drawing layer has not position value?

still having trouble with this, its one of those files i get once a while, where i have no idea where the problem is. here is a screen shot of it.

you can see on the timeline the drawing layer appears differently from the others, it doesn’t have that “+” symbol for position and when you look at the properties, the position and scale is greyed out, and i don’t know how to turn it on??
because of this I can’t move the layer with the transform tool unless i apply a peg on it.

Go into the layer editor and make sure that on the “Advanced” tab you have “Animate Using Animation Tools” checked.

In the preferences, on the “Advanced” tab there is a preference item called Element Module “Animate Using Animation Tools” Default Value. When checked, all newly created drawing elements will have the “+” symbol when you create them.