When I change settings in my design model, those changes are not reflected in my drawing model.
In the current versions of OpenRoads and MicroStation, the model that controls the settings of a drawing model can change. When your drawing model seeds are set up to use the "Synchronize View = Settings from Design Model" setting, the "Default" design model will initially control the view settings in the drawing model. However, once a "Multi-Model Views" named view group is added to the file, the Settings from Design Model now looks to the Multi-Model Views view group for the view settings.
The video below demonstrates this behavior, and highlights 3 recommendations for creating plan sheets:1.) Always use a "Container" file to create sheets2.) Keep the Default design model as the model displayed in View 13.) In the Container file, do not create any additional Named View Groups. Instead, be in the habit of using "Multi-Model Views" when switching back and forth between the drawing model and design model.
(Note: The video below primarily discusses the use of the Settings from Design Model for plan drawings. For Cross Sections, the user will want to set View 1 to the 3D model, as discussed in this video: Video: Using Settings from Design Model option for Cross Sections)