BOUD not recognizing existing points when creating paths/spans?

I am having issues in BOUD when creating paths/spans.  I try to initiate my first point of the path on an existing point (pole/transformer/etc.) and when I click my last point of the path and go to "Get Path" in Design Assistant, the system automatically creates a new point at the existing point.  This causes a major error when trying to add conductor spans to the paths.  Is there a set-in-stone insertion point for all symbols/points?  Also, I hover my pointer over the existing symbol that I am using and wait for the pop up window that gives a description of the highlighted object to verify correct placement