Report & Share Data Using Project Explorer | Autodesk Civil 3D 2022

  • Jarrett Webster
  • 2023-05-10
Report & Share Data Using Project Explorer | Autodesk Civil 3D 2022

  The following is a portion of an article written by our Consulting & Services Manager, Shawn Herring.

In the past few versions of Civil 3D, there haven’t really been any changes that I think could really change the game and give your productivity a big boost.  Yes, there were a lot of little things, and some nice additional tools, but nothing that made you go, "WOW!"  Until now, there are a couple things in the upcoming release of Civil 3D 2022 that I think could be real game changers and I’m happy to share them with you.  Anymore though, we can’t just look at what’s new in our hero product, but all other complimentary products as well, so I will briefly mention a few of those.

Report and Share Data using Project Explorer

Within your Civil 3D files there is an abundance of information. As you know, within Civil 3D there are many reporting methods for creating tables and exporting reports.

Project Explorer has its own built in, customizable and exportable, reports and tables.  These can be built from individual objects as well as a group of  “Object Sets”.

Also within Project Explorer are the options to export out to 2D AutoCAD drawings.  This export ONLY the Civil 3D Entities, and no other linework.

Report & Share Data Using Project Explorer  Autodesk Civil 3D 2022

Object Sets

The Object Sets tab in the main Project Explorer window allows one or more sets of objects to be persistently defined in your AutoCAD drawing. Object Sets are particularly useful for automating the generation of one or more reports from your drawing.

Actions may be associated with each Object Set, and these actions can be triggered with just a single mouse click. For example, a report generating action could be used to create a report file using a pre-configured Layout Style, Report Style, Output File Name, and Path.


There are two key methods for generating reports and spreadsheets from Project Explorer. The quickest and simplest method is to use the Quick Report to File option. Alternatively, if more control is required over the content or scope of the report, or if it is likely to require updating repeatedly, an Object Set can be used to control the generation of your report.

Quick Report to File option

Want to learn more about what Civil 3D 2022 has to offer? Click here.

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