I am currently trying to move data from ArcMAP to Civil 3D as AutoCAD 2016. When the GIS data was given to me, the annotations were stored in an MS Access database. In ArcMAP, the annotations are actually a polygon shapefile with the data stored in the attribute table. To get the labels to show properly, you set it to "show labels" and then, in the placement properties for the labels, check the box that says "Only place label inside polygon". Just like it sounds, the label appears within each polygon in the shapefile.
When I try and transfer over my data to Civil 3D, however, I cannot find where to open the attribute table or set labels or anything. I don't use CAD software very often, so I'm going in blind. Any help would be very much appreciated!