First, I apologize if this isn't the best sub-sub-forum; I'm a bit overwhelmed by the organizational structure here.
Second, a little intro: I do CAD work (surprise!) for a small cast stone & precast concrete manufacturer. When I say "small," I mean there are four of us in the office. Not four drafters: four office employees! I've been in this specific sub-field for about five years now, and have slowly developed a fairly comprehensive and vast set of standards, from blocks and templates to plot styles and layers and... I'm sure everyone here gets the picture. Though I don't always have as much time as I'd like to stay on the "cutting edge" with new features, I've come to rely pretty heavily on dynamic blocks, annotative scaling, and the sheet set manager. For a while now, this has felt like a Good Thing™ overall, saving time and repetition. And repetition.
Here's where my problem begins; lately, I've been swamped. With a one-person drafting department, there isn't much room for shuffling work around when things get really far behind, so we're bringing in some help. While I've worked with this individual before and have utmost confidence in his drafting abilities, he's going to be using his own copy of AutoCAD (had to twist work's metaphorical arm to get a recent, non-light version to use myself; currently using AutoCAD 2012, but on subscription, just lacking time to move to 2013), and he has AutoCAD 2006 LT. I've been trying to research exactly which features were present in that version, but haven't had much luck. But I'm absolutely sure sheet sets are out, about 90% sure dynamic blocks are out, and fairly sure annotative scaling is out.
So my questions are in regards to how well I can expect my standards to "save back" to the version he'll be using, and how far I'll need to go to get it to work. Will I need to use E-transmit / Archive on a drawing that has dimensions with every annotative scale I can imagine being needed, and dynamic blocks inserted in every conceivable state, in order for him to have what he needs? How well with this even work? Am I better off re-doing the "vital" stuff from scratch, with a lack of the aforementioned features in mind?
My apologies for the ginormous amount of questions here, but I've never been on this end of the version-gap before, and would appreciate any advice you guys & gals could offer. Thanks!