium
We've just released version 2021.2.1 of the Z1 Dashboard.

Dashboard-2021-2-1.jpg



Release notes:

* Fixed a bug that could cause custom dashboard LEDs defined as rectangles to incorrectly show as circles.

* Fixed an issue with ACC lap timing where undefined lap times could show as extremely high numbers.

* Fixed an issue with ACC where the driver's car could be incorrectly identified in the standings and track map displays.

* Fixed a bug where the Delta time in a custom standings dashboard would display incorrectly.

* Fixed a bug with the display on Vocore 5 inch screens.

* Fixed a bug with the iRating change display on custom standings dashboards.

* Added a Vocore Touch calibration tool. This is located in the Display tab of the settings dialog. If your touch screen Vocore is not responding correctly to your touch inputs, then you should run this tool. Click the 'Calibrate Vocore' button to run the tool. You'll see a screen with four white squares appear on your Vocore screen. Tap on each square on your vocore screen to turn it green. Once all the squares have turned green, click/tap the Done button. If you choose a different screen orientation you will need to rerun the calibration tool.


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


Don't forget to join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/XXwhX6azxM
 

RussellHodgson

Authorised Vendor
Premium
Transparent backgrounds have been implemented in version 2021.2 of the Z1 Dashboard. This video shows this great new feature in action, and details how you can turn it on and customize it to your liking.


Make sure you join our Discord channel: https://discord.gg/XXwhX6azxM

Download the Z1 software here: https://z1simwheel.com/dashboard/demo.cfm

Chapter Index
0:00 Intro
0:57 Transparency settings
2:14 Chroma Key details
2:50 Title bar options
4:07 Sim Settings
4:23 Transparency out of the car
4:44 Transparency in the car
5:43 Final thoughts
 
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