Everything displayed in the Civil 3D Section Editor - even the placement of the views themselves - can be configured ahead of time and stored within the Civil 3D template file.
How to Setup the Civil 3D Section Editor Display Settings
Jeff Bartels of Autodesk demos how to set up the basic Civil 3D Section Editor display property settings.
He also covers the sneaky trick of how to make these settings stick in your Civil 3D Template DWT file.
From the Jeff Bartels YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Immersion blog.
Do not forget the importance of one or more Code Set Styles for your Section View Editor.
Guess what? The Framework of Civil 3D has them.
See the important what a Civil 3D Code Set Style does post.