I have everything set up properly as I want it. Since I made some changes I did not use the "smart" method. I used the old route your own. After I insert my lines with the command pinned, then unpin it to exit the insert menu. poof ... my parts are all over the place connected with a bunch of garbage lines. What a waste of time to go through all of that, get it perfect, and have solidworks decide...."nah, not today.... start over...."
--- the issue is with mirrored parts... you have to go into your main display state. edit the mirror feature in the tree and re hit the green check. then your parts go back to normal. what a PITA