If you use Civil 3D to set up the views on an alignment and you would like to use the same sheet layout on AutoCAD, then one needs to be able to set the UCS for each view-port if Layouts are to be used,
To do this, open the initial layout that was created in Civil 3D. Set up and name a UCS for each view layout. Use the 3-point UCS layout. The first point it the origin, the second indicates the X-axis, the third the Y-axis, and the 3rd the Z-axis.
It works best for me to see the UCT at the current origin.
Do this by checking the box next to Display at UCS origin point.
Also, name the UCS appropriately
Set the view cube to be oriented to the current UCS
Define the view
You can set the UCS to the view as well.
On the layout place the new view as a view-port
It might be necessary to add the annotative scale to annotative objects automatically (toggle the scale away from and back to 1:500 in this case)
Here is the result on an A0 page. The title block was not included in this illustration but that is easy enough to add.
Now you can carry on designing in AutoCAD as before, in addition, the sheet layout will correspond to the sheet layout in Civil 3D where the main project is housed.
If you need help using Civil 3D to plan the layouts to be used in the production line for AutoCAD please contact Micrographics so we may be of further assistance with the above.