I am using the Create Vector Tile Package tool to export tiles from a multi-scale map.
Feature sets with complex geometry, such as a detailed road network, do not draw at the scale ranges I have set, but appear at higher detail levels.
I have tried simplifying the symbology, as well as duplicating the layers and limiting the feature set using definition queries without effect. This occurs with both flat and indexed methods. Scale ranges are based off zoom levels for ArcGIS Online tiling scheme.
Is there any way to force these layers to be included in the tiles of lower resolution tile levels?
That may be your problem depending on the size of your hard drive. I have built tile packages before with specific scales and waited countless hours for them to be processed only to find out that due to the sheer size of those tiles, ArcGIS Pro threw them out.
I ended up working around this by using Simplify Line to create a less complex version of the road network to display at smaller scales, which was successfully included in the VTPK. This still seems like a bug, since the Create VTPK tool automatically simplifies some geometry to display it at small scales, but ignores defined scales for other features.