I'll try to summarize answers to all suggestions......
I am not trying to add these vias to and existing component pad. I have made a copper shape on an outer layer, assigned it to a net and need to tie it to an internal trace using multiple vias due to the current the net needs to carry. I route the trace on the inner layer and insert a via to connect it to the shape on the outer layer. I then try to copy this via and place several inside the shape connecting the shape to the inner trace. I can select the via, it attaches to my cursor, but wherever I try to place it, it always "snaps" (clue?) back to the original via location and puts the via there. I can then move that via where I want without issue.
I have tried the different "pick" options and none seem to make a difference..
To make things more interesting, there are several locations on the board where I need to do this and in two of the locations, I can copy and place the via wherever I want. In the remaining locations I can't place the via anywhere other then the original pick location.
I checked the parameters for each shape and they are all the same. Why will it work in some locations and not in others? I have not figured that out yet............. For now I just moved a via off of the "stack" and place it where I need using the "move via" command.