Buttons Settings: Manual Index
The Z1 Dashboard software allows you to easily customize the display to suit your style. This customization is done using the Settings Dialog, accessible by clicking the Settings Icon Settings Icon while not connected to a sim, or by selecting 'Settings' from the menu when not in the car. Note that each instance of the Z1 Dashboard software can have different settings. Changing settings for a particular instance only effects that instance.

General Options
Buttons Settings Tab
Buttons Enabled:
When selected the Z1 Dashboard will check for button/kayboard input. Note you will need to restart the Dashboard for the change to take effect.

Check Device:
This specifies if device number is taken into account when determining if a button was clicked. If you have multiple identical devices, such as button boxes, then turning this option on will allow the software to differentiate between those boxes.

Check POVs:
This specified whether or not POV hat switches are checked for input. There may be cases when you do not want the Z1 to check for those inputs. If that is true then you should turn this option off.

Check Kayboard:
This specifies if keyboard input is checked. When turned on the Dashboard will listen for any keyboard input. If you want to use keyboard keys to trigger events, or if your button box or wheel input sends data as keyboard input then you should enable this option.

Pause After:
This is the number of milliseconds that the software will wait after receiving a button input before it will accept another input. You can increase of decrease this value to suit your types of buttons. For example if you are using a rotary dial, you might want to software to wait less than if you are using a push button. The default value of 250 gives a fairly good compromise across all button types.

Pause Between:
This is the number of milliseconds that the software will wait between checking for button inputs. If you find that button inputs are being missed you can try reducing this value. If button inputs are happening too quickly then try a higher value.

Button Messages
Buttons Settings Tab
Preview
Certain button presses will cause the Z1 Dashboard to display a confirmation message. These optins control how that message is displayed. The Preview square on the right shows what the message will look like.

Message Time:
This is the number of seconds the messages will be displayed. If you do not want messages to be displayed then select '0 seconds'.

Message Position:
This determine the vertical position on the screen where button mesgaes will appear. Lowering the percentage will move the message towards to top of the screen. Raising the percentage will move the message towards the bottom of the screen.

Message Size:
This is the font size used to display the messages on screen.

Selection Buttons
Buttons Settings Tab
These button options allow you to interact with buttons or mens on the display using buttons from a controller device.

Next Button:
This is the button assignment to highlight the next button in the sequence of displayed buttons on a particular screen.

Last Button:
This is the button assignment to highlight the previous button in the sequence of displayed buttons on a particular screen.

Select Button:
This is the button assignment to select the currently highlighted button on a particular screen.

Scroll Up:
This is the button assignment to scroll up any windows that have up/down arrows.

Scroll Down:
This is the button assignment to scroll down any windows that have up/down arrows.

Dashboard Screen Buttons
Buttons Settings Tab
These buttons let you switch between the dashboards you have assigned to your car.

Next Screen:
This is the button assignment to display the next dashboard associated with the current car. This only works when you are in the car.

Last Screen:
This is the button assignment to display the previous dashboard associated with the current car. This only works when you are in the car.

Screen 1 - 10:
You can assign a specific button to jump directly to a specific screen number within your car's dashboards. Just assign the appropriate button to the desired screen number.

Action Buttons
Buttons Settings Tab
Toggle Stop Delta:
This allows you to assign a button to turn on or off the 'after stop' display on the track maps. By default the 'after stop' display is shown when you get within a specified number of laps of your stop (3 by default). Using this button you may turn the display on or off at any time.

Data Logging:
This is the button assignment to toggle data logging on and off. Data logging is turned on by default.

Mark Data:
This is the button assignment to insert a marker into telemetry files. Once assigned it just requires a single push to place the marker. Holding the button down continually will place multiple markers all in a row. This marker can be viewed in the Z1 analyzer traces.

Scroll Delta:
This is the button assignment to scroll through the various delta options for the current sim. This lets you change the displayed delta on the fly. The Dashboard will display a message when you change the currently selected delta.

Reset Delta:
This is the button assignment to reset the current delta. This lets you delete any saved splits for the current car and track combination. This is useful if the weather or other changes in the track require the delta to be reset. The Dashboard will display a message when that the delta has been reset when this button is pressed.

Reset Stint Fuel:
This resets the stint starting fuel level to the current fuel level in the car. The stint starting fuel level is used to determine how much fuel has been used in the current sint.

Toggle Sim Race:
This is the button assignment to tell the Z1 software that you want to start/stop a simulated race. Note that to start a simulated race using a button the Simulated Race option (see Strategy tab) must be set to Start With Button. Also note that if you are running a simulated race and press this button then the simulated race will end regardless of whether it was started with a button or by getting in the car. The reason for this is if you accidentally left the simulated race feature on and then started a real race you would need a way to turn the simulated race off for your real race.

Min/Restore:
The button assignment to minimize/restore the Z1 Dashboard window.

iRacing Specific Buttons
Buttons Settings Tab
This section contains button actions that are specific to iRacing. If you are not connected to iRacing then this section will be collapsed. You can open it by clicking anywhere on the blue divider.

Add Fuel:
This is the button assignment to add fuel in iRacing. This will add one liter to the amount of fuel that will be added at your next pit stop.

Remove Fuel:
This is the button assignment to remove fuel in iRacing. This will remove one liter from the amount of fuel that will be added at your next pit stop.

Fuel To End:
This is the button assignment to add the necessary fuel to finish the race in iRacing. This will add the amount of fuel required to finish the race, plus the specified buffer amount (3 liters by default), at your next pit stop. If this is more than the capacity of the fuel tank then you will get a full tank of fuel at the next pit stop.

Clear Tires:
This is the button assignment to tell your pit crew that you do not want to change your tires at the next pit stop.

Fast Repair:
This is the button assignment to tell your pit crew that you wish to have a fast repair at the next pit stop instead of fixing all the damage (if any) that exists on your car.

Speech Buttons
Buttons Settings Tab
Say All:
This button will make the Z1 Dashboard speak all available data to you when pressed.

Lap Time:
This button will make the Z1 Dashboard speak your last lap time when pressed.

Position:
This button will make the Z1 Dashboard speak your current position when pressed.

Laps of Fuel:
This button will make the Z1 Dashboard speak the remaining laps of fuel in the car when pressed.

Lap Number:
This button will make the Z1 Dashboard speak the current lap number when pressed.

Tracked Drivers Buttons / LED Buttons
Buttons Settings Tab
Add Ahead:
This is the button assignment to tell the Z1 Dashboard that you want to add the car ahead of you on track to your tracked driver list.

Add Behind:
This is the button assignment to tell the Z1 Dashboard that you want to add the car behind you on track to your tracked driver list.

Cut Ahead:
This is the button assignment to tell the Z1 Dashboard that you want to remove the car ahead of you on track from your tracked driver list.

Cut Behind:
This is the button assignment to tell the Z1 Dashboard that you want to remove the car behind you on track from your tracked driver list.

LED Up:
This is the button assignment to increase the brightness of the LEDs on supported external devices.

LED Down:
This is the button assignment to decrease the brightness of the LEDs on supported external devices.

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