Setting up Aim Race Studio Analysis software for the first time

This post will walk you through setting up the Race Studio Analysis software such that you will get the same views and custom channels which I have created. You’ll need these to do the analysis which is going to help you go faster.

First you should import the use profile you can down from here. Import it using the File / Import User Profiles menu item.

Next you need to import the set of custom math channels which I have created. A custom math channel allows you to create a new set of data which is derived from existing data but has some sort of math function applied to it to create a new data set. There are three key new data points which I’ve created using custom match channels:

  • Longitudinal Acceleration Absolute Value - LongAccAbs - This is you braking Gs after they are passed through an absolute value function. This way both braking and acceleration Gs show up as a positive number.
  • Lateral Acceleration Absolute Value - LatAccAbs - This is your turning Gs after they are passed through an absolute value function. This way both right and left turing Gs show up as a positive number.
  • Traction Circle - This is your traction circle Gs as calculated from your lateral and longitudinal acceleration. If you care about the math it is: sqrt((GPS_LatAcc^2)+(GPS_LonAcc^2)). If you don’t know what a traction circle is I’ll be talking about it in one my later posts. Or an internet search should get you plenty of info.

To do this you go the the menu Modify / Math Channels. In the dialog there should be a General tab. Make sure you are on the General tab. On that tab there is a button labeled Import Set. Click that button and answer yes to the questions and select the set of channels which you can download from here. Now every time you load a set of lap data, these three channels will be added to it.

3 Responses to “Setting up Aim Race Studio Analysis software for the first time”

  1. Erick Lee says:

    Don, how do I do this: “First you should import the use profile you can down from here. Import it using the File / Import User Profiles menu item.”

    When I click “here”, it goes to a webpage with a bunch of XML gibberish. Do I have to save that in Notepad or something to create the .xml user profile file that can be imported into Race Studio?

    Sorry, this is my first attempt to use Race Studio. Thanks.

    Erick

  2. Don says:

    You need to download the file not open it. Depending on the browser you are using you may need to right-click the link and select something that says download.

  3. Erick Lee says:

    Cool! Sorry, I should have figured that out. Thanks.

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