IFC points


I would like to know how a single point created from a design is represented in IFC. I looked in the documentation but couldn’t find any information.

My team and I have looked at many files that contain single points, but they do not appear to be displayed in IFC viewers, so we are interested in an example IFC file that contains points and (if currently possible) can be displayed.

We are aware of ifcpoint subtypes such as ifcCartesianpoint, ifcPointonCurve and ifcPointOnSurface, but we want to know if there is an IFC point entity similar to e.g. “IFCpolyline” for polylines, so we should support it on our end.