ORD Quantities

I have been using Civil Features all along during the design process and civil cells as much as possible. It appears that some of the civil elements has the Item Type attached and some do not. I have worked along placing items using civil features expecting it to work like D&C Manager but not I am being forced to go back and attach the item type. That wouldn't be back on a small project but a 4 mile RRR project that can be quite involved. 

Is this how it is supposed to work? If so, isn't there a better way to do this or did the software take a step back in yet another feature and force a 2 step process from a single step process in the past?