Thanks for all the help!
I opened the SVG file in inkscape, then did saveAs to a PDF. Now it works perfectly.
So that allows me to move forward.
I also sent the file to support as they said they might tweak the import process so the svg behaves (assuming that's where the issue is).
Funny, I used to always export to a pdf and one day I noticed that the SKP (sketchup) and inkscape files can be dropped directly on my vectric icon. That's been working perfectly except this anomaly.
For the record, when I said "inkscape file acting funny', I didn't mean humorous. Bahahaha....