Yes, and yes you can do it with regular CAD. The main thing Civil 3D offers (used to be available in AutoCAD map until they dissolved that!!!) is the ability to define projections in the project and it automatically places georeferenced images with the Mapiimport command (which I believe is exclusive to Civil now). This way, for multidisciplinary projects we can not only keep tabs on any changes to the referencing, but we also know if someone has shifted or rotated the drawing b/c it will loose its referencing. And it happens so often with users that do not understand the concept of georeferencing.