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10 - Circuit Tools Start/Finish Wizard

The start/finish wizard allows the user to define any desired points on their driven circuit. If the circuit the logged data is from is included in the Racelogic track map database, then the circuit outline should appear with the start line defined when the file is loaded. 

 

Specific split points may need to be defined by the user - if they have already been loaded into the scene setup loaded into a Video VBOX unit, then they will be embedded in the data file and will appear automatically when loaded. 

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When a circuit from the database is detected, the name of the circuit and the number of laps will appear within the wizard. If the circuit is unknown, lap and sector numbers will appear when they have been set. 

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When the points have been set, clicking 'Yes' under the 'Continue to data analysis' section will cause the new points to be used in the session window. Selecting the 'Save track in file' option will save the circuit layout and split points into the VBO data file so they will automatically load whenever the specific data file is re-loaded. Note that DBN files from Drift Box or Performance Box units do not allow this option. 

Selecting 'Back' will cancel any changes. 

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Splits

Splits are automatically defined by using the points on the track which correspond to maximum speed.
This is the function ‘Sectors by Max Speed’ in the Start / Finish Wizard (CTRL-G). This creates a new sector at the start of a braking point at the end of a straight.
 

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This setting not only gives a useable number of splits, but it also ensures that the Ideal lap is realistic, because it takes into account
the slowing down and acceleration out of each major corner. 
 
To edit any split points which appear, open the Start / Finish Wizard using one of the highlighted buttons below.
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Using the 'Sector Generation' menu, the automatic split generation can be edited or turned off. 
 
If you want to increase the number of splits, select the ‘Sector by Accel/Decel’ option, or manually define them by using the right mouse button. 
 
You can also set the splits to be equally spaced around the track using the ‘Equal Sectors’ option. Click on the top option to edit the number of splits which will appear when 'Equal Sectors' is selected. 
 
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Saving / Loading Start and Split Files

Start and split files can be loaded or saved from within the Start/Finish Wizard. 

Selecting the 'Splits' menu option allows you to:

  • Save out defined points (both .SPL files for VBOX and .DSF files for DriftBox can be saved)
  • Load previously used points
  • Clear all the points shown on the map image
  • Clear only the split points shown on the map image

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Manually Setting Points

Within the Start/Finish Wizard, points can be defined using mouse buttons as described below.

Start/ Finish point

Set a start/finish point by clicking the left hand mouse button. This will appear as a green dot as pictured below.

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Split point

Set a split point by clicking the right hand mouse button. This will appear as a blue dot as pictured below.

Clear a split point by clicking the right hand mouse button while holding down Shift+Control keys.

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Separate Finish point

Set a finish point by clicking the right hand mouse button. This will appear as a red dot as pictured below.

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