See post #298.regardless it all worked out. the board looks much better. i made some of those pcb images myself so im probably the reason for that alignment SNAFU.
in all my rambling i neglected to tell you how much this has helped me and i appreciate it. why the file is behaving so badly is a shame but i would spend months writing a program when out of nowhere it starts doing odd things. when that happens i create a new blank document and re-import everything into it. in this case im in unfamiliar territory. i dont know why connections between components are missing or why i cant manually route a track like before but im confident it can be solved.
The problems your experiencing is due to inexperience using the design tool and designing printed circuit boards. Your getting a crash course, so plenty of mistakes are going to made.
There is another way to look at this, your saving money by not making PCBs that are unusable.