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I had similar challenges in the past. I also have several years of experience with AutoCAD, I think I understand your question.
The short answer is that InDesign Libary elements or snippets do not memorize a set location.
I used in the past 2 workarounds:
Create an InDesign file for individual resumes. Users will enter the text in the pre-formatted (Object Style + Paragraph Style) frames you have set for them, Insert the photo in the frame controlled by an Object Style.
Each InDesign file is then placed in your main InDesign document.
As a result, users can update their own InDesign resume, without interfering with the resume of other users, which in turn will update the main one, just refresh.
When I did something similar for clients, I even got them to use InCopy to complete and edit individual resumes. It was cheaper and there were fewer controls to mess up your design and formatting.
In another situation, I used an Excel file to collate every user's resume, including images (hyperlink to an image). Then using the Merge tool I created a layout starting from a table with formatted fields. Very rapidly I had a document containing the profile of 730 people with text, their photos, and some icons.
Any update is applied in excel, and refresh in InDesign
Let me know if any solution seems close to your goal, I could share a video with more details.
If none of the above is a possibility for you, I will try to find alternative ways to help.
I am sorry Eric, but that doesn't really answer my question. Maybe this describes the issue better? I want to be able to anchor the Library Graphic (which is grouped set of text boxes and photos) to a specific spot on the page using the upper left corner of the Library (or grouped boxes). For instance, in AutoCAD you use X, Y coordinates. So, lets say this graphic (group of text boxes) I want it to always sit at X = .25 and Y = 5.32. Hopefully the graphic below describes what I am trying to do....
That is why I thought using the Snap to the Document Grid would be fine, except by doing that it is not exact.
Thanks for the clarification, in this case, I would create a non-printable layer, add a text frame with the X and Y coordinates in your master pages. So when the items are dropped from the Library, your user will be able to input the values in the ribbon at the top of the screen.
I would have thought the guidelines you seem to have in your document would be sufficient to snap the dropped items into place.