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Civil 3D Parcel Tables: A step by step tutorial guide

Introduction to Civil 3D Parcel Tables

Firstly, what is a Civil 3D Parcel Tables? Well, let's find out in this online training course. Certainly, this step by step tutorial is a part of the Civil 3D essentials book and how-to manuals.Working with Civil 3D Parcel Tables? 

At some point along the development process, we will be required to create a subdivision plat. In addition, we may also be asked to provide a real estate agent with a list of parcels, along with areas and lot lines. To create Civil 3D Parcel Tables, we need to create parcel tables.

  1. In the drawing area, select a parcel.
  2. From the ribbon, click on Add tables, then Add Line.
  1. We have roughly 40 plots. We want to organize our table in four columns of 8 lines. To do that, in the Table Creation windows we need to split the Civil 3D Parcel Table as needed.
  2. We also need to keep the tables Dynamic. That option automatically updates the tables, should anything change with the parcels.
  3. We also want to convert the segment labels to tags. That's a very good thing to do since it improves plan readability and presentation. Instead of having all the bearing, distance and radius information overcrowd the drawing area, we can just convert them to tags. We can then reference them in a table. To do that, click on the No Tag selected button.


  1. Zoom out, in the drawing, and make a rectangular selection. The lower left and the upper right corners of the selection should completely cover the proposed project area.
  2. You will be notified at the command line of the total number of objects selected.

  3. Then press Enter at the command line to accept the selection. In the new window, click on Convert all selected label styles to tag mode. It's self-explanatory, but this will effectively convert all labels to tag mode.
  4. We are now brought back to the Table Creation window, where we can notice the total number of labels added. 


  1. Click OK.
  2. Click on an empty spot in the drawing to view a complete list of parcel segment tables.
  3. To make the tags easier to reference between the drawing and the tables, we can sort the Tables in an ascending or descending order. This can be done by right-clicking first on the table, then select Edit Table Styles.
  4. In the next window, make sure the Data Properties tab is activated. Then, check Sort Data. After that, choose to sort by Ascending order. You can also change the Text settings and adjust styles and heights for the table title, header or cells.

  5. Click OK. Note also that the table styles and colouring  schemes can be changed on the display tab.
  6. Additionally, we can generate specific reports for team members who do not use Civil 3D in their daily work. A listing of the subdivision plat information can be created in the form of excel, text document or even HTML files.
  7. Simply click on the Toolbox, not to be confused with the Toolspace. A quick reminder that the Toolbox is part of the Toolspace.
  8. Click the Report Settings button to adjust your preferences.
  9. Adjust the necessary information such as the client's name and contact data.
  10. When done, click OK.

  11. Make sure the Report Manager tree structure is open by clicking on the "+" sign. Then, navigate to the parcel line and click on the "+" sign. Afterward, double-click on Area Report, for instance.
  1. In the new window that opens, you will be presented with options to export information to an XML file. Don’t be overwhelmed by the high number of boxes you can check or uncheck. You have already specified that you want a parcel Area Report. So, go ahead and click OK.

  2. Choose a directory to export the Output file. Before saving, you have an option to change the file format to either HTML, Word document, Excel sheet, text or pdf.


  1. Click to Save the report in the project folder.


  1. We now have an HTML or CSV report that we can attach to a development site plan.


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