Surprisingly, labeling a northing and easting in Civil3D was never straightforward. For a civil guy like me, it seemed pretty easy. Just create a point label style that displays the point’s northing and easting and you are good to go. However, the survey guys thought that using a C3D point object to just label a northing/easting (coordinate) was not right.
In comes all crazy ideas of how to get northing and easting labels in a drawing WITHOUT using a point object. From using a line label to creating a station offset label that had nothing to do with an alignment.
Now in C3D 2010, notice what you can add to a General Note label style text component.
It may seem like a small thing but this little addition will make everyone happy when it comes to displaying northing and easting coordinates.