The settings won't be reflected in the drawings already done, so you'll to use one of the method stated below:
1. Manually change for the drawing as and when you're updating older drawings.
2. You can save the drafting standard from the new file and then for older drawing update the standard, hence making the changes reflected in the old drawings. Again this can e done manually doing for each drawing one at a time OR using a macro to update the drawings in the folder (the macro will do the changes while you enjoy the coffee).
If you want to test the macro, it is here: https://forum.solidworks.com/message/315560#315560
I had an issue of updating a lot of old drawings and created a drafting standard so I could apply this to old drawings and have it update automatically. However, when I apply the new drafting standard some things do not change correctly. Dimensions update to the drafting standard. But the text size of section labels does not. When I check the View Labels > Section tab of the drafting standard and click OK the section label updates to be correct, but I don't change anything.
I'm wondering if there is a way to perform a rebuild for the drafting standard? To force Solidworks to check all annotations etc. and make sure they adhere to the drafting standard. For some reason certain attributes do not update properly even though the drafting standard is changed.
I have checked to make sure Use Document Font is always checked and that doesn't seem to be the issue.
Sounds like a bug! Have you reported this behavior to your VAR and given them some files that show the behavior?
Thomas, you'll need to set the scale for each sheet manually or by using the Application Programming Interface to automate the task.
The sheet format file contains the border graphics and text, custom properties, titleblock definition and layers of the file it was saved from.
Thanks, I think I will try using a marco.