User Course Outline

Course Objectives

On completing this course, trainees will be able to use IBIS BULLETTRAX to create cases and exhibits, as well as acquire images of pristine and damaged bullet exhibits.


  • Basic computer skills (Windows® environment)
  • Basic firearms knowledge
  • Identify BULLETTRAX components
  • Identify different rifling types
  • Identify BULLETTRAX user roles
  • Starting BULLETTRAX
MODULE 2 – Navigating the BULLETTRAX Interface
  • Identify the areas of the BULLETTRAX interface
  • Work with the Main toolbar buttons
MODULE 3 – Working with Cases and Exhibits
  • Add a case
  • Add a firearm exhibit
  • Add a bullet exhibit
  • Exhibit Categories
MODULE 4 – Preparing a bullet for image acquisition
  • Cleaning a bullet for image acquisition
  • Mounting a bullet
  • Starting an acquisition
MODULE 5 – Acquiring images of pristine bullets
  • Identify pristine bullets
  • Acquire images of a pristine bullet
MODULE 6 – Validating Bullet Images
  • Identify the areas of the Acquisition Validation window
  • Validate anchor lines
  • Label LEAs & GEAs
  • Interpret image information
  • Save and Close acquisition
MODULE 7 – Acquiring images of Damaged Bullets
  • Identify damaged bullets
  • Understand strategies for setting up a damaged bullet
  • Acquire images of a damaged bullet
  • Validate a damaged bullet acquisition
MODULE 8 – Submitting and Synchronizing Cases
  • Submit a case
  • Understand the difference between automatic and manual synchronization
  • Synchronize a case manually
  • Perform a search and a quick search
  • Filter cases
  • Open the Help file
  • Eject the bullet holder
  • Customize preferred lists
  • Customize keyboard shortcuts
MODULE 10 – Administration
  • Perform a system backup
  • Identify the three user roles
  • Set your user preferences
  • System messages
MODULE 11 – Acquiring images of Polygonal Bullets
  • Identify polygonal bullets
  • Acquire images of a polygonal bullet
  • Validate images
  • Enhanced Polygonal bullets (Glock Gen5)
MODULE 12 – Acquiring images of Unrifled Bullets
  • Identify bullets from unrifled barrels
  • Acquire images of unrifled bullets
  • Validate images

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