Currently Edge Animate handles SVG files as flattened artwork, so once your content is brought into Edge Animate it cannot undergo further editing (though you can always update and resave your graphics on the fly in your graphics program.).Thus you will not be able to break within Animate.
Thank you! That's what I kind of suspected, and just wanted to confirm in case I was missing something.
I was thinking another way of perhaps getting all the shape elements lined back up, woudl be to make sure my canvas in Illustrator was the same size as the canvas in Edge Animate, then simply making note of the coordinates of each shape in Illustraor then entering them into Edge Animate after importing the each shape.
Will be a bit tedious ,but will work