Ok here's my issue I have my border.dgn file being ref in 1:1 and I have a model space for my typical section drawn 1:1like it should be but I change the model space scale for the Typical section to 1/8" = 1'-0" and I ref that section down into the border at that 1/8" = 1'-0" scale, that size looks good but the auto dimensioning and any other text that I place in the 1/8" = 1'-0" is huge when Annotation is set to on, if I shut it off it is ok but I don't want that, I've done this a million times before and never ran into this issue, again the Section size looks good when ref into border at 1/8" = 1'-0" but text size is too big
If I follow correctly, your model has annotation scale 1/8" = 1'-0" & you are referencing it into border which has annotation scale at 1:1 scale then if "Use Annotation Scale" in reference is on, annotations will be scaled as per model's annotation scale. This is expected.
Could you share a dgn for this. I will investigate whats happening with this dgn.
What is your email address so I can share it with you?
You can refer below link to upload your dgn.